A Sketch of the Chinese Community in Germany: Past and Present

  • Erich Gütinger

Abstract

In 1821, two young men from Guangdong Province appeared in Germany by way of London. They wanted to ‘find out Western ways’ and ‘become rich’.1 The influx of Chinese into Germany has continued ever since — even during the twelve Nazi years. Chinese immigrants have never constituted more than a tiny fragment of Germany’s total immigration. In sharp contrast to migrants from Poland or Turkey, Chinese have rarely worked in German steelmills or coal mines. Most ended up in the service sector, in education, and in trade. In recent years some have made their way into science.

Keywords

Migration Europe Shipping Turkey Smoke 

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© Gregor Benton and Frank N. Pieke 1998

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