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

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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.

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  • Chinese Communist Party
  • German Democratic Republic
  • Chinese Immigration
  • European Economic Community
  • Chinese Community

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Gütinger, E. (1998). A Sketch of the Chinese Community in Germany: Past and Present. In: Benton, G., Pieke, F.N. (eds) The Chinese in Europe. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-26096-6_8

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