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China on the Move

Migration, the State, and the Household, 1st Edition

By C. Cindy Fan


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China on the Move offers a new and more thorough explanation of migration, which integrates knowledge from geography, population studies, sociology and politics; to help us understand the processes of social, political, and economic change associated with powerful migration streams so essential to Chinese development.

Using a large body of research, clear and attractive illustrations (maps, tables, and charts) of findings based on census, survey and field data, and selected qualitative material such as migrants’ narratives, this book provides an updated, systematic, empirically rich, multifaceted and lively analysis of migration in China.


"Fan’s book both provides a summary description of some of the basic facts about migration in China and helps shed light on some aspects of China’s migration experience that are not as well known. It is useful for any scholars interested in knowing more about either labormarket institutions in China or the process of migrant labor market evolution in China." -- Journal of Regional Science, VOL. 50, NO. 3, 2010

Table of Contents

1. Migration, the State and the Household 2. Volumes and Spatial Patterns of Migration 3. The Hukou (Household Registration) System 4. Types and Processes of Migration 5. Gender and Household Strategies 6. Migrants' Experiences in Cities 7. Impacts of Migration on Rural Areas 8. Marriage and Marriage Migration 9. The Chinese Migrant in the 21st Century

About the Author

C. Cindy Fan is Professor at the UCLA Geography Department. Her research examines regional and social questions in transitional economies, focusing on labor migration, gender, regional inequality, and population in post-Mao China. She has published more than fifty refereed research articles and is editor of Regional Studies and senior contributing editor of Eurasian Geography and Economics.

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Routledge Studies in Human Geography

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Asia / China
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography