One consequence of China’s economic growth has been a massive increase in migration, both internal and external. Within China millions of rural workers have migrated to the cities. Outside China, many Chinese have migrated to other parts of the world, their remittances home often having a significant impact within China. Also, China’s increasing links to other parts of the world have led to a growth in migration to China, most interestingly recently migration from Africa. Based on extensive original research, this book examines a wide range of issues connected to Chinese migration.
Part 1: Inequality and Migration 1.The Work Situation and Social Attitudes of Migrant Workers in China under the Crisis LI Peilin and LI Wei 2. Institutional and Non-Institutional Paths: Migrants and Non-Migrants’ Different Processes of Socioeconomic Status Attainment in China LI Chunling 3. The Impact of Remittances on Rural Poverty Reduction and Rural Household Living Expenditures Meiyan WANG Part 2: Social Exclusion and Integration 4. The Impact of the Urban Old-age Insurance System on the Livelihoods of Rural Migrant Workers ZHU Ling 5. Temporary Labor Migration in Three Cities of the Tibet Autonomous Region Tanzen Lhundup and MA Rong 6. Life Satisfaction of the Children of Migrant Workers in Chinese Cities Eric FONG and LI Chunling Part 3: International Migrants in China and Social Capital 7. The Social Relations and Interactions of Black African Migrants in China’s Guangzhou Province XU Tao 8. The Making of a New Transnational Urban Space: The Guangzhou African Enclave LI Zhigang, Laurence J. C. MA, and Desheng XUE 9. Coping with Internationalization of Higher Education in China: the Case of Beida Jean Charles Lagree 10. African Migrations, Work, and New Entrepreneurs: The Construction of African Trading-Posts in Asia Sylvie Bredeloup Part 4: Chinese Migrants outside China and Transnational Spaces 11. Chinese and Brazilian Entrepreneurs in the Portuguese Labour Market: Common Entrepreneurial Strategies? Pedro Góis, Catarina Reis Oliveira, José Marques 12. Mapping the New Migrants between China and Africa: Theoretical and Methodological Challenges LIU Haifang 13. New Migrants in Europe: The Chinese in Italy in Comparative Perspective Enzo Mingione 14. Migration, Plural Economies, and New Stratifications in Europe and China Laurence Roulleau-Berger