Handbook of Chinese Migration

Identity and Wellbeing

Handbooks of Research on Contemporary China series

Edited by Robyn R. Iredale, Australian National University, Canberra and Fei Guo, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

The recent unprecedented scale of Chinese migration has had far-reaching consequences. Within China, many villages have been drained of their young and most able workers, cities have been swamped by the ‘floating population’, and many rural migrants have been unable to integrate into urban society. Internationally, the Chinese have become increasingly more mobile. This Handbook provides a unique collection of new and original research on internal and international Chinese migration and its effects on the sense of belonging of migrants.

‘This book is a wonderful example of cross-disciplinary and transnational collaboration. Contributors are leading scholars from Australia, China, US, Singapore, the UK, and other countries; and they are drawn from Economics, Sociology, Geography, Anthropology, Business, and allied fields. Iredale and Guo have assembled researchers whose work complement each other’s and provides a comprehensive picture of Chinese migration. In short, this book is a must-read for social scientists who study contemporary Chinese society and China in the world, and it will have a long shelf life.’
– C. Cindy Fan, China Review International

‘Iredale and Guo have produced a twenty-first century Handbook by placing Chinese migration in a world context. A one-stop shop for up-to-date information about Chinese internal and international migration, the book articulates an intellectually expansive agenda that highlights identity, wellbeing, inequality, and global networks. Contributions by leading social scientists from several continents are richly illustrated with data, maps, and qualitative materials. A good mix of broad trends and detailed case studies further positions the book to appeal to researchers, students, practitioners and beyond.’
– C. Cindy Fan, University of California, Los Angeles, US

‘The range of topics covered in the chapters is impressive. Written by both established and younger scholars, all of whom are actively researching migration in and from China, this Handbook will become an authoritative guide to the variety of themes around internal and international population movements and China.’
– Ronald Skeldon, University of Sussex, UK and Maastricht University, the Netherlands

2015 352 pp Hardback 978 1 78347 663 3 £123.30 £137.00 $179.10 $199.00

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