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Handbook of Chinese Migration

Identity and Wellbeing 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.
Extent: 352 pp
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Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 978 1 78347 663 3
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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.

The expert contributors discuss topics including discriminatory wage penalties in China’s migrant labour markets, the socio-economic wellbeing of China’s migrant workers, the effect of migration on rural communities in China, and identities of overseas Chinese and their links with China. They offer a new perspective on the identity formation of Chinese migrants whilst focusing on their wellbeing and communities.

Students and researchers of contemporary Chinese demography, internal migration and international affairs will find this Handbook to be essential reading. It will also be of interest to social and political scientists and migration practitioners in the field.
‘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
Contributors: K.W. Chan, Z. Cheng, R. Connelly, F. Guo, E.L.-E. Ho, Y. Huang, R.R. Iredale, Z. Liang, L. Lin, J.R. Logan M. Maurer-Fazio, R. Morén-Alegret, I. Nielsen, X. Niu, R. Smyth, N.-H. Thi Tran, T. Turpin, D. Wladyka, J. Wu, B. Xiang, B. Xiao, W. Zhang, Y. Zhu, Y. Zhuo


Contents:

1. Migration, Identity and Wellbeing in China: Recent Developments and New Research
Fei Guo and Robyn R. Iredale

PART I TRENDS IN INTERNAL MIGRATION
2. Five Decades of the Chinese Hukou System
Kam Wing Chan

3. Changing Spatial and Temporal Patterns of China’s Floating Population: Findings from the 2010 and 2000 Censuses
Yu Zhu, Baoyu Xiao and Liyue Lin

4. Negative Native-place Stereotypes and Discriminatory Wage Penalties in China's Migrant Labour Markets
Margaret Maurer-Fazio, Rachel Connelly and Ngoc-Han Thi Tran

5. Determinants of Wage Arrears and their Implications for the Socioeconomic Wellbeing of China's Migrant Workers: Evidence from Guangdong Province
Zhiming Cheng, Ingrid Nielsen and Russell Smyth

6. Migration and Wellbeing of the Elderly in Rural China
Yue Zhuo and Zai Liang

7. Minority Mobility in Guizhou Province, With a Focus on Planned Resettlement and its Implications for Ethnicity and Identity
Jiaping Wu and Robyn R. Iredale

8. Boundaries, Exclusion and Identity Construction: Experiences of Rural-urban Migrants in China
Yeqing Huang and Fei Guo

Part II INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS’ IDENTITY AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
9. From Guiqiao to Haidai Diaspora Engagement and the Evolving Politics of Return Migration in China
Elaine Lynn-Ee Ho

10. Chinese in the United States: Growth, Dispersal and Integration
Weiwei Zhang and John R. Logan

11. Chinese Immigrants in the Sagrada Familia Neighbourhood of Barcelona, Spain: Their Socio-economic Viability and Identity
Dawid Wladyka and Ricard Morén-Alegret

12. Negotiating Scientific Identities: Chinese Scientists in Australia and their Networks
Xiao Niu and Tim Turpin

13. The Rrise of China, Changing Patterns of Out-migration and Identity Implications
Biao Xiang

Part III CONCLUSION
14. Current Trends, Emerging Issues and Future Perspectives
Fei Guo and Robyn R. Iredale

Index