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China-Europe Research Platform
on Chinese Migration to and beyond Europe


CERPE is a research platform providing new opportunities for interaction and cooperation between at the moment 65 junior and senior scholars working on Chinese migration to, in and beyond Europe. Chinese mobility is increasing and constantly changing caused by continued integration of Chinese and European economy, trade, technology, education and information. To better understand the latest developments in mobility from China to Europe we have established this research platform for scholars focusing their research on Chinese migration to Europe to strengthen opportunities for interaction. We believe that integrating diverse perspectives of sending and receiving localities will better enable us to investigate and understand the dynamics of Chinese mobility and individual experiences of Chinese migrants. Please join us!

Join us

Please contact us if you are interested in becoming part of this research platform and receive information about future conferences, workshops, research activities, collaborations etc. Just write us an email with your contact information and possibly a link to your research publications and interests.

Please also sign up for this WeChat Group for information and discussions: “Chinese Migration to Europe Network”.

New Publications

Amy H. Liu

Language of Political Incorporation:
Chinese Migrants in Europe

Tempel UP, 2021

International Migration

Volume 58, Issue 3
New Chinese Migration Modalities
Pages: 1-272

June 2020

Yue Liu and Simeng Wang,
Chinese Immigrants in Europe - Image, Identity and Social Participation

De Gruyter, 2020

Gaoheng Zhang,

Migration and the Media: Debating Chinese Migration to Italy, 1992-2012

University of Toronto Press, 2019



Selected papers from the 2nd CERPE were published June 2020 in a special issue of International Migration on “New Chinese Migration Modalities”



The 4th CERPE workshop – “Chinese migration in Europe: between continuity and renewal” - hosted by The French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the Institute Convergence Migrations, at Campus Condorcet, Paris, Nov. 12-13, 2020 has been postponed to Nov. 18-19, 2021 due to Covid-19. Updates will be available here: https://4th-cerpe-paris.sciencesconf.org/


May 2016 Aarhus University, Denmark hosted the first workshop on “Chinese Migration to and beyond Europe”.

November 2017 Jinan University, China hosted the second workshop on “Rising China and Chinese Migrants in Europe".

November 2018, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain hosted the third workshop on “Chinese in Europe: New Mobilities and Developments”