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Chinese in Europe: New mobilities and developments

  • A Sino-European Interdisciplinary Approach to Chinese Mobility

International workshop November, 2018

With the economic rise of China mobility between China and Europe is experiencing new developments. Chinese migration has not only become more diversified in geographical origins, beyond the old and more recent qiaoxiang, but also in occupational positions and motives for movements. The China “go out” policy of the end of  90’s that has been followed by the OBOR Initiative are reflected in new arrivals of Chinese multinational companies, financial investors, professionals, high-skilled workers. In addition, an increasing numbers of Chinese students stay and stay on in Europe to pursue carriers. Class, gender, ethnicity and generation crossed by politics, religion, economy and cultural flows of the Chinese in Europe have become more complex. Intercultural dynamics are also in movement: issues of ethnicity, race, identity, social imaginaries and political representation of the Chinese. The political role and contributions of Chinese migrants to both domestic and host societies are issues in need for further analysis. Finally, the workshop invites papers on single country studies or on comparative issues of the changes in structure of Chinese communities in or across European countries.


The workshop is the third workshop to be held as part of the China-Europe Research Platform (http://projects.au.dk/cerpe/), which has been initiated by Jinan University, China and Aarhus University, Denmark to promote academic studies on Chinese migration to and beyond Europe from the perspective of both China and Europe. The first workshop was held in Aarhus in May 2016, and the second in Guangzhou in November 2017.