Chinese Migration Goes Global – Peter Kwong

From YaleGlobal:

Since the end of the Cold War, some 181 million people have left their homes to find opportunities elsewhere in the world, not only from the poor nations to the rich, but from the poor to the less poor nations. This movement is fluid, its impact not confined to individual nations.

And perhaps no group has had more visible impact than the 18 million Chinese who have left China since the economic reforms of the late 1970s – just over half of the approximately 35 million Chinese who live outside of China in what has become known as the Chinese diaspora. [Full Text]

Peter Kwong is a professor in the Asian American Studies Program of Hunter College and professor of sociology with the City University of New York.

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