Ethnic enclaves of Transnational Migrants in Guangzhou ——A case study of Xiaobei. Dr. Zhigang Li Associate Professor Centre for Urban and Regional Studies Sun Yat-sen University Guangzhou, China. Outline. 1.Globalizing urban China and new enclaves
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Ethnic enclaves of Transnational Migrants in Guangzhou——A case study of Xiaobei
Dr. Zhigang Li
Centre for Urban and Regional Studies
Sun Yat-sen University
1.Globalizing urban China and new enclaves
2.Transnational migrants and ethnic enclaves
3.An empirical Study: Xiaobei, Guangzhou
4.Discussions and Conclusions
Chasing the Chinese DreamA Growing Number of the World's Emigrants Are Heading East, Rather Than West, in Search of Safety, Tolerance and OpportunityBy Ariana Eunjung ChaWashington Post Foreign ServiceSunday, October 21, 2007; A16
Wangjing, a large scale commodity housing estate of Chaoyang District in Beijing, has become a South Korean enclave where above 60,000 South Koreans live, making it the largest South Korean village in Beijing.
‘…Larger and more permanent than those frequented by expatriate businessmen on temporary assignment, the new enclaves evoke pre-revolutionary China, where cities such as Shanghai bustled with concessions dominated by French, British and Japanese…’ (Cha, 2007)
What is the implication of globalization upon sociospatial restructuring of post-reform Chinese cities?
‘…the process by which transmigrants, through their daily activities, forge and sustain multi-stranded social, economic, and political relations that link together their societies of origin and settlement, and through which they create transnational social fields that cross national borders…’ (Basch, et al. 1994; Gugler 2004)
‘They sell everything’
‘Shoes, clothes, cell-phones, MP3, from toothpick to motorcycle’
So, Africans immigrants VS Sichuan migrants