Chinese International Migration

Chinese International Migration


Graduate Course at the “China Studies” Program at Zhejiang University

Winter 2013, Fridays


Instructor: Liu, Yue 刘悦  Email:          


Course Description:

This seminar focuses on the Chinese international migration under the impact of the

globalization since the last century. Besides a historical overview of the

Chinese migration abroad and the important issues of this process since

the middle 19th century are some important results of an interdisciplinary long-term research

project "The new migrants from China abroad" be presented. This project is currently being

conducted at Zhejiang University and focuses on overseas Chinese who emigrated since the 1980s

from China to Europe. The formation of (cultural) identity of the first and second

generation of the Chinese migrants abroad stands in the foreground of the discussion.

The second part of the seminar emphasizes the emigration of the Chinese language abroad

and its integration into western languages. The words of Chinese origin in western

languages are considered as integrated results of intercultural communication and will be

analyzed with the aim to find out current trends in cultural encounters between China and the other


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