Chinese International Migration

Chinese International Migration

Spring 2015
Zhejiang University



Assoc.Prof. LIU Yue

School of International Studies
Research Area:Intercultural Communication


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 international migration from China since the middle 19th century, the course also explores new trends of Chinese migration such as skilled migration. Important results of an interdisciplinary long-term research project "The new migrants from China abroad" will 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 complementary part of the seminar emphasizes the emigration of the Chinese language abroad and its integration into western languages, which are considered as integrated results of intercultural communication between China and the other countries.


Course Requirements and Grading

Participation and Discussion (40%) 
Essay about given topics (60%)









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