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Africans in China: A Sociocultural Study and Its by Adams Bodomo

By Adams Bodomo

whereas there's a lot dialogue on Africa-China relatives, the point of interest has a tendency to lean extra at the chinese language presence in Africa than at the African presence in China. there are many reviews at the former yet, aside from a couple of articles at the presence of African investors and scholars in China, little is understood of the latter, even supposing progressively more Africans are traveling and settling in China and forming migrant groups there. this can be a phenomenon that hasn't ever occurred sooner than the flip of the century and has hence ended in what's usually termed Africa's most modern Diaspora. This ebook specializes in interpreting this new Diaspora, addressing the the most important query: what's it wish to be an African in China? Africans in China is the 1st book-length research of the method of Africans traveling to China and forming groups there. in response to leading edge intermingling of qualitative and quantitative study equipment related to lengthy interplay with nearly 800 Africans throughout six major chinese language cities--Guangzhou, Yiwu, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong and Macau--sociolinguistic and sociocultural profiles are developed to depict the typical lifetime of Africans in China. The examine offers insights into knowing matters comparable to why Africans visit China, what they do there, how they convey with their chinese language hosts, what possibilities and difficulties they stumble upon of their China sojourn, and the way they're obtained via the chinese language kingdom. past those methodological and empirical contributions, the ebook additionally makes a theoretical contribution by way of presenting a crosscultural bridge idea of migrant-indigene relatives, arguing that Africans in China act as sociopolitical, socioeconomic, and sociocultural bridges linking Africa to China. This method of the research of Diaspora groups has outcomes for crosscultural and crosslinguistic experiences in an period of globalization. Africans in China is a crucial e-book for African stories, Asian experiences, Africa-China family members reports, linguistics, anthropology, sociology, foreign experiences, and migration and Diaspora stories in an period of globalization.

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