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Gender and Diasporic Identities in Transnational Migration
An Ethnographic Study of Mainland Chinese Female Expatriates in Britain
Reihe: Ethnologie / Anthropology
Bd. 63, 2016, 304 S., 34.90 EUR, 34.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-90699-1
The book analyses contemporary transnational migration through a group of mainland Chinese female expatriates in Britain. The author adopts a multi-sited approach by following individual migrants and moving between different fieldwork sites. Contextualised in the light of both British and Chinese economic, political, and socio-cultural perspectives, the findings reflect the active role that China's massive economic rise has played in promoting Sino-British bilateral cooperation, as well as its influence on the lives of these Chinese female migrants in Britain. In brief, transmigration strategies have become indispensable for their economic integration into the British middle-class.
Xujie Jin graduated from the University of Klagenfurt in Austria. She also studied and worked at universities in England and Hong Kong; currently, she is an English lecturer at East China University of Science and Technology in Shanghai.