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Chinese Migration and Families-At-Risk

Editor(s): Ko Ling Chan
Contributors: Wendy Li, Elsie Ho, Patrick Au, Jing Guo, Jia Li, Miu Chung, Jia Xue, Xiaoyue Sua, Mengtong Chen, Gao Shu Ling,

Book Description

Migration has played a significant role throughout Chinese history. Over the past few decades, the movements of the Chinese people, representing as they do a huge proportion of the world population, have attracted increasing attention both domestically and globally. Chinese migration is often a particularly complex phenomenon. On one hand, its characteristics have been shaped in many ways by numerous social, political and economic changes throughout the world, while, on the other, it has profound influences on the host countries and on China itself. Detailed investigation of the changing profiles of Chinese migrants, the reasons behind their movements, the challenges they face, and the strategies they use to cope with these problems will have significant implications for future policy making and practice.

Chinese Migration and Families-At-Risk contributes to a better understanding of the various facets of Chinese migration. Its chapters address different concerns related to Chinese migration in the modern world, including the patterns and influences of internal migration within China; the issues related to migration from mainland China to Hong Kong, a special administrative region in China; and the history, features, and impact of Chinese migration to Western countries.

Grounded in recent and contemporary research and scholarly inquiry, Chinese Migration and Families-At-Risk provides a comprehensive and critical review of the essential issues related to Chinese migrant families, and is undoubtedly a vital book for all who want to have a deeper understanding of the trends and current situation of Chinese migration.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-7249-2
ISBN-10: 1-4438-7249-0
Date of Publication: 01/04/2015
Pages / Size: 260 / A5
Price: £47.99


Ko Ling Chan, PhD, is Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Hong Kong. Having extensively researched child victimization, intimate partner violence and migrant families in China, he is the author of over a hundred articles published in various peer-reviewed journals and books. He is also the editor of Child Protection in Chinese Societies: Challenges and Policies and Preventing Family Violence: A Multidisciplinary Approach.