Type
Article
Title
From Silence to Action: The Chinese in France
In
Global dialogue
Author(s)
CHUANG Ya-Han - Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Solidarités, Sociétés, Territoires (LISST) (Author)
TRAN Emilie - Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) (Author)
LE BAIL Hélène - Centre de recherches internationales (Author)
Editor
US
Volume
11
Number
1
Pages
en ligne - p.
ISSN
00171190
Keywords
France, Chinese diasporic population, racism, Collective actions
Abstract
EN
As in other Western European countries like the UK and the Netherlands, the history of Chinese communities in France dates back to the beginning of the twentieth century. The early presence of the Chinese is linked to three main factors: colonization, the recruitment of Chinese laborers during World War I, and the sojourn of students in the interwar period. This early mobility had an impact on recent waves of migration: due to the renewal of former migration networks after 1978, Wenzhou in Zhejiang Province is nowadays the principal place of origin of Chinese migrants and their descendants in France...

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