The Resource Africans in China : a sociocultural study and its implications on Africa-China relations, Adams Bodomo

Africans in China : a sociocultural study and its implications on Africa-China relations, Adams Bodomo

Label
Africans in China : a sociocultural study and its implications on Africa-China relations
Title
Africans in China
Title remainder
a sociocultural study and its implications on Africa-China relations
Statement of responsibility
Adams Bodomo
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"While there is much discussion on Africa-China relations, the focus tends to lean more on the Chinese presence in Africa than on the African presence in China. This book focuses on analyzing this new Diaspora and is the first book-length study of the process of Africans travelling to China and forming communities there. Based on innovative intermingling of qualitative and quantitative research methods involving prolonged interaction with approximately 800 Africans across six main Chinese cities--Guangzhou, Yiwu, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong and Macau--sociolinguistic and sociocultural profiles are constructed to depict the everyday life of Africans in China. The study provides insights into understanding issues such as why Africans go to China, what they do there, how they communicate with their Chinese hosts, what opportunities and problems they encounter in their China sojourn, and how they are received by the Chinese state. Beyond these methodological and empirical contributions, the book also makes a theoretical contribution by proposing a crosscultural bridge theory of migrant-indigene relations, arguing that Africans in China act as sociopolitical, socioeconomic, and sociocultural bridges linking Africa to China. This approach to the analysis of Diaspora communities has consequences for crosscultural and crosslinguistic studies in an era of globalization."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
NIC/DLC
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Bodomo, Adams
Dewey number
305.896/051
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS731.B55
LC item number
B63 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Africans
  • Blacks
  • Africa
  • China
  • African diaspora
Label
Africans in China : a sociocultural study and its implications on Africa-China relations, Adams Bodomo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-251) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxiii, 262 p.
Isbn
9781604977905
Lccn
2011045922
Other physical details
ill.
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  • (CaMWU)u2851380-01umb_inst
  • 2673045
  • (Sirsi) i9781604977905
  • (OCoLC)760176445
Label
Africans in China : a sociocultural study and its implications on Africa-China relations, Adams Bodomo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-251) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxiii, 262 p.
Isbn
9781604977905
Lccn
2011045922
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2851380-01umb_inst
  • 2673045
  • (Sirsi) i9781604977905
  • (OCoLC)760176445

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