Nyíri Pál - Europe’s New Bildungsbürger? Chinese Migrants in Search of a Pure Land
|Dates:||2 December 2019|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Manchester China Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Current University students, General public|
Professor of Global History, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
Author of Reporting for China: How Chinese Correspondents Work with the World and Chinese Encounters in Southeast Asia: How Money, People, and Ideas from China are Changing a Region (edited with Danielle Tan).
12.30-1.30pm Room 2.016/2.017, Arthur Lewis Building
Well-to-do Chinese from the PRC are increasingly moving abroad to seek better environmental quality, safer food, and a more relaxed environment in which to raise children. Although the wealthiest of these lifestyle migrants, who move to North America, Australia, or New Zealand, have attracted the most attention, middle-class migrants have been taking advantage of lower-cost residence-for-investment schemes. This paper explores the motivations of some of the 20,000 Chinese who moved to Hungary between 2013 and 2017 and argues that the country's official xenophobia and law-and-order policies make it a more rather than less desirable destination for those Chinese pursuing a "European lifestyle."
ALL WELCOME. Lunch will be provided.
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