Cities – not countries – are the preferred destinations of worldwide migration. In China with its rapid urbanization this trend is most obvious. It is mirrored in the stream of rural migrants heading to urban areas and in the internationalization of Chinese metropolises as well. In addition to already well researched destinations in the U.S., European and increasingly Latin American and African cities are attracting a variety of different groups of Chinese migrants.
The Workshop is using selected cases such as Beijing, Guangzhou, Mexico City, Paris, Berlin and other destinations of mobile subjects to shed light on debates and measures referring to local/urban migration policies and to relate such discourses or findings to the perspectives and realities, the agency and the organizational behavior of migrant actors themselves. By focusing on the duality of Chinese and global migration and urbanization processes the Workshop is aiming at contributing to a more comprehensive understanding of the linkages between (im)migration and city development.
Further information will be published in due course / Weitere Informationen werden zeitnah bekannt gegeben.