Chinese Migration to Europe: Prato, Italy and Beyond

Loretta Virginia Baldassar, Graeme Johanson, Narelle McAuliffe, Massimo Bressan

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Through an analysis of Chinese migration to Europe, this volume examines the most pressing migration and integration issues facing many societies today, from the political and policy-based challenges of managing increasingly diverse communities, to individual lived experiences of identity and belonging. In addition to chapters on the UK, France and Italy, the book spotlights one of the most extraordinary examples of Chinese migration to Europe: that provided by the city of Prato, just 20 km from Florence in Tuscany, Italy. Renowned for its historic textile industry, Prato is now home to one of the largest populations of Chinese residents in Europe, a phenomenon that is remarkable not only for its magnitude but also for the speed wit]J which it has developed. This edited collection, which brings together the work of twenty-seven contributors, deepens our understanding of the case of Prato within the context of Chinese migration to the new Europe
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHampshire UK
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages349
ISBN (Print)9781137400239
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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