By C. Cindy Fan
China at the Move deals a brand new and extra thorough clarification of migration, which integrates wisdom from geography, inhabitants reviews, sociology and politics; to aid us comprehend the tactics of social, political, and fiscal swap linked to robust migration streams so necessary to chinese language development.
Using a wide physique of study, transparent and engaging illustrations (maps, tables, and charts) of findings in line with census, survey and box facts, and chosen qualitative fabric resembling migrants’ narratives, this booklet presents an up-to-date, systematic, empirically wealthy, multifaceted and energetic research of migration in China.
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Extra resources for China on the Move: Migration, the State, and the Household
Again, the responses were transcribed verbatim and they are mostly more than 3,000 (Chinese) words long. While the narratives deal primarily with return migration, they also address various aspects of economic and social production in the countryside (NNJYZ 1999). In this book, I draw more from the 1995 and 1999 Interview Records than the respective Household Surveys, because the former provide first-hand, qualitative accounts that are uniquely suitable for drawing attention to the richness and texture of migrants’ experiences.
18 In the urban–rural continuum, streets are the most urbanized and townships are the most rural. ” Since about 1983, residents’ committees and villagers’ committees have often been used to estimate, respectively, urban and rural population (Chan 1994: 22). Both the 1990 and 2000 censuses record for migrants their place of residence at the time of enumeration as well as the place from which they migrated. The former is the migrant’s destination and the latter is his/her origin. Interpretation of origins and destinations is, however, complicated by two issues.
4 seek to identify more specifically the gainers and losers of migration at the provincial level. Based on the 1990 census, Beijing and Shanghai have the highest rates. Other 34 Volume and spatial patterns of migration eastern-region provinces including Liaoning, Tianjin, Shandong, Jiangsu, Fujian, Guangdong and Hainan, the two central-region provinces of Shanxi and Hubei, and the three western-region provinces of Ningxia, Qinghai and Xinjiang, also demonstrate positive migration rates. The rest of the country have negative rates.