ChinaSource Quarterlies

Urban Migration

Vol. 6, No. 4

Articles in this Issue


A Church on the Move

Editor's Note: This editorial originally appeared in "Urban Migration" (CS Quarterly, 2004 Winter).

Lead Article

Against the Storm

Three Chinese peasant children amidst the largest population shift in world history

Three Chinese peasant children amidst the largest population shift in world history.

Supporting Article

China’s Migrants and the House Church

A ChinaSource interview with Brother Min in 2002.

Supporting Article

Reflections on the Role of Migrant Labor

The following was written by Daniel Wright in 1998 while a fellow in the Institute of Current World Affairs living in inland China and studying its people and societies. His “Reflections” came after sharing conversations and experiences with migrants during a 35-hour train journey from China’s interior to the coast. To get my mind off […]

Supporting Article

Migrant Cities in Guangdong Province

A look at China's migrant cities.

Supporting Article

The Effects of Urban Migration on the Countryside House Churches in China

A summary of interviews with six senior leaders of two of the largest countryside house church movements in September, 2004.

View From the Wall

The Master’s Embarrassment

As increasing numbers of peasants—among those who were to benefit most from Liberation—move to the cities seeking work and opportunities for improved lives, they continue to suffer discrimination and hardship.

Peoples of China


Urban migration has brought young women from mountainous regions in Yunnan into the provincial capital, Kunming, seeking work. They are also seeking freedom from fear and bondage and they are finding it in Jesus Christ.

Book Reviews

Strangers in the City

Strangers in the City: Reconfigurations of Space, Power, and Social Networks Within China's Floating Population by Li Zhan. 

Reviewed by Scott Faris

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Image credit: Migrant Worker at the Shanghai Railway Station by Joanne Wan via Flickr
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Brent Fulton

Brent Fulton

Brent Fulton is the founder of ChinaSource. Dr. Fulton served as the first president of ChinaSource until 2019. Prior to his service with ChinaSource, he served from 1995 to 2000 as the managing director of the Institute for Chinese Studies at Wheaton College. From 1987 to 1995 he served as founding …View Full Bio