A Book Review
In her book, Lee examines the ways xenophobia manifests itself, and how it has been directed at specific groups of immigrants throughout American history. From the pre-Revolutionary War period to the Muslim Ban of 2017, this book points out that the fear of foreigners manifests contemporary social, political, and economic anxieties.
The Experience of One American City—Chicago
The author was asked to take on a research project studying the Chinese Christians of Chicagoland with the purpose of discerning ministry trends of this diasporic faith community, assessing issues facing Chinese churches, and exploring ministry opportunities.
Building the Infrastructure
The editor's point of view ...
Peoples of China
A personal look at two migrants in Beijing illustrates the character and strength of many ordinary people who live in difficult situations in a changing China.
Even after thirty years of economic reform, the majority of rural migrants in China's cities are still kept out of the formal labor market and professional tracks. Most of them pick up jobs in the informal sector. Such social inequality is likely to be perpetuated given the fact that their second generation is not provided with quality education. In China, education, often considered a way of changing one's life trajectory, now only reproduces social status and reinforces class boundaries.
China's migrant population presents both challenges and uncertainties.
View From the Wall
Migrant workers make important contributions to China's cities but also pose tremendous challenges. A resident of Beijing explores how migrants fit in the capital and how Beijingers view them.
The world of China's "floating population" is vastly different from the world of its city dwellers.
A look at China's migrant cities.
The phrase “rural urbanization,” at first glance, appears to be an oxymoron. Yet it is an apt phrase to describe what has been happening in China, especially in the eastern regions, over the past two decades.