Chinese Migration in Germany: Making Home in Transnational Space

Chinese Migration in Germany: Making Home in Transnational Space M E T T E T H U N Ø | B O O K R E V I E W S 3 0 2 Chinese Migration in Germany: Making Home in Transnational Space. By Maggi Wai-Han LEUNG. Frankfurt am Main and London: IKO-Verlag für Interkulturelle Kommunikation, 2004. Beiträge zur Regional- und Migrationsforschung, Band 4. 183 pp. S C H O L A R LY R E S E A RC H O N C H I N E S E M I G R AT I O N TO G E R M A N Y has until recently been very limited; Maggi Leung’s study is hence a welcome contribution. Based on ethnographic fieldwork conducted during 1999 and 2002 among Chinese migrants in Germany, the author challenges the conventional view of the Chinese migrants as a coherent group. The main focus of this book, however, is devoted to the meanings of “home” and the multiple ways of “home-making” (term as used by author) among Chinese migrants in Germany. In the exploration of the Chinese perceptions of “home,” the author questions the ways in which “home” is defined in relation to the popular academic concepts of “diaspora” and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Chinese Overseas Brill

Chinese Migration in Germany: Making Home in Transnational Space

Journal of Chinese Overseas, Volume 1 (2): 302 – Jan 1, 2005

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© 2005 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1793-0391
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1793-2548
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10.1163/179325405788639111
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M E T T E T H U N Ø | B O O K R E V I E W S 3 0 2 Chinese Migration in Germany: Making Home in Transnational Space. By Maggi Wai-Han LEUNG. Frankfurt am Main and London: IKO-Verlag für Interkulturelle Kommunikation, 2004. Beiträge zur Regional- und Migrationsforschung, Band 4. 183 pp. S C H O L A R LY R E S E A RC H O N C H I N E S E M I G R AT I O N TO G E R M A N Y has until recently been very limited; Maggi Leung’s study is hence a welcome contribution. Based on ethnographic fieldwork conducted during 1999 and 2002 among Chinese migrants in Germany, the author challenges the conventional view of the Chinese migrants as a coherent group. The main focus of this book, however, is devoted to the meanings of “home” and the multiple ways of “home-making” (term as used by author) among Chinese migrants in Germany. In the exploration of the Chinese perceptions of “home,” the author questions the ways in which “home” is defined in relation to the popular academic concepts of “diaspora” and

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