Thursday, April 3, 2014

Chinese Migrant Shopkeepers in South Africa

International Migration Review published in its spring 2014 issue an article titled "'Big Fish in a Small Pond': Chinese Migrant Shopkeepers in South Africa" by Edwin Lin at the University of California, Berkeley.  

The author argues that the Chinese move to South Africa because of a desire to venture out of China to pursue freedoms associated with being one's own boss.  Once in South Africa, they choose to stay because of comfortable weather and a slower pace of life, despite losing freedoms associated with high crime in Johannesburg. 

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