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Being-with others : an existential anthropology of recent Chinese migration in Tokyo, Japan

Coates, James Henry


This ethnography explores the disjunctures, tensions and convivialities experienced by Chinese migrants in Japan. Chinese migrants now constitute the largest group of registered "foreigners" in Japan, with over 600,000 documented in 2009. The size of this group is the result of a Chinese government-sponsored drive for educational and economic success, and Japan's flexible student visa cum proxy labour migration system. The migrants are situated in a complex world of conflicting imperatives and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d514f789cf0e


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