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Research and Resources

Library Books (Pouya sh at the English language Wikipedia [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons)Bibliography and useful links for research on: The Chinese Community in Britain

Archer, L. & Francis, B. (2005) 'They never go off the rails like other ethnic groups': Teachers' constructions of British-Chinese pupils' gender identities and approaches to learning, British Journal of Sociology of Education, 26(2), 165-182.

Archer, L. & Francis, B. (2006) Challenging classes? Exploring the role of social class within the identities and achievement of British Chinese pupils , 29-49 in Sociology, 40 (1)

Beck, Sean. (2007) Meeting on the Margins: Cantonese 'Old-Timers' and Fujianese 'Newcomers' in Population Space & Place; Mar/Apr 2007, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p141-152.

Beech, Hannah,(2007) 'Dreams Of Leaving' Time International (South Pacific Edition); 4/23/2007, Issue 15, p42-47.

Bloch, Alice et al., (2011)'Migration routes and strategies of young undocumented migrants in England: a qualitative perspective' in Ethnic & Racial Studies; Aug 2011, Vol. 34 Issue 8, p1286-1302.

Carlstedt, Carl and Georgiou, Christopher (2013) 'UK China Twinned Cities - A friendly gesture or a viable channel of trade and investment for regional cities?'

Chan, Chak Kwan, Bankole Cole, and Graham Bowpitt. "Beyond silent organizations': A reflection of the UK Chinese people and their community organizations." Critical Social Policy 27.4 (2007): 509-533.

Chak-Kwan Chang, Cheung, Tom, Adamson, Sue, Cole, Bankole, Smith, Luna, Law, Ian, Law, Carmen (2009) Hidden from Public View: Racism Against the UK Chinese Population. University of Hull Report.

Chin, James K., (2003) 'Reducing Irregular Migration from China' in International Migration; 2003, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p49, 24p.

Craig, Gary (2009) Turning the Tide: migrant workers and Gangmasters' Licensing Authority. Oxford: Oxfam.

Francis, B. & Archer, L. (2005) British-Chinese pupils' constructions of gender and learning , pp 497-515 in Oxford Review of Education, 31(4)

Furnham, Adrian, and Ying Har Li. "The psychological adjustment of the Chinese community in Britain. A study of two generations." The British Journal of Psychiatry 162.1 (1993): 109-113.

Hsiao-Hung Pai, (2008) Chinese Whispers, Penguin Books.

Huang, Shu-Ling, and Anne Spurgeon. "The mental health of Chinese immigrants in Birmingham, UK." Ethnicity and Health 11.4 (2006): 365-387.

Kagan, Carolyn et al., 'Experiences of Forced Labour among Chinese Migrant Workers' 1 November 2011

Keefe, Patrick R., (2009) 'Snakeheads and Smuggling: The Dynamics of Illegal Chinese Immigration' in World Policy Journal; Spring 2009, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p33-44.

Khan, Omar. (2009)Why Do Assets Matter? Assets Equality and Ethnicity: Building Towards Financial Inclusion. The Runnymede Trust Foundation. http://www.runnymedetrust.org/financial-inclusion
Khan, Omar and Mawwhinney, Phil. (2010) Costs of 'Returning Home', The Retirement Migration and Financial Inclusion. Runnymede Trust Publication. http://www.runnymedetrust.org/publications/150/32.html
Knowles, Caroline. 2015. Young Chinese Migrants in London, Runnymede Trust http://www.runnymedetrust.org/news/603/273/Young-Chinese-Migrants-in-London.html

Knowles, Caroline. 2014. Flip-Flop: A Journey Through Globalisation's Backroads. London: Pluto. ISBN 9780745334110 [Book]

Knowles, Caroline and Harper, Douglas. 2010. Hong Kong: Migrant Lives, Landscapes and Journeys. Chicago: Chicago University Press. ISBN 9780226448565 [Book]

Lie, Mabel (2006) 'Towards Equal Voices: Childcare Policy and Children in the Chinese and Bangladeshi Communities in an English Regional Capital' in Social Policy and Society, Vol 5, Issue 03, July 2006. Cambridge University Press, pp: 349-358. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=449257

McAllister, J.F.O. 'Snaking toward Death', Time Europe; 7/3/2000, Vol. 156 Issue 1, p26, 3p, 1 Color Photograph, 1 Map.

Murphy, Rachel (2002) How Migrant Labour is Changing Rural China, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Ng, Kwee Choo (1968) The Chinese in London. Institute of Race Relations & Oxford: Oxford University Press;

Olsen, Harald Haugom (2008) 'The Snake from Fujian Province to Morecambe Bay: An Analysis of the Problem of Human Trafficking in Sweated Labour' in European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law & Criminal Justice; 2008, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p1-37.

Pai, Hsiao-Hung (2005) 'Labour and Migrating Bodies' in Feminist Review. 2005, Issue 81, p109-111.

Parker, David (1995) Through Different Eyes: The Cultural Identities of Young Chinese People in Britain, Aldershot.

Pieke, Frank N., Xiang Biao (2009) 'Legality and Labour: Chinese Migration, Neoliberalism and the State in the UK and China' in Geopolitics, History & International Relations; 2009, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p11-45.

Pharoah, Robin (2009) 'Migration, Integration, Cohesion: New Chinese Migrants to London', London: Chinese in Britain Forum.

Skeldon, Ronald (2011) China: An Emerging Destination for Economic Migration, Sussex: Migration Policy Institute.

Smith, Cindy J. , Zhang, Sheldon X., Barberet, Rosemary, editors, Routledge Handbook of Criminology. See pp. 232-235.

Tan, Alexander. (2013) PhD Thesis 'British Chinese Youth Transitions: Cultural Identity and Youth Formations in Newcastle upon Tyne. Newcastle University, 2013.

Xiang, Biao (2003) 'Emigration from China: a sending country perspective, International Migration 41(3) pp21-28 29.

Wu, Bin (2014) 'Class Consciousness and Solidarity among Chinese Migrant Workers in Italy and the UK' in Ethnic and Racial Studies Vol 37, Issue 8, 2014, pp:1391-1408. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2012.715660

Wu, Bin, Yao Shujie, Chen Jian, eds., 2013. China's Development and Harmonisation: Towards a balance with the nature, society and international community. Routledge. (In Press).

Zhang, S., (2008) Chinese Human Smuggling Organisation: Families, Social Organisation and Cultural Imperatives. California: Stanford University Press.

Useful Journals

  • Ethnic and Racial Studies
  • Journal of Ethnic and Immigration Studies
  • Ethnicities
  • International Migration
  • Journal of Refugee Studies
  • International Migration Review


A List of websites of UK Chinese Organisations: http://ukchinese.yeschinese.com/uk_chinese_organisations.shtml

Becon Report: North East Race Equality Forum/Research Briefing No. 1. 'The Chinese Population in the North East Region' March 2015. http://www.becon.org.uk/north-east-race-equality-forum-research-briefing-no-1/

Refugees Studies Centre: http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/
Compas: https://www.compas.ox.ac.uk/
Migrants Rights Network: http://www.migrantsrights.org.uk/
Migration Watch: http://www.migrationwatchuk.org/

The Plight of Chinese Migrant Workers in the UK: Survey findings from East Midlands

Chinese Student Migration and Integration in the UK: An exploration of links to and engagement with local communities in Nottingham http://www.compas.ox.ac.uk/fileadmin/files/Publications/working_papers/WP_2014/WP14118_Chinese_Students_Integration_final_BW_1_June_2014.pdf


'Chinese Migrants: Their experiences in their own words (2011). This collection of stories forms part of a research project into Forced Labour for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications/chinese-experiences-forced-labour

Glover, Andrew 'Slavery 'worse' 10 years after Morecambe Bay Tragedy BBC News February, 2014

London Chinese Community Network: A Research Report: 2005 http://www.chinesemigration.org.uk/down

'The Changing Chinese Community in London - Meeting the Challenges in Service Provision in 2010. A research-based Policy Briefing.

Office for National Statistics:


Shan Shan Mo, 'Chinese Immigrants slip under the Radar' http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4871760.stm