Research and Resources

Library Books (Pouya sh at the English language Wikipedia [GFDL ( or CC-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.
Khan, Omar and Mawwhinney, Phil. (2010) Costs of 'Returning Home', The Retirement Migration and Financial Inclusion. Runnymede Trust Publication.
Knowles, Caroline. 2015. Young Chinese Migrants in London, Runnymede Trust

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.

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.

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:

Becon Report: North East Race Equality Forum/Research Briefing No. 1. 'The Chinese Population in the North East Region' March 2015.

Refugees Studies Centre:
Migrants Rights Network:
Migration Watch:

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

'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.

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

London Chinese Community Network: A Research Report: 2005

'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'