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Chinese migration to Europe: Prato, Italy, and beyond

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Through an analysis of Chinese migration to Europe, this volume examines the most pressing migration and integration issues facing many societies today, from the political and policy-based challenges of managing increasingly diverse communities, to individual lived experiences of identity and belonging.In addition to chapters on the UK, France and Italy, the book spotlights one of the most extraordinary examples of Chinese migration to Europe: that provided by the city of Prato, just 20km from Florence in Tuscany, Italy. Renowned for its historic textile industry, Prato is now home to one of the largest populations of Chinese residents in Europe, a phenomenon that is remarkable not only for its magnitude but also for the speed with which it has developed. This edited collection, which brings together twenty-seven separate contributors, deepens our understanding of the case of Prato within the context of Chinese migration to the new Europe.

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Baldassar, L., Johanson, G., McAuliffe, N., & Bressan, M. (2015). Chinese migration to Europe: Prato, Italy, and beyond. Chinese Migration to Europe: Prato, Italy, and Beyond (pp. 1–309). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137400246

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