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Transnational Lives in China

Expatriates in a Globalizing City


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Angela Lehmann
      Pages 1-14
  3. Vulnerabilities of Global Mobility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Angela Lehmann
      Pages 17-43
    3. Angela Lehmann
      Pages 44-63
    4. Angela Lehmann
      Pages 64-81
  4. Power and Community

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Angela Lehmann
      Pages 85-110
    3. Angela Lehmann
      Pages 111-133
    4. Angela Lehmann
      Pages 134-152
    5. Angela Lehmann
      Pages 153-157
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 158-171

About this book


Increasing numbers of people from Western nations are leaving home to work within the developing economies of Asia. Here, Angela Lehmann explores a second-tier city in China and uses sociological theory to understand the impact of global mobility on identity, community and belonging.


belonging community gender identity mobility Nation sociological theory sociology Transnational work

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Xiamen UniversityChina

About the authors

Angela Lehmann is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Xiamen University, China.

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