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The new Chinese expats in Europe: managing locals and enjoying life

June 19, 2019 - 14:00-15:30

20 years ago, most people who came from China to Europe did so to make money. Today, increasingly, they come to spend it – as tourists, students, managers of Chinese multinationals, or as lifestyle migrants looking for a better environment. In both migration waves, Hungary has played the role of an unlikely pioneer as a destination of small traders in the 1990’s and host of a ‘residency-for-investment’ scheme in the 2010’s. Based on long-term ethnographic research, this talk will focus on two case studies: relations between Chinese managers and local workers after the acquisition of a large chemical factory and the motivations of lifestyle migrants.



  • Pál Nyiri, Professor of Global History from an Anthropological Perspective, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, VU
  • Yang Jiang, Senior Researcher, DIIS
  • Ninna Nyberg Sørensen, Senior Researcher, DIIS


Practical information

The seminar will be in English and live streamed on diis.dk. Participation is free of charge, but registration is required. Please use our online registration form no later than Tuesday 18 June 2019 at 10.00. Live stream does not require registration.


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The new Chinese expats in Europe: managing locals and enjoying life


June 19, 2019


DIIS ∙ Danish Institute for International Studies Auditorium
Gl. Kalkbrænderi Vej 51A
Copenhagen, 2100 Denmark
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