Pelican, Michaela, ed. (2014). BAOHAN Street: An African Community in Guangzhou. Documentary photographs by Li Dong. Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, University of Cologne.

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Abstract

Over the past two decades, the People’s Republic of China has become a new and attractive destination for migrants from all over the world, including Africa. The city of Guangzhou, with its long history of international trade, has attracted between 200,000 and 500,000 Africans, primarily to do business. A famous ‘African Street’, named Baohan Street, has emerged in Yuexiu District, one of the oldest districts of Guangzhou. The daily lives of Africans who make themselves at home in Baohan Street have been documented by the photographer Li Dong for over two years. Li Dong has been interested in the striking social and economic transformations in China’s recent history, and the emergence of migrant communities as the ‘new Guangzhou residents’. This catalogue presents a selection of his photographs and places them in context.

Item Type: Book
Editors:
EditorsEmailORCID
Pelican, MichaelaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-57828
["eprint_fieldname_local_series" not defined]: Kölner Arbeitspapiere zur Ethnologie
Publisher: Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, University of Cologne
ISSN: 1864-7766
Volume: 4
Subjects: Customs, etiquette, folklore
Uncontrolled Keywords:
KeywordsLanguage
China, African migrants, Photographs, ExhibitionUNSPECIFIED
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Language: English
Date: 2014
Full Text Status: Public
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2014 06:09
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/5782

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