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Chinese Migration to Brazil: History, Mobility and Identities

Chinese Migration to Brazil: History, Mobility and Identities

Lecture by Changsheng Shu (束長生), University of São Paulo

Tuesday, November 7, 2023
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)
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Chinese Migration to Brazil: History, Mobility and Identities is the first book to explore the Chinese migration to Brazil from various aspects, including history, population, migration models, religious practices, diasporic associations, media, heritage language schools and literary writings. Providing an important historical perspective, the text analyzes the transnational nature of the Chinese immigrant communities in Brazil, as well as their spatial distribution, economic status, mobility and identity formation. Anyone interested in the phenomenon of Chinese migration will find this comprehensive work an invaluable resource.

Chang-sheng Shu () is Associate Professor of the Department of Oriental Letters, University of São Paulo, Brazil. He was born in 1967 in the city of Yancheng, Jiangsu Province, China. He graduated from Fudan University in 1985 with a Bachelor's degree in English Language and Literature. In 1998, he obtained the Master degree in economics from the Federal University Fluminense, Brazil and in 2002, he obtained the Doctorate degree in History from the Federal University Fluminense.

His main areas of research are modern and contemporary Chinese history, the history of Sino-Brazilian relations and Chinese migration to Brazil. He has published two books in Portuguese on contemporary Chinese history, one is: A História da China Popular do Século XX (2012) and the other is: Os intelectuais Chineses e o regime Maoista, 1956-1957 (2019). His English book, Chinese Migration to Brazil: History, Mobility and Identities, was published on June 8, 2023, by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. He also co-authored (with Weinong Gao) the Chinese book, The history of Chinese migration to Brazil, 1808-2019, to be published in 2023, by Jinan University Press, Guangzhou, China.

This lecture is presented by the Pacific World Research Network (PWRN) as part of UCLA International Education Week.

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Sponsor(s): Asia Pacific Center, Latin American Institute, Center for Southeast Asian Studies