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Civic Sinoburbia? New Chinese migrants and everyday citizenship in Sydney

Project Member(s): Ho, C.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)
Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2020

Summary: Australia has seen a large influx of China-born migrants in the past few decades. Large numbers of them have taken up residency in various Sydney suburbs, where they now make up almost a third of the population. Focusing on four such suburbs, this project examines how these new Chinese migrants participate in everyday civic life, the barriers that may prevent participation, and how local civic organisations adapt to their growing presence in five domains of social life: education, culture, sport, religion and community service. The project will generate nuanced new knowledge on the local impacts of new Chinese migration, of benefit for urban multicultural governance and enhancing local community cohesion.

FOR Codes: Migrant Cultural Studies, Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies, Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified, Multicultural, intercultural and cross-cultural studies, Other culture and society not elsewhere classified, Pacific Peoples connection to land and environment