Chinese Migration to America: Changes in Policy, Diaspora and In Returns

Seth Werner, University of Minnesota

The past century and a half has been witness to two large scale waves of migration of Chinese to America. Migration policy in the United States and in China has played an important role in shaping migratory flows between the two nations. However, these two waves have significantly different migrant profiles and have provided different returns to China. The purpose of this poster is to highlight major migration policies from both nations and the key differences in the type of work that the migrants engaged in and to argue that new forms of migration have emerged which are providing superior returns to China.

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Presented in Poster Session 7