Transnationalism and the middleman minority model: Chinese entrepreneurs in Hungary

Pál Nyiri

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This chapter reviews and interprets the main points of contact between the ethnic and transnational economy of Chinese entrepreneurs in Hungary and the Hungarian economy, with particular attention to the development of migrants' trade, employment, and mobility strategies. It is based on participant observation from 1992 until 2001 and additional fieldwork and interviews in 2003, supplemented with an analysis of Chinese-language media reports on the Chinese economy in Hungary published in 2002-03.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal conjectures
Subtitle of host publicationChina in transnational perspective
EditorsMechthild Leutner William C. Kirby, Klaus Muhlhahn
Place of PublicationMunster
PublisherLIT Verlag
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9783825894818
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Publication series

NameBerliner China-Hefte : Chinese history and society
PublisherLit Verlag


  • migration
  • anthropology


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