China on the Move offers a new and more thorough explanation of migration, which integrates knowledge from geography, population studies, sociology and politics; to help us understand the processes of social, political, and economic change associated with powerful migration streams so essential to Chinese development.

Using a large body of research, clear and attractive illustrations (maps, tables, and charts) of findings based on census, survey and field data, and selected qualitative material such as migrants’ narratives, this book provides an updated, systematic, empirically rich, multifaceted and lively analysis of migration in China.

chapter 1|18 pages

Migration, the state, and the household

chapter 2|21 pages

Volume and spatial patterns of migration

chapter 3|14 pages

The hukou (household registration) system

chapter 4|21 pages

Types and processes of migration

chapter 5|20 pages

Gender and household strategies

chapter 6|22 pages

Migrants’ experiences in the city

chapter 7|20 pages

Impacts of migration on rural areas

chapter 8|25 pages

Marriage and marriage migration