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.
You can find out more about the team, the research and how to take part on the project's dedicated website.
Associate Professor Shanthi Robertson
Distinguished Professor Ien Ang
Professor Megan Watkins
Associate Professor Christina Ho (UTS)
Dr Bonnie Pang
Funding: Australian Research Council, Discovery Project