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Migration and the Media

Debating Chinese Migration to Italy, 1992–2012

Series: Cultural Spaces

This book analyzes Chinese migration to Italy as it was debated in the news media between 1992 and 2012 by exploring what this migration allowed stakeholders to achieve within the country’s media, politics, and popular culture in the age of migration and globalization.

Author Information


Gaoheng Zhang is Assistant Professor of Italian Studies at the University of British Columbia.


Adrienne Ward, Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese, University of Virginia:

"Migration and the Media is a breakthrough study. Gaoheng Zhang’s trilingualism enables him to analyze a variety of Chinese, and Italian-language media productions in order to trace the recent Chinese migrant presence in Italy. To English readers, this book opens a world that very few would be able to access otherwise."

Graziella Parati, Professor of Italian, Dartmouth College:

"Migration and the Media is a clear and masterful example of Italian cultural studies. It traces the history of Chinese migrations to Italy, the impact of migration on Italian culture, and its role in creating transnational contexts that bring to light the global movements of people into Italy and Italy into a global culture."

Audience: College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;