Adaptation Strategies of African Male Immigrants in China: A Case Study of Nigerian-Chinese Marriage in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province

Author Name

Anas Elochukwu

Author Address

[email protected] +8618959201150 Department of Political Science Xiamen University, China


African immigrants, Nigerians, Guangzhou.


One of the popular assumptions about migration is that marriage into the host community facilitates the adaptation of (im)migrants. This adaptation strategy is now being widely used by African immigrants in China. This paper tested this assumption. It found that the number of immigrants who have successfully adapted because of their marriage into the host community was small. Nigerians were sampled because they constituted the largest percentage of intermarried Africans in Guangzhou, the place where Asia’s largest African immigrant population exists. The presenter sourced the paper from his fieldwork in that Chinese city during 2015 and 2016. 


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