Sylvie Bredeloup

spread of African traders 2 further east before highlighting the many migrant figures – traders, intermediaries and travelers – who structure the marketplace. Thirdly, we will explain how their presence in a particular Guangzhou district can disrupt the current local behaviors and we will examine the

Adams Bodomo and Enyu Ma

2012 ), Guangzhou (Bodomo 2010 ; Li et al. 2009 ; Bertoncello and Bredeloup 2007 ) and Yiwu (Bodomo 2012 ; Bodomo and Ma 2010 ). Of course, historically, Africans have been found in China (Rashidi and van Sertima 1995 ; Wyatt 2009 ), but the numbers have never been as substantial as we witnessed

Connie Shemo

In 1913, Martha Hackett, a physician recently graduated from Rush Medical College in Chicago, along with her friend Harriet Allyn, a biologist who had graduated from the University of Chicago, arrived in Guangzhou, China to help run the Hackett Woman’s Medical College and women’s hospital of the

Public Fundraising System Reform and Its Influence

An Empirical Study Based on the Practices of Guangzhou

Xiaojun Hu

mode that combines administrative licensing of public fundraising qualification and registration of fundraising proposals has been officially established. On the basis of field surveys on Guangzhou-based social organizations having granted fundraising certificates since the fundraising system reform in

Roderich Ptak and Jiehua Cai

of the present study is mainly on Guangzhou, on one particular period and on one event: the beginning of the Ming dynasty, when Mazu received a new title. It is chiefly based on official sources, including local chronicles, which contain hundreds of small entries on and references to that deity

Zhigang Li, Michal Lyons and Alison Brown

new changes in Chinese cities. This article explores the African traders and their space in Guangzhou, China – the major center of the exports of manufactured goods from China to Africa, concentrating on the period 2006-2010. The primary aim is to understand the African actors in the flow of Sino

Alpermann, BJörn

Guangzhou is the capital of Guangdong and its economic, political, and cultural center. Its citizens constitute 9.4% of the provinces' population. About 70% of the provincial capital's 7.6 million inhabitants (2006) do not work in agriculture. 6 million residents live within the borders of the

May-bo Ching

Around the year 1891, four theatres were established in the Guangzhou Prefecture. Three were located in the provincial city of Guangzhou, and one was in the town of Foshan. For a long time, Chinese operas were, on most occasions, performed either in private gardens or in public outdoor spaces. We may presume that the rise of these theatres as an urban phenomenon in the late nineteenth century would ultimately transform the form and style of opera performance in one way or another. However, material concerning the above-mentioned theatres is too limited for us to understand their buildings, furnishings, stage and seat arrangements, lighting and sound effects, and other related aspects. It is therefore very difficult for us to explore the possible connection between the physical elements of these theatres and the style of opera performances. Fortunately, in the mid-nineteenth century, some Cantonese merchants who were active in San Francisco hired a number of opera troupes from Guangzhou to travel to San Francisco and perform in American theatres. Some years later, they even built their own theatres in China Town especially for the performance of Chinese opera. English materials describing these overseas performances and theatres allow us to have some idea of what a Chinese theatre might be like, and to speculate how these overseas experiences may have left an impact on local opera troupes back in Guangzhou.


Ningxin Liang

Translator Roderick Graham Flagg

possessed by poor residents of Guangzhou (广州) and Lanzhou (兰州). Our questions are: 1) How to measure the individual’s social capital? 2) How to explain differences in stock of social capital across individuals and specifically, what effect does socioeconomic change in the community have on the social