Yiwu: 35 Short Stories

Ibanez-Tirado, Diana (2018) Yiwu: 35 Short Stories. [Video]

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Abstract

Yiwu city, located in China's Zhejiang Province, is one of the most important trading nodes around the world for the commercialisation of small commodities of everyday use. In this Chinese city of 2,000,000 inhabitants, 14,000 of them are foreigners. Most foreigners in Yiwu are traders from the Middle East and North Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. In addition, foreigners from different regions of the world provide diverse services especially in the education and restaurant sectors. By gathering the short stories of 35 people (Chinese and from overseas) currently living and working in Yiwu, this video-documentary aims to reflect on the trajectories that brought these diverse population to Yiwu, and attempts to map the multiple languages spoken in the everyday sociality of this global and cosmopolitan city.

Item Type: Video
Keywords: Yiwu, China, trade, commerce, cosmopolitanism, globalisation
Schools and Departments: Professional Services > Set for harvesting test Oct 19
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Asia
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > G0001 Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology > GN301 Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology > GN301 Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology > GN357 Culture and cultural processes Including social change, structuralism, diffusion, etc.
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology > GN301 Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology > GN537 Ethnic groups and races
H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF1021 Commercial geography. Economic geography
Depositing User: Diana Ibanez-Tirado
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2018 09:43
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2019 15:48
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/78755
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Trust, Global Traders and Cheap Commodities in a Chinese International City (TRODITIES)G1723EUROPEAN UNION669132