Monday, July 15, 2013

A Booming Chinatown in South Africa

Cyrildene, Johannesburg            Mail & Guardian
Another fascinating, detailed read on Africa's new Chinese migrants, by a gifted writer.  Ufrieda Ho tells the inside story of Cyrildene -- one of Johannesburg's two Chinatowns -- and the people who make their lives there. This was the old Jewish neighborhood when my husband lived in Johannesburg. As a political scientist, I have always been impressed by the large number of Chinese associations signposted in Cyrildene. Ufrieda Ho says there are 54. Anyone up for a Robert Putnam-esque study?

See the full story in the Mail & Guardian, July 12, 2013. A hat tip to Yoon Jung Park. 

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