- 1. UnderstandingGlobalization ThroughChungking Mansions Gordon Mathews Dept. of Anthropology, CUHK
- 2. Chungking Mansions Where people from sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and other areas seek their fortunes through temporary employment and low-budget transnational trade. 90 guesthouses, 380 businesses in all: 4000-5000 people staying in a cramped area of 100 meters square, rising 17 stories. There is no other building in the world quite like Chungking Mansions, in the intensity of global interactions taking place under one roof.
- 3. Chungking Mansions is “a ghetto at the center of the world”: a home for South Asians and Africans in Chinese Hong Kong, a node of the developing world in Hong Kong. Many Hong Kong people are afraid to enter the building Chungking Mansions is a world center of “low- end globalization”: the transnational flow of people and goods involving relatively small amounts of capital and informal, semi-legal or illegal transactions, commonly associated within the developing world. This is globalization as experienced by most of the world’s people
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