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The Chinese minority in Bucharest: A case study of Chinese children raised and cared for by Romanian nannies

Irena Mocanu, Radu Sageata, Nicoleta Damian, Bianca Mitrică, Mihaela Persu

Geographia Polonica (2021) vol. 94, iss. 4, pp. 609-629 | Full text
doi: https://doi.org/10.7163/GPol.0223

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Abstract:

Since 1990, many Chinese immigrants have come to Romania. These Chinese persons are full time involved in the profitable wholesale and retail trade activities; they have families and children, cared for by Romanian nannies. The study is focused on the particularities of an intercultural dialogue, unique and recenlty highlighted in the Romanian society: between the Romanian nannies and Chinese children, located in a representative urban area for the Chinese minority. The aim of paper is to analyse how two cultures have interacted for the purpose of child care, focusing on the ways in which the life, experiences, attitudes and opportunities of Chinese children are socially and spatially shaped, influenced and structured by cultural features of the Romanian nannies.

Keywords: Chinese children • Romanian nannies • intercultural dialogue • Bucharest • Romania

Irena Mocanu [mocanitai@yahoo.com •], Institute of Geography Romanian Academy 12 Dimitrie Racoviţă street, Bucharest-2, RO-023993, Bucharest: Romania
Radu Sageata [rsageata@gmail.com], Institute of Geography Romanian Academy 12 Dimitrie Racoviţă street, Bucharest-2, RO-023993, Bucharest: Romania
Nicoleta Damian [nicoleta_damian2002@yahoo.com], Institute of Geography Romanian Academy 12 Dimitrie Racoviţă street, Bucharest-2, RO-023993, Bucharest: Romania
Bianca Mitrică [biancadumitrescu78@yahoo.com], Human Geography and Regional Development Department, Institute of Geography, Romanian Academy
Mihaela Persu [persu_mihaela@yahoo.com], Institute of Geography Romanian Academy 12 Dimitrie Racoviţă street, Bucharest-2, RO-023993, Bucharest: Romania