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by Chloe Sun

This May, I had the opportunity to teach a two-week intensive course in Paris.  My students were primarily blue-collar Chinese immigrants.  Some work at local restaurants in Chinatown, some work at clothing stores and others have no steady jobs.  Some left their families in China and came to Paris in search of a better life.  Others came with their families, and are waiting for years and even decades to become legal residents. Most  of them have not integrated into the mainstream Paris structure and culture. They live on the margin of society both socially and physically, subject to the rules and regulations of Paris’ government for their survival and welfare. (more…)

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