Advanced search
1 file | 766.02 KB

Methods for visualizing mainland China’s floating migration : a critical assessment

Weiyang Zhang (UGent) , Ben Derudder (UGent) , Frank Witlox (UGent) and Dirk Vanheule
Author
Organization
Abstract
As one of the most conspicuous consequences of the household registration (hukou) system, China's so-called floating migration' has attracted a lot of interest across scholarly disciplines. In this research note, we argue that our understanding of the geographies of this floating migration can be enhanced through appealing visualizations of the migration flows, as these can be useful background references in a range of academic studies. Research on the effective visualization of dense spatial networks of which China's floating migration is a good example is rapidly gaining pace, and here we explore the potential of different visualization techniques. We discuss and compare different visualization techniques, analyze what insights can be gleaned from these, and suggest which techniques best fit what purposes.
Keywords
visualization, floating migration, spatial networks, China, hukou, INTERPROVINCIAL MIGRATION, HUKOU SYSTEM, SETTLEMENT INTENTION, URBAN MIGRATION, POPULATION, NETWORKS, CITIES, DETERMINANTS, PATTERNS

Downloads

  • (...).pdf
    • full text
    • |
    • UGent only
    • |
    • PDF
    • |
    • 766.02 KB

Citation

Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:

Chicago
Zhang, Weiyang, Ben Derudder, Frank Witlox, and Dirk Vanheule. 2017. “Methods for Visualizing Mainland China’s Floating Migration : a Critical Assessment.” Asian and Pacific Migration Journal 26 (1): 128–142.
APA
Zhang, Weiyang, Derudder, B., Witlox, F., & Vanheule, D. (2017). Methods for visualizing mainland China’s floating migration : a critical assessment. ASIAN AND PACIFIC MIGRATION JOURNAL, 26(1), 128–142.
Vancouver
1.
Zhang W, Derudder B, Witlox F, Vanheule D. Methods for visualizing mainland China’s floating migration : a critical assessment. ASIAN AND PACIFIC MIGRATION JOURNAL. 2017;26(1):128–42.
MLA
Zhang, Weiyang, Ben Derudder, Frank Witlox, et al. “Methods for Visualizing Mainland China’s Floating Migration : a Critical Assessment.” ASIAN AND PACIFIC MIGRATION JOURNAL 26.1 (2017): 128–142. Print.
@article{8502479,
  abstract     = {As one of the most conspicuous consequences of the household registration (hukou) system, China's so-called floating migration' has attracted a lot of interest across scholarly disciplines. In this research note, we argue that our understanding of the geographies of this floating migration can be enhanced through appealing visualizations of the migration flows, as these can be useful background references in a range of academic studies. Research on the effective visualization of dense spatial networks of which China's floating migration is a good example is rapidly gaining pace, and here we explore the potential of different visualization techniques. We discuss and compare different visualization techniques, analyze what insights can be gleaned from these, and suggest which techniques best fit what purposes.},
  author       = {Zhang, Weiyang and Derudder, Ben and Witlox, Frank and Vanheule, Dirk},
  issn         = {0117-1968},
  journal      = {ASIAN AND PACIFIC MIGRATION JOURNAL},
  keyword      = {visualization,floating migration,spatial networks,China,hukou,INTERPROVINCIAL MIGRATION,HUKOU SYSTEM,SETTLEMENT INTENTION,URBAN MIGRATION,POPULATION,NETWORKS,CITIES,DETERMINANTS,PATTERNS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {128--142},
  title        = {Methods for visualizing mainland China{\textquoteright}s floating migration : a critical assessment},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0117196816686282},
  volume       = {26},
  year         = {2017},
}

Altmetric
View in Altmetric
Web of Science
Times cited: