Transnational Crime, Crime Control and Security

Financing Illegal Migration

Chinese Underground Banks and Human Smuggling in New York City

Authors: Zhao, L.

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This unique study explores the relationship between informal financial systems, illegal migration and human smuggling. Focusing on Chinese illegal immigrants working in the US, it examines the motivation and patterns of the use of illegal fund transfer systems, providing a revealing insight into the workings of Chinese underground banks.

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"This seminal work on underground banks in New York's Chinatown sheds light not only on the inner workings of a secretive banking system, but also on the broader issues of human smuggling, organized crime, and national security. Through the examination of the transnational movement of money, Linda Shuo Zhao provides a rich and nuanced account of the lives of smuggled Chinese in the United States."

- Ko-lin Chin, Rutgers School of Criminal Justice, USA


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Zhao, Linda Shuo

    Pages 1-13

  • Chinese Underground Banks in China and the United States: Background

    Zhao, Linda Shuo

    Pages 14-33

  • Main Clientele and Operators of Underground Banks: Analysis and Findings

    Zhao, Linda Shuo

    Pages 34-60

  • Mechanism, Purposes, and Role of Underground Banks in the Smuggling of Chinese

    Zhao, Linda Shuo

    Pages 61-98

  • Facilitating Role of Underground Banks: Implications of the Research

    Zhao, Linda Shuo

    Pages 99-119

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-29090-8
  • Digitally watermarked, no DRM
  • Included format: PDF
  • eBooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $105.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-29089-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Financing Illegal Migration
Book Subtitle
Chinese Underground Banks and Human Smuggling in New York City
Authors
Series Title
Transnational Crime, Crime Control and Security
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-29090-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137290908
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-29089-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 160
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