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East Asian Studies Colloquium are pleased to present "Cross-Space Consumption and Social Status Compensation: Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Chinese Immigrants in the United States" on February 21 at UCLA

February 20, 2019
The presentation looks at a unique form of immigrant transnational practice—cross-space consumption. We consider the act of consumption to have not only functional value that satisfies material needs, but also social value that confers symbolic meaning and social status.