Suitcases and Containers: From China to the World

On 12 December 2016, Ka-Kin Cheuk was invited to present a paper “Global Fabric Circulations: From China to the World through Indian Traders” in a one-day workshop Suitcases & Containers: Considering Trades, Migration and Urban Change at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels. This workshop explored the nexus of trade networks, migration circuits, and urban change, focusing on small-scale transnational entrepreneurs dealing in textiles and consumer goods as well as the marketplaces they frequent.


This workshop was part of “Border Crossing, Trade and Trust”, which is a joint research project of the Group for Research on Ethnic Relations, Migration & Equality (GERME) at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS) and African Studies Centre at the University of Oxford. The project was funded by the Foundation Wiener-Anspach.

More details about the workshop is available at

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