Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

On a brisk autumn evening in 2010, male coffee shop patrons in the upscale Cairo neighborhood of Zamalek were treated to the sight of young Chinese women in miniskirts circulating to hand out brochures for a new massage parlor. It was an unusual sight indeed for Egyptian public space -- both the women’s attire and the presence of so many Chinese. Besides a small number of Chinese Muslim students at al-Azhar University, Chinese immigration to Egypt is a very new phenomenon.

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How to cite this article:

Jessica Winegar "The Moral Panic Over Chinese in Egypt," Middle East Report 270 (Spring 2014).