Dissemination events: ‘Immigrants in China’ in Beijing

As the project is reaching its final stage, an ‘Immigrants in China’ delegation participated in two events (co-)organised by the Center for China of Globalisation, a Beijing-based think tank focusing on immigration and talent mobility. On July 13, project members shared policy-relevant results in a panel at the CCG’s 2019 conference on global migration and…

New publication: “Representations and Regulations of Marriage Migration from Russia and Vietnam in the People’s Republic of China”

On 10 May, the latest publication of project members Elena Barabantseva and Caroline Grillot came out with the Journal of Asian Studies. The article examines “China’s developing governing regime for international marriages from the perspective of its sovereign concerns related to border stability, population management, and national security”. It shows “how marriage immigration relates structurally…

Oxford’s Panel on China’s Immigration Laws and Regulations

From former NBA players and UEFA football players to African traders, entrepreneurs, and foreign students, China has become an emerging destination for international migrants over the past two decades. The enactment of new immigration legislation in 2013 and recent changes to employment immigration rules represent significant developments in regulating new immigration patterns. There has also been growing public antagonism towards foreigners in some parts of China, reflected in public security campaigns to combat the so-called ‘three illegalities’ (sanfei) of illegal entry, illegal residence, and illegal work. In this panel, two experts on China immigration law critically examined the new regulatory regime and its implications for foreign immigrants, particularly those entering China in the employment stream.

CFP: Global Encounters: Transnational Mobility within and beyond China

Global Encounters: Transnational Mobility within and beyond China International Conference Call for Paper [The Chinese version of Call of Paper can be found here] Hosted by: School of Ethnology & Sociology, Minzu University of China Institute of Global Ethnology & Anthropology, Minzu University of China Collaborated with: Consortium for Chinese Studies and Intercultural Communication, Beijing…

Call for Paper: Suspension: Mobilities, Aspirations, and Socio-Political Stagnation in China

Call for Papers 17-18 September 2018 St Hugh’s College, Oxford This conference aims to rethink the socio-political meaning of migration in, from, and to China through the idiom of suspension. Suspension firstly indicates a working life strategy. Migrants intentionally suspend, or put on hold, some aspects of their lives in order to maximise others. For…