Call for Paper: “International Migrants in China”

Please consider submitting a paper for this panel on international migrants in China and please forward this call to others who might be interested. We are looking forward to receiving your paper proposals (max. 250 words) until March, 24th 2017. Please send them to k.k.cheuk@hum.leidenuniv.nl and aldina.camenisch@unibas.ch. Please do not make your own paper submission…

‘There Goes the Neighbor’: Marriage Migration from Russia to China

On 17-18 December 2016 Dr. Elena Barabantseva participated in the symposium ‘There Goes the Neighbor: Increasing Tensions in Cooperative Northeast Asia’ which took place in Kokura (Japan) and organized within the framework of new initiative ‘National Institutes for the Humanities (NIHU) Area Studies Project for Northeast Asia’. The two-day event explored new research directions for Northeast…

Dynamic Borderlands conference in Kathmandu, Nepal

Dr. Elena Barabantseva and Dr. Caroline Grillot (Manchester, UK) took part in the ‘Dynamic Borderlands: Livelihoods, Communities and Flows’ conference in Kathmandu on 12-15 December 2016. ‘Cross-border family dynamics: negotiating states, securing livelihoods, practicing citizenship’ panel, organized and chaired by Elena Barabantseva, brought together four papers on the changing cross-border intimacies, governing practices and familial…

China-Arabia Connections and Indian-Chinese Trade

On 15-16 December 2016, Ka-Kin Cheuk took part in the third Muhammad Alagil Arabia Asia Conference, China-Arabia Encounters and Engagements co-organized by the Chair in Arabia Asia Studies, Asia Research Institute and the Arabia-Asia Research Cluster, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore. Drawing on his ethnographic findings of transnational value transfers among Indian traders in China,…

Presenting Education Mobility and Migration Infrastructure at Joint East Asian Studies Conference (JEAS) 2016, SOAS London

Immigrants in China formed two joint panels with a Europe-China research project Bright Futures: Students on the Move in the Joint East Asian Studies Conference at SOAS London, 7-9 September 2016. Our project members and associates presented in the following panels: Panel 1: Planning the Future through Education: Global Educational Migration Quest for a Top Korean University: Education…

Prof. Frank Pieke and Dr. Ka-Kin Cheuk took part in a Max Planck Workshop on Mobility in China

On 29-30 September 2016, Prof. Frank Pieke and Dr. Ka-Kin Cheuk (Leiden University) were invited to take part in Mobility in Contemporary China: Imaginaries, Technologies and Power, a workshop co-organized by Prof Li Zhang (UC Davis) and Dr. Meixuan Chan at the Max Planck Institute of Social Anthropology, Halle. Prof. Pieke was discussant in two panels: Imaginaries of…