Frank Pieke on New York Times

On the NYT online article “China Wants to Attract More Foreigners (of a Certain Kind)” (23 February 2017), our project lead researcher Frank Pieke commented on the complicated nature of foreign immigration to China, saying: The full article is accessible at https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/23/world/asia/china-green-card-stephon-marbury.html?ref=oembed.  

‘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,…

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…

Migration Workshop with Prof. Biao Xiang at Cologne

Formalism, Intermediary and Migration Regulation in China 9 October 2016, 10:30 a.m. Workshop with Biao Xiang, Professor of Social Anthropology, Institute of Social & Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford Room 3.07, Institute of East Asian Studies University of Cologne Dürener Straße 56–60, 50931 Cologne, Germany

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…