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…

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…