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SAPMiC welcomes visiting scholar A/Prof Yuk Wah Chan

13 March, 2017

A/Prof Yuk Wah Chan (City University of Hong Kong) will be visiting the Sydney Asia Pacific Migration Centre (SAPMiC) from 14-24 March. Chan’s recent work in the migration field mainly relates to migration dynamics and patterns in Asia, with special focus on East and Southeast Asia.

She is Sydney to further work on her manuscripts, which look at how migration has impacted on the nature of the national community and state-diaspora relations.

Associate Professor Chan’s recent work in the migration field mainly relates to migration dynamics and patterns in Asia, with special focus on East and Southeast Asia. 

She is currently working on manuscripts related to the question of how migration has impacted on the nature of the national community and state-diaspora relations. With Asian migrations on rapid rise, migration has been a major social force bringing about social transformation within and beyond national boundaries. The book she is currently editing for the Routledge series Asian Migration is entitled New Chinese Migration: Mobility, Home, Inspirations which is using new Chinese migration cases to illustrate the
intriguing relationships amongst Chinese diaspora communities, which have become more differentiated, and the kind of problems China is now facing with regard to migration. This leads to the need to interrogate the evolving notion of the nation and national
identity, and to ponder upon the different implications migration has on transborder governance and governmentality in China and Asia more broadly.

Contact: yukchan@cityu.edu.hk