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International Symposium on “International Migration: Theory, Policy, and Empirical Research”



Zhejiang University, September 4-6, 2019

Department of Sociology, Zhejiang University (ZJU) 
 Asia Pacific Center (APC), University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Venue: Building Complex C, Zijingang Campus, Zhejiang University
Lodging: Zijingang International Hotel
Hangzhou, China

In the era of globalization, cross-border movements of people have increasingly become the main form of social and economic exchanges between countries. As the fourth largest source of international migration, the number of emigrants from mainland China to other parts of the world has exceeded 9.54 million. The deepening of economic reform and open-door policy and implementation of the “One Belt, One Road” initiative has also made China one of the most popular destination for foreigners, tourists, students, investors, entrepreneurs, and workers alike. How to promote the world’s connection with China through migration and exchange, integrate China into the world, and help the world understand China are some of the urgent issues that Chinese policy-makers, scholars, and practitioners face.
 
To this end, and on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, the Department of Sociology of Zhejiang University and the Asia Pacific Center of University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) are co-organizing and co-hosting an international symposium on “International Migration: Theory, Policy, and Empirical Research” on the Zijingang campus of Zhejiang University (ZJU), Hangzhou, China, on September 4-6, 2019. Main topics include: (1) Governance issues on international immigration; (2) International immigration theories and theoretical advancement; (3) Current status and issues of foreign groups in China; (4) Issues and challenges in international immigration policy-making; (5) International immigration management systems. Language use in the symposium is English and Chinese.
 
For the complete program in both English and Chinese, please see the attached file below or visit the Zhejiang University Department of Sociology website.
 
Agenda


September 4, 2019

15:00  Registration
Zijingang International Hotel


September 5, 2019

08:00-09:00  Registration
Meeting Room 1605, Building Complex C, ZJU Zijingang Campus


09:00-09:15  Welcome Remarks
Meeting Room 1605, Building Complex C, ZJU Zijingang Campus

Chair: Professor Dan Mao, Vice Dean for Department of Sociology and School of Public Affairs, Zhejiang University
Professor Lianzhen He, Vice President, Zhejiang University
Professor Cindy Fan, Vice Provost for International Studies and Global Engagement & Professor of Geography, UCLA
Professor Min Zhou, Director of UCLA Asia Pacific Center, Professor of Sociology & Asian American Studies, Walter & Shirley Wang Endowed Chair in US-China Relations and Communications, UCLA

09:15-09:30  Group Photo

09:40-11:10  Plenary Session I
Meeting Room 1605, Building Complex C, ZJU Zijingang Campus
(25 minutes each presentation, 15 minutes Q&A)
 
Chair: Min Zhou (UCLA)
C. Cindy Fan (UCLA), “The householding experiences of migrants: Some Chinese and Asian examples”
Douglas S. Massey (Princeton University), “Policy feedbacks in the North American migration system”
Hiroshi Motomura (UCLA), “The current state of US Immigration law”
 
11:30-12:30  Plenary Session II 
Meeting Room 1605, Building Complex C, ZJU Zijingang Campus
(25 minutes each presentation, 10 minutes Q&A)
 
Chair: Xiaoguang Fan (ZJU)
 Roger Waldinger (UCLA), “Transnationalism and the role of the nation state in the study of international migration”
 Yupeng Chen (Yiwu Industrial & Commercial College), “Foreign merchants in Yiwu”
 
 12:30-14:00  Luncheon


14:00-15:30 Concurrent Session 1
Conceptual Reflections on Migration Studies
Meeting Room 1605, Building Complex C, ZJU Zijingang Campus

(15 minutes each presentation, 15 minutes Q&A)

Chair: Zhijun Liu (ZJU)
Renhong Wu (Sun Yat-sen University), “Sociological conceptualization of ‘forced migration’ and agency”
Binyu Wang (Sun Yat-sen University), “Time in migration: temporariness, precarity and temporal labour amongst Chinese scholars returning from the Global North to South”
Xiubo Liang (China People’s Police University), “Constructing an Immigration Policy System Consistent with the Characteristics of China's Social Development”
Xiao Ma (East China University of Science and Technology), “Unpacking ‘Koreatown’ in Chinese Metropolis: Urban Governance, Variations in Ethnic Incorporation and Consequences”
Ding Yuan (Shanghai Normal University), “‘Guoke’: An analysis framework of transnational migration between China and Africa”
 
14:00-15:30 Concurrent Session 2
 International Migrants in China (I)
 Meeting Room 1505, Building Complex C, ZJU Zijingang Campus
 (15 minutes each presentation, 15 minutes Q&A)

Chair: Zhen Liu (ZJU)
Zhenxiang Chen (UCLA) & Xiaoguang Fan (ZJU), “The Role of Migrants’ Willingness to Integrate and Experience of Locals’ Willingness to Receive in Integration of International Migrants in China”
Yueping Wang (Yunnan University), “Diaspora and Assemblage: The Study of Space Pattern among Cross-border Migration Workers in Southwest China Borderland ”
Yuzhen Liu (Guangdong University of Foreign Studies), “Cross-Cultural Adaptation of Nigerians in Guangzhou”
Chen Chen (Shanghai University), “Global householding of international migrants in Yiwu, China”
Xue Chen (Yunnan University), “Precarity and governance through the migration-development nexus: the model of migration governance in Ruili"

15:30-15:50 Coffee/Tea Break

15:50-17:40  Concurrent Session 3
Asian/Chinese Immigrants in Diverse Contexts of Reception
Meeting Room 1605, Building Complex C, ZJU Zijingang Campus

(15 minutes each presentation, 15 minutes Q&A)
 
Chair: Yucheng Liang (Sun Yat-sen University)
Shiwei Chen (Nanyang Technological University), “Emigration, left-behind elderlies and healthcare challenges: A longitudinal study of an ageing community in the rural Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture”
Lijie Du (Shanghai Normal University), “The significance of mother language culture to the adaptation of the life of transnational immigrants: A study based on the Canadian Chinese community”
Bo Zhou (Sun Yat-sen University), “Analyzing the changes of Asian Americans’ occupational assimilation: A decomposition approach”
Ashelee Yue Yang (UCLA), “‘Cheaters have to be out’: Welfare abuse, fabricated asylum status, and the construction of ethnic politics among first-generation Chinese immigrants in Los Angeles”
Tianlong You (Arizona State University), “Transnationally contextualized citizenship: Multi-layered factors affecting Chinese immigrant nail salon practitioners’ political participation in New York City”
 
 15:50-17:40  Concurrent Session 4
Immigration Governance
Meeting Room 1505, Building Complex C, ZJU Zijingang Campus
(15 minutes each presentation, 15 minutes Q&A)
 
 Chair: Tao Xu (Zhejaing Normal University)
Xiangyi Li (Sun Yat-sen University), “Policy dependence and social resettlement: The comparative study on the governance mechanism of Indo-Chinese refugees in China and America”
Chaozhishan Jia (Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences), “The Features, governance and implications on Southeast Asian and South Asian merchants in Yunnan”
Jacob Thomas (UCLA), “Whom do U.S. consular officers perceive as ‘non-immigrants’? How cultural habitus stratifies legal mobility from China”
Yuqin Huang (East China University of Science and Technology), “Governing international communities in China: A preliminary exploration”
Krzysztof Kardaszewicz (University of Warsaw), “New rules of the game? Education and governmentality in Chinese migration to Poland”
 
18:00  Welcome Dinner
Zijingang International Hotel
(For registered participants)
 
 September 6, 2019
 
 8:30-9:30  Plenary Session III
Meeting Room 1605, Building Complex C, ZJU Zijingang Campus
(25 minutes each presentation, 10 minutes Q&A)
 
Chair: Raúl Hinjosa-Ojeda (UCLA)
Steve Gold (Michigan State University), “High tech and the informal economy: New topics of interest in immigrant economies”
Shaohua Zhan (Nanyang Technological University) and Min Zhou (UCLA), “Precarious Talent: Singapore’s foreign talent policy and its unintended consequences”
 
 9:35-10:50  Concurrent Session 5
Immigration Policy-Making and Governance in China
Meeting Room 1605, Building Complex C, ZJU Zijingang Campus
(15 minutes each presentation, 15 minutes Q&A)
 
Chair: Qiang Ren (ZJU)
Baoping Zhang (China People’s Police University), “China's International Migration Management:Institutional Changes and Its Challenges”
Mengwei Tu (East China U of Science and Technology), “Students from belt-and-road countries at Chinese universities: How Chinese study/migration policies shape individual cross-border mobility”
Tao Xu (Zhejiang Normal University), “The spatial characteristics of foreigners’ residence and its policy implications ——Based on the comparison between Guangzhou and Yiwu”
Dan Lin (Renmin University of China), “A problematized phenomenon and its consequences: Chinese governance of Africans in Guangzhou”
 
 9:35-10:50  Concurrent Session 6
International Migrants in China (II)
Meeting Room 1505, Building Complex C, ZJU Zijingang Campus
(15 minutes each presentation, 15 minutes Q&A)
 
Chair: Yupeng Chen (Yiwu Industrial & Commercial College)
Hsin-Chieh Chang (Fudan University), “Do gender systems in the origin and destination societies affect immigrant integration? Vietnamese Marriage Migrants in Taiwan and South Korea”
Fei Yan (Tsinghua University), “Health inequality among international immigrants in contemporary China”
Manli Li (Sun Yat-sen University), “Spatial dispersion and integration of immigrants in China”
Ruming Xu (Party School of Ningxia Committee of C.P.C Ningxia Academy of Governance), “Diet Culture Trail and Acculturation of Transnational Floating Population”
 
 10:50-11:10  Coffee/Tea Break


11:10-12:25  Concurrent Session 7
International Migrants in China (III)
Meeting Room 1605, Building Complex C, ZJU Zijingang Campus
(15 minutes each presentation, 15 minutes Q&A)

Chair: Xiangyi Li (Sun Yat-sen University)
Ming Fang (Lishui University), “A Study on Integration and Adaptation of Chinese Transnational marriage immigrants: Qingyuan County of Zhejiang province as an example”
Shijian Gao (Shandong University of Science and Technology), “One Family in Two Countries: Family Strategies and Transnational Practice of Yunnanese Immigrants on the Thai-Burmese Borderland”
Jin Zheng (Jianghan University), “Becoming an intermediary: Transnational migration and generation of oppressive relationship——Based on the survey of Vietnamese females in Northeastern Hubei”
Guozhu Wen (Sun Yat-sen University), “‘We Are Unique’: An Empirical Study on the Social Life of African Students in China”
 
12:25-12:45  Closing & Acknowledgments
Meeting Room 1605, Building Complex C, ZJU Zijingang Campus
Qiang Ren, Department of Sociology, Zhejiang University
Min Zhou, Asia Pacific Center, UCLA

13:00-14:00  Buffet Lunch and Adjourn
Zijingang International Hotel
(For registered participants)

Download file:2019_Sept-ZJU_UCLA-Conference-Program-0902-bw-gjl.pdf


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Published: Wednesday, September 4, 2019