China, from Emigration to Multi-Directional Migration Today by Prof Elaine Lynn-Ee Ho
Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 19:30
Jiang Education Center, #05-05, 149 Rochor Rd, Fu Lu Shou Complex 188425
[19:00] Doors Open [19:30] Event Begins
Multi-directional migration patterns create new citizenship struggles, especially in nation-states (like China) that experience immigration, emigration and re-migration trends concurrently. This presentation takes Chinese emigration as the starting point to consider how multi-directional migration has shaped and continue to shape nation building in China and the way it projects itself globally. China is also fast transitioning into an immigration country, hosting both non-Chinese and Chinese persons of foreign nationality status. China’s experience exemplifies how citizenship is being reconfigured through the domestic and global events experienced by emigrants, immigrants, and re-migrants. Rather than approaching such migration trends as discrete fields of study—as is often the case in migration studies and policy debates—this presentation directs attention to the new insights that can be brought to migration and citizenship when we consider the global events and spatial connections that interlink migration sites.
About Elaine Lynn-Ee Ho
Elaine Lynn-Ee Ho is Associate Professor at the Department of Geography and Senior Research Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. Her research addresses how citizenship is changing as a result of multi-directional migration flows in the Asia-Pacific. She is author of Citizens in Motion: Emigration, Immigration and Re-migration Across China’s Borders (2019; Stanford University Press). Her current research focuses on two domains: transnational ageing and care in the Asia-Pacific, and border mobilities between Myanmar and China. More information can be found here.
The event is made possible by our venue sponsor, Jiang Education Center. Founded in 1995, Jiang Education Centre Pte Ltd specialises in teaching Chinese and English. Jiang Education center is committed to meeting the needs of parents who seek to improve their children’s linguistic ability as well as their passion for the languages.
Venue Details for Jiang Education Center, #05-05
Address: 149 Rochor Rd, Fu Lu Shou Complex 188425.