About In Search of a New Migration Order: The Chinese Experience in a Global and Comparative Perspective

Public Seminar - All UQ community and general public are welcome to attend

Research Cluster for Chinese Entrepreneurial Studies Public Lecture

Liu Hong 
Tan Kak Kee Endowed Professor of Asian Studies Chair, School of Humanities and Social Sciences Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Existing scholarship of patterns of global migration has been fundamentally shaped by the Western experiences, and it tends to be conceptualized at the time of nation-state, the ascendance of Anglo-Saxon capitalism, and methodological nationalism. The past three decades have witnessed some significant changes that are reshaping the international migration order. One is the accelerated pace of global migration which has been facilitated by the advancement in modern technology and telecommunication. Another phenomenon is the rapid rise of China as the second largest economy in the world and a major source of emigration (while also increasingly attracting immigration to its own soil). The recently launched state initiative constructing “One Belt and One Road” by the new Chinese leadership under Xi Jinping has added new momentum to the changing landscapes of global Chinese migration.

This presentation will analyze how these recent transformations have (re)shaped the dynamics, patterns and characteristics of Chinese international migration which in turn provides new insights for an understanding of the evolving global migration order.

Date: Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (followed by a light afternoon tea sponsored by the Confucius Institute at UQ)

Venue: Rm 213, Richards Building (UQ St Lucia Campus) 

Contact  Associate Professor Chi Kong Lai

This event is organised and supported by:

  • Research Cluster for Chinese Entrepreneurial Studies
  • UQ Confucius Institute
  • History Discipline
  • Zhongshan Society of Queensland Inc.


Rm 213, Richards Building (UQ St Lucia Campus)