Migration in World Cities: Aspirations, Desire and Agency

Wai-wan Vivien Chan and Amir Hampel
June 29, 2018 10:00 ~ 18:00
Administrative Building, Room 401

On June 29th 2018, the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts at SUSTech and the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC, Hong Kong) organized the first joint international workshop titled “Migration in World Cities: Aspiration, Desire, and Agency”. This workshop involved scholars from the fields of sociology, anthropology, and interdisciplinary Asian studies from U.S.A., Hong Kong and few other cities in the mainland China; the topics included Chinese emigration, rural to urban migration within China, how the internet shapes surban experience, and the impact of cultural capital on the individuals' cross-border career mobility. This workshop provided a great opportunity for scholars to enhance the cross-border academic networks and inspired researchers to have deeper and more diverse understanding of new trends of human mobility.

Organized by:

Wai-wan Vivien CHAN

Wai-wan Vivien CHAN

Vivien is a sociologist and qualitative researcher on urban studies. She received her PhD from the School of International Studies, University of Technology Sydney.

Amir Hampel

Amir Hampel

Amir's research has focused on young professionals in China who are studying public speaking and social skills.