How do Migrants from the BRICS Countries Participate in Shaping the Global Society? 

 

The international conference entitled 'How do Migrants from the BRICS Countries Participate in Shaping the Global Society?' was successfully held on the 2nd March 2013 at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Professor Athar Hussain, Director of Asian Research Centre, LSE, opened the conference. Lord Michael Bates, vice Chairman of the House of Lord, gave an interesting opening address. A China-based expert on ‘migrant studies’, Professor Minghuan Li, Consultant of Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of State Council of PRC  and an UK-based expert on ‘migration studies’, Dr Nicholas Van Hear, Senior Researcher and Deputy Director of the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford, made keynote speeches respectively. Eight team members of the project on the BRICS migrant studies presented their papers around two themes: 'Case studies on the BRICS migrants and migration in the global society', and 'The relationship migrated citizens have with their countries of origin in a global society'. Principal Investigator of the BRICS migrant project, President of Japan-China Sociological Society (JCSS), Professor CHEN Lixing of School of Sociology, Kwansei Gakuin University, opened the afternoon session with her speech on the theme. Dr Xiangqun Chang, Co-PI of the project and CCPN's Co-Director gave a brief overview by clarifying the research topic and interests, and disseminating basic data from both the fieldwork and online questionnaire survey. The audience actively participated in the ‘question and answer' panels. The closing panel was formed by three professors. Professor Ronald Skeldon, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex, gave a closing presentation, Professor Karamjit Gill, Founder of EU India Cross Cultural Innovation Network, University of Brighton, made some general comments; finally Professor Stephan Feuchtwang, CCPN's Founding Director, made closing remarks.

Background

The China in Comparative Perspective Network (CCPN) at LSE is engaged in an international collaborative research project known as ‘Comparative Studies on the New Migrants from BRIC counties in America, Australia, Japan and the UK’ (2009-2013). The project is collaborative with the School of Sociology, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan. funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and involves researchers from Australia, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Russia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, UK, and USA. Our research focuses on ‘new migrants’ who migrated from BRIC countries to the UK, the USA, Australia and Japan since 1989.

In responding to the changes from BRIC to BRICS, the large and fast-growing economies (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), which significantly influence regional and global affairs, we have added migrants from South Africa in the UK in the comparative studies. Both the BRICS countries themselves and the migrants they send out are of great importance in shaping the future of global society.

Our research can be used to identify ways of fostering the economic and social well-being of BRICS migrants in the five countries under study, and enhance their economic and social contribution to their host countries. We are also interested in ways in which migrants residing abroad can assist in the development of their home countries.

Apart from standard social scientific methods this project uses online questionnaire survey (it closed on the 31st July 2013).

Instead of forming part of ‘migration studies’ this project expands the field into ‘migrant studies’. It focuses on ‘ordinary migrant people’ in contrast to simply paying attention to a special group of people as an example of human rights issues in migration studies. We believe ‘ordinary people’ are the basis of any society.

Organisers and conveners

Organizers:

Conveners

  • Professor Lixing Chen, School of Sociology, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan; President of Japan-Sino Sociological Association 
  • Dr Xiangqun Chang, Co-Director of China in Comparative Perspective Network (CCPN), LSE

Programme

Morning session 9:00-13:00

Chair: Professor Athar Hussain, Director of Asia Research Centre, LSE

Opening session 9:00-10:15

  • BRICS migrants in the UK, by Lord Michael Bates, Deputy Speaker and Deputy Chairman of the House of Lords 
  • The Chinese in Europe: Migration history and their participation in shaping European society, by Professor Minghuan Li, Department of Sociology, Xiamen University, China; Consultant of Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of State Council, PRC 
  • The changing global migration order: two decades of turbulence, by Dr Nicholas Van Hear, Senior Researcher and Deputy Director of the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford, UK [ppt]

Case studies on the BRICS migrants and migration in the global society

10:15-10:45 Is Japan’s Labour Structure in Transition? Lessons from Brazilian Labour in the Mie Prefecture, by Professor KUMARA Ananda, Vice-President of Suzuka International University, Japan [ppt; paper summary]

10:45-11:15 Skilled Russian Migration: Impact on Development through Empowerment, by Dr Esuna Dugarova, Research Analyst, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Switzerland [ppt]

11:15-11:30 break

11:30-12:00 From vulnerability to flexibility: Indian middlemen traders in Shaoxing, China, by Mr Ka-Kin Cheuk, PhD candidate, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford, UK [ppt]

12:00-12:30 Chinese lawyers in Brazil, Australia and the UK - a three way comparison, by Ms Helen Tung, Barrister, 1 Temple Avenue Chambers, London, UK [ppt]

12:30-13:00 South Africa as the BRICS Gateway to Africa and its Implications for Migration Patterns, by Ms Ana Faria-Santana, CCPN Research Associate, LSE; former Research Director, Centre for Chinese Studies, University of Stellenbosch – South Africa [ppt]

13:00-14:00 Lunch (will be provided at CLM 7.02)

Afternoon session: 13:00-17:00

The relationship migrated citizens have with their countries of origin in a global society

Chair: Dr Kent Deng, Director of CCPN and Reader in Economic History, LSE

2:00-:2:30 Comparative studies on what influence the migration from BRICS channeling back to their home countries, by Professor CHEN Lixing, Principal Investigator of the BRICS migrant project, President of Japan-China Sociological Society (JCSS), and Professor of School of Sociology, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan

2:30-3:00 Homeland Calling, Family Pulling: New Migrants from BRICS Countries in the UK, USA, Australia and Japan, by Dr SHAO Chunfen, Lecturer of Department of Japanese Studies, the University of Sydney, Australia

3:00-3:15 break

3:15-3:45 Allegiance Problems to Settled and Home Countries: Dynamics and Effects, by Professor KOMAI Hiroshi Professor Emeritus, the University of Tsukuba, Japan

3:45-4:15 How do Migrants from the BRICS Countries Participate in Shaping the Global Society? An overview by Dr Xiangqun Chang, Co-PI of the BRICS migrant project, Co-Director of China in Comparative Perspective Network (CCPN), LSE, UK [ppt]

4:15-5:30 Closing session

  • Professor Ronald Skeldon, Department of Geography, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex [ppt]
  • Professor Karamjit Gill, Human Centred Systems, University of Brighton; Editor of AI & SOCIETY: Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Communication
  • Professor Stephan Feuchtwang, Department of Anthropology, founding Director of China in Comparative Perspective Network (CCPN) and MSc Programme, LSE  

Related info

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Click HERE to download abstracts

LSE weblisting:

http://www2.lse.ac.uk/publicEvents/events/2013/03/20130302t0900vCLM202.aspx  

If you have any questions please write to: ccpn@lse.ac.uk (closed in Sep 2013)

Notes:

1. This event was organized when CCPN was at LSE. Please contact CCPN Global at its new email address: info@ccpn-global.org.

2. We will update the ppt or paper summaries soon.

3. The conference collection will be published by the end of 2013 (this page will be updated accordingly) 

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Chair: Professor Athar Hussain Opening address: Lord Michael Bates

 

 

 

 

 

Keynote speakers: Professor Minghuan Li made and Dr Nicholas Van Hear 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Esuna Dugarova                   Q & A session 1

 

 

 

 

Mr Ka-kin Cheuk                   Ms Helen Tung   

 

 

 

 

Ms Ana Faria-Santana         Q & A session 2

 

 

 

 

 

Chair: Dr Kent Deng     Spaekers: Prof Lixing Chen 

 

 

 

 

Dr Chunfen Shao         Q & A session 3

 

 

 

 

 

Professor KOMAI Hiroshi        Dr Xiangqun Chang      

       

 

 

 

Q & A session 4

 

 

 

 

 

Professor Ronald Skeldon     Professor Karamjit Gill 

 

 

 

 

  Professor Stephan Feuchtwang      A closing panel discussion

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Participants actively at Q & A sessions

Some attendees at the conference [download]

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金砖国家新移民如何参与型塑全球社会?

                  

2013年3月2日,‘金砖国家新移民如何参与型塑全球社会’的国际大会在伦敦政经学院成功地举办。

伦 敦政经学院亚洲研究中心主任Athar Hussain教授宣布会议开幕。英国上议院副主席迈克•贝茨勋爵(Lord Michael Bates)为大会致了一个精彩而有趣的开幕词。中国移民研究专家、厦门大学公共事务学院李明欢教授和与英国移民研究专家、牛津大学移民研究中心副主任 Nicholas Van Hear博士分别作了主题演讲。金砖国家新移民研究项目的八位成员围绕着两个主题发表了论文:“金砖四国移民(migrants)和迁移 (migration)在全球社会的案例研究”及“全球社会中移民与原籍国的关系”。 对于后者,项目负责人、日中社会会学会会长、日本关西学院大学社会学学院陈立行教授在下午会议作了相关题目的开场报告。最后发言的是项目共同负责人、伦敦 经济学院中国比较研究网联席主任常向群博士,她对项目研究做了一个概述,阐明了研究课题和兴趣,介绍了从实地考察和在线问卷调查获得的数据及初步分析。与 会者们积极地参与了答 问环节。闭幕小组由三位教授组成。萨塞克斯大学的移民与全球化专家Ronald Skeldon教授作了闭幕报告,布莱顿大学‘欧盟与印度跨文化创新研究中心’创始主任Professor Karamjit Gill做了评议;最后由伦敦经济学院王斯福教授(Professor Stephan Feuchtwang) 致闭幕词。

背景

伦 敦政治经济学院中国比较研究网 (CCPN) 参与了一个国际合作研究项目,名为“金砖国家新移民在美澳日英的比较研究” (2009-2013年)。该项目与日本关西学院大学社会学学院合作,由日本学术振兴会 (JSPS)资助,项目研究人员来自澳大利亚、巴西、中国、香港、日本、俄罗斯、新加坡、斯里兰卡、英国和美国。我们研究的移民对象为“新移民”,即自 1989年以来迁移到英美澳日的金砖国家的移民。

为了回应从金砖四国(BRIC)到金砖国家(BRICS)的转变,这个庞大而快速增长的经 济体 (巴西、俄罗斯、印度、中国和南非) 显着地影响区域和全球事务,我们的研究增加了南非移民在英国的对比研究。金砖国家本身和来自这些国家的移民对塑造未来的全球社会有着非常重要的作用。

我们的研究可以被用来寻找一些方法,以促进来自这五个金砖国家的移民在东道国的经济和社会福祉,并加强他们对东道国的经济和社会的贡献。我们对居住在国外的移民如何协助家乡国家的发展也感兴趣。

除 了标准的社会科学方法外,本项目还采用网上问卷调查 (已于2013年7月31日结束)。该项目的主要特点是把研究领域从“迁移研究”(migration studies)扩展到“移民研究”(migrant studies) ,即对人的关注。它与“迁移研究”中对特殊的群体的关注,如移民的人权或健康等不同,我们的项目侧重于“普通的移民”(ordinary migrant people)的基本状况,因为我们相信广大的“普通人”是任何一个社会的基础

组织者和召集人

组织者:

  •  伦敦政经学院亚洲研究中心
  •  伦敦政经学院中国比较研究网 (CCPN)
  •  日本关西学院大学 (KGU)
  •  英国浙江联谊会 (ZJUKA)

召集人: 

  • 陈立行教授,日本关西学院大学社会学学院; 日中社会学学会主席
  • 常向群博士,伦敦政经学院中国比较研究网 (CCPN) 联席主任

程序

上午会议 9:00-13:00

主席: Athar Hussain教授(伦敦政经学院亚洲研究中心主任)

开幕式9:00-10:15

  • 开幕词:迈克•贝茨勋爵(Lord Michael Bates 英国上议院副主席)
  • ‘中国人在欧洲: 移民的历史和他们参与塑造欧洲社会’,李明欢教授(中国厦门大学社会学系; 中国国务院华侨事务办公室顾问)
  • 变化中的全球迁移秩序:二十年的动荡,Nicholas Van Hear博士(英国牛津大学移民政策与社会中心(COMPAS) 副主任和高级研究员) [ppt]

金砖四国移民(migrants)和迁移(migration)在全球社会的案例研究

10:15-10:45 日本的劳工结构在转型吗?三重县的巴西劳工经验教训,KUMARA Ananda教授(日本铃鹿国际大学副校长) [pptpaper summary]

10:45-11:15 俄国技术移民的迁移:赋权对发展的影响,Esuna Dugarova博士(联合国社会发展研究所 (UNRISD) 研究分析师) [ppt]

11:15-11:30 茶歇

11:30-12:00 从脆弱到灵活性:印度经销商在中国绍兴,Ka-Kin Cheuk先生(英国牛津大学圣安东尼学院,社会和文化人类学研究所博士候选人)[ppt]

12:00-12:30 巴西、澳大利亚和英国的华人律师 --- 三向比较,Helen Tung女士(英国伦敦1 Temple Avenue Chambers律师) [ppt]

12:30-13:00 作为金砖国家通往非洲的闸口的南非及对迁移模式的启示,Ana Faria-Santana女士(伦敦政经学院中国比较研究网 (CCPN) 研究员; 南非斯泰伦博斯大学中国研究中心前研究主任) [ppt]

13:00-14:00 午餐

下午会议: 13:00-17:00

全球社会中移民与原籍国的关系

主席: 邓钢博士(伦敦政经学院中国比较研究网(CCPN)主任,经济史系准教授)

2:00-:2:30 影响金砖国家移民回归其国家的比较研究,陈立行教授(日本关西学院大学社会学学院教授;金砖移民项目负责人; 日中国社会学学会会长)

2:30-3:00 祖国的召唤,家庭的拖累:金砖国家新移民在英美澳日,邵春芬博士 (澳大利亚悉尼大学日本研究学系讲师)

3:00-3:15 茶歇

3:15-3:45 效忠问题与居住国和原籍国: 动态和效果,KOMAI Hiroshi教授(日本筑波大学名誉教授)

3:45-4:15 金砖国家的移民如何参与塑造全球社会?项目研究概述,常向群博士(金砖国家移民项目共同负责人,伦敦政经学院中国比较研究网 (CCPN) 联席主任) [ppt]

4:15-5:30 闭幕式

  • Ronald Skeldon教授(萨塞克斯大学全球研究学院地理系) [ppt]
  • Karamjit Gill教授(布莱顿大学人类中心系统; 《人工智能与社会: 知识、文化和通讯期刊》 主编)
  • 王斯福教授(Stephan Feuchtwang伦敦政经学院人类学系荣休教授,中国比较研究网CCPN始创主任)

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英国浙江联谊会http://www.zjuka.org.uk/page13.html  

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1. 本次活动由伦敦政经学院中国比较研究网 (CCPN)组织 。如果您现在有什么问题请联络全球中国比较研究网 : info@ccpn-global.org

2. 我们将尽快更新简报或文章概要

3. 会议论文集将于2014年底出版 

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Athar Hussain 主持上午会议


迈克•贝茨勋爵致开幕词


李明欢教授作主题演讲


    Nicholas Van Hear 博士作主题演讲


Dr Esuna Dugarova 博士大会发言


第一场问答环节


Ka-kin Cheuk先生作大会发言


Helen Tung 女士作大会发言


Ana Faria-Santana 女士作大会发言


第二场问答环节


邓钢博士主持下午会议


陈立行教授作大会发言


邵春芬博士作大会发言


第三场问答环节


KOMAI Hiroshi 教授作大会发言


常向群博士作大会发言


第四场问答环节


Ronald Skeldon 教授作闭幕演讲


Karamjit Gill 作总结评议


王斯福教授(Stephan Feuchtwang)
致闭幕辞


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