Chinese counter-diasporic migration: 'return', re-migration or new immigration


Elaine Lynn-Ee Ho, Associate Professor at the Department of Geography and Senior Research Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore delivered a lecture on Chinese counter-diasporic migration at the University of Liverpool on Friday 25th January 2019.

This lecture was organised jointly with the Heseltine Institute and the Confucius Institute, and took place in the impressively decorated Confucius Institute classroom.

2019 is an important year for relations between Liverpool and China, as this year we celebrate the 20-year anniversary of Liverpool’s twinning with Shanghai.

Elaine's 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 (Stanford University Press). Her current research focuses on two domains: transnational ageing and care in the Asia-Pacific, and border im/mobilities between Myanmar and China.

Elaine joined us in Liverpool as part of her book tour, she delivered an interesting lecture and took part in a stimulating Q&A session. 

Find out more about Elaine's book Citizens in motion