International Conference 2013 - Gender and Migration: Changes and Challenges

10-11 December
LT4, Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK

Held by the Gender Research Centre (GRC), Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, CUHK, the conference has invited two prominent experts as keynote speakers. They were Prof. C. Cindy Fan of the University of California, Los Angeles and Prof. Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo of the University of Southern California. Officiating guests included Prof. Yue Sulan, Director of Women’s Studies Centre and former Vice-President of Peking University; Prof. Cho Joo-hyun, Director of the Institute for Women's Studies, Keimyung University; Prof. Fanny Cheung, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK; Prof. Paul Lee, Dean of Social Science, CUHK; Prof. Leung Yuen-sang, Head of Chung Chi College; Prof. Helene Fung, Acting Director of the Gender Studies Programme, and Prof. Susanne Choi, Co-Director of the Gender Research Centre.

Over 130 participants attended the conference and around 50 papers were collected from Mainland China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, Bangladesh, US, UK, Australia, The Netherlands, Canada, Greece, Israel etc. The discussion was trans-disciplinary and focused on the challenges and opportunities associated with migration – from a gender perspective.

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