The Tsinghua University Sino-French Research Centre is pleased to invite you to the following presentation (in English) :
PhD candidate at at the School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield, and recipient of the CEFC short-term mobility grant for doctoral research
« Hyphenated-Chinese in China:Western born second generation overseas Chinese’s ethnic ‘return’ migration to China »
This research project explores the ethnic “return” migration of second generation overseas Chinese born in Western countries to their ancestral homeland, China. With the purpose of understanding how their »homecoming » experiences and success or failure to integrate socially and culturally into the ancestral homeland’ society leads to the re-evaluation of their identity, Nathalie Mingboupha hypothesizes that this highly-skilled migrant group’s definitions of self and home evolve along with their transition from being a racial minority in their birth country to a cultural minority in their ethnic homeland. Resting upon qualitative methods combining the use of primary and secondary sources (mostly semi-structured in-depth interviews and document analyses), the aim of this research is to uncover this migrant group’s multifaceted identities through their migration stories.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015, from 2pm to 4pm
Tsinghua University Mingzhai Building, Room 349A