Presentation of Nathalie Mingboupha, « Hyphenated-Chinese in China:Western born second generation overseas Chinese’s ethnic ‘return’ migration to China », December 15 2015

The Tsinghua University Sino-French Research Centre is pleased to invite you to the following presentation (in English) :

YMBNathalie Mingboupha

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