CfP: International Conference on Transnational Migration and Family Processes in Greater China and Beyond (Hong Kong)


This conference aims to facilitate discussion between scholars from sociology, anthropology, geography as well as neighbouring research disciplines who work on various types of transnational migration and family processes in Greater China. Papers focusing on Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, mainland China and overseas Chinese societies are particularly welcome. The expected contributions could cover the following research themes with a focus on the interplay between time, space and migration:

  1. Life transitions and transnational family migration
  2. Intergenerational family relations within transnational families
  3. Comparative cross-generational analysis
  4. Transnational migration, gender and life course
  5. Children in transnational family migration
  6. Transnational migratory trajectories

The conference will run over two days in a single stream. It will take the form of a small, focused, highly interactive research workshop rather than a conventional conference, with discussants assigned and paper pre-circulated to participants.


  • 31 March 2020: Deadline for abstract submission
  • 17 May 2020: Notification of paper acceptance
  • 17 October 2020: Deadline for full papers (6000-7000 words) to be submitted to the organiser for pre-circulations to conference participants
  • 17 December to 18 December 2020: Conference


Interested researchers are invited to submit an abstract (max. 300 words) and bio (max. 150 words) words, no later than 31 March 2020. For those accepted, full papers (6000-7000 words) will need to be submitted for pre-circulations to conference participants by 17 October 2020. Selected conference papers are expected to be published in an edited book or peer-reviewed journal as a special collection (scheduled for 2021), hence the paper to the conference should not have been already published elsewhere.


Financial subsidy to offset travel cost and accommodation will be available to a limited number of participants from overseas. For reimbursement of expenses, full paper needs to be submitted by 17 October 2020. Paper proposals and application for funding support should be submitted via the conference website –


Dr Lucille Ngan
Associate Professor, Department of Social Science of Social Science, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong

Dr Anita Chan
Associate Professor, Department of Social Science, The Education University of Hong Kong


For administrative enquiries, please contact Ms Stephanie Wong, Centre for Greater China Studies, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong  at or +852 3963 5614.
For enquiries about the conference, please contact Dr Lucille Ngan, Department of Social Science, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong  at or +852 3963 5118.

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