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Children of Migration in Asia 25 NOV 2017


International Conference
Children of Migration in Asia:

Child Migrants, Border-crossing Children, Border- blurred Children

DATE25 November 2017 (Sat) 9:30-18:00
VENUEConference room nos.1&2, 10F, McKim Hall, Rikkyo University 3-34-1, Nishi-ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, 171-8501, Tokyo

Keynote speakers

  • Professor Rhacel S. Parrenas
    Title: “The Global Inequalities of Reproduction”
  • Professor Nicola Piper
    Title: “Migrant Precarity and Displaced Care at the Intersection of Temporality and Transnationality“


9:30-10:00Opening Speech: Kayoko Ishii
10:00-11:00Keynote Speech 1:
Rhacel S. Parrenas on
“Global Inequalities of Reproduction”
11:00-12:00Keynote Speech 2:
Nicola Piper on
“Gendered Migrant Precarity and Displaced Care at the intersection of temporality and transnationality”
13:00-14:00Session 1: Partial Citizenship
13:00-14:00Session 1: Partial Citizenship

Chand Somaiah and Brenda S.A. Yeoh (National University of Singapore)
“Nggak bebas’ (Not free);Transnational Lives and Careful Longings of Left-Behind Children in Indonesia”

Cheryll Alipio (York University, Canada)
“Precarity and Partial Citizenship in the Philippines: The Lifeworlds of Left-behind Children and Care”

Harriot Beazley (University of the Sunshine Coast)
‘I can’t do anything but wait’: The experiences of ‘left behind’ children in Lombok, Indonesia.

14:00-15:00Session 2: Ubiquitous Borders

Catherine Allerton (London School of Economics)
The Everyday Borders of Children of Migrants: Mapping Migration and Diversity in Sabah, Malaysia

Michelle, .T. Y. Huang (National Taiwan University)
Pregnant Mainland Women and the Cultural Politics of Birthright Citizenship: Towards a Feminist Geopolitics

Ji-Hye Shin (Yonsei University, Korea)
The Deportation of Korean Adoptees from the U.S. and the Quest for Citizenship

15:00-15:15Coffee Break
15:15-16:15Session 3: Transnational Class

Johanna L.Waters (University of Oxford)
“Cross-border childhoods in East Asia: the role of education”

Chalermpol Chamchan, Kanya Apipornchaisakul, Kanchana Thianlai (Mahidol University, Thailand)
Access to rights of migrant children in Thailand: The importance of social integration and role of civil society

Masako Kudo (Kyoto Women’s University, Japan)
”Negotiating Belonging in One’s Own Home: The Japanese Muslim Youth born to Japanese Mothers and Pakistani Fathers”
16:15-17:15Session 4: Dehumanized Population

Misaki Iwai (Kanda University of International Studies)
“Citizenship of ‘Children without a Homeland’ in Vietnam: From the Case of the Mekong Delta Region”

Hsia, Hsiao-Chuan (Shih Hsin University, Taiwan)
“From ‘New Taiwan’s Children’ to ‘Seeds of the Southbound’: A Political and Economic Analysis of the Shifting Gaze on the Children of Southeast Asian Marriage Migrants in Taiwan”

Isabella Ng (The Education University of Hong Kong), Ada Lai (Vocational Training Council)
The bordered life of the stateless little ones – Asylum-seeker children in Hong Kong

17:15-18:00Open Discussion
18:30-20:00Welcome Dinner
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