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Has migration reached a threshold in 21st century China? Event

9 November 2012
The Nuffield Theatre Main auditorium Highfield Campus

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Confucius Institute International symposium

Migration in China

The aim of this international seminar is to examine the evidence of contemporary migration impact on societies and human development in China and to understand
the complexities and challenges in designing policies and programme interventions needed for improving the livelihood of migrants living in urban areas and their leftbehind in rural areas.

This international symposium is organised by the Confucius Institute and the Centre for Contemporary China jointly with the ESRC Centre for Population Change and Centre for Global Health Population, Poverty & Policy. You are invited to the International Symposium on Migration, Economic and Social Development in Modern China:

This Symposium will start at 12:45 with registration from 12:15 on Friday 9 November 2012 in the Nuffield Theatre main auditorium, Highfield Campus.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact:

12:45 Welcome

Mark Cranshaw, Director of the Confucius Institute
Opening Remarks Professor Don Nutbeam, Vice
Chancellor, University of Southampton

13:00 – 14:45 Panel one

Migration and socioeconomic transformation in modern China

Chair: Professor. Jane Falkingham, ESRC Centre for Population Change, University of Southampton

Internal migration trends and dynamics
Professor Duan Chengrong, Institute of Population Research, Renmin University

Gender and development in the migration context
Professor Zhenzhen Zheng, Institute of Population
& Labor Economics, Chinese Academy of Social

Structural factors, economic reforms and policy challenges in the migration context
Professor Athar Hussain, Asia Research Institute, LSE

15:00 – 16.45 Panel two

Broadening the migration impact within and beyond China
Dr. Sabu Padmadas, Centre for Global Health,
Population, Poverty and Policy, University of Southampton

The Chinese in Europe
Professor Li Minghuan, School of Public Affairs, Xiamen University

Migrants’ social network and earnings
Professor Lina Song, School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, University of Nottingham

A transition in migration in China: Towards a research agenda
Professor Ronald Skeldon, Sussex Centre for Migration Research, University of Sussex

16:45 Appraisal and final reflections
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