Asian Center Alumni, Students Take Part In Asian Studies Conference In New York

Originally posted at AC.UP. EDU.PH

Two alumni and two students of the Asian Center presented their papers at the New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS) held from 16 to 17 October 2015 at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York.

Asian Center Students Alumni Take Part in NYCAS 2015In “New Chinese Migration and their New Quest Away from their Homeland, Ivy Ganadillo shows how  the continuous influx of Chinese to different countries from 1978, when China adopted an Open Door Policy, led to the phenomenon of the “New Chinese Migrants” (NCMs) or Xinqiao. Following the World Migration Report from the International Organization on Migration, she argues while Chinese migration to the Philippines can be described as a “South-South” dynamics where the flow of migrants moves from a low-income to another low-income economy, their life experiences and personal stories are considered a “blind spot” and an understudied area that equally needs to be explored. In the study, Ms. Ganadillo attempts to provide an objective description of the increasing number of New Chinese migrants; and to reveal the social and normative factors that influence their decisions to leave China and settle in the Philippines. Her paper formed a panel, “New Landscape Created and Perceived.” Read more…

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