Department of Education Studies hosts seminar on Mainland-Hong Kong cross-border families

2018-10-11
 The Department of Education Studies hosts seminar to provide a platform to discuss the issues of cross-border families.

The Department of Education Studies recently organised a public seminar entitled “Cross-Borders, Confronting Boundaries”. Supported by the Equal Opportunities Commission, the event invited four experts on Mainland migration to present their research. The seminar also featured a sharing by students who participated in a research project on “Low-income Mainland-Hong Kong Cross-Border Families.”
 
The four speakers were Dr Chee Wai-chi (Assistant Professor, Department of Education Studies), Dr Shirley Hung  (Associate Head, Department of Social Work), Dr Peng Yinni (Associate Professor, Department of Sociology) and Dr Anita Chan (Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences, The Education University of Hong Kong). 
 
A variety of issues relating to Mainland migration were discussed, including contested parenthood cases involving cross-border Mainland Chinese women, belongingness and identification of cross-border children amidst their mobility experience, the characteristics of social capital among migrant women, and the transformation of migrant mothering over generations in southern China.