New migrants from the BRIC countries in the UK, USA, Australia and Japan

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  • About the project
  • Preparatory meeting
  • Formation of the team
  • Documentary studies and some outcomes
  • Initial reports by the end of July and September
  • London meeting and fieldwork in the UK and Russia
  • Japan meeting
  • Questionnaire survey
  • Seminars and conference

About the project

The project 'Comparative Studies on the New Migrants from BRIC counties in America, Australia, Japan and the UK' (hereafter called 'The BRIC migrant project'), is funded by the Grant-in-aid scientific research, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. This project lasts for 4 years from 2009 to 2013. The Principle Investigator of the project is Professor Lixing Chen, Department of Sociology, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan. Dr Xiangqun Chang, Coordinator of China in Comparative Perspective Network (CCPN), London School of Economics and Political Science, is one of the co-Principle Investigators, responsible for coordination.

Preparatory meeting

Various issues on operating the project were discussed. It was been agreed that:

  • We should encourage young researchers to participate in the project by making calls broadly;
  • We anticipate using both English and Japanese languages to deliver the research outcomes;
  • Two conferences will be held in Tokyo in Autumn 2010 and in London in Spring 2013 respectively;
  • Professor Wei Wang will participate in the project on Chinese migrants in both Japan and the UK, where she will be a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies, SOAS, on her Sabbatical Leave from April 2010 to March 2011.
  • Dr Chang will be responsible for coordinating research in the UK, USA and Australia, hosting the international conference in London in 2013, and co-editing the conference proceedings.

Formation of the team

The project team was formed during the period from Nov 2009 to Jan 2010. We made a Call for Research Partners in Australia and USA, and Call for Researchers in the UK. We selected 6 researchers from more than three dozen applicants. In view of the strong applications from Singapore, the project was enlarged to include a comparative study of Singapore and Japan. Several RAs of the Research Fostering Laboratory, CCPN, have been included. Professor Athar Hussain, Director of Asia Research Centre, LSE, has accepted our invitation to be the Academic Advisor of the project and future related collaboration.

The final team, is as follows:

  • Professor CHEN Lixing, PI of the BRIC migrant project, Department of Sociology, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
  • Professor KOMAI Hiroshi, Department of Asian Studies, University of Tsukuba, Japan
  • Professor OTANI Shintsuke, Department of Sociology, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
  • Professor KUMARA Ananda, Department of International Studies, Suzuka International University, Japan
  • Dr NAGANO Takeshi, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Matusyama University, Japan
  • Dr SHAO Chunfen, Lecturer of Department of Japanese Studies, the University of Sydney, Australia
  • Dr Xiangqun Chang, Co-PI of the BRIC migrant project, Coordinator of China in Comparative Perspective Network, LSE, UK
  • Professor WANG Wei, Faculty of Economics, Kagawa University, Japan; Visiting Professor of  the Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies, SOAS, UK
  • Dr Rosana Pinheiro Machado, Assistant Professor, Anthropology and Coordinator of research, International Relations Department, College of Advertising and Marketing, Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Dr Esther Goh, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Dr Esuna Dugarova, Research Analyst, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Switzerland
  • Mr Ka-kin Cheuk, PhD candidate, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford, UK
  • Ms Helen Tung, Researcher, Temple Court Chambers (TCC), London, UK
    Mr Emile Dirks (2009-10), MSc China in Comparative Perspective, Department of Anthropology, LSE, UK
  • Ms Erika K. Helms (2010-11), Advisor to the China Hub, 10:10 UK Campaign; Former Executive Director, Jane Goodall Institute China, Beijing, China
  • Mr Jackson Ng (2010-11), Solicitor/Advocate in England & Wales, CHRISTINE LEE & CO. SOLICITORS, London, UK

Documentary studies and some outcomes

The team members are expected to produce initial reports based on documentary studies. It will cover the generational situation of migrants from Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC countries) in the UK, USA, Australia, Japan and Singapore, migrants/immigration policies of the countries, and problems raised from the documentary studies.

The deadlines for the documentary studies are the end of July or September depending on how many countries the researchers cover. Hyperlinks to completed studies are below. Links to forthcoming reports will be added in due course).        

Initial reports by the end of July and September

  • Brazilian migrants in the UK, by Emile Dirks
  • Russian migrants in the UK and returned migrants in Russia, and returned Russian migrants from BRIC countries, and Chinese migrants in Russia, by Esuna Dugarova
  • Indian migrants in the UK and in China, by Ka-kin CHEUK
  • Chinese migrants in the UK and Australia, by Helen Tung 

London meeting and fieldwork in the UK and Russia

  • From 6th to 20th August 2010 Professor Lixing Chen will be in the UK to visit migrant communities and conduct interviews.
  • From 28th August to 5th September 2010 Professor Lixing Chen and Dr Xiangqun Chang will carry out field surveys in Russia with team members from Japan. [UK meeting].

Professor Lixing Chen will visit the UK between the 6th and 20th August 2010, when a meeting will be held in London, to which all the team members of the project and some UK experts on comparative studies and migration/migrants will be invited. This meeting will discuss the questions raised from the documentary studies.

Click HERE to go to the webpage of the London meeting: The International Interdisciplinary Colloquium -- New Immigrants from the BRIC Countries, Anglo-Chinese Managers in the UK & Entrepreneurial Capacity in the UK and Chinese High-Tech Firms.

Japan meeting

The Japan meeting was held on the 4-5 June 2011 at Kwansei Gakuin University, Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan. Project PI, Co-PI, Research Partners, some team members in Japan and experts on comparative studies and migration/migrants from the UK and Japan will be invited. Theoretical and methodological issues are among those to be discussed. and a questionnaire will be drafted. Click HERE to see details of the Japan meeting.

Questionnaire survey

Due to the earthquake in Japan in 2011 the fund has been cut by 30% so that we have to change our previous arrangements for the questionnaire surveys. It is agreed that we will invite respondents to participate in the survey via email and through an online survey. It will be held from October 2011 to March 2012.

The questionnaires below are the same for each group, but please download the one relevant to your own situation. When complete, please email it to ccpn@lse.ac.uk .

 

  • Click HERE for BRIC migrants in the UK, USA, Australia and Jajpan in English
  • Click HERE for BRIC migrants in Japan (Japanese version - coming soon)

 

Note: if you prefer you are welcome to use our online survey via the Bristol Online survey (BOS): https://www.survey.bris.ac.uk/lsewebsite/bric_migrant_project/. Please make sure to ANSWER all the questions, leave N/A for questions that are irrelevant to your case, this will save time enabling your questionnaire go through smoothly.

Please click HERE to see see more details about the questionnair surbey.  

Seminars and conference

Seminars

We will arrange seminars for team members throughout the period when the project is implemented.

Conference

The end of project conference will be held in March 2013 in London

Please click the References page for details of list of news and events on migrants and migrations studies, publications from term members and others.  

 

  • Click HERE to see the Chinese version

 

 金砖国家新移民的比较研究

内容>

  • 关于项目 
  • 准备会议
  • 团队的组成
  • 资料研究及一些成果
  • 七月底和九月底为止的初期报告
  • 伦敦会议及英国和俄罗斯的田野调查
  • 日本会议
  • 问卷调查
  • 研讨会和会议

 关于项目 

 '在美国,澳大利亚,日本和英国的金砖国家新移民的比较研究'项目 (以下称'金砖国家移民项目') 是由Grant-in-aid 科学研究及日本学术振兴会资助。这个项目从 2009 至 2013年历时4年。这个项目的主要调查员是日本关西学院大学社会学系陈立行教授。伦敦经济学院中国比较研究网络 (CCPN) 常向群博士是其中一个共同调查员,负责协调工作。

准备会议

一些与项目的运作有关的事项被讨论过。我们同意:

  • 我们应该鼓励年青研究员通过广泛地访问去参与项目。
  • 我们预期用英文和日文发表研究结果。
  • 两个会议将会分别于2010年秋天在东京及2013年春天在伦敦举行;
  • 王Wei教授将会在她从2010年4月到2011年3月作为亚非学院移民和社群研究中心的访问学者的时候参与在日本和英国的中国移民项目。
  • 常博士负责协调在英国, 美国和澳大利亚的研究及主持2013年在伦敦举行的国际会议及共同编辑会议过程。

团队的组成

项目团队在2009年11月至2010年1月期间组成。 我们在澳大利亚, 美国和英国召唤合作伙伴。我们从超过36个申请者中挑选6个研究员。考虑到来自新加坡的大量申请, 项目被扩大到包括一个新加坡和日本的比较研究。几个CCPN的研究培养实验室的研究助理被包括了在内。伦敦经济学院亚洲研究中心主任Athar Hussain教授已经接受了我们的邀请成为项目和未来相关合作的学术顾问。 

最后的团队如下:

  • 陈立行教授, 金砖国家移民项目主要调查员, 日本关西学院大学社会学系
  • KOMAI Hiroshi 教授, 日本筑波大学亚洲研究系
  • OTANI Shintsuke 教授, 日本关西学院大学社会学系
  • KUMARA Ananda 教授, 日本Suzuka国际大学国际研究系
  • NAGANO Takeshi 博士, 日本松山大学社会学系副教授
  • 绍春芬博士, 澳大利亚悉尼大学日本研究系讲师
  • 常向群博士, 金砖国家移民项目共同调查员, 伦敦经济学院中国比较研究网络召集人
  • ANG Wei 教授, 日本Kagawa大学经济系; 英国亚非学院移民及社群研究中心访问学者
  • Rosana Pinheiro Machado 博士, 人类学副教授及研究召集人, 巴西 Alegre 广告及市场学院国际关系系
  • Esther Goh 博士, 新加坡国立大学社会工作系副教授
  • suna Dugarova 博士, 研究分析员, 瑞士联合国社会发展研究所 (UNRISD)
  • Ka-kin Cheuk先生, 英国牛津大学St. Antony学院社会及文化人类学研究所博士后选人
  • 董海伦小姐, 研究员, 英国伦敦Temple Court Chambers (TCC)
    Emile Dirks先生 (2009-10), 英国伦敦经济学院人类学系中国比较研究硕士
  • Erika K. Helms小姐 (2010-11), China Hub 顾问, 10:10 UK Campaign; 中国北京Jane Goodall 研究所前执行董事
  • Jackson 吴先生 (2010-11), 英国及威尔斯律师, 英国伦敦李贞驹律师行

资料研究及一些成果

团队成员必须根据文献研究提出初期报告。这将涵盖在英国, 美国, 澳大利亚, 日本和新加坡的来自巴西, 俄国, 印度和中国 (金砖国家) 的不同世代移民的情况, 各国的移民政策及从文献研究中发现的问题。,

纪录片研究的截止日期是在七月底或九月底, 视乎研究人员覆盖多少个国家。完成的研究的链接在下面。

七月底和九月底为止的初期报告

  • 巴西移民在英国, Emile Dirks
  • 俄罗斯移民在英国及在俄罗斯的回流移民, 从金砖国回流的俄罗斯移民及中国移民在俄罗斯, Esuna Dugarova
  • 印度移民在英国和中国, Ka-kin CHEUK
  • 中国移民在英国和澳大利亚, 董海伦

伦敦会议及英国和俄罗斯的田野调查

  • 陈立行教授将会从2010年8月6日至20日在英国探访移民社区及进行访问。
  • 陈立行教授和常尚群博士将会从2010年8月28日至9月5日在俄罗斯与从日本来的团队成员进行田野调查

Professor Lixing Chen will visit the UK between the 6th and 20th August 2010, when a meeting will be held in London, to which all the team members of the project and some UK experts on comparative studies and migration/migrants will be invited. This meeting will discuss the questions raised from the documentary studies.

Click HERE to go to the webpage of the London meeting: The International Interdisciplinary Colloquium -- New Immigrants from the BRIC Countries, Anglo-Chinese Managers in the UK & Entrepreneurial Capacity in the UK and Chinese High-Tech Firms.

日本会议

日本会议于2011年6月4-5日在日本关西学院大学举行。项目主要调查员, 共同调查员, 研究伙伴, 在日本的一些团队成员及英国和日本的比较研究和移民的研究专家将会被邀请。理论的和方法论的问题将会被讨论, 而一个问卷将会被起草。点击这里去看日本会议的详细。

问卷调查

Due to the earthquake in Japan in 2011 the fund has been cut by 30%  we have to change our previous arrangements for the questionnaire survives. It is agreed that we will invite respondents to participate the survey via email and through an online survey. It will be started from October 2011 to March 2012.

The questionnaires below are the same for each group, but please download the one relevant to your own situation. When complete, please email it to ccpn@lse.ac.uk .

 

  • Click HERE for BRIC migrants in the UK, USA, Australia and Jajpan in English
  • Click HERE for BRIC migrants in Japan (Japanese version - coming soon)

 

附注: if you prefer you are welcome to use our online survey via the Bristol Online survey (BOS): https://www.survey.bris.ac.uk/lsewebsite/bric_migrant_project/. Please make sure to ANSWER all the questions, leave N/A for questions that are irrelevant to your case, this will save your time enabling your questionnaire go through smoothly.

Please click HERE to see see more details about the questionnair surbey.

研讨会和会议

研讨会

我们将会在项目进行期间安排研讨会给团队成员。

会议

最后的项目会议将会于2013年3月在伦敦举行。

Please click the References page for details of list of news and events on migrants and migrations studies, publications from term members and others.

 

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