“Blurring the boundaries: Chinese migrants’ political mobilizations as a pathway of integration” – Dr. Ya-Han Chuang vendégelőadása
Az Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem Társadalomtudományi Karának Politikai és Nemzetközi Tanulmányok Intézete ezúton hív meg minden érdeklődőt Dr. Ya-Han Chuang (Université Jean Jaurès-Toulouse, France) 2017. november 14-ei nyílt, angol nyelvű előadására, melynek címe: “Blurring the boundaries: Chinese migrants’ political mobilizations as a pathway of integration”.
Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Political and International Studies cordially invites you to a public lecture given by Dr. Ya-Han Chuang (Université Jean Jaurès-Toulouse, France) on November 14, 2017. The title of the lecture is: “Blurring the boundaries: Chinese migrants’ political mobilizations as a pathway of integration.”
Date: November 14 , 2017, 6 p.m.
Place: ELTE Faculty of Social Sciences, North Building (Pázmány Péter sétány 1/A, H—1117 Budapest) Room 0.100C
The lecture will be held in English.
About the lecturer
Ya-Han CHUANG is post-doc researcher at University Toulouse Jean Jaures (France). She holds a PhD degree in sociology in University of Paris-IV Sorbonne. Her research interest is the management of urban diversity, ethnic entrepreneurship and migrants’ political participation and mobilizations.
Paris is one of the European cities with the most important presence of Chinese migrants. In this presentation, I will analyze how Chinese migrant community incorporates into French society through various forms of mobilization. After a brief presentation of Chinese migrant community’s evolution in Paris, I will present three different forms of mobilization: voting, undocumented workers’ strike and demonstrations against violence. The comparison of the three mobilizations shows an intimate interplay between their status as urban economic actors and political actors. The structure of urban ethnic enclave enables Chinese migrants to mobilize collectively to defend their rights and to denounce racism; however, the ethnic economic structure also defines a different moral grammar that hinders the dialogue between Chinese migrants and local authorities. Such findings contribute to a processual understanding of migrants’ integration based on the convergence of boundaries through urban conflicts.