I am a historian of modern China and of China’s participation in the modern world. I am especially interested in the history of Chinese migration to Southeast Asia and of China’s role in the global regimes established to address problems of human displacement and forced migration. My recent research has centred on the history of refugee movements into and out of China and the refugee experience of ethnic Chinese populations in Southeast Asia. I am currently engaged in a project that seeks to understand China’s role in international efforts to address the problem of forced migration from the establishment of the League of Nations and the International Labour Organization to the present.
Photos from the book launch of 中国人民共和国的归侨, the Chinese-language version of Overseas Chinese in the People’s Republic of China, City University of Hong Kong, April 2014
The author receiving a medal of recognition from the Indonesian Studies Society of Hong Kong
Members of the Indonesian Studies Society of Hong Kong, including Mr. Zhang Maorong (centre), translator of the original English-language version of the book, and Mr. Eddie Lembong (right), Chairman of the NABIL Foundation (Jakarta)
The author with Mr. Eddie Lembong, Chairman of the NABIL Foundation (Jakarta). The NABIL Foundation sponsored the publication of 中国人民共和国的归侨
Author signing book copies
Members of the Audience (below)