HUM-500 / 3 crédits

Enseignant: Lam Ngan Ting Katy

Langue: Anglais

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This course introduces concepts, debates and issues of international migration, and through diverse migration patterns in Asia, examines how migration and global development are related.



International Migration; Asian Development; Global Production Chain; Global Care Chain; Global Middle Class; Transnational Elites; International Higher Education; Lifestyle Migration; Retirement Migration


Learning Prerequisites

Required courses


Recommended courses


Important concepts to start the course


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Identify main theories, approaches and key issues to the study of international migration.
  • Analyze various Asian migration patterns and their relationships with social transformations and global development.
  • Assess / Evaluate the issues of migration and development in a specific country.

Transversal skills

  • Set objectives and design an action plan to reach those objectives.
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.
  • Collect data.
  • Make an oral presentation.
  • Write a scientific or technical report.
  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking

Teaching methods

Lectures, group discussion on developing a research project proposal that would be implemented in the second semester

Expected student activities

Pre-class readings, active class participation, individual essays and group proposal development

Assessment methods

  1. An individual critical review (2 pages) on a book chapter/ an article/ a film related to international migration (50%)
  2. A group project proposal (4-6 pages) on a research topic of migration and development (50%). (The project proposal will be implemented in Semester 2)


Office hours Yes
Assistants No
Forum No


Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)



Bender, D., Hollstein, T. & Schweppe, C. (2018). International Retirement Migration Revisited: From Amenity Seeking to Precarity migration?, Transnational Social Review, 8:1, 98-102

Caraway, T. (2007). Assembling Women: The Feminization of Global Manufacturing. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Chan, Y. W., & Lan, P.-C. (2022). Rethinking the Migration-Development Nexus in the Post-COVID-19 era. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 31(3), 324–335

Chan, Y. W., Haines, D., & Lee, J. (Eds.) (2014). The Age of Asian migration: Continuity, Diversity, and Susceptibility (vol. 1). Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Constable, N. (2014). Born Out of Place: Migrant Mothers and the Politics of International Labor. Berkeley: University of California Press.

De Haas, H., Castles, S., & Miller, M. J. (2020). The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World (6th ed.). New York. The Guilford Press.

Green, P.  (2020). Disruptions of Self, Place and Mobility: Digital Nomads in Chiang Mai, Thailand€, Mobilities, 15:3, 431-445

Hoang, L. A., & Yeoh, B. S. A. (2011). €œBreadwinning Wives and Left-Behind€ Husbands: Men and Masculinities in the Vietnamese Transnational Family€. Gender & Society, 25(6), 717–739

King, R., Eralba C., & Fokkema, T. (2021). New frontiers in international retirement migration”. Ageing and Society 41 (6): 1205–1220.

Lan, P.-C. (2018). Raising Global Families: Parenting, Immigration, and Class in Taiwan and the US. Stanford University Press.

Liu-Farrer G., (2016). Migration as Class-based Consumption: The Emigration of the Rich in Contemporary China€, The China Quarterly, 226, pp. 499-518.

Massey, D. S., Arango, J., Hugo, G., Kouaouci, A., Pellegrino, A. & Taylor, J. E. (1993). €œTheories of International Migration: A Review and Appraisal”. Population and Development Review, 19, 431-466.

Ono, M. (2015). €œCommoditization of Lifestyle Migration: Japanese Retirees in Malaysia€, Mobilities, 10:4, 609-627

Vertovec, S. (2007). Superdiversity and its Implications”. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 30(6), 1024-1054.


Academic Journal on Migration for references:

Asian and Pacific Migration Journal

Ethnic and Racial Studies

Global Networks


International Migration

International Migration Review

Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

Migration Studies

Population, Space and place

Ressources en bibliothèque

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Automne
  • Nombre de places: 60
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: International migration and emerging Asia I
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Projet: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Type: obligatoire

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