Migrant Approaches, Family Patterns and Social Integration: the Striving Teams' Family Migration in Contemporary China
Mandarin presentation
There has been a long-standing academic debate on why the migrant families fail to integrate into the cities where they live and work in contemporary China. Exploring the main migrant approaches and family patterns of migrant workers, this talk attempts to design a corresponding policy scheme for migrant families’ integration into the city. It reveals four approaches of migrant workers’ family migration (i.e. ordered migration, one-off family migration, intergenerational migration and reflux migration) and four types of family patterns (i.e. some migrate and some left-behind, split family, reunited family and returning family). The social precarity has increased dramatically, and family pattern has adjusted diversely. While highlighting the specificity of China’s situation, this research argues for the more general implications of China’s case for other developing countries in terms of migrant families’ social precarity and city integration.

Godfrey Wu, a Visiting Scholar at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, is an Assistant Professor at the School of Public Administration, Central South University.
Date: 26 April 2024, 13:00 (Friday, 1st week, Trinity 2024)
Venue: Dickson Poon Building, Canterbury Road OX2 6LU
Venue Details: Lucina Ho Seminar Room (first floor)
Speaker: Professor Godfrey (Gaohui) Wu (Central South University, PR China)
Organising department: Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Organiser: Dr Annie Hongping Nie
Organiser contact email address: hongping.nie@ames.ox.ac.uk
Host: Dr Annie Hongping Nie (University of Oxford)
Part of: Mandarin Forum
Booking required?: Not required
Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editor: Clare Orchard