Singapore and New Chinese Migrants

Singapore and New Chinese Migrants

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ORGANISED BY : Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Chinese Heritage Centre and Singapore Society of Asian Studies

Singapore and New Chinese Migrants

Since Singapore established diplomatic ties with China in 1990, Chinese migrants of various backgrounds and types have arrived in Singapore, forming a numerically significant ethnic group and a remarkable phenomenon.  This public lecture examines the new Chinese migrants from historical perspective and investigates how they interact with the mainstream society in a process of reshaping ethnic boundaries and reconfiguring resources. The focus is on their social organisations and in-groups. It attempts to show how they have undergone segmented assimilation, reshaped identities, and demonstrated many possible outcomes for the future.


Assoc Prof Yow Cheun Hoe
Director, Chinese Heritage Centre
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

He is associate professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is chief editor for Huaren Yanjiu Guoji Xuebao (International Journal of Diasporic Chinese Studies) and book review editor for the Journal of Chinese Overseas.  His academic areas include Chinese migrants and diaspora, qiaoxiang (Overseas Chinese homelands) ties, and diasporic Chinese literature.  His books include Xinjiapo yu Zhongguo xin yimin: rongru de jingyu (New Chinese Migrants in Singapore: A Question of Citizenship) (2021); Yimin guiji he lisan lunshu: Xin Ma huaren zuqun de chongceng mailuo (Migration Trajectories and Diasporic Discourses: Multiples Contexts of Ethnic Chinese in Singapore and Malaysia) (2014); and Guangdong and Chinese Diaspora: The Changing Landscape of Qiaoxiang (2013).



Dr Lee Peng Shu
PhD in History, Xiamen University
President, Sam Kiang Huay Kwan, Singapore
Vice Chairman, Social Affairs Committee, and Council Member, Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations
Honorary Council Member, Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry

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Event Date & Time

Oct 08, 2022 - Oct 08, 2022

Start Time: 3pm
End Time: 5pm

Duration: 2 hours

Intermission: No


SCCC Recital Studio, Level 6 and Facebook/Zoom livestream

Event Language

Conducted in Mandarin. No subtitles.


Free, Pre-registration required

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