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作者: 时间:2019-09-09 点击:10

Hyper-Selectivity and Integration of

Chinese and Indian Immigrants in Los Angeles, USA

国际移民超高端筛选:

在美国洛杉矶的中国和印度新移民比较研究

 

Guest Speaker: Professor Min Zhou 周敏教授

Chair: Professor Zhang Zhenjiang 张振江教授

Time: Wednesday, 11 September, 2019 (2:30-4:30pm)

Venue: Room 610, 2nd Social Science Building, Jinan University

 

Abstract: This study examines how immigrant selectivity and contexts of reception shape patterns of socioeconomic integration based on a comparative study of contemporary Chinese and Indian immigrants in metropolitan Los Angeles. We show that, while the two national-origin groups under study are hyper-selected, their lived experiences on the ground do not fit neatly into the linear models of assimilation. Rather, they display multivariate, and even peculiar and counterintuitive, patterns of identity formation. These patterns emerge from the interactive processes of immigrant selectivity and social transformations in the context of reception. We discuss the implications for understanding inter- and intra-group diversity and segmented assimilation.

 

Min Zhou, PhD, is Director of Asia Pacific Center, Professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies, Walter and Shirley Wang Endowed Chair in US-China Relations and Communications at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA. Professor Zhou’s main research areas are in: migration & development, Chinese diaspora, education and the new second generation, ethnic entrepreneurship, ethnic/racial relations, and the sociology of Asia and Asian America. She has published widely in these areas, including 19 books and more than 200 journal articles and book chapters. Recently, she has published an award winning book The Asian American Achievement Paradox (with Lee, 2015), The Rise of the New Second Generation (with Bankston, 2016), and Contemporary Chinese Diasporas (ed., 2017). Her book The Asian American Achievement Paradox received five major academic awards. She is the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Career Award of the American Sociological Association Section on International Migration.