Entangled citizenship issues on "children of migration" -- left-behind children of migrant workers working in East Asian countries, asylum-seeker children, deported adoptees from the U.S., migrants' children, children of marriage migrants will be on discussion, based on empirical field researches by qualified researchers.
All researchers, students and activists are welcome to join in our discussion with no registration (fee).
International Conference on "Children of Migration in Asia: Child Migrants, Cross-Bordering Children, Border-Blurred Children"
【Date】25/11/25 (Sat) 9:30-18:00
【Venue】Conference room nos.1 & 2, 10F, McKim Hall, Rikkyo University
【Organizer】JSPS/ILCAA research project "Children of Migration in Asia
【Registration fee】 No registration (fee) is required
9:30-10:00 Opening Remarks: Sari Kayoko Ishii
10:00-11:00 Keynote Speech 1: Rhacel S. Parrenas (University of Southern California)
"Global Inequalities of Reproduction"
11:00-12:00 Keynote Speech 2: Nicola Piper (University of Sydney)
"Migrant Precarity and Displaced Care at the Intersection of Temporality and Transnationality"
13:00-14:00 [Session1] Partial Citizenship
Chand Somaiah, Brenda S.A. Yeoh (National University of Singapore)
"Transnational Lives and Careful Longings of Left-Behind Children in Indonesia"
Cheryll Alipio (York University, Canada)
"Left-Behind Children of Transnational Migrants in the Philippines"
Harriot Bazley (University of the Sunshine Coast)
"'I can't do anything but wait": The Experiences of 'Left Behind' Children in Lombok, Indonesia"
14:00-15:00 [Session 2] Ubiquitous Borders
Catherine Allerton (London School of Economics)
"The Everyday Borders of Children of Migrants: Mapping Migration and Diversity in Sabah, Malaysia"
Michelle T.Y. Huang (National Taiwan University)
"Pregnant Mainland Women and the Cultural Politics of Birthright Citizenship: Toward a Feminist Geopolitics"
Ji-Hye Shin (Yonsei University, Korea)
"The Deportation of Korean Adoptees from the U.S. and the Quest for Citizenship"
15:00-15:15 Coffee Break
15:15-16:15 [Session 3] Transnational Class
Johanna Waters (University of Oxford)
"Child Migration for Higher Education and its Connotations in Transnationalism in East Asia(tentative)"
Chalermpol Chamchan, Kanya Apipornchaisakul, Kanchana Thainlai (Mahidol University, Thailand)
"Access to Rights of Migrant Children in Thailand: The Importance of Social Integration and Role of Civil Society"
Masako Kudo (Kyoto Women's University)
"Negotiating Belonging in One's Own Home: The Japanese Muslim Youth Born to Japanese Mothers and Pakistani Fathers"
16:15-17:15 [Session 4] Dehumanized Populations
Misaki Iwai (Kanda University of International Studies, Japan)
"Citizenship of 'Children without Homeland" in Vietnam (tentative)"
Hsiao-Chuan Hsia (Shih Hsin University, Taiwan)
"Citizenship for Children of Migrant Mothers in Taiwan (tentative)"
Isabella Fung (Education Uiversity of Hong Kong), Ada Lai (Vocational Training Council)
"The Bordered Life of Stateless Little Ones - Asylum-Seeker Children in Hong Kong"
17:15-18:00 Open Discussion