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Dr  Yuk Wah  CHAN 
陳玉華

BA MPhil PhDCUHK

Associate Professor

Discipline: Anthropology

Dr Yuk Wah Chan is Series Editor of the Routledge Series on Asian Migration (https://www.routledge.com/series/RSAM). Her areas of research cover international migration, borderland, tourism, Vietnam-China relations, identity, death and food. She has published two volumes on The Age of Asian Migration: Continuity, Diversity, and Susceptibility (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014, 2015), and The Chinese / Vietnamese Diaspora - Revisiting the Boat People (Routledge, 2011). She is author of Vietnamese-Chinese Relationships at the Borderlands: Trade, Tourism and Cultural Politics (Routledge, 2013). She is also the organizer of the Network for Asian Migration Studies (http://www.nams-research.net/), and a member of the editorial board of the Asian Borderlands Book Series (Amsterdam University Press), and History and Perspectives (the Journal of the Chinese Historical Society of America).

Contact information
Office: YEUNG-Y7707
Phone: 3442-6108
Fax: 3442-0180
Email: yukchan@cityu.edu.hk
Website:
AC1 : Academic 1
MMW : Mong Man Wai Building
TYB : To Yuen Building
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Teaching
  • Culture and Change in Asia
  • Asian Migration and Global Diasporas
  • Food: Culture, Science and Society
Research Interests
  • Migration studies
  • Asian borderlands
  • Vietnamese-Chinese relationships
  • Vietnamese and Chinese diaspora
  • Outbound Chinese tourism
  • Food, heritage and culture
  • Death studies
Current/Recent Research Projects
  • Asian Migration and Diaspora
  • Food Relations in Asia
  • Tourism Politics in Asia
Publications
Books
  • Chan, Yuk Wah & Sin Yee Koh (eds) (2018) New Chinese Migrations: Mobility, Home and Inspirations [Routledge Series on Asian Migration]. London: Routledge.
  • Chan, Yuk Wah, Heidi Fung and Grażyna Szymańska-Matusiewicz (eds) (2015) The Age of Asian Migration: Continuity, Diversity, and Susceptibility (Volume II). Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Chan, Yuk Wah, David Haines and Jonathan H. X. Lee (eds) (2014) The Age of Asian Migration: Continuity, Diversity, and Susceptibility (Volume I). Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Chan, Yuk Wah (2013) Vietnamese-Chinese Relationships at the Borderlands: Trade, Tourism and Cultural Politics. London: Routledge.
  • Chan, Yuk Wah ed. (2011) The Chinese/Vietnamese Diaspora - Revisiting the Boat People. London: Routledge.
Journal Special Issue
  • Chan, Yuk Wah and Bill Pritchard, eds. (Dec 2016) Special Issue: Food Politics and Relations in East Asia: Food Safety, Resilience and Sustainability, Asia-Pacific Viewpoint 56(3): 295-408.
  • Chan, Yuk Wah and Brantly Womack, eds. (Aug 2016) Special Issue: Borderlands in Asia: Emergent Conditions and Relations, Asian Anthropology 15(2): 95-206.
  • Wee, Vivienne and Chan Yuk Wah, eds. (2006) The Cultural Economy of Regionalisation, Journal of Contemporary Asia 36(3): 325-405.
Journal Articles
  • Chan, Yuk Wah (2017) ‘“Vietnam is My Country Land, China is My Hometown”: Chinese Communities in Transition in the South of Vietnam.’ Asian Ethnicity DOI:10.1080/14631369.2017.1403845
  • Chan, Yuk Wah and Vivian P. Y. Lee (2017) ‘Postcolonial Cultural Governance: A Study of Heritage Management in Post-1997 Hong Kong.’ International Journal of Heritage Studies 23(3): 275-287.
    Published online 20 Dec 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13527258.2016.1269238
  • Pritchard, Bill and Yuk Wah Chan (2016) ‘The New Consumer Politics of Food in East Asia: Food Safety, Food Scares, and “Eating Right”.’ Asia-Pacific Viewpoint 57(3): 297-300.
  • Chan, Yuk Wah (2016) ‘Food Localism and Resistance: A Revival of Agriculture and Cross-border Relations in Hong Kong.’ Asia-Pacific Viewpoint 57(3): 313-325.
  • Chan, Yuk Wah and Brantly Womack (2016) ‘Not Merely a Border: Borderland Governance, Development and Transborder Relations in Asia.’ Asian Anthropology 15(2): 95-103.
  • Chan, Yuk Wah (2016) ‘A Tale of Two Borderlands: Material Lucidity and Deep Play in the Transborder Tourism Space in Hong Kong and Macao.’ Asian Anthropology 15(2): 186-206.
  • Chan, Yuk Wah (2013) 'Hybrid Diaspora and Identity-laundering: A Study of the Return Overseas Chinese Vietnamese in Vietnam.' Asian Ethnicity 14(4): 525-541.
  • Chan, Yuk Wah and Tran, Thi Le Thu (2011) ‘Recycling Migration and Changing Nationalisms: Vietnamese Return Diaspora and Reconstruction of the Vietnamese Nationhood.’ Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 37(7): 1101-1117.
  • Chan, Yuk Wah (2006) ‘Coming of Age of the Chinese Tourists: The Emergence of Non-Western Tourism and Host-Guest Interactions in Vietnam’s Border Tourism.’ Tourist Studies 6(3): 187-213. [Most read articles]
  • Wee, Vivienne and Chan Yuk Wah (2006) 'Ethnicity and Capital: Changing Relations Between China and Southeast Asia', Journal of Contemporary Asia 36(3): 328-349.
  • Chan, Yuk Wah (2005) ‘Vietnamese or Chinese: Viet-kieu in the Vietnam-China Borderlands.’ Journal of Chinese Overseas 1(2): 217-232.
  • Chan, Yuk Wah (2003) ‘Packaging Tradition: Chinese Death Management in Hong Kong.’ Asian Anthropology 2: 139-59.
Book Chapters
  • Chan, Yuk Wah (2016) ‘Where to Die? Death Management and the Politics of Death Space in Hong Kong,’ in Michael Dickhardt and Andrea Lauser, eds. Religion, Place and Modernity in East and Southeast Asia, 312-342. Leiden: Brill.
  • Chan Yuk Wah, Grazyna Szymanska-Matusiewicz and Heidi Fung (2015) ‘Introduction,’ in Chan Y. W. et al. (eds) The Age of Asian Migration: Continuity, Diversity, and Susceptibility (Volume II), 1-17. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Chan Yuk Wah (2015) ‘Asian Women and Asian Migration: A Review and Prospective Research Agenda,’ in Chan Y. W. et al. (eds) The Age of Asian Migration: Continuity, Diversity, and Susceptibility (Volume II), 18-41. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Chan, Yuk Wah (2014) ‘General Introduction – Asian Migration: Issues, Migrants and Regional Updates,’ in Chan Y. W. et al. (eds) The Age of Asian Migration: Continuity, Diversity, and Susceptibility (Volume I), 1-16. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Chan, Yuk Wah and Dominic Yang (2014) ‘Introduction: Hong Kong-Taiwan-China in Migration Relations,’ in Chan Y. W. et al. (eds) The Age of Asian Migration: Continuity, Diversity, and Susceptibility (Volume I), 106-113. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Chan, Yuk Wah and Gloria Ko (2014) ‘From a Refugee Port to a Migration Hub: Hong Kong’s Immigration Practices and Hierarchy,’ in Chan Y. W. et al. (eds) The Age of Asian Migration: Continuity, Diversity, and Susceptibility (Volume I), 114-130. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Chan, Yuk Wah (2014) ‘From a “Borrowed Place” to a “Graduated Diaspora”: The Return Hong Kong Diaspora and Hong Kong-China Relations,’ in Chan Y. W. et al. (eds) The Age of Asian Migration: Continuity, Diversity, and Susceptibility (Volume I), 150-168. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Chan, Yuk Wah (2011) ‘Revisiting the Vietnamese Refugee Era: An Asian Perspective from Hong Kong,’ in Chan Y. W. (ed.) The Chinese / Vietnamese Diaspora - Revisiting the Boat People, 3-19. London: Routledge.
  • Chan, Yuk Wah (2011) ‘The Repatriated – From Refugee Migration to Marriage Migration,’ in Chan Y. W. (ed.) The Chinese / Vietnamese Diaspora - Revisiting the Boat People, 161-71. London: Routledge.
  • Chan, Yuk Wah and Terence Shum (2011) ‘Refugee Migration and Settlement: Vietnamese Boat People Migrants in Hong Kong,’ in Chan Y. W. (ed.) The Chinese / Vietnamese Diaspora - Revisiting the Boat People, 65-75. London: Routledge.
  • Chan, Yuk Wah (2011) ‘Conclusion,’ in Chan Y. W. (ed.) The Chinese / Vietnamese Diaspora - Revisiting the Boat People, 172-75. London: Routledge.
  • Chan, Yuk Wah (2011) ‘Banh Cuon and Cheung Fan: Searching for the Identity of the “Steamed Ricesheet Roll”,’ in Tan Chee-Beng (ed.) Chinese Food and foodways in Southeast Asia and Beyond, 156-171. Singapore: NUS Press.
  • Chan, Yuk Wah (2010) ‘管理死亡 – 香港殯儀的變遷’ (Management of death: The transformation of funerary rituals in Hong Kong), in 夏其龍編 (Keloon Ha) (ed.) 墳場研究講座論文集 (Graveyard studies – seminar paper series), 160-179. Hong Kong: Center of Catholic Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong.
  • Chan, Yuk Wah (2009) ‘Language Power: Relational Rhetoric and Historical Taciturnity,’ in Ho Khai Leong (ed.) Connecting and Distancing: Southeast Asia and China in Perspectives, 230-251. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS).
  • Chan, Yuk Wah (2009) ‘Disorganized Tourism Space: Chinese Tourists in an Age of Asian Tourism,’ in Tim Winter, Peggy Teo and T.C. Chang (eds) Asia on Tour: Exploring the Rise of Asian Tourism, 67-78. London: Routledge.
  • Chan, Yuk Wah (2009) ‘No, We Are not “Eco-Tourists”: Hill-Walking and Eco-Tourism in Hong Kong,’ in Shalini Singh (ed.) Domestic Tourism in Asia: Diversity and Divergence, 219-234. London: Earthscan Publishing.
  • Chan, Yuk Wah (2009) ‘Cultural and Gender Politics in Border Tourism in Vietnam,’ in Michael Hitchcock, Victor King, Mike Parnwell (eds) Tourism in Southeast Asia: Challenges and New Directions, 206-221. Copenhagen: NIAS Press.
  • Chan, Yuk Wah (2008) ‘Food Memory and Narratives of the Hoa in Vietnam,’ in The 10th Symposium on Chinese Dietary Culture, 221-233. Taipei: Foundation of Chinese Dietary Culture.
  • Chan, Yuk Wah (2008) ‘Fortune or Misfortune? Border Tourism and Borderland Gambling in Vietnam,’ in Janet Cochrane (ed.) Asian Tourism: Growth and Change, 145-156. London: Elsevier Publishing.
  • Chan, Yuk Wah (2007) ‘Border Encounters: Chinese Businesspeople in the Vietnam-China Borderlands,’ in Leo Suryadinata (ed.) Chinese Diaspora since Admiral Zheng He with Special Reference to Maritime Asia, 183-203. Singapore: Chinese Heritage Centre.