18/04/2024 (Thursday) 13:00-14:00 E21B-G002

International Migration to China: An Interdisciplinary Perspective


With the influx of international migrants, China has been transformed from a traditional sending country of outbound migrants into an emerging destination in the landscape of international migration in the past forty years. Why do migrating individuals decide to come and live in China? How do they interpret their intercultural experiences in Chinese society? How should researchers theorize intercultural adaptation in the Chinese context? The inquiries mentioned above will be addressed in this lecture. Moreover, an interdisciplinary perspective of conducting intercultural communication research in the non-Western context will be illustrated and discussed based on the speaker’s research experiences.


Dr. Yang LIU got her Ph. D in Intercultural Communication from the University of Oklahoma and is currently working as an Associate Professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), China. She is also the Director of the Intercultural Research Center in the School of English and International Studies, BFSU. Dr. Liu’s research is grounded on the convergence of intercultural communication and migration studies. She has been published in prestigious journals, including the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, Asian Journal of Social Science, Asian Journal of Communication, Howard Journal of Communications, et al.