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EVFplus Book Launch: Migration Management in East Asia (Schubert/Plümmer/Bayok)

Jan 15, 2021 | 03:00 PM s.t. - 05:00 PM

Graduate School of East Asian Studies at Freie Universität Berlin (GEAS) would like to invite you to a lecture by

Gunter Schubert (Tübingen University), Franziska Plümmer (University of Vienna), Anastasiya Bayok (Freie Universität Berlin) on the occasion of their book launch for “Immigration Governance in East Asia: Norm Diffusion, Politics of Identity, Citizenship” (Routledge).

The public talk will be chaired by
Professor Verena Blechinger-Talcott
(Vice-President for International Affairs of Freie Universität Berlin, and former director of the Einstein Visiting Fellow projects and GEAS)

The book is edited by Gunter Schubert, Franziska Plümmer and Anastasiya Bayok, and analyses immigration policies in East Asia in the context of contemporary global migration flows and mobility. It is one of the first scholarly attempts to investigate East Asian immigration from such a comprehensive perspective. East Asian states demonstrate both similarities and striking differences in their immigration governance strategies and practices. International norms, as well as established traditional connections between states and nations in East Asia, accompanied by economic interdependences and in some cases political tensions in the region, self-identity and perceptions of “the other” effect immigration policy in East Asia in multiply ways. To assess how global norms of migration have impacted the East Asian migration region and explore regional migration trends, the book contains 13 case studies which investigate the regulation of immigration in China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. Three analytical strands, namely, norm diffusion, identity politics, and citizenship, build the theoretical framework for the case studies which investigate how regional and national norms, discourses, and institutions affect local communities and migration patterns. The most recent world-wide mobility restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic could also leave its mark on immigration governance in East Asia.

Gunter Schubert is Professor for Chinese Studies and Political Science at Eberhard Karls University Tübingen. He was Einstein Visiting Fellow plus at GEAS, Freie Universität Berlin from 2017-2020. Anastasiya Bayok was a postdoctoral researcher in charge of coordinating the Berlin research, while Franziska Plümmer and Qingye Guo, both doctoral candidates at Tübingen and GEAS, were junior research group members.   The book launch also concludes the 3-year period of research of the Einstein Visiting Fellow plus Project at GEAS, generously funded by the Einstein Foundation Berlin.

The lecture will be held in English and via Webex (online). Please register with the GEAS Events by January 5, 2021 at events@geas.fu-berlin.de

Time & Location

Jan 15, 2021 | 03:00 PM s.t. - 05:00 PM

online (Webex)

Further Information

The meeting will take place via Webex Meeting. Participants are all muted on entry. To save bandwidth, we would kindly like to ask you to join the meeting without camera and only use the camera option when asking questions.

Registration is still possible :) Please register with events@geas.fu-berlin.de to receive an invitation to the meeting by January 14, 2021.