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Guida Man

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Department of Sociology

Associate Professor
Research Associate, Centre for Feminist Research
Research Associate, York Centre for Asian Research

Office: Kaneff Tower, 612
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 30269
Email: gman@yorku.ca


Guida Man's areas of specialization include immigrant and diaspora communities; women and work; families; transnational migration; and qualitative research methods. She is currently the Principal Investigator of a SSHRC Standard Research Grant Project 2009-15 ($100,488) on "Transnational Migration Trajectories of Immigrant Women Professionals in Canada: Strategies of Work and Family".

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Guida Man is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology.

Research Interests

Immigration , Family, Women and Work, Globalization and Transnational Migration, Immigrant and Diasporic Communities, immigration and transnational migration, family, gender and work, immigrant and diasporic communities, Chinese immigrants

Current Research Projects

Women's Work is Never Done: Eldercare Within Chinese Families in Hong Kong

    Summary:

    The proposed study is a pilot project which expands on one of the applicant’s ongoing research on Eldercare Amongst Recent Chinese Immigrant Families in Toronto, supported by a SSHRC Small Grant (2016-2018) and a Minor Research Grant (2017-18). The proposed study during the applicant’s sabbatical leave aims to explore how carework is carried out by adult Chinese women in Hong Kong for their aging parents who reside either in Hong Kong or transnationally in Canada. Carework can be expressed in both tangible and intangible ways. Tangible carework includes the material forms of care such as economic support and the physical labour involved in the care of a family member; while intangible forms of carework includes emotional labour, such as expressing feelings of love and providing emotional support.

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    Role: Principal Investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Nov   Year: 2018

    Collaborator Institution: Visiting Fellow, Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Funders:
    YUFA
Developing a comprehensive understanding of elder abuse prevention in immigrant communities

    Summary:

    Older adults are the fastest-growing age group in Canada. In 2011, an estimated 5 million
    Canadians were 65 or older, and by 2050, about one in four Canadians is expected to be 65 or over. Elder abuse is already a growing problem with significant societal implications and, given these demographics, is critical to address. Scholars are increasingly focusing on elder abuse, but little is known about the risk factors -- which include complex social variables -- for elder abuse within immigrant communities or what interventions might best prevent elder abuse in these communities.

    Purpose: The purpose of this multidisciplinary study is: first, to develop a comprehensive classification of risk factors for elder abuse in immigrant communities: because immigrants represent an increasingly large proportion of older adults in Canada, it is critical to clarify these complex variables and how they combine to increase older immigrants' risk of elder abuse; and second, to identify the most appropriate and culturally relevant strategies to address the risk factors in immigrant communities in Canada. The study builds on the literature and our own work in this area, and addresses a knowledge, policy, and practice gap identified by various stakeholders across Canada.

    Theoretical approaches: Theoretically, our study is guided by the intersectionality perspective and an ecological framework, allowing us to critically examine the complexity surrounding multiple dimensions of social identity (e.g., gender, race, class, culture, immigration status) and how these interrelate at the micro (individual and family), meso (community), and macro (societal) levels.

    Consistent with this theoretical framework, we will use a collaborative, community-based,
    mixed-methods approach to enable stakeholders to actively determine where research should be
    conducted, which factors are relevant to abuse, and strategies consistent with cultural beliefs, values, and preferences of the immigrant communities.

    Research plan: We will conduct structured group interviews with older women and men who have experienced abuse, family members, and formal and informal leaders from immigrant communities, and social and settlement service providers in the Greater Toronto Area. We will include two established and two recent communities from both the East Asian and South Asian immigrant communities: Chinese, Korean, Punjabi, and Tamil. Our team has expertise conducting research on elder abuse in immigrant communities in Canada, has well-established working relationships with these communities, and has conducted research of this scale on related topics. Quantitative and qualitative data collected via structured group interviews will be analyzed at the level of particular group interview, subgroups, and communities, and will be integrated across communities to identify common and unique risk factors and intervention strategies. We will pay particular attention to various social dimensions including gender,
    age, culture, length of stay in Canada, fluency in English, employment and income, and extended familyco-residence.

    Potential impact: The proposed approach is comprehensive in that it will incorporate local knowledge and expert contributions from immigrant women and men, family members, community members, and service providers and policymakers at each phase of the study. As a result, the findings will be relevant so as to contribute to the well being and social needs of older men and women in immigrant communities. The findings will contribute empirically and theoretically, as well as to policy debate and practice change, which will have local, national, and international significance.

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    Role: CI

    Start Date:
      Month: Aug   Year: 2016

    End Date:
      Month: Aug   Year: 2020

    Collaborator: Sepali Guruge
    Collaborator Institution: Ryerson University, York University
    Collaborator Role: PI

    Funders:
    SSHRC
Eldercare Within Chinese Immigrant Families

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    Role: Principal Investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Oct   Year: 2016

    Funders:
    SSHRC
Chinese Grocery Store Worker Project – Improving Work in the Ethnic Economy

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    Collaborator Institution: Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter
Elder Abuse in the Chinese Canadian Community in Toronto

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    Role: Research Advisor

    Start Date:
      Month: Sep   Year: 2015

    Collaborator Institution: Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter
Transnational Migration Trajectories of Immigrant Women Professionals in Canada: Strategies of Work and Family

    Description:

    Man, Guida C. (2009-15) Research Project: Role: Principal Investigator Grant Awarded by: SSHRC Standard Research Grant Grant Amount: $100,488

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    Role: Principal Investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Apr   Year: 2009

    End Date:
      Month: Mar   Year: 2015

    Collaborator: Tania Das Gupta, Roxana Ng, Kiran Mirchandani
    Collaborator Institution: York University, University of Toronto
    Collaborator Role: Co-investigators

    Funders:
    SSHRC Standard Research Grant
Stalled Mobility? Income Inequality and Intergenerational Relationships Among Newcomer South Asian and Chinese Households in York Region

    Summary:

    Income equality has declined for newcomers and there is every reason to believe that intergenerational mobility may have also stalled. Evidence suggests that recent migrants are experiencing lower rates of employment and living on the margin of skilled labour for a longer period of time after their arrival than cohorts who landed between 1961 and 1991 (Ruddick, 2003; Green et al, 2016). Racialized migrants are particularly susceptible to experiencing employment precarity and low- income (Fuller, 2015; Galabuzi, 2006). Even though newcomers were doing better financially by 2010 compared to the past thirty years, still the rate of low-income for recent migrants was 2.5 times higher than the rate for the Canadian-born (Statistics Canada, 2014). Racialized newcomers contend with income instability and establishingsocial supports in finding employment and negotiating family relations. Ethno-racial, diverse, and multi-generational households are the fastest growing form in urban Canada (Statistics Canada, 2017) suggesting that income in/security may be intergeneratinally shared in households. Newcomer income insecurity strains may be exacerbated by generational differences, such as in perceptions of how children should integrate into their new country and retain cultural knowledge and tradition (Hassan et al., 2008). South Asian and Chinese women’s greater responsibility for caregiving may reflect cultural discourses of loyalty and filial piety and the lack of affordable child care (Spitzer et al., 2003). There is limited research that addresses what enhances or hinders newcomers’ economic resilience and how, these factors affect their settlement in Canadian society. Clearly there remains a complex story to be told about recent immigrants and their continuing economic vulnerability in Canada. We explore how social, economic and cultural capital and strategies employed by newcomer South Asian and Chinese households impact their survival and intergenerational family relationships. Secondary questions include: How is income inequality differently experienced in the family households of recent Chinese versus South Asian migrants? What new income strategies do newcomers adopt? How do these strategies affect opportunities for income mobility for younger generations? How might intergenerational family relationships be preserved or strained by the income strategies of newcomers?

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    Role: CI

    Collaborator: Nancy Mandell, Amber Gazo, Larry Lam
    Collaborator Institution: York University
    Collaborator Role: CI

    Funders:
    SSHRC
Books

Publication
Year

Books Man, Guida & R. Cohen, eds. 2015. Engendering Transnational Voices: Studies in Family, Work. and Identity. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 356pp.

2015

Man, Guida & R. Cohen, eds. 2015. Engendering Transnational Voices: Studies in Family, Work. and Identity. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 356pp.

2015

Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Man, Guida and Elena Chou. 2017. "Gendered Practices of Middle-Class Chinese Immigrant Women Professionals", in L.L. wong, ed., Trans-Pacific Mobilities: The Chinese and Canada. Vancouver: UBC Press, pp. 222-236.

2017

Man, Guida. 2015. “Maintaining Family Through Transnational Strategies: The Experience of Mainland Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada” In Engendering Transnational Voices: Studies in Family, Work, and Identity, edited by G. Man and R. Cohen, 33-51. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

2015

Cohen, Rina and Guida Man. 2015.“Introduction.” In Engendering Transnational Voices: Studies in Families, Work, and Identity, edited by G. Man and R. Cohen, 1-14. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

2015

Man, Guida. 2014. “From Hong Kong to Canada: Immigration and The Changing Family Lives of Middle-Class Women from Hong Kong,” in Family Patterns, Gender Relations, edited by B. J. Fox, 4rd Edition, pp. 477-495.Toronto: Oxford University Press.

2014

Man, Guida. 2014. “Transnational Mothering: Examining Transnational Strategies of Mainland Chinese Immigrant Families”, in Gender and Family in East Asia, Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series, pp. 141-159. N.Y.: Routledge Pub.

2014

Man, Guida. 2014. “Transnational Mothering: Examining Transnational Strategies of Mainland Chinese Immigrant Families”, in Gender and Family in East Asia, Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series, pp. 141-159. N.Y.: Routledge Pub. Man, Guida. 2014. “From Hong Kong to Canada: Immigration and The Changing Family Lives of Middle-Class Women from Hong Kong,” in Family Patterns, Gender Relations, edited by B. J. Fox, 4rd Edition, pp. 477-495.Toronto: Oxford University Press.

2014

Man, Guida. 2013. “Families in the Chinese Diaspora: Transnational Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese Families in Canada”, in International Handbook of Chinese Families, edited by Chan Kwok-bun, New York: Springer, chap. 9, pp. 157-168.

2013

Mujahid, Ghazy, Ann H. Kim and Guida C. Man. 2011. “Transnational Intergenerational Support: Implications of Population Aging in China for the Chinese in Canada”, in Canadian Foreign Policy in the 21st Century: The China Challenge, edited by Huhua Cao and Vivienne Poy. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press. http://www.chinaeam.uottawa.ca/Canada-China/

2011

Man, Guida. 2010. “Global Migration, Gender, and Inequality: Chinese Immigrant Women’s Employment Experience in Canada”, in Canadian Society: Global Perspectives, edited by T. McCauley, Toronto: De Sitter Press, pp.129-142.

2010

Man, Guida. 2009. “From Hong Kong to Canada: Immigration and The Changing Family Lives of Middle-Class Women from Hong Kong,” in Family Patterns, Gender Relations, edited by B. J. Fox, 3rd Edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press, pp. 477-495. (Reprinted from 2nd ed.)

2009

Man, Guida. 2007. “Racialization of Gender, Work, and Transnational Migration: The Experience of Chinese immigrant women in Canada”, Racism and Anti-Racism in Canada, edited by Sean Hier and Bolaria Singh, Peterborough: Broadview Press, pp. 235-52.

2007

Man, Guida. 2007. “Racialization of Gender, Work, and Transnational Migration: The Experience of Chinese immigrant women in Canada”, Racism and Anti-Racism in Canada, edited by Sean Hier and Bolaria Singh, pp. 235-52. Peterborough: Broadview Press.

2007

Man, Guida. 2006. “Globalization and the Erosion of the Welfare State: Exploring the Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, in Canadian Woman Studies: An Introductory Reader, 2nd ed., pp. 306-316. Toronto: Inanna Publications and Education Inc.

2006

Man, Guida. 2004. “Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada: Examining Local and Transnational Networks”, in Chinese Women and their Network Capital, Asian Women and Society Series, edited by K.E. Kuah-Pearce, pp. 44-69. London: Marshall Cavendish International.

2004

Man, Guida. 2003. “The Experience of Women in Recent Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Families in Canada.” In Voices: Essays on Canadian Families, edited by M. Lynn. Second Edition, pp.221-244. Toronto: Nelson Publishing.

2003

Man, Guida. 2002. “Negotiating New Lives: The Experience of Immigrant Women from Hong Kong and China in Canada”, in Essays on Ethnic Chinese Abroad Vol. II, Women, Political Participation and Area Studies, edited by Tsun-Wu Chang & Shi-yeoung Tang, pp.39-56. Taipei: Overseas Chinese Association.

2002

Man, Guida. 2001. “From Hong Kong to Canada: Immigration and The Changing Family Lives of Middle-Class Women from Hong Kong,” in Family Patterns, Gender Relations, edited by B. J. Fox, pp.420-440. 2nd Edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press.

2001

Man, Guida. 1998. “Effects of Canadian Immigration Policies on Chinese Immigrant Women (1858-1986)”, in Asia-Pacific and Canada: Images and Perspectives, pp.118-133. Tokyo: The Japanese Association for Canadian Studies.

1998

Man, Guida. 1997. “Women's Work is Never Done: Social Organization of Work and the Experience of Women in Middle-Class Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Families in Canada”, in Advances in Gender Research, edited by V. Demos and M. Texler Segal, Vol. 2., pp.183-226. Greenwich: JAI Press Inc.

1997

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

Man, Guida. 2008. Reviewed Voices Rising: Asian Canadian Cultural Activism by Xiaoping Li, in Canadian Ethnic Studies, Vol. 40, 3.


Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Man, Guida and E. Chou. 2017. “Transnational familial strategies, social reproduction, and migration: Chinese immigrant women professionals in Canada”, Journal of Family Studies, p. 1-17.

2017

Man, Guida and E. Chou. 2017. “Transnational familial strategies, social reproduction, and migration: Chinese immigrant women professionals in Canada”, Journal of Family Studies, p. 1-17.

2017

Das Gupta, Tania, Guida Man, Kiran Mirchandani, and Roxana Ng. 2014. “Class Borders: Chinese and South Asian Canadian Professional Women Navigating the Labor Market”,in Asian Pacific Migration Journal (APMJ) 23 (1): 55-83.

2014

Man, Guida C. 2012. “Working and Caring: Examining the Transnational Familial Practices of Work and Family of Recent Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, in The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 6, Issue 3 pp.199-212. Also available online at http://iji.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.88/prod.1414

2012

Kobayashi, Audrey A., Valerie Preston, and Guida Man. 2006. “Transnationalism, Gender, and Civic Participation: Canadian Case Studies of Hong Kong Immigrants”, in Environment and PlanningA, Vol. 38 (9) September, pp. 1633-1651. www.envplan.com.

2006

Man, Guida. 2004. “Gender, Work and Migration: Deskilling Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, in Women’s Studies International Forum, Special Issue on ‘Out of Asia: Skilling, Re-skilling and Deskilling of Female Migrants,’ edited by P. Raghuram, and E. Kofman. Elsevier Ltd. Vol. 27, Issue 2, June-July, pp. 135-148.

2004

Man, Guida. 2004. “Gender, Work and Migration: Deskilling Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, in ScienceDirect, Elsevier Ltd. http://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S0277539504000172

2004

Man, Guida. 2002. “Globalization and the Erosion of the Welfare State: Effects on Chinese Immigrant Women”, in Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme, special issue on ‘Women, Globalization and International Trade’, Vols. 21/22, Nos. 4/1, p.26-32.

2002

Man, Guida. 1999. Member of Guest Editorial Board of Special Issue of Canadian Women’s Studies Journal: Immigrant and Refugee Women, Vol. 19, No. 3.

1999

Preston, Valerie and Guida Man. 1999. “Employment Experiences of Chinese Immigrant Women: An Exploration of Diversity,” in Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme, v. 19, no. 3, Fall, p.115-122.

1999

Man, Guida. 1998. Editor. Refuge, special issue on “Refugee and Immigrant Women: An International Perspective II” March/April 1998. Toronto: Centre for Refugee Studies, York University.

1998

Man, Guida. 1997. Editor. Refuge, special issue on “Refugee and Immigrant Women: An International Perspective I” Oct./Nov. 1997. Centre for Refugee Studies, York University.

1997

Man, Guida. 1997. “Women, Work and Migration: Interviewing the Everyday Experience of Women in Middle-Class Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Families in Canada.” In Bulletin of the International Oral History Journal/Boletin de la Asociacion Internacional de Historia Oral, Vol. 1, No. 2, Dec.(In English, Portguese and Spanish).

1997

Man, Guida. 1997. “Women, Work and Migration: Interviewing the Everyday Experience of Women in Middle-Class Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Families in Canada.” In Historia, Antropologia y Fuentes Orales, No. 17, p.7-22 (In Spanish).

1997

Man, Guida. 1995. “The Experience of Women in Recent Middle-Class Chinese Immigrant Families from Hong Kong: An Inquiry into Institutional and Organizational Processes.” In Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, Vol. 4, No. 2-3, p.303-325.

1995

Professional Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Man, Guida. 1998. Guest Editor. Refuge, Special Issue on “Refugee and Immigrant Women: An International Perspective II” March/April 1998. Toronto: Centre for Refugee Studies, York University.

Man, Guida. 1997. Guest Editor. Refuge, special issue on “Refugee and Immigrant Women: An International Perspective I” Oct./Nov. 1997. Centre for Refugee Studies, York University.

Man, Guida. 1998. “Introduction: Refugee and Immigrant Women as Workers.” In REFUGE, Vol. 17, No.1, Feb., p.1-3.

1998

Man, Guida. 1998. “Migration and the Transformation of Work Processes: Voices of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada.” In REFUGE, Vol.17, No.1, February, p.21-25.

1998

Man, Guida. 1997. “Refugee and Immigrant Women: An International Perspective: An Introductory Note”, in REFUGE, Vol.16, No.4, Oct., p.1-3.

1997

Man, Guida. 1990. “Difficulties Confronting Chinese Immigrant Women”, Modern Times Weekly, June 1st, p.4. (Translated into Chinese language by Shu Chi)

1990

Man, Guida. 1990. “Dispelling the Media Image: Women in Recent Chinese Immigrant Families,” Ethnocultural Notes & Events, University of Toronto, May/June, p.3.

1990

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

(2012) “Issues on Transnational Migration of Work and Family: Perspective from Immigrant Women”, Graduate Program in Sociology Workshop Series, March 5. [invited]

2012

(2012) “Negotiating Work and Family Transnatonally: Exploring the Experiences of Chinese and Indian Immigrant Women Professionals in Toronto”, paper to be presented at the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), March 15-18, Toronto.

2012

(2012) “Negotiating Work and Family: Exploring the Transnational Migration Practices of Immigrant Women Professionals in Canada”, paper to be presented at the National Metropolis Conference, Feb. 29-March 2, Toronto.

2012

(2011) Man, Guida and Roxana Ng “Learning to Live Transnationally: Immigrant Women Professionals’ Work and Family Trajectories”, International Conference on Researching Work and Learning December 4 - 7, East China Normal University, Shanghai.

2011

2011 Man, Guida and Roxana Ng “Migration Trajectories of Immigrant Women in Canada”, paper presented at Women's Worlds 2011, July 3-7, Ottawa-Gatineau.

2011

2011 “Transnational Migration, Work, and Family Experiences of Chinese Immigrant Women Professionals in Canada”, paper presented at the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), and International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS) Joint Conference, March 31-april 3, 2011, Honolulu.

2011

2010 “From Hong Kong to Canada and Back Again: Examining the Gendered Experiences of Return Migrants”. Paper presented at the Home Sweet Home: Return Migration to Hong Kong and its Implications Conference, University of Toronto, Feb. 17. [invited by organizer]

2010

2010 “Globalization, Gender and Inequality: Examining Chinese Immigrant Women’s Employment Experience in Canada”. Paper presented at the conference on Economic and Social Integration of Migrants and Immigrants: A Comparative Approach, University of Saskatchewan, August 30-31. [invited by U of Saskatchewan]

2010

2010 “One Foot in Canada, and One Foot in China: Transnational Family and Gender Relations of Chinese Women Professionals”, paper presented at the International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, August 2-5, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK (virtual participation)

2010

2010 “Transnational Migration, Work, and Family Experiences of Chinese Immigrant Women Professionals in Canada”, paper presented at the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO) 7th International Conference, May 7-9, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

2010

2009 “Gender, work, and family: Globalization and the transnational migration of professional Chinese immigrant women in Canada”, paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA), Carlton University, Ottawa, May 26-29.

2009

2009 “Globalization and the Transnational Practices of Chinese Immigrant Women Professionals in Canada”, paper presented at the International Sociological Association (ISA), RC32 Gender and Transformation: Global, Transnational and Local Realities and Perspectives, Beijing, July 17-19.

2009

2009 “Mobilizing Class Transnationally: Professional immigrant women navigating the Canadian labour market” paper presented at the Canadian Association for the Studies of Adult Education (CASAE) 28th Annual Conference, May 25 to 27, 2009, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario. (Coauthors: Roxana Ng, Kiran Mirchandani, Tania Das Gupta, Guida Man, Willa Lichun Liu, and Hongxia Shan)

2009

2008 “Globalization and the Transnational Trajectory of Chinese Immigrant Women Professionals in Canada”, paper presented at the International Conference on Globalization: Cultures, Institutions and Socioeconomics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, December 12-13.

2008

2008 “Globalization, Transnational Migration, and Women’s Work: Exploring Chinese and Indian Immigrant Women Professionals’ Experiences in Canada”, paper presented at Women’s World Conference, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, July 3 - 9.

2008

2008 “I Am Here and I Am There: Globalization and Transnational Experience of Mainland Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, paper presented at the Canadian Sociology Association Annual Meeting, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, June 2-5.

2008

2008 “Learning to be an immigrant: Professional immigrant women navigating the Canadian labour market”, roundtable presentation with Roxana Ng, Guida Man, and Hongxia Shan at the Canadian Association for the Studies of Adult Education (CASAE) 27th Annual Meeting, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, May 31-June 3.

2008

2008 “Transnational Class Mobility: Professional Immigrant Women Navigating the Labour Market” paper presented at the 8th Annual Critical Race and Anticolonial Studies Conference of Researchers and Academics of Colour for Equality (R.A.C.E.), Ryerson University, Toronto, November 14-16. (Co-authors: Tania Das Gupta, Roxana Ng, Guida Man, Kiran Mirchandani, Hongxia Shan)

2008

2008 “Transnational Migration, and the Family and Career Trajectories of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, paper presented at the Gender and Family in East Asia International Conference, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Dec. 12-13.

2008

2007 “Globalization, Transnational Migration, and Women’s Work: Exploring the Experiences of Mainland Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada” , paper presented at the Hong Kong Sociological Association 9th Annual Conference, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Dec. 8.

2007

2007 “Transnational Migration, Work, and the Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, paper presented at the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO) 6th International Conference, Peking University, Beijing, Oct. 20-23.

2007

2007 “Transnational Migration and Diasporic Communities: Exploring Women’s Experience in Chinese Communities in Canada”, paper presented at the Canadian Sociology Association (CSA) Annual Meeting, University of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, May 29-June 1.

2007

2007 “Transnational Migration, Work, and the Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, paper presented at the 5th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, American University of Paris, France, 17-20 July.

2007

2006 “Globalization and the Racialization of Gender: Exploring the Experience of Precarious Employment of Skilled Chinese Immigrant Women in Toronto”. Paper presented at the Migration between East and West: Normalizing the Periphery Workshop organized by Research School for Southeast Asian Studies, Xiamen University; Institute for Ethnic and Migration Studies, University of Amsterdam; International Institute for Asian Studies, Amsterdam/Leiden; David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University; April 2-5, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China. [invited and funded by IIS/Xiamen U/HK Baptist U]

2006

2006 “Learning to be Good Citizens: Informal Learning and the Labour Market Experiences of Professional Chinese Immigrant Women.” Round Table Presentation by Roxana Ng, Guida Man, Hongxia Shan, and Willa Liu at the Canadian Association for the Studies of Adult Education 25th Annual Conference, May 28-30, 2006, York University.

2006

2006 “Learning to be Good Citizens: Transnational Migration and the Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, paper presented at Diversity in Diaspora: The Chinese Overseas, International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO) conference, Dec. 4-6, Department of Historical and Heritage Studies, University of Pretoria, South Africa.

2006

2006 “Transnational Migration, Gender, and Identity: Exploring Chinese Immigrant Women’s Experience in Canada”, paper presented at the Association for Cultural Studies Crossroads Conference, Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, July 20-23.

2006

2006 “Work, Family Relations, and Transnational Migration: Examining Chinese Immigrant Women’s Experience in Toronto”, paper presented at the the 41st Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association (CSAA) Annual Meeting, York University, May 29-June 1.

2006

2005 “Gender and Transnational Migration: Examining Chinese Immigrant Women’s Experience in Canada”, paper presented at the Fourth International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS), Shanghai, Aug. 20-24.

2005

2005 “Globalization, Gender, and Precarious Employment: Exploring the Experience of Skilled Chinese Immigrant Women in Toronto”, paper presented at Women’s Worlds 2005: 9th International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women, Seoul, Korea, June 19-24.

2005

2005 “Transnational Migration and Women’s Experience in Chinese Immigrant Communities in Canada”, paper presented at the 40th Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association (CSAA) Annual Meeting, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, May 31-June 3.

2005

2005 “Transnational Migration and Women’s Experience in Chinese Immigrant Communities in Canada.” Paper presented at the conference entitled People on the Move: The Transnational Flow of Chinese Human Capital at the Center on China’s Transnational Relations, Division of Social Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Oct. 20-22. [invited and funded by HKUST]

2005

2004 “Gender and Skilled Migration: The Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada,” paper presented at the American Sociological Association 98th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Aug.14-17.

2004

2004 “Gender and Skilled Migration: The Experience of Mainland Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, paper presented at the 39th Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association (CSAA) Annual Meeting, Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 3-6.

2004

2004 “Globalization and Gendered Skilled Migration: The Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, paper presented at the International Institute of Sociology (IIS), 36th World Congress, Beijing, China, July 7-11.

2004

2004 “Globalization and the Proletarianization of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada,” Japanese Association of Canadian Studies Conference, Tokyo, Sept. 18-19 (Did not attend due to conflict with teaching).

2004

2004 "Globalization, the Neoliberal State, and the Deskilling of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, paper presented at the 5th Conference of the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO), Elsinore, Denmark, May 10- 14.

2004

2003 “Gender, Migration, and the Neoliberal State: Institutionalized Policies and the Deskilling of Chinese Immigrant Women,” paper presented at the 38th Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association (CSAA) Annual Meeting, Halifax, June 1-4.

2003

2002 “Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada: An Exploration of Economic Networks and Social Capital,” paper presented at the First International Symposium on Chinese Women and their Network Capital, Hong Kong, June 20-21.

2002

2002 “Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada: Intersections of Race, Gender and Class,” paper presented at the American Sociological Association 97th Annual Meeting, Chicago, Aug.16-19.

2002

2002 “Globalization and the De-skilling of Chinese Immigrant Women,” paper presented at the 37th CSAA Annual Meeting, Toronto, May 29-June 1.

2002

2001 “Social Construction of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada: An Exploration in Race, Gender, and Class.” Paper presented at the American Sociological Association 96th Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California, Aug. 18-21.

2001

2001 “The Impact of Transnational Migration in Canada.” Workshop on Tranationalism in the Pacific Rim: The China-Hong Kong-Canada Connections, University of Hong Kong, May 19.

2001

2001 “Transnational Families: The Experience of Hong Kong Immigrant Women.” Paper presented at the Asian American Studies Association Annual Conference, Toronto, Ont., March 28-30.

2001

2000 “Racism, Sexism, and the Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women.” Paper presented at ERA 21 Against Racism Conference, Vancouver, B.C., November 17-19.

2000

2000 “Settlement Experiences of Mandarin-speaking Immigrant Women in Toronto: An Investigation in the Relations of Gender, Race and Class.” Paper presented at the Fourth National Metropolis Conference, Toronto, March 22-25.

2000

2000 “The Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women: An Exploration in Gender, Race, and Class.” Paper presented at the American Sociological Association 95th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12-16.

2000

1999 “Chinese Immigrant Women in Toronto: Exploring the Intersections of Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Class.” Paper presented at the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO) Conference, Havana, Dec. 10-12.

1999

1999 “Downward Mobility: The Employment Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women in the Greater Toronto Area.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Gendered Mobilities in Asia, Hong Kong, Nov. 25-26.

1999

1999 “Fitting the Master Plan: Migration and Transformation of the Subcontractual Relations of Chinese Immigrant Wives to their Husbands’ Work.” Paper presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Boston MA, March 11-14.

1999

1999 “Migration and the Transformation of the Social Relations of Chinese Immigrant Wives to their Husbands’ Work.” Paper presented at the Fourth Annual Women’s Studies Conference, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia, March 4-6.

1999

1999 “Racism, Sexism, and Canadian Immigration Policies: Effects on Chinese Immigrant Women.” Paper presented at the 94th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, August 6-10.

1999

1999 “Social Organization of Mothering and the Challenges Experienced by Chinese Immigrant Mothers in Canada.” Paper presented at the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association Annual Meeting, Sherbrooke, Quebec, June 6-8.

1999

1998 “Collecting on Overseas Chinese: Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada.” Paper presented at the International Convention of Asia Scholars, Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands, June 25-28.

1998

1998 “Fitting Her In: Migration and Changes in Chinese Immigrant Wives’ Subcontractual Relations to Their Husbands’ Work.” Paper presented at the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association Annual Meeting, Ottawa, Ontario, May 31-June 3.

1998

1998 “Juggling Household Work and Paid Work: The Experience of Middle-Class Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada.” Seminar Series, Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, April 1. [invited and funded by HKUST]

1998

1998 “Migration and Social Organization of Mothering: Challenges Confronted by Chinese Immigrant Mothers in Canada.” Paper presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, August 21-25.

1998

1998 “Migration and the Transformation of Work Arrangements: The Experience of Women from Middle-Class Chinese Immigrant Families.” Paper presented at the 1998 International Studies Association (ISA) Conference, Minneapolis, Minesota, March 17-21.

1998

1998 “The Effect of Canadian Immigration Policies on Chinese Immigrant Women (1858 to 1986).” Asia Pacific Conference on Canadian Studies, Japanese Association of Canadian Studies (JACS), Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan, March 27-28. [invited and funded by JACS]

1998

1997 “Fitting the Master Plan: Migration and Changes in the Social Relations of Middle-Class Chinese Immigrant Wives to Their Husbands’ Work.” Paper presented at the American Sociological Association Conference, Toronto, Ontario, August 9-13.

1997

1997 “Juggling Household Work and Paid Work: The Experience of Middle-Class Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada.” Paper presented at the New York Consortium on Migration, Ethnicity, and Citizenship and the International Sociological Association Conference, New York City, New York, June 5-7.

1997

1997 “Juggling Household Work and Paid Work: The Lived Experience of Middle-Class Women from Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Families in Canada.” Paper presented at the Association for Asian American Studies Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington, April 16-20.

1997

1997 “Juggling Household Work and Paid Work: The Lived Experience of Middle-Class Women from Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Families in Canada.” Paper presented at the Pacific Sociological Association Conference, San Diego, California, April 17-20.

1997

1997 “Migration and the Transformation of Paid Work Arrangements: The Experience of Women from Middle-Class Chinese Families.” Paper presented at the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association Annual Meeting, St. John's, Newfoundland, June 8-11.

1997

1997 “The Effect of Canadian Immigration Policies on the Entrance of Chinese Immigrant Women (1858 to 1986).” Paper presented at the Association for Asian Studies, Southeast Conference, Savannah, Georgia, Jan. 17-19.

1997

1996 “Deconstructing the Media Image: Middle-Class Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Women and the Social Organization of Work.” Paper presented at the XI International Oral History Conference: Communicating Experience, University of Goteborg, Goteborg, Sweden, June 13-16.

1996

1996 “Hong Kong Middle-class Immigrant Women in Canada: An Investigation in the Social Organization of Work.” Paper presented at the American Sociological Association 91th Annual Meeting, New York City, New York, August 16-20.

1996

1996 “Social Organization of Work and the Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada.” Seminar Series, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, March 12. [invited]

1996

1996 “The Experience of Women in Middle-Class Hong Kong Immigrant Families in Canada: An Inquiry in the Social Organization of Paid and Unpaid Work.” Paper presented at the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO) Conference, Xiamen, China, November 18-22.

1996

1995 “Developing a Gendered Analysis of Work: Conceptual and Methodological Considerations for the Study of Immigrants in Canada.” Workshop co-chaired with Ann Denis at the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association, Thirteenth biennial Conference, Gimli, Manitoba, October 20-23.

1995

1995 “The Experience of Women in Chinese Immigrant Families: An Inquiry in the Social Organization of Paid and Unpaid Labour.” Paper presented at the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association Annual Meeting, Universite du Quebec, Montreal, June 4-7.

1995

1995 “The Social Organization of Paid and Unpaid Labour: Hong Kong Middle-Class Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada.” Paper presented at the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association, Thirteenth Biennial Conference, Gimli, Manitoba, Oct. 20-23.

1995

1994 “Canada's New Middle-Class Chinese Immigrant Women from Hong Kong: An Experiential Account.” Paper presented at the American Sociological Association 89th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, August 5-9.

1994

1994 “Lives in Canada for Women in the New Chinese Immigrant Families from Hong Kong.” Paper presented at the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO) Comparative Perspectives Conference, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Dec. 19-21.

1994

1994 “The Experience of Women in Recent Middle-Class Chinese Immigrant Women from Hong Kong: An Inquiry in Institutional and Organizational Processes.” The 15th Nihon University International Symposium: Work and Family Life of International Migrant Workers, Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan, Dec. 5-7. [invited and funded]

1994

1993 “The Astronaut Phenomenon: Examining Consequences of the Diaspora of the Hong Kong Chinese.” Paper presented at the Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies 21St Annual Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Oct. 15-17.

1993

1993 “The New Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada.” Paper presented at the 34th International Congress of Asian and North African Studies, Hong Kong, August 22-28.

1993

1992 “Information Session - Development of an Information Tool: Dialogue Between Researchers and the Advisory Committee - CRIAW,” panel discussion at the 16th Annual Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women Conference, Toronto, November 13-15

1992

1992 “Toronto's New Middle-Class Chinese Immigrant Women from Hong Kong - An Experiential Account.” Paper presented at the 27th Annual Conference of the Atlantic Association of Sociologists and Anthropologists, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, March 12-15.

1992

1992 “Unequal Gender Divisions: Women in Dual-Career Commuter Families.” Paper presented at the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association Annual Meeting, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, May 30-June 2.

1992

1991 “Chinese Women in Canada: Production and Reproduction.” Paper presented at the Canadian Asian Studies Association Conference, Brock University, St. Catharines, October 5-7.

1991

1991 “Effects of the Canadian Immigration Policy on the Chinese Immigrant Women.” Paper presented at the Chinese-Canadian Social Scientists Association Meeting, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, May 24.

1991

1991 “Silent Partners: The Experience of Women in Chinese Immigrant Families from Hong Kong.” Paper presented at the Canadian Women Studies Association, Learned Societies Conference, Queen's University, Kingston, May 29-June 1.

1991

1990 Dispelling the Media Image: Women in Chinese Immigrant Families From Hong Kong.” Paper presented at the 33rd International Congress of Asian and North African Studies, University of Toronto, August 19-25.

1990

Conference Proceedings

Publication
Year

Ng, R., Man, G., Shan, H. 2008. “Learning to be an immigrant: Professional immigrant women navigating the Canadian labour market.” Leona English, and Janet Groen (Eds). Proceeding of the 27th Adult Education of Canadian Association of Studies in Adult Education (CASAE). Vancouver, B.C.: University of British Columbia, 406-408. http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/CASAE/cnf2008/Schedules/CASAE%202008%20program%20may%2016%20(2).html

2008

Ng, R., Man, G., Shan, H., Liu, W. 2006. “Learning to be good citizens: Informal learning and the labour market experiences of professional Chinese immigrant women.” Leona English, and Janet Groen (Eds). Proceeding of the 25th Adult Education of Canadian Association of Studies in Adult Education (CASAE). Toronto: York University, 266-267. Retrievable at http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/CASAE/cnf2006/cnf2006.html

2006

Man, Guida. 2006.“Globalization and the Racialization of Gender: Exploring the Experience of Precarious Employment of Skilled Chinese Immigrant Women in Toronto”. In Migration between East and West: Normalizing the Periphery, Manual of Symposium, April 2-5. Xiamen: Research School for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Xiamen University.

2006

Man, Guida. 2001. “Negotiating New Lives: The Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada.” In Proceedings I: The 4th International Chinese Overseas Conference, April 26-28. Taipei: Centre for Academic Activities, Academia Sinica.

2001

Man, Guida. 2000. “Racism, Sexism and the Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women.” Conference presentation published in Era 21 Against Racism Conference Website. http://geog.queensu.ca/era21/papers/man.htm.

2000

Man, Guida. 1996. “Deconstructing the Media Image: Middle-Class Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Women and the Social Organization of Work.” In Communicating Experience: IX International Oral History Conference, Vol 1. Migration and Ethnic Identity, p.141-153. Goteborg: University of Goteborg.

1996

Man, Guida. 1995. “The Astronaut Phenomenon: Examining Consequences of the Diaspora of the Hong Kong Chinese.” In Managing Change in Southeast Asia: Local Identities, Global Connections, Proceedings of the 21st Meetings of the Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies, October 15-17, 1993. Edited by J. DeBernardi et al. p.269-281. University of Alberta.

1995

Man, Guida. 1992. “Dispelling the Media Image: Life in Canada for Women of Recent Middle-Class Immigrant Families from Hong Kong.” In Contacts Between Cultures, East Asia: History and Social Sciences, Vol.4, p.454-458. Queenston: Edwin Mellon Press.

1992

Research Reports

Publication
Year

Usha Geroge, Ka Tat Tsang, Guida Man, and Wei Wei Da. 2000. Needs Assessment of Mandarin-speaking Newcomers. Toronto: South East Asian Services Centre. Unpublished report, 55pp.

2000

Man, Guida.1991. Commuter Families in Canada: A Research Report. Study conducted for the Demographic Review Secretariat, Health and Welfare Canada, September, 98pp.

1991


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/SOCI4685 6.0 A Feminist Perspectives on Families SEMR
Fall 2019 AP/SOCI4345 3.0 A Family and Intimate Relations SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2019 AP/SOCI4685 6.0 A Feminist Perspectives on Families SEMR
Winter 2020 GS/SOCI6613 3.0 M Migrant Incorporations and Social Transf SEMR


Guida Man's areas of specialization include immigrant and diaspora communities; women and work; families; transnational migration; and qualitative research methods. She is currently the Principal Investigator of a SSHRC Standard Research Grant Project 2009-15 ($100,488) on "Transnational Migration Trajectories of Immigrant Women Professionals in Canada: Strategies of Work and Family".

Guida Man is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology.

Research Interests

Immigration , Family, Women and Work, Globalization and Transnational Migration, Immigrant and Diasporic Communities, immigration and transnational migration, family, gender and work, immigrant and diasporic communities, Chinese immigrants

Current Research Projects

Women's Work is Never Done: Eldercare Within Chinese Families in Hong Kong

    Summary:

    The proposed study is a pilot project which expands on one of the applicant’s ongoing research on Eldercare Amongst Recent Chinese Immigrant Families in Toronto, supported by a SSHRC Small Grant (2016-2018) and a Minor Research Grant (2017-18). The proposed study during the applicant’s sabbatical leave aims to explore how carework is carried out by adult Chinese women in Hong Kong for their aging parents who reside either in Hong Kong or transnationally in Canada. Carework can be expressed in both tangible and intangible ways. Tangible carework includes the material forms of care such as economic support and the physical labour involved in the care of a family member; while intangible forms of carework includes emotional labour, such as expressing feelings of love and providing emotional support.

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Principal Investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Nov   Year: 2018

    Collaborator Institution: Visiting Fellow, Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Funders:
    YUFA
Developing a comprehensive understanding of elder abuse prevention in immigrant communities

    Summary:

    Older adults are the fastest-growing age group in Canada. In 2011, an estimated 5 million
    Canadians were 65 or older, and by 2050, about one in four Canadians is expected to be 65 or over. Elder abuse is already a growing problem with significant societal implications and, given these demographics, is critical to address. Scholars are increasingly focusing on elder abuse, but little is known about the risk factors -- which include complex social variables -- for elder abuse within immigrant communities or what interventions might best prevent elder abuse in these communities.

    Purpose: The purpose of this multidisciplinary study is: first, to develop a comprehensive classification of risk factors for elder abuse in immigrant communities: because immigrants represent an increasingly large proportion of older adults in Canada, it is critical to clarify these complex variables and how they combine to increase older immigrants' risk of elder abuse; and second, to identify the most appropriate and culturally relevant strategies to address the risk factors in immigrant communities in Canada. The study builds on the literature and our own work in this area, and addresses a knowledge, policy, and practice gap identified by various stakeholders across Canada.

    Theoretical approaches: Theoretically, our study is guided by the intersectionality perspective and an ecological framework, allowing us to critically examine the complexity surrounding multiple dimensions of social identity (e.g., gender, race, class, culture, immigration status) and how these interrelate at the micro (individual and family), meso (community), and macro (societal) levels.

    Consistent with this theoretical framework, we will use a collaborative, community-based,
    mixed-methods approach to enable stakeholders to actively determine where research should be
    conducted, which factors are relevant to abuse, and strategies consistent with cultural beliefs, values, and preferences of the immigrant communities.

    Research plan: We will conduct structured group interviews with older women and men who have experienced abuse, family members, and formal and informal leaders from immigrant communities, and social and settlement service providers in the Greater Toronto Area. We will include two established and two recent communities from both the East Asian and South Asian immigrant communities: Chinese, Korean, Punjabi, and Tamil. Our team has expertise conducting research on elder abuse in immigrant communities in Canada, has well-established working relationships with these communities, and has conducted research of this scale on related topics. Quantitative and qualitative data collected via structured group interviews will be analyzed at the level of particular group interview, subgroups, and communities, and will be integrated across communities to identify common and unique risk factors and intervention strategies. We will pay particular attention to various social dimensions including gender,
    age, culture, length of stay in Canada, fluency in English, employment and income, and extended familyco-residence.

    Potential impact: The proposed approach is comprehensive in that it will incorporate local knowledge and expert contributions from immigrant women and men, family members, community members, and service providers and policymakers at each phase of the study. As a result, the findings will be relevant so as to contribute to the well being and social needs of older men and women in immigrant communities. The findings will contribute empirically and theoretically, as well as to policy debate and practice change, which will have local, national, and international significance.

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: CI

    Start Date:
      Month: Aug   Year: 2016

    End Date:
      Month: Aug   Year: 2020

    Collaborator: Sepali Guruge
    Collaborator Institution: Ryerson University, York University
    Collaborator Role: PI

    Funders:
    SSHRC
Eldercare Within Chinese Immigrant Families

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Principal Investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Oct   Year: 2016

    Funders:
    SSHRC
Chinese Grocery Store Worker Project – Improving Work in the Ethnic Economy

    Project Type: Funded
    Collaborator Institution: Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter
Elder Abuse in the Chinese Canadian Community in Toronto

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Research Advisor

    Start Date:
      Month: Sep   Year: 2015

    Collaborator Institution: Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter
Transnational Migration Trajectories of Immigrant Women Professionals in Canada: Strategies of Work and Family

    Description:

    Man, Guida C. (2009-15) Research Project: Role: Principal Investigator Grant Awarded by: SSHRC Standard Research Grant Grant Amount: $100,488

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Principal Investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Apr   Year: 2009

    End Date:
      Month: Mar   Year: 2015

    Collaborator: Tania Das Gupta, Roxana Ng, Kiran Mirchandani
    Collaborator Institution: York University, University of Toronto
    Collaborator Role: Co-investigators

    Funders:
    SSHRC Standard Research Grant
Stalled Mobility? Income Inequality and Intergenerational Relationships Among Newcomer South Asian and Chinese Households in York Region

    Summary:

    Income equality has declined for newcomers and there is every reason to believe that intergenerational mobility may have also stalled. Evidence suggests that recent migrants are experiencing lower rates of employment and living on the margin of skilled labour for a longer period of time after their arrival than cohorts who landed between 1961 and 1991 (Ruddick, 2003; Green et al, 2016). Racialized migrants are particularly susceptible to experiencing employment precarity and low- income (Fuller, 2015; Galabuzi, 2006). Even though newcomers were doing better financially by 2010 compared to the past thirty years, still the rate of low-income for recent migrants was 2.5 times higher than the rate for the Canadian-born (Statistics Canada, 2014). Racialized newcomers contend with income instability and establishingsocial supports in finding employment and negotiating family relations. Ethno-racial, diverse, and multi-generational households are the fastest growing form in urban Canada (Statistics Canada, 2017) suggesting that income in/security may be intergeneratinally shared in households. Newcomer income insecurity strains may be exacerbated by generational differences, such as in perceptions of how children should integrate into their new country and retain cultural knowledge and tradition (Hassan et al., 2008). South Asian and Chinese women’s greater responsibility for caregiving may reflect cultural discourses of loyalty and filial piety and the lack of affordable child care (Spitzer et al., 2003). There is limited research that addresses what enhances or hinders newcomers’ economic resilience and how, these factors affect their settlement in Canadian society. Clearly there remains a complex story to be told about recent immigrants and their continuing economic vulnerability in Canada. We explore how social, economic and cultural capital and strategies employed by newcomer South Asian and Chinese households impact their survival and intergenerational family relationships. Secondary questions include: How is income inequality differently experienced in the family households of recent Chinese versus South Asian migrants? What new income strategies do newcomers adopt? How do these strategies affect opportunities for income mobility for younger generations? How might intergenerational family relationships be preserved or strained by the income strategies of newcomers?

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: CI

    Collaborator: Nancy Mandell, Amber Gazo, Larry Lam
    Collaborator Institution: York University
    Collaborator Role: CI

    Funders:
    SSHRC

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Man, Guida and Elena Chou. 2017. "Gendered Practices of Middle-Class Chinese Immigrant Women Professionals", in L.L. wong, ed., Trans-Pacific Mobilities: The Chinese and Canada. Vancouver: UBC Press, pp. 222-236.

2017

Man, Guida. 2015. “Maintaining Family Through Transnational Strategies: The Experience of Mainland Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada” In Engendering Transnational Voices: Studies in Family, Work, and Identity, edited by G. Man and R. Cohen, 33-51. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

2015

Cohen, Rina and Guida Man. 2015.“Introduction.” In Engendering Transnational Voices: Studies in Families, Work, and Identity, edited by G. Man and R. Cohen, 1-14. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

2015

Man, Guida. 2014. “From Hong Kong to Canada: Immigration and The Changing Family Lives of Middle-Class Women from Hong Kong,” in Family Patterns, Gender Relations, edited by B. J. Fox, 4rd Edition, pp. 477-495.Toronto: Oxford University Press.

2014

Man, Guida. 2014. “Transnational Mothering: Examining Transnational Strategies of Mainland Chinese Immigrant Families”, in Gender and Family in East Asia, Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series, pp. 141-159. N.Y.: Routledge Pub.

2014

Man, Guida. 2014. “Transnational Mothering: Examining Transnational Strategies of Mainland Chinese Immigrant Families”, in Gender and Family in East Asia, Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series, pp. 141-159. N.Y.: Routledge Pub. Man, Guida. 2014. “From Hong Kong to Canada: Immigration and The Changing Family Lives of Middle-Class Women from Hong Kong,” in Family Patterns, Gender Relations, edited by B. J. Fox, 4rd Edition, pp. 477-495.Toronto: Oxford University Press.

2014

Man, Guida. 2013. “Families in the Chinese Diaspora: Transnational Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese Families in Canada”, in International Handbook of Chinese Families, edited by Chan Kwok-bun, New York: Springer, chap. 9, pp. 157-168.

2013

Mujahid, Ghazy, Ann H. Kim and Guida C. Man. 2011. “Transnational Intergenerational Support: Implications of Population Aging in China for the Chinese in Canada”, in Canadian Foreign Policy in the 21st Century: The China Challenge, edited by Huhua Cao and Vivienne Poy. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press. http://www.chinaeam.uottawa.ca/Canada-China/

2011

Man, Guida. 2010. “Global Migration, Gender, and Inequality: Chinese Immigrant Women’s Employment Experience in Canada”, in Canadian Society: Global Perspectives, edited by T. McCauley, Toronto: De Sitter Press, pp.129-142.

2010

Man, Guida. 2009. “From Hong Kong to Canada: Immigration and The Changing Family Lives of Middle-Class Women from Hong Kong,” in Family Patterns, Gender Relations, edited by B. J. Fox, 3rd Edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press, pp. 477-495. (Reprinted from 2nd ed.)

2009

Man, Guida. 2007. “Racialization of Gender, Work, and Transnational Migration: The Experience of Chinese immigrant women in Canada”, Racism and Anti-Racism in Canada, edited by Sean Hier and Bolaria Singh, Peterborough: Broadview Press, pp. 235-52.

2007

Man, Guida. 2007. “Racialization of Gender, Work, and Transnational Migration: The Experience of Chinese immigrant women in Canada”, Racism and Anti-Racism in Canada, edited by Sean Hier and Bolaria Singh, pp. 235-52. Peterborough: Broadview Press.

2007

Man, Guida. 2006. “Globalization and the Erosion of the Welfare State: Exploring the Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, in Canadian Woman Studies: An Introductory Reader, 2nd ed., pp. 306-316. Toronto: Inanna Publications and Education Inc.

2006

Man, Guida. 2004. “Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada: Examining Local and Transnational Networks”, in Chinese Women and their Network Capital, Asian Women and Society Series, edited by K.E. Kuah-Pearce, pp. 44-69. London: Marshall Cavendish International.

2004

Man, Guida. 2003. “The Experience of Women in Recent Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Families in Canada.” In Voices: Essays on Canadian Families, edited by M. Lynn. Second Edition, pp.221-244. Toronto: Nelson Publishing.

2003

Man, Guida. 2002. “Negotiating New Lives: The Experience of Immigrant Women from Hong Kong and China in Canada”, in Essays on Ethnic Chinese Abroad Vol. II, Women, Political Participation and Area Studies, edited by Tsun-Wu Chang & Shi-yeoung Tang, pp.39-56. Taipei: Overseas Chinese Association.

2002

Man, Guida. 2001. “From Hong Kong to Canada: Immigration and The Changing Family Lives of Middle-Class Women from Hong Kong,” in Family Patterns, Gender Relations, edited by B. J. Fox, pp.420-440. 2nd Edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press.

2001

Man, Guida. 1998. “Effects of Canadian Immigration Policies on Chinese Immigrant Women (1858-1986)”, in Asia-Pacific and Canada: Images and Perspectives, pp.118-133. Tokyo: The Japanese Association for Canadian Studies.

1998

Man, Guida. 1997. “Women's Work is Never Done: Social Organization of Work and the Experience of Women in Middle-Class Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Families in Canada”, in Advances in Gender Research, edited by V. Demos and M. Texler Segal, Vol. 2., pp.183-226. Greenwich: JAI Press Inc.

1997

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

Man, Guida. 2008. Reviewed Voices Rising: Asian Canadian Cultural Activism by Xiaoping Li, in Canadian Ethnic Studies, Vol. 40, 3.


Books

Publication
Year

Books Man, Guida & R. Cohen, eds. 2015. Engendering Transnational Voices: Studies in Family, Work. and Identity. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 356pp.

2015

Man, Guida & R. Cohen, eds. 2015. Engendering Transnational Voices: Studies in Family, Work. and Identity. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 356pp.

2015

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Man, Guida and E. Chou. 2017. “Transnational familial strategies, social reproduction, and migration: Chinese immigrant women professionals in Canada”, Journal of Family Studies, p. 1-17.

2017

Man, Guida and E. Chou. 2017. “Transnational familial strategies, social reproduction, and migration: Chinese immigrant women professionals in Canada”, Journal of Family Studies, p. 1-17.

2017

Das Gupta, Tania, Guida Man, Kiran Mirchandani, and Roxana Ng. 2014. “Class Borders: Chinese and South Asian Canadian Professional Women Navigating the Labor Market”,in Asian Pacific Migration Journal (APMJ) 23 (1): 55-83.

2014

Man, Guida C. 2012. “Working and Caring: Examining the Transnational Familial Practices of Work and Family of Recent Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, in The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 6, Issue 3 pp.199-212. Also available online at http://iji.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.88/prod.1414

2012

Kobayashi, Audrey A., Valerie Preston, and Guida Man. 2006. “Transnationalism, Gender, and Civic Participation: Canadian Case Studies of Hong Kong Immigrants”, in Environment and PlanningA, Vol. 38 (9) September, pp. 1633-1651. www.envplan.com.

2006

Man, Guida. 2004. “Gender, Work and Migration: Deskilling Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, in Women’s Studies International Forum, Special Issue on ‘Out of Asia: Skilling, Re-skilling and Deskilling of Female Migrants,’ edited by P. Raghuram, and E. Kofman. Elsevier Ltd. Vol. 27, Issue 2, June-July, pp. 135-148.

2004

Man, Guida. 2004. “Gender, Work and Migration: Deskilling Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, in ScienceDirect, Elsevier Ltd. http://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S0277539504000172

2004

Man, Guida. 2002. “Globalization and the Erosion of the Welfare State: Effects on Chinese Immigrant Women”, in Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme, special issue on ‘Women, Globalization and International Trade’, Vols. 21/22, Nos. 4/1, p.26-32.

2002

Man, Guida. 1999. Member of Guest Editorial Board of Special Issue of Canadian Women’s Studies Journal: Immigrant and Refugee Women, Vol. 19, No. 3.

1999

Preston, Valerie and Guida Man. 1999. “Employment Experiences of Chinese Immigrant Women: An Exploration of Diversity,” in Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme, v. 19, no. 3, Fall, p.115-122.

1999

Man, Guida. 1998. Editor. Refuge, special issue on “Refugee and Immigrant Women: An International Perspective II” March/April 1998. Toronto: Centre for Refugee Studies, York University.

1998

Man, Guida. 1997. Editor. Refuge, special issue on “Refugee and Immigrant Women: An International Perspective I” Oct./Nov. 1997. Centre for Refugee Studies, York University.

1997

Man, Guida. 1997. “Women, Work and Migration: Interviewing the Everyday Experience of Women in Middle-Class Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Families in Canada.” In Bulletin of the International Oral History Journal/Boletin de la Asociacion Internacional de Historia Oral, Vol. 1, No. 2, Dec.(In English, Portguese and Spanish).

1997

Man, Guida. 1997. “Women, Work and Migration: Interviewing the Everyday Experience of Women in Middle-Class Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Families in Canada.” In Historia, Antropologia y Fuentes Orales, No. 17, p.7-22 (In Spanish).

1997

Man, Guida. 1995. “The Experience of Women in Recent Middle-Class Chinese Immigrant Families from Hong Kong: An Inquiry into Institutional and Organizational Processes.” In Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, Vol. 4, No. 2-3, p.303-325.

1995

Professional Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Man, Guida. 1998. Guest Editor. Refuge, Special Issue on “Refugee and Immigrant Women: An International Perspective II” March/April 1998. Toronto: Centre for Refugee Studies, York University.

Man, Guida. 1997. Guest Editor. Refuge, special issue on “Refugee and Immigrant Women: An International Perspective I” Oct./Nov. 1997. Centre for Refugee Studies, York University.

Man, Guida. 1998. “Introduction: Refugee and Immigrant Women as Workers.” In REFUGE, Vol. 17, No.1, Feb., p.1-3.

1998

Man, Guida. 1998. “Migration and the Transformation of Work Processes: Voices of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada.” In REFUGE, Vol.17, No.1, February, p.21-25.

1998

Man, Guida. 1997. “Refugee and Immigrant Women: An International Perspective: An Introductory Note”, in REFUGE, Vol.16, No.4, Oct., p.1-3.

1997

Man, Guida. 1990. “Difficulties Confronting Chinese Immigrant Women”, Modern Times Weekly, June 1st, p.4. (Translated into Chinese language by Shu Chi)

1990

Man, Guida. 1990. “Dispelling the Media Image: Women in Recent Chinese Immigrant Families,” Ethnocultural Notes & Events, University of Toronto, May/June, p.3.

1990

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

(2012) “Issues on Transnational Migration of Work and Family: Perspective from Immigrant Women”, Graduate Program in Sociology Workshop Series, March 5. [invited]

2012

(2012) “Negotiating Work and Family Transnatonally: Exploring the Experiences of Chinese and Indian Immigrant Women Professionals in Toronto”, paper to be presented at the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), March 15-18, Toronto.

2012

(2012) “Negotiating Work and Family: Exploring the Transnational Migration Practices of Immigrant Women Professionals in Canada”, paper to be presented at the National Metropolis Conference, Feb. 29-March 2, Toronto.

2012

(2011) Man, Guida and Roxana Ng “Learning to Live Transnationally: Immigrant Women Professionals’ Work and Family Trajectories”, International Conference on Researching Work and Learning December 4 - 7, East China Normal University, Shanghai.

2011

2011 Man, Guida and Roxana Ng “Migration Trajectories of Immigrant Women in Canada”, paper presented at Women's Worlds 2011, July 3-7, Ottawa-Gatineau.

2011

2011 “Transnational Migration, Work, and Family Experiences of Chinese Immigrant Women Professionals in Canada”, paper presented at the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), and International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS) Joint Conference, March 31-april 3, 2011, Honolulu.

2011

2010 “From Hong Kong to Canada and Back Again: Examining the Gendered Experiences of Return Migrants”. Paper presented at the Home Sweet Home: Return Migration to Hong Kong and its Implications Conference, University of Toronto, Feb. 17. [invited by organizer]

2010

2010 “Globalization, Gender and Inequality: Examining Chinese Immigrant Women’s Employment Experience in Canada”. Paper presented at the conference on Economic and Social Integration of Migrants and Immigrants: A Comparative Approach, University of Saskatchewan, August 30-31. [invited by U of Saskatchewan]

2010

2010 “One Foot in Canada, and One Foot in China: Transnational Family and Gender Relations of Chinese Women Professionals”, paper presented at the International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, August 2-5, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK (virtual participation)

2010

2010 “Transnational Migration, Work, and Family Experiences of Chinese Immigrant Women Professionals in Canada”, paper presented at the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO) 7th International Conference, May 7-9, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

2010

2009 “Gender, work, and family: Globalization and the transnational migration of professional Chinese immigrant women in Canada”, paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA), Carlton University, Ottawa, May 26-29.

2009

2009 “Globalization and the Transnational Practices of Chinese Immigrant Women Professionals in Canada”, paper presented at the International Sociological Association (ISA), RC32 Gender and Transformation: Global, Transnational and Local Realities and Perspectives, Beijing, July 17-19.

2009

2009 “Mobilizing Class Transnationally: Professional immigrant women navigating the Canadian labour market” paper presented at the Canadian Association for the Studies of Adult Education (CASAE) 28th Annual Conference, May 25 to 27, 2009, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario. (Coauthors: Roxana Ng, Kiran Mirchandani, Tania Das Gupta, Guida Man, Willa Lichun Liu, and Hongxia Shan)

2009

2008 “Globalization and the Transnational Trajectory of Chinese Immigrant Women Professionals in Canada”, paper presented at the International Conference on Globalization: Cultures, Institutions and Socioeconomics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, December 12-13.

2008

2008 “Globalization, Transnational Migration, and Women’s Work: Exploring Chinese and Indian Immigrant Women Professionals’ Experiences in Canada”, paper presented at Women’s World Conference, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, July 3 - 9.

2008

2008 “I Am Here and I Am There: Globalization and Transnational Experience of Mainland Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, paper presented at the Canadian Sociology Association Annual Meeting, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, June 2-5.

2008

2008 “Learning to be an immigrant: Professional immigrant women navigating the Canadian labour market”, roundtable presentation with Roxana Ng, Guida Man, and Hongxia Shan at the Canadian Association for the Studies of Adult Education (CASAE) 27th Annual Meeting, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, May 31-June 3.

2008

2008 “Transnational Class Mobility: Professional Immigrant Women Navigating the Labour Market” paper presented at the 8th Annual Critical Race and Anticolonial Studies Conference of Researchers and Academics of Colour for Equality (R.A.C.E.), Ryerson University, Toronto, November 14-16. (Co-authors: Tania Das Gupta, Roxana Ng, Guida Man, Kiran Mirchandani, Hongxia Shan)

2008

2008 “Transnational Migration, and the Family and Career Trajectories of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, paper presented at the Gender and Family in East Asia International Conference, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Dec. 12-13.

2008

2007 “Globalization, Transnational Migration, and Women’s Work: Exploring the Experiences of Mainland Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada” , paper presented at the Hong Kong Sociological Association 9th Annual Conference, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Dec. 8.

2007

2007 “Transnational Migration, Work, and the Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, paper presented at the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO) 6th International Conference, Peking University, Beijing, Oct. 20-23.

2007

2007 “Transnational Migration and Diasporic Communities: Exploring Women’s Experience in Chinese Communities in Canada”, paper presented at the Canadian Sociology Association (CSA) Annual Meeting, University of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, May 29-June 1.

2007

2007 “Transnational Migration, Work, and the Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, paper presented at the 5th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, American University of Paris, France, 17-20 July.

2007

2006 “Globalization and the Racialization of Gender: Exploring the Experience of Precarious Employment of Skilled Chinese Immigrant Women in Toronto”. Paper presented at the Migration between East and West: Normalizing the Periphery Workshop organized by Research School for Southeast Asian Studies, Xiamen University; Institute for Ethnic and Migration Studies, University of Amsterdam; International Institute for Asian Studies, Amsterdam/Leiden; David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University; April 2-5, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China. [invited and funded by IIS/Xiamen U/HK Baptist U]

2006

2006 “Learning to be Good Citizens: Informal Learning and the Labour Market Experiences of Professional Chinese Immigrant Women.” Round Table Presentation by Roxana Ng, Guida Man, Hongxia Shan, and Willa Liu at the Canadian Association for the Studies of Adult Education 25th Annual Conference, May 28-30, 2006, York University.

2006

2006 “Learning to be Good Citizens: Transnational Migration and the Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, paper presented at Diversity in Diaspora: The Chinese Overseas, International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO) conference, Dec. 4-6, Department of Historical and Heritage Studies, University of Pretoria, South Africa.

2006

2006 “Transnational Migration, Gender, and Identity: Exploring Chinese Immigrant Women’s Experience in Canada”, paper presented at the Association for Cultural Studies Crossroads Conference, Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, July 20-23.

2006

2006 “Work, Family Relations, and Transnational Migration: Examining Chinese Immigrant Women’s Experience in Toronto”, paper presented at the the 41st Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association (CSAA) Annual Meeting, York University, May 29-June 1.

2006

2005 “Gender and Transnational Migration: Examining Chinese Immigrant Women’s Experience in Canada”, paper presented at the Fourth International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS), Shanghai, Aug. 20-24.

2005

2005 “Globalization, Gender, and Precarious Employment: Exploring the Experience of Skilled Chinese Immigrant Women in Toronto”, paper presented at Women’s Worlds 2005: 9th International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women, Seoul, Korea, June 19-24.

2005

2005 “Transnational Migration and Women’s Experience in Chinese Immigrant Communities in Canada”, paper presented at the 40th Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association (CSAA) Annual Meeting, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, May 31-June 3.

2005

2005 “Transnational Migration and Women’s Experience in Chinese Immigrant Communities in Canada.” Paper presented at the conference entitled People on the Move: The Transnational Flow of Chinese Human Capital at the Center on China’s Transnational Relations, Division of Social Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Oct. 20-22. [invited and funded by HKUST]

2005

2004 “Gender and Skilled Migration: The Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada,” paper presented at the American Sociological Association 98th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Aug.14-17.

2004

2004 “Gender and Skilled Migration: The Experience of Mainland Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, paper presented at the 39th Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association (CSAA) Annual Meeting, Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 3-6.

2004

2004 “Globalization and Gendered Skilled Migration: The Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, paper presented at the International Institute of Sociology (IIS), 36th World Congress, Beijing, China, July 7-11.

2004

2004 “Globalization and the Proletarianization of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada,” Japanese Association of Canadian Studies Conference, Tokyo, Sept. 18-19 (Did not attend due to conflict with teaching).

2004

2004 "Globalization, the Neoliberal State, and the Deskilling of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, paper presented at the 5th Conference of the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO), Elsinore, Denmark, May 10- 14.

2004

2003 “Gender, Migration, and the Neoliberal State: Institutionalized Policies and the Deskilling of Chinese Immigrant Women,” paper presented at the 38th Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association (CSAA) Annual Meeting, Halifax, June 1-4.

2003

2002 “Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada: An Exploration of Economic Networks and Social Capital,” paper presented at the First International Symposium on Chinese Women and their Network Capital, Hong Kong, June 20-21.

2002

2002 “Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada: Intersections of Race, Gender and Class,” paper presented at the American Sociological Association 97th Annual Meeting, Chicago, Aug.16-19.

2002

2002 “Globalization and the De-skilling of Chinese Immigrant Women,” paper presented at the 37th CSAA Annual Meeting, Toronto, May 29-June 1.

2002

2001 “Social Construction of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada: An Exploration in Race, Gender, and Class.” Paper presented at the American Sociological Association 96th Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California, Aug. 18-21.

2001

2001 “The Impact of Transnational Migration in Canada.” Workshop on Tranationalism in the Pacific Rim: The China-Hong Kong-Canada Connections, University of Hong Kong, May 19.

2001

2001 “Transnational Families: The Experience of Hong Kong Immigrant Women.” Paper presented at the Asian American Studies Association Annual Conference, Toronto, Ont., March 28-30.

2001

2000 “Racism, Sexism, and the Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women.” Paper presented at ERA 21 Against Racism Conference, Vancouver, B.C., November 17-19.

2000

2000 “Settlement Experiences of Mandarin-speaking Immigrant Women in Toronto: An Investigation in the Relations of Gender, Race and Class.” Paper presented at the Fourth National Metropolis Conference, Toronto, March 22-25.

2000

2000 “The Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women: An Exploration in Gender, Race, and Class.” Paper presented at the American Sociological Association 95th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12-16.

2000

1999 “Chinese Immigrant Women in Toronto: Exploring the Intersections of Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Class.” Paper presented at the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO) Conference, Havana, Dec. 10-12.

1999

1999 “Downward Mobility: The Employment Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women in the Greater Toronto Area.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Gendered Mobilities in Asia, Hong Kong, Nov. 25-26.

1999

1999 “Fitting the Master Plan: Migration and Transformation of the Subcontractual Relations of Chinese Immigrant Wives to their Husbands’ Work.” Paper presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Boston MA, March 11-14.

1999

1999 “Migration and the Transformation of the Social Relations of Chinese Immigrant Wives to their Husbands’ Work.” Paper presented at the Fourth Annual Women’s Studies Conference, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia, March 4-6.

1999

1999 “Racism, Sexism, and Canadian Immigration Policies: Effects on Chinese Immigrant Women.” Paper presented at the 94th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, August 6-10.

1999

1999 “Social Organization of Mothering and the Challenges Experienced by Chinese Immigrant Mothers in Canada.” Paper presented at the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association Annual Meeting, Sherbrooke, Quebec, June 6-8.

1999

1998 “Collecting on Overseas Chinese: Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada.” Paper presented at the International Convention of Asia Scholars, Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands, June 25-28.

1998

1998 “Fitting Her In: Migration and Changes in Chinese Immigrant Wives’ Subcontractual Relations to Their Husbands’ Work.” Paper presented at the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association Annual Meeting, Ottawa, Ontario, May 31-June 3.

1998

1998 “Juggling Household Work and Paid Work: The Experience of Middle-Class Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada.” Seminar Series, Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, April 1. [invited and funded by HKUST]

1998

1998 “Migration and Social Organization of Mothering: Challenges Confronted by Chinese Immigrant Mothers in Canada.” Paper presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, August 21-25.

1998

1998 “Migration and the Transformation of Work Arrangements: The Experience of Women from Middle-Class Chinese Immigrant Families.” Paper presented at the 1998 International Studies Association (ISA) Conference, Minneapolis, Minesota, March 17-21.

1998

1998 “The Effect of Canadian Immigration Policies on Chinese Immigrant Women (1858 to 1986).” Asia Pacific Conference on Canadian Studies, Japanese Association of Canadian Studies (JACS), Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan, March 27-28. [invited and funded by JACS]

1998

1997 “Fitting the Master Plan: Migration and Changes in the Social Relations of Middle-Class Chinese Immigrant Wives to Their Husbands’ Work.” Paper presented at the American Sociological Association Conference, Toronto, Ontario, August 9-13.

1997

1997 “Juggling Household Work and Paid Work: The Experience of Middle-Class Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada.” Paper presented at the New York Consortium on Migration, Ethnicity, and Citizenship and the International Sociological Association Conference, New York City, New York, June 5-7.

1997

1997 “Juggling Household Work and Paid Work: The Lived Experience of Middle-Class Women from Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Families in Canada.” Paper presented at the Association for Asian American Studies Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington, April 16-20.

1997

1997 “Juggling Household Work and Paid Work: The Lived Experience of Middle-Class Women from Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Families in Canada.” Paper presented at the Pacific Sociological Association Conference, San Diego, California, April 17-20.

1997

1997 “Migration and the Transformation of Paid Work Arrangements: The Experience of Women from Middle-Class Chinese Families.” Paper presented at the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association Annual Meeting, St. John's, Newfoundland, June 8-11.

1997

1997 “The Effect of Canadian Immigration Policies on the Entrance of Chinese Immigrant Women (1858 to 1986).” Paper presented at the Association for Asian Studies, Southeast Conference, Savannah, Georgia, Jan. 17-19.

1997

1996 “Deconstructing the Media Image: Middle-Class Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Women and the Social Organization of Work.” Paper presented at the XI International Oral History Conference: Communicating Experience, University of Goteborg, Goteborg, Sweden, June 13-16.

1996

1996 “Hong Kong Middle-class Immigrant Women in Canada: An Investigation in the Social Organization of Work.” Paper presented at the American Sociological Association 91th Annual Meeting, New York City, New York, August 16-20.

1996

1996 “Social Organization of Work and the Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada.” Seminar Series, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, March 12. [invited]

1996

1996 “The Experience of Women in Middle-Class Hong Kong Immigrant Families in Canada: An Inquiry in the Social Organization of Paid and Unpaid Work.” Paper presented at the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO) Conference, Xiamen, China, November 18-22.

1996

1995 “Developing a Gendered Analysis of Work: Conceptual and Methodological Considerations for the Study of Immigrants in Canada.” Workshop co-chaired with Ann Denis at the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association, Thirteenth biennial Conference, Gimli, Manitoba, October 20-23.

1995

1995 “The Experience of Women in Chinese Immigrant Families: An Inquiry in the Social Organization of Paid and Unpaid Labour.” Paper presented at the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association Annual Meeting, Universite du Quebec, Montreal, June 4-7.

1995

1995 “The Social Organization of Paid and Unpaid Labour: Hong Kong Middle-Class Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada.” Paper presented at the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association, Thirteenth Biennial Conference, Gimli, Manitoba, Oct. 20-23.

1995

1994 “Canada's New Middle-Class Chinese Immigrant Women from Hong Kong: An Experiential Account.” Paper presented at the American Sociological Association 89th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, August 5-9.

1994

1994 “Lives in Canada for Women in the New Chinese Immigrant Families from Hong Kong.” Paper presented at the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO) Comparative Perspectives Conference, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Dec. 19-21.

1994

1994 “The Experience of Women in Recent Middle-Class Chinese Immigrant Women from Hong Kong: An Inquiry in Institutional and Organizational Processes.” The 15th Nihon University International Symposium: Work and Family Life of International Migrant Workers, Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan, Dec. 5-7. [invited and funded]

1994

1993 “The Astronaut Phenomenon: Examining Consequences of the Diaspora of the Hong Kong Chinese.” Paper presented at the Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies 21St Annual Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Oct. 15-17.

1993

1993 “The New Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada.” Paper presented at the 34th International Congress of Asian and North African Studies, Hong Kong, August 22-28.

1993

1992 “Information Session - Development of an Information Tool: Dialogue Between Researchers and the Advisory Committee - CRIAW,” panel discussion at the 16th Annual Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women Conference, Toronto, November 13-15

1992

1992 “Toronto's New Middle-Class Chinese Immigrant Women from Hong Kong - An Experiential Account.” Paper presented at the 27th Annual Conference of the Atlantic Association of Sociologists and Anthropologists, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, March 12-15.

1992

1992 “Unequal Gender Divisions: Women in Dual-Career Commuter Families.” Paper presented at the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association Annual Meeting, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, May 30-June 2.

1992

1991 “Chinese Women in Canada: Production and Reproduction.” Paper presented at the Canadian Asian Studies Association Conference, Brock University, St. Catharines, October 5-7.

1991

1991 “Effects of the Canadian Immigration Policy on the Chinese Immigrant Women.” Paper presented at the Chinese-Canadian Social Scientists Association Meeting, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, May 24.

1991

1991 “Silent Partners: The Experience of Women in Chinese Immigrant Families from Hong Kong.” Paper presented at the Canadian Women Studies Association, Learned Societies Conference, Queen's University, Kingston, May 29-June 1.

1991

1990 Dispelling the Media Image: Women in Chinese Immigrant Families From Hong Kong.” Paper presented at the 33rd International Congress of Asian and North African Studies, University of Toronto, August 19-25.

1990

Conference Proceedings

Publication
Year

Ng, R., Man, G., Shan, H. 2008. “Learning to be an immigrant: Professional immigrant women navigating the Canadian labour market.” Leona English, and Janet Groen (Eds). Proceeding of the 27th Adult Education of Canadian Association of Studies in Adult Education (CASAE). Vancouver, B.C.: University of British Columbia, 406-408. http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/CASAE/cnf2008/Schedules/CASAE%202008%20program%20may%2016%20(2).html

2008

Ng, R., Man, G., Shan, H., Liu, W. 2006. “Learning to be good citizens: Informal learning and the labour market experiences of professional Chinese immigrant women.” Leona English, and Janet Groen (Eds). Proceeding of the 25th Adult Education of Canadian Association of Studies in Adult Education (CASAE). Toronto: York University, 266-267. Retrievable at http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/CASAE/cnf2006/cnf2006.html

2006

Man, Guida. 2006.“Globalization and the Racialization of Gender: Exploring the Experience of Precarious Employment of Skilled Chinese Immigrant Women in Toronto”. In Migration between East and West: Normalizing the Periphery, Manual of Symposium, April 2-5. Xiamen: Research School for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Xiamen University.

2006

Man, Guida. 2001. “Negotiating New Lives: The Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada.” In Proceedings I: The 4th International Chinese Overseas Conference, April 26-28. Taipei: Centre for Academic Activities, Academia Sinica.

2001

Man, Guida. 2000. “Racism, Sexism and the Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women.” Conference presentation published in Era 21 Against Racism Conference Website. http://geog.queensu.ca/era21/papers/man.htm.

2000

Man, Guida. 1996. “Deconstructing the Media Image: Middle-Class Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Women and the Social Organization of Work.” In Communicating Experience: IX International Oral History Conference, Vol 1. Migration and Ethnic Identity, p.141-153. Goteborg: University of Goteborg.

1996

Man, Guida. 1995. “The Astronaut Phenomenon: Examining Consequences of the Diaspora of the Hong Kong Chinese.” In Managing Change in Southeast Asia: Local Identities, Global Connections, Proceedings of the 21st Meetings of the Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies, October 15-17, 1993. Edited by J. DeBernardi et al. p.269-281. University of Alberta.

1995

Man, Guida. 1992. “Dispelling the Media Image: Life in Canada for Women of Recent Middle-Class Immigrant Families from Hong Kong.” In Contacts Between Cultures, East Asia: History and Social Sciences, Vol.4, p.454-458. Queenston: Edwin Mellon Press.

1992

Research Reports

Publication
Year

Usha Geroge, Ka Tat Tsang, Guida Man, and Wei Wei Da. 2000. Needs Assessment of Mandarin-speaking Newcomers. Toronto: South East Asian Services Centre. Unpublished report, 55pp.

2000

Man, Guida.1991. Commuter Families in Canada: A Research Report. Study conducted for the Demographic Review Secretariat, Health and Welfare Canada, September, 98pp.

1991


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