Dr. CHAN Yuk Wah (陳玉華)

Visiting address
Phone: +852 34426108

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


  • Culture and Change in Asia
  • Asian Migration and Global Diaspora
  • Food: Culture, Science and Society

Research Interests/Areas

Discipline: Anthropology

  • Migration studies
  • Asian borderlands
  • Vietnamese-Chinese relationships
  • Vietnamese and Chinese diaspora
  • Outbound Chinese tourism
  • Food and culture
  • Death studies

 Current/Recent Research Projects

  • Asian Migration and Diaspora
  • Food Relations in Asia
  • Tourism Politics in Asia

Editor or Editorial Membership

Journal Special Issue

  • Chan, Yuk Wah and Bill Pritchard, eds. (Dec 2016) Special Issue: Food Politics and Relations in East Asia: Food Safety, Resilience and Sustainability, Asia-Pacific Viewpoint 56(3): 295-408.
  • Chan, Yuk Wah and Brantly Womack, eds. (Aug 2016) Special Issue: Borderlands in Asia: Emergent Conditions and Relations, Asian Anthropology 15(2): 95-206.
  • Wee, Vivienne and Chan Yuk Wah, eds. (2006) The Cultural Economy of Regionalisation, Journal of Contemporary Asia 36(3): 325-405.