The Pearl River Delta Social Research Centre of the Department co-organised the international conference “Labour, Mobility and Development in PRD and Beyond” with the Department of Sociology and Social Work of the Sun Yat-sen University and the Universities Service Centre for China Studies, CUHK on June 5-7, 2015.
A number of distinguished scholars delivered keynote speeches at the conference. They were Prof. Jack BARBALET, Head and Chair Professor of the Department of Sociology at Hong Kong Baptist University; Prof. He CAI, Professor of the School of Sociology and Anthropology at Sun Yat-sen University; Prof. Susanne Yuk-ping CHOI, Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Sociology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Prof. Eric FONG, Visiting Professor of the Department of Sociology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto; Prof. Thomas B. GOLD, Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley; and Prof. Junxiu WANG, Director of the Department of Social Psychology, Institute of Sociology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
The conference attracted over 100 participants. A total of 40 papers were presented, covering topics such as migration/immigration, mobility and stratification, social resistance, economic sociology, young generation, marginality, social care and welfare, gender and demography, and environment and culture.