SemesterSpring Semester, 2021
DepartmentFreshman Class of BA in Global Governance
Course NameMigration and Globalization
InstructorOU TZU-CHI
Course TypeSelectively
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule





Feb 25



March 4

Civic data of Global Migration


March 11

Migrant Lives and Vulnerability


March 18

Risk and Injustice


March 25

States and Brokers


April 1

Labor Migration and Enterprise


April 7

Gender and Migration


April 15

Fieldtrip and Interview


April 22

Midterm Project Proposal


April 29

US-Mexico migration history


May 6

Life as undocumented immigrants


May 13

Border, gender, and labor


May 20



May 27

Second Generation


June 3

Migrant Placemaking


June 10

Return Migration


June 17

Public exhibition


June 24

Wrap up

































2/25 Week 1: Introduction

Guest lecturer: Tim Schütz, PhD Researcher, University of California, Irvine

  • Stalker, Peter. 2008. Chapter 1&2, No-Nonsense Guide to International Migration. 2nd ed. No-Nonsense Guides. Oxford: New Internationalist.

  • Stalker, Peter.《國際遷徙與移民:解讀離國出走》第一、二章。

3/4 Week 2: Civic data of Global Migration

Guest lecturer: Tim Schütz, PhD Researcher, University of California, Irvine

Supplementary readings:

  • Genova, Nicholas De, ed. 2017. The Borders of “Europe”: Autonomy of Migration, Tactics of Bordering. Durham: Duke University Press Books.

3/11 Week 3: Migrant Lives and Vulnerability

Guest lecturer: Tim Schütz, PhD Researcher, University of California, Irvine

  • TBD. Andersson, Ruben. 2014. Illegality, Inc: Clandestine Migration and the Business of Bordering Europe. California Series in Public Anthropology 28. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Supplementary readings:

  • Papadopoulos, Dimitris, and Vassilis S. Tsianos. 2013. “After Citizenship: Autonomy of Migration, Organisational Ontology and Mobile Commons.” Citizenship Studies 17 (2): 178–96.

  • Papadopoulos, Dimitris. 2018. Experimental Practice: Technoscience, Alterontologies, and More-than-Social Movements. Duke University Press.

3/18 Week 4: Risk and Injustice

Guest lecturer: Tim Schütz, PhD Researcher, University of California, Irvine

  • Choose one chapter from Holmes, Seth. 2020. Asylum for Sale: Profit and Protest in the Migration Industry. Edited by Siobhán McGuirk and Adrienne Pine. None edition. Oakland: PM Press.

3/25 Week 5: States and Brokers

  • Tseng, Yen-fen, and HONG-zen Wang. 2013. “Governing Migrant Workers at a Distance: Managing the Temporary Status of Guestworkers in Taiwan.” International Migration 51 (4): 1–19.

Supplementary readings:

  • Stalker, Peter. 2008. Chapter 1&2, No-Nonsense Guide to International Migration. 2nd ed. No-Nonsense Guides. Oxford: New Internationalist.

  • Kivisto, Peter, and Thomas Faist. 2010. Chapter 7&8. Beyond a Border: The Causes and Consequences of Contemporary Immigration. Sociology for a New Century Series. Los Angeles: Pine Forge Press.

  • Zhang, Li. 2001. Chapter 1. Strangers in the City: Reconfigurations of Space, Power, and Social Networks within China’s Floating Population. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

  • Chan, Alexsia T., and Kevin J. O’Brien. 2019. “Phantom Services: Deflecting Migrant Workers in China.” The China Journal 81 (January): 103–22.

4/1 Week 6: Labor Migration and Enterprise

  • Lan, Pei-Chia. 2006. Chapter 4. Global Cinderellas: Migrant Domestics and Newly Rich Employers in Taiwan. Durham, N.C: Duke University Press.

Supplementary reading:

  • Bélanger, Danièle, and Hong-zen Wang. 2013. “Becoming a Migrant: Vietnamese Emigration to East Asia.” Pacific Affairs 86 (1): 31–50.

  • Kung, I-chun, and Hong-zen Wang. 2006. “Socially Constructed Ethnic Division of Labour: Labour Control in Taiwanese-Owned Firms in Malaysia and Vietnam.” International Sociology 21 (4): 580–601.

  • Wang, Hong-zen. 2005. “Asian Transnational Corporations and Labor Rights: Vietnamese Trade Unions in Taiwan-Invested Companies.” Journal of Business Ethics 56 (1): 43–53.

  • Sun, Wanning. 2008. Maid in China?: Media, Morality, and the Cultural Politics of Boundaries. New York: Routledge.

4/8 Week 7: Gender and Migration

  • Wang, Hong-zen, and Shu-ming Chang. 2002. “The Commodification of International Marriages: Cross-Border Marriage Business in Taiwan and Viet Nam.” International Migration 40 (6): 93–116.

Supplementary reading:

  • Friedman, Sara. Exceptional States: Chinese Immigrants and Taiwanese Sovereignty. Oakland, California: University of California Press, 2015.

  • Bélanger, Danièle, Hye-Kyung Lee, and Hong-Zen Wang. 2010. “Ethnic Diversity and Statistics in East Asia: ‘Foreign Brides’ Surveys in Taiwan and South Korea.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 33 (6): 1108–30.

  • Wang, Hong-zen, and Danièle Bélanger. 2008. “Taiwanizing Female Immigrant Spouses and Materializing Differential Citizenship.” Citizenship Studies 12 (1): 91–106.

  • Wang, Hong-zen. 2007. “Hidden Spaces of Resistance of the Subordinated: Case Studies from Vietnamese Female Migrant Partners in Taiwan.” International Migration Review 41 (3): 706–27.

  • Bélanger, Danièle, and Hong-zen Wang. 2012. “Transnationalism from below: Evidence from Vietnam-Taiwan Cross-Border Marriages.” Asian and Pacific Migration Journal 21 (3): 291–316.

  • Wu, Kun-Lu, and I.-Chun Kung. 2016. “South Helps South; A Bridge between Oceans: The Role of Southeast Asian Migrant Workers and Marriage Immigrants in the New Southbound Policy.” Prospect Journal, no. 16: 105–23.

4/15 Week 8: Fieldtrip and Interview

4/22 Week 9: Midterm week. No Class.

4/29 Week 10: US-Mexico migration history

  • Monroy, D. (1995). Brutal Appetites: The Social Relations of the California Missions. Working People of California, 29-71.

Supplementary reading:

  • Gonzales, M. G. (2019). Chapter two in Mexicanos: A history of Mexicans in the United States. Indiana University Press.

5/6 Week 11: Life as undocumented immigrants

  • Palerm, J. V. (2006). Immigrant and migrant farm workers in the Santa Maria Valley, California.

Supplementary reading:

  • Leon, Jason De, and Michael Wells. 2015. The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail. First edition. Oakland, California: University of California Press.

  • Zlolniski, Christian. 2006. Janitors, Street Vendors, and Activists: The Lives of Mexican Immigrants in Silicon Valley. Berkeley: University of California Press.

5/13 Week 12: Border, gender, and labor

  • Salzinger, L. (2000). Manufacturing Sexual Subjects: Harassment', Desire and Discipline on a Maquiladora Shopfloor. Ethnography, 1(1), 67-92.

Supplementary reading:

  • Zavella, Patricia. 2011. I’m Neither Here nor There: Mexicans’ Quotidian Struggles with Migration and Poverty. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

  • Lan, Pei-Chia. 2006. Chapter six in Global Cinderellas: Migrant Domestics and Newly Rich Employers in Taiwan. Durham, N.C: Duke University Press.

  • Pun, Ngai. 2005. Made in China: Women Factory Workers in a Global Workplace. Durham: Duke University Press.

5/20 Week 13: Motherhood

  • Constable, Nicole. 2014. Born out of Place: Migrant Mothers and the Politics of International Labor. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Supplementary reading:

  • Parreñas, Rhacel Salazar. 2001. “Mothering from a Distance: Emotions, Gender, and Intergenerational Relations in Filipino Transnational Families.” Feminist Studies 27 (2): 361–90.

5/27 Week 14: Second Generation

  • Ling, Minhua. 2019. The Inconvenient Generation: Migrant Youth Coming of Ageon Shanghai’s Edge. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.

Supplementary reading:

  • Ling, Minhua. 2017. “Returning to No Home: Educational Remigration and Displacement in Rural China.” Anthropological Quarterly 90 (3): 715–42.

  • Murphy, Rachel. 2020. The Children of China’s Great Migration. Cambridge, United Kingdom?; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

6/3 Week 15: Migrant Placemaking

  • Simsek-Caglar, Ayse, and Nina Glick Schiller. Migrants and City-Making: Dispossession, Displacement and Urban Regeneration. Durham?; London: Duke University Press, 2018.

6/10 Week 16: Return Migration

  • Pido, Eric J. 2017. Migrant Returns: Manila, Development, and Transnational Connectivity. Durham: Duke University Press.

6/17 Week 17: Public exhibition

6/24 Week 18: Wrap Up

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Sketchbooks and course participation               20 pts.                                                                                          

Based on your reading of the assigned texts and your research, filling out the sketchbooks along the semester and submit a final report on May 27.

Fieldtrip, Activity design, and Interview              30 pts.                                                                            

Midterm project proposal                                   10 pts.  

Final Project: Migration Exhibition                      40 pts.                                                  

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