China: The Largest Migration in Human History

Geography Professor Kam Wing Chan’s work on internal Chinese migration is prominently cited in this week’s Economist article, “The Impact of Chinese Migrati0n: We Like to Move It Move It”.

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Is China’s Economic Development Less than Meets the Eye?

UW Geography Professor Kam Wing Chan’s online commentaries on contemporary Chinese urbanization, educational attainment, transportation, and internal migration issues have attracted  international attention. He has debunked the widely-celebrated phenomenon of China’s hyper development by showing 1) how Chinese students aren’t actually doing better on standardized tests than US students (showing how skewed the Click to Read More

China’s Demographic Changes

Geography Professor Kam Wing Chan offers commentary on Chinese migration policy today on a  CBC radio feature  on China’s mammoth and ongoing demographic changes.  The program,  called “China Shift”,  (an edition of the national CBC program “Currents”),  offers segments on the One Child Policy, Gender Gaps, and China’s Annual Migration Click to Read More

International migration to double by 2050

The world will be taken by surprise by the relentless pace of migration unless States, international organizations and civil society make a concerted effort to invest in how they respond to it, says the World Migration Report (WMR) 2010 launched today by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The number of international migrants Click to Read More