Dr NGAN Lok Sun Lucille
顏樂燊博士

BSocSc (Hons) (UNSW)
PhD (UNSW)

Associate Professor, Department of Social Science

Tel : (852) 3963 5118
Email : lucillengan@hsu.edu.hk

Dr Ngan obtained her PhD (Sociology) from the University of New South Wales, Australia. She is a qualitative researcher and her research focuses on migration, families, gender and the Chinese diaspora. She has examined issues related to multi-generational ethnicity among Australian-born Chinese, fatherhood among returnees in Hong Kong, cross-border students in Hong Kong and social inequalities in East Asia. She is currently researching the migratory  trajectories and strategies of transnational families and expatriates in Hong Kong. Her publications include The Chinese Face in Australia: Multi-generational Ethnicity Among Australian-born Chinese and her papers have appeared in Mobilities, Children and Youth Services Review and Gender, Place and Culture among others.

Research Interests

Transnationalism and migration; Family and gender; Life course; Identity and diasporic Chinese, Qualitative methods

Publications

Selected Journal Articles

  • Chan, A. K. W., Chiu, M. M, Yang, S. and Ngan, L. L. S. (2020). Mobility, Belongingness and Schooling Experiences of Chinese Cross-Border Students. Children and Youth Services Review, 1111, Article 104870. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.104870 
  • Chan, A. K. W., & Ngan, L. L. S. (2018). Investigating the differential mobility experiences of Chinese cross-border students. Mobilities, 13(1), 142–156. https://doi.org/10.1080/17450101.2017.1300452
  • Chan, A. K. W., Ngan, L. L. S., Wong, A. K.W., & Chan, W. S. (2017). “Border” matters in discussions of cross-border students. Social Transformations in Chinese Societies, 13(1), 56–70. https://doi.org/10.1108/STICS-04-2017-0005.
  • Kennett, P., Chan, K-W. and Ngan L. L S.(2016) Global policy paradigms, gender equality and everyday lives in Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul and Taipei, Gender, Place and Culture, 23(9): 1343-1359. https://doi.org/10.1080/0966369X.2016.1160032
  • Ngan, L. L. S. and Chan, K. W. (2013). An Outsider is Always an Outsider: Migration, Social Policy and Social Exclusion in East Asia. Journal of Comparative Asian Development, 12(2): 316-350. https://doi.org/10.1080/15339114.2013.801144
  • Ngan, L. L. S. (2008). Living In-between: Hybrid identities among Long-established Australian-born Chinese in Sydney. Chinese Southern Diaspora Studies, 2(1), 127-135.

Selected Book Chapters

  • Chan, K. W., Kennett, P. and Ngan, L. L. S. (2014). Gender, Social Security and Citizenship: Experiences in Four Asian Cities. In J. Lee, J. Midgley, and Y. Zhu (Eds), Social Policy and Social Change in East Asia (pp. 35-62). USA: Lexington Books.
  • Kennett, P., Chan, K. W. and Ngan, L. L. S. (2013). Social Protection, Governance and the Dynamics of Inclusion and Exclusion in East Asia. In M. Izuhara (Ed.), Handbook of East Asian Social Policy (pp.245-265). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  • Ngan, L. L. S. (2013). Family and Marriage: Constructing Chineseness among Long-settled Australian-born Chinese. In K. B. Chan (Ed.), International Handbook of Chinese Families (pp. 137-153). New York: Springer.
  • Ngan, L. L. S. (2012). Identities and Decentered Transnational Linkages: Returned Migrants in Hong Kong. In C. Pluss, & K. B. Chan (Eds.), Living Intersections: Transnational Migrant Identifications in Asia (pp. 235-257), Dordrecht, N. L: Springer.

Books and Monographs

  • Ngan, L. L. S. and Chan, K. B. (2012). The Chinese Face in Australia: Multi-generational Ethnicity Among Australian-born Chinese. New York: Springer.

Other Publications

  • Chan K. W. A., Ngan, L. L. S. and Wong, A. (2013) HKIEd Study on School Experience of Cross-border Students, http://www.ied.edu.hk/web/news.php?glang=tc, press release on 18th December, 2013.
  • Kennett, P., Chan, K. W., Chung, K. W., Pun, N. and Ngan, L. L. S. (2013). Governance and Citizenship in East Asia: Beijing, Hong Kong, Taipei and Seoul, Centre for Social Policy Studies, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

Selected Presentations

  • Ngan, L. L. S and Chan, A. K.W (2019, July 1-3). Parachute kids and transnational families: The negotiation of migratory strategies among second-generation returnee fathers in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the Chinese Studies Association of Australia 16th Biennial Conference, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Ngan, L. L. S. (2019, May 24-26). Gender Relations, Transnational Migration and Fatherhood: Middle-class returnee fathers in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the 9th Asian Conference on Asian Studies (ACAS 2019), Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Ngan, L. L. S. and Chan, A. K. W. (2018, July 29-30). Understanding the Impact of Transnational Families through Filial Relations and Fathering: Second-generation Return Migrant Fathers in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the Eleventh Conference on Global Studies, University of Granada, Granada, Spain.
  • Ngan, L. L. S. and Chan, A. K. W. (2018, Jun. 1-3). Changing Fatherhood and Reconfiguring Masculinities: Upper-Middle Class Fathers in Hong Kong. Paper presented at The 8thAsian Conference on Asian Studies, Art Center of Kobe, Kobe, Japan.
  • Ngan, L. L. S. and Chan, A. K. W. (2017, Jun. 18-21). Border policies, family configurations and differential mobility: The case of Chinese Cross border students, Paper presented at The Nordic Geographers Meeting (NGM) 2017: Geographies of inequalities, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Ngan, L. L. S. and Chan, A. K. W. (2016, Dec 14-17). Cat Dads? Negotiations of fatherhood among Hong Kong returnee fathers. Paper presented at The 11th Association for Cultural Studies “Crossroads in Cultural Studies” conference, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
  • Ngan, L. L. S. and Chan, A. K. W. (2016, Jun. 2-5). Exploring fathering goals among Hong Kong return migrants. Paper presented at The Asian Conference on Asian Studies 2016 (ACAS2016): Cultural struggle and praxis: Negotiating power and the everyday, Art Center of Kobe, Kobe, Japan.
  • Chan, A. K. W. and Ngan, L. L. S. (2016, Jun 2-5). Sense of Belonging of Young Cross-Border Students: Mobility, Place and Familial Contexts. Paper presented at The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 2016 (ACCS2016) and The Asian Conference on Asian Studies 2016 (ACAS2016): Cultural struggle and praxis: Negotiating power and the everyday, Art Center of Kobe, Kobe, Japan.
  • Ngan, L. L. S. and Chan, A. K. W. (2015, Nov. 19-20). Exploring transnationalism and childrearing strategies among Chinese returnee fathers in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the 2015 MAI Annual International Conferences Asian Migration and Rooted Transnationalism, Monash University, Melbourne.
  • Chan, A. and Ngan, L. (2015, Jul. 5-9). Family and Spatial Strategies of Families with Cross-border Students. Paper presented at The 9th International Convention of Asian Scholars, Adelaide Convention Center, Adelaide.
  • Chan, A. K. W. and Ngan, L. L. S. (2014, Dec. 5-6). The politics of mobility of cross borer students in Hong Kong. Paper presented at The Annual Conference of the Hong Kong Sociological Association, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong.
  • Ngan, L. L. S., Chan, A., Wong, A. and Chan, W. S. (2014, May 29 – Jun. 1). Border-crossing and Hybridity: Cross-border Students in Hong Kong. Paper presented at The Fourth Asian Conference on Asian Studies (ACAS 2014), Rihga Royal Hotel, Osaka, Japan. 
  • Chan, A. Ngan, L. L. S., Wong, A. (2013, Jun. 24-27). Identities of Cross-border Students: Crisis, Ambiguity or Flexibility. Paper presented at the Eighth International Convention of Asia Scholars. The Venetian, Macau.
  • Ngan, L. L. S., Chan, A. and Wong, A. (2013, May 24-26). The Construction of Identity of Cross-border School Students in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the Third Asian Conference on Cultural Studies. Hotel Ramada, Osaka, Japan.
  • Chan, A. Ngan, L. L. S., and Wong, A. (2013). Perspectives and Experiences of Cross-border Students. Paper presented at the Workshop on Cross-border Mobilities, Strategies and Identities in Hong Kong and Mainland. Department of Sociology, The University of Hong Kong.
  • Chan, A. Ngan, L. L. S., and Wong, A. (2013, Mar 8-9). Perspectives and Experiences of Cross-border Students. Paper presented at The Eighth Annual Conference, The Asian Studies Association of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong.
  • Chan, K. W., Kennett, P. and Ngan, L. L. S. (2011, Mar. 24-25). Gender, Social Security and Citizenship: Experiences in Four Asian cities. Paper presented at The Fourth Round Social Policy Symposium: Social Policy in Conditions of Turbulent Economic Change, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou.
  • Ngan, L. L. S. and Chan, K. W. (2010, Jun 10-14). An Outsider is Always an Outsider: Migration. Paper presented at the Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development, The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Hong Kong.
  • Ngan, L. L. S. and Chan, K. W. (2010, Mar. 11-12). One City Two Worlds: Migration and Citizenship in Beijing and Hong Kong. Paper presented at the Li and Fung China Policy Summit, Peking University, Beijing, China. (Paper presented in Putonghua)
  • Ngan, L. L. S. (2009, Dec. 17-18). Inverted Transnational Linkages Among Chinese Returned Migrants. Paper presented at the International workshop on transnational migrant identity in Asia: Intersecting cultural, social and economic dimensions, Nanyang University, Singapore.

Grants

  • 2020. Co-Investigator. Expatriates and Overseas Returnee: Perceptions and Reactions towards recent Social Incidents in Hong Kong and their Migratory Plans (SR2020.B12.005). Award: HKD$234,832.
  • 2019. Principal-Investigator. Trajectories, strategies, practices of second-generation Hong Kong transnational families. Faculty Development Scheme, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong (UGC/FDS14/H06/18). Award: HK$ 1,012,330.
  • 2015. Principal-Investigator. Early Fatherhood among Returnees in Hong Kong: Spousal Relations, Child-rearing and Work. Faculty Development Scheme, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong (UGC/FDS14/H09/14). Award: HK$ 660, 526.
  • 2012. Co-Investigator. Educational Experiences, Family Relationships and Sense of Belonging: Cross-border Primary School Children Commuters. Public Policy Research, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong (HKIEd8003-PPR-11). Award: HK$540, 744.

Awards

  • The Academy of Hong Kong Studies Award – Outstanding Paper Award for Hong Kong Studies in 2017/2018. [The paper entitled “Investigating the differential mobility experiences of Chinese cross-border students” was recommended as one of the outstanding papers for 2017/2018.]
  • Emerald Literati Network Awards – 2018 Highly Commended Award. [The paper entitled, “‘Border’ matters in discussions of cross-border students”, was selected as one of the best papers of the year.]

Courses Taught

  • ASI2004 Social Problems in Asia
  • ASI4007 The Chinese Diaspora and Migration
  • GEN2027 Gender, Culture and Society