NGAN Lok Sun, Lucille


Dr NGAN Lok Sun, Lucille 顏樂燊博士

BSocSc (Hons) (UNSW)

Associate Professor, Department of Social Science

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    Dr Ngan received her BSocSc (Hons) (Sociology and Social Science and Policy) and PhD (Sociology) from the University of New South Wales, Australia. Her research interests include migration, transnationalism, ethnic identities, Chinese diaspora, families and gender. Her current research focuses on exploring fatherhood among second-generation returnees in Hong Kong and the trajectories, strategies, and practices of Hong Kong transnational families.

  • Research Interests

    • Transnationalism and Migration;
    • Cross-Border Movements;
    • Family;
    • Gender;
    • Life Course;
    • Identity and Chinese Diaspora
  • Publications

    Journal Articles

    • Chan, A. K. W., & Ngan, L. L. S. (2018). Investigating the differential mobility experiences of Chinese cross-border students. Mobilities, 13(1), 142–156.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Ngan, L. (2008). Living In-between: Hybrid identities among Long-established Australian-born Chinese in Sydney. Chinese Southern Diaspora Studies, 2(1), 127-135.
    • Ngan, L. (2008). Methodological Issues on Studying the Identity of Long-established ABC. Migrations and Identities, 1(2), 133-150.

    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. (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.
    • Ngan, L. (2008). Generational Identities Through Time: Memories and Homelands of the ABCs. In A. Davidson, & K. E. Kuah-Pearce (Eds.), At home in the Chinese Diaspora: Memories, Identities and Belongings (pp. 74-93). Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.


    • 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 Kit Wa, Anita, Lucille Ngan and Anthony Wong (2013) HKIEd Study on School Experience of Cross-border Students,, 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.
  • Presentations (Selected)

    • Ngan, L. L. S. and Chan, A. K. W. (2018). ” Understanding the Impact of Transnational Families through Filial Relations and Fathering: Second-generation Return Migrant Fathers in Hong Kong”Eleventh Conference on Global Studies, held at University of Granada, Granada, Spain, 29-30 July.
    • Ngan, L. L. S. and Chan, A. K. W. (2018). “Changing Fatherhood and Reconfiguring Masculinities: Upper-Middle Class Fathers in Hong Kong”The Asian Conference on Asian Studies, ACAS 2018, held at the Art Center of Kobe, Kobe, Japan, 1-3 June.
    • Ngan, L. L. S. and Chan, A. K. W. (2016). Cat Dads? Negotiations of fatherhood among Hong Kong returnee fathers, The 11th Association for Cultural Studies “Crossroads in Cultural Studies” conference, held at the University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 14-17 December.
    • Chan, A. K. W. and Ngan, L. L. S. (2016). Sense of Belonging of Young Cross-Border Students: Mobility, Place and Familial ContextsThe Asian Conference on Asian Studies, ACAS 2016, held at the Art Center of Kobe, Kobe, Japan, 2-5 June.
    • Ngan, L. L. S. and Chan, A. K. W. (2016). Exploring fathering goals among Hong Kong return migrants , The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies, ACCS 2016, Kobe, Japan, 2-5 June.
    • Ngan, L. L. S. and Chan, A. K. W. (2015). Exploring transnationalism and childrearing strategies among Chinese returnee fathers in Hong Kong, 2015 MAI Annual International Conferences Asian Migration and Rooted Transnationalism, Monash University, Melbourne, 19-20 November.
    • Ngan, L. L. S. (2015). Fatherhood and Migration among Chinese Returnees in Hong Kong: A Literature Review, ICSH 2015: International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities held at the Holiday Inn Gare Montparnasse, Paris, 18-19 May.
    • Ngan, L. L. S., Chan, A., Wong, A. and Chan, W. S. (2014). Border-crossing and Hybridity: Cross-border Students in Hong Kong, The Fourth Asian Conference on Asian Studies held at the Rihga Royal Hotel, Osaka, 29 May – 1 June.
    • Ngan, L. L. S. (2014). Seven Identities: On Construction of Chineseness among Long-settled Australian-born Chinese, 3rd Colloquium, Department of General Education, Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong, 3 April.
    • Ngan, L., Chan, A. and Wong, A. (2013). The Construction of Identity of Cross-border School Students in Hong Kong, Third Asian Conference on Cultural Studies, held at Ramada, Osaka, 24-26 May.
    • Chan, A. Ngan, L., and Wong, A. (2013). Perspectives and Experiences of Cross-border Students, A Workshop on Cross-border Mobilities, Strategies and Identities in Hong Kong and Mainland, Department of Sociology, The University of Hong Kong, 19 April.
    • Ngan, L. and Chan, K. W. (2010). An Outsider is Always an Outsider: Migration, presented at Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development held at The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Hong Kong, 10-14 June.
  • Research Projects

    · 2019 – 3 years. Principal-Investigator. Trajectories, strategies, practices of second-generation Hong Kong transnational families. Faculty Development Scheme, Research Grant Council, Hong Kong (UGC/FDS14/H06/18). Award: HK$ 1,012,330.

    · 2015 – 2.5 years. Principal-Investigator. Early Fatherhood among Returnees in Hong Kong: Spousal Relations, Child-rearing and Work. Faculty Development Scheme, Research Grant Council, Hong Kong (UGC/FDS14/H09/14). Award: HK$ 660, 526.

    · 2012 – 2 years. Co-Investigator. Educational Experiences, Family Relationships and Sense of Belonging: Cross-border Primary School Children Commuters. Public Policy Research, Research Grant Council, Hong Kong (HKIEd8003-PPR-11). Award: HK$540, 744.

  • Courses

    ASI2004 Social Problems in Asia
    GEN2027 Gender, Culture and Society