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 Lucille Ngan obtained BSocSc (Hons) (Sociology and Social Science and Policy) and PhD (Sociology) from the University of New South Wales, Australia. Her research expertise includes migration, identity, family and gender. She has examined issues such as 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 trajectories, strategies, and practices of Hong Kong transnational families. Her published work include The Chinese Face in Australia: Multi-generational Ethnicity Among Australian-born Chinese and her papers have appeared in MobilitiesGender, Place and Culture and Social Transformations in Chinese Societies among others.

Research Interests

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

Publications

Selected 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. 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. (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.

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. (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.

Book

  • 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, 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). Parachute kids and transnational families: The negotiation of migratory strategies among second-generation returnee fathers in Hong Kong, Chinese Studies Association of Australia 16th Biennial Conference, held at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, 1-3 July.
  • Ngan, L. L. S. (2019). Gender Relations, Transnational Migration and Fatherhood: Middle-class returnee fathers in Hong Kong, The 9th Asian Conference on Asian Studies (ACAS 2019), held at Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan, 24-26 May.
  • 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 8th Asian Conference on Asian Studies, held at the Art Center of Kobe, Kobe, Japan, 1-3 June.
  • Ngan, L. L. S. and Chan, A. K. W. (2017). Border policies, family configurations and differential mobility: The case of Chinese Cross border students, The Nordic Geographers Meeting (NGM) 2017: Geographies of inequalities, held at Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, 18 – 21 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.
  • Ngan, L. L. S. and Chan, A. K. W. (2016). Exploring fathering goals among Hong Kong return migrants, The Asian Conference on Asian Studies 2016 (ACAS2016): Cultural struggle and praxis: Negotiating power and the everyday, held at Art Center of Kobe, Kobe, Japan, 2-5 June.
  • Chan, A. K. W. and Ngan, L. L. S. (2016). Sense of Belonging of Young Cross-Border Students: Mobility, Place and Familial Contexts, 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, held at Art Center of Kobe, 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, held at Monash University, Melbourne, 19-20 November.
  • Chan, A. and Ngan, L. (2015). Family and Spatial Strategies of Families with Cross-border Students, The 9th International Convention of Asian Scholars held at the Adelaide Convention Center, Adelaide, 5-9 July.
  • Chan, A. K. W. and Ngan, L. L. S. (2014). The politics of mobility of cross borer students in Hong Kong, The Annual Conference of the Hong Kong Sociological Association held at The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, 5-6 December.
  • 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 (ACAS 2014) held at the Rihga Royal Hotel, Osaka, 29 May – 1 June.
  • Chan, A. Ngan, L., Wong, A. (2013). Identities of Cross-border Students: Crisis, Ambiguity or Flexibility, the Eighth International Convention of Asia Scholars, held at The Venetian, Macau, 24-27 June.
  • 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
  • Chan, A. Ngan, L., and Wong, A. (2013). Perspectives and Experiences of Cross-border Students presented at The Eighth Annual Conference, The Asian Studies Association of Hong Kong held at The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, 8-9 March.
  • Chan, K. W., Kennett, P. and Ngan, L. L. S. (2011). Gender, Social Security and Citizenship: Experiences in Four Asian cities presented at The Fourth Round Social Policy Symposium: Social Policy in Conditions of Turbulent Economic Change held at Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, 24-25 March.
  • 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.
  • Ngan, L. and Chan, K. W. (2010). One City Two Worlds: Migration and Citizenship in Beijing and Hong Kong, presented at the Li and Fung China Policy Summit held at the Peking University, Beijing, China, 11-12 March. (Paper presented in Putonghua)
  • Ngan, L. (2009). Inverted Transnational Linkages Among Chinese Returned Migrants, presented at the International workshop on transnational migrant identity in Asia: Intersecting cultural, social and economic dimensions held at Nanyang University, Singapore, 17-18 December.

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

  • SI2004 Social Problems in Asia
  • GEN2027 Gender, Culture and Society