NGAN Lok Sun, Lucille 顏樂燊博士

BSocSc (Hons) (UNSW)
PhD (UNSW)

Associate Head & Associate Professor, Department of Social Science

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

ORCID: 0000-0003-0289-9139

Dr. Lucille Lok Sun NGAN is Associate Head and Associate Professor at the Department of Social Science, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong. She obtained her PhD (Sociology) from the University of New South Wales, Australia. Her research focuses on migration and transnationalism, ethnic identities, family processes, gender, aging, and the Chinese diaspora. She has examined issues related to the migration trajectories of Hong Kong transnational families, perceptions of social tensions among migrant groups, fatherhood among second-generation returnees, cross-border students, social inequalities in East Asia, and multi-generational ethnicity among Australian-born Chinese. She is currently researching transnational aging and family processes of older adults from Hong Kong. Her research papers have appeared in Critical Asian Studies, International Migration Review, Asian Studies Review and Children and Youth Services Review, among others.

Research Interests

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

Courses Taught

  • ASI2004 Social Problems in Asia
  • ASI4007 Migration and Transnationalism in Asia
  • GEN1004 Individual and Society
  • GEN2027 Gender, Culture and Society

Grants

  • 2023 – 2025. Principal-Investigator. Transnational Ageing and Family Processes among Elderly Hong Kong Parents. Faculty Development Scheme, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong (UGC/FDS14/H15/22). Award: HK$ 883,818.
  • 2020. Co-Investigator. Expatriates and Overseas Returnees: Perceptions and Reactions towards Recent Social Incidents in Hong Kong and their Migratory Plans.Public Policy Research Funding Scheme (Special Round), Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office, The Government of the Hong Kong SAR (SR2020.B12.005). Award: HKD$234,832.
  • 2019-2022. Principal-Investigator. Trajectories, strategies, practices of second-generation Hong Kong transnational families. Faculty Development Scheme, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong (UGC/FDS14/H06/18). Award: HK$ 1,012,330.
  • 2015 – 2017. 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 – 2013. 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.]

Publications

Selected Journal Articles

  • Ngan, L. L. S. (2024). Negotiating Work-Family Transitions: Reverse Family Migration among Second-Generation Hong Kong Mothers. Critical Asian Studies, 56(2), 207–226.  https://doi.org/10.1080/14672715.2024.2329983
  • Ngan, L. L. S., & Chan, A. K. W. (2024).  The quest for lifestyle: Reverse family migration among Hong Kong returnee parents. International Migration Review, 58(1): 94-116. https://doi.org/10.1177/01979183221149024
  • Ngan, L. L. S., & Chan, A. K. W., Chan, R. H. Y., & Siu, Q. K. Y. (2023). The Impact of a Transnational Background on Family Migration Considerations Amid Political Uncertainty: Second-generation Returnees in Hong Kong. The China Review, 23(3): 217-243. https://muse.jhu.edu/pub/250/article/905454
  • Ngan, L. L. S., & Chan, A. K. W. (2023).  Gender equality or just more involved fathering? A critical examination of the division of childcare in Hong Kong’s professional middle-class families. Community, Work and Family, 1–16. https://doi.org/10.1080/13668803.2023.2207718
  • Ngan, L. L. S., & Chan, A. K. W. (2022). Transnational Familyhood and Migration Strategies among Parachute Kids-turned-Parents from Hong Kong. Asian Studies Review, 46(2), 197-214. https://doi.org/10.1080/10357823.2021.1937939
  • Chan, A. K. W., Chiu, M. M, Yang, S., & 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., & 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., & 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., & Ngan, L. L. S.(2014). Gender, Social Security and Citizenship: Experiences in Four Asian Cities. In J. Lee, J. Midgley, & Y. Zhu (Eds.), Social Policy and Social Change in East Asia (pp. 35-62). USA: Lexington Books.
  • Kennett, P., Chan, K. W., & 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.
  • 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.

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, R. H. Y., & Ngan, L. L. S.(2020). Expatriates and Overseas Returnees’ Perceptions and Reactions towards Recent Social Incidents in Hong Kong and Their Migratory Plans. Research Report prepared for the Public Policy Research (PPR) Funding Scheme (Special Round), Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office, The Government of the Hong Kong SAR.
  • Kennett, P., Chan, K. W., Chung, K. W., Pun, N., & 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. (2024, Apr 27). Exploring the Influence of Digital Technologies on Aging Experience in Transnational Family Contexts: A Study of Older Adults in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the Conference on Social Transformation and Social Challenges in Greater China, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  • Siu, Q. K. Y. and Ngan, L. L. S.  (2024, Apr 27). Negotiating Achievement amid Challenges: Exploring Hong Kong Migrant’s Narrative Construction. Paper presented at the Conference on Social Transformation and Social Challenges in Greater China, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  • Ngan, L. L. S.  (2023, 25 Jun -1Jul). Gender equality or Just More Involved Fathering? Exploring the division of childcare in Hong Kong’s professional middle-class families. Paper presented at the XXX World Congress of Sociology, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia.
  • Ngan, L. L. S.  (2023, Mar 9). Just involved fathering or gender equality? Exploring the division of childcare in Hong Kong’s professional middle-class families. Paper presented at the SSC seminar, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  • Chan, R. H. Y., Ngan, L. L. S. and Chiu, E. Y. Y. (2022, Dec 5). Panic search as a simulation of migration: An analysis of keyword searches on migration information triggered by recent political and health crises in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the International Workshop: In search of greener pastures? Migration discourses, drivers and dynamics in the new Hong Kong exodus, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  • Ngan, L. L. S.(2022, Apr 21). Going Back for a Better Lifestyle: Reverse Family Migration among Hong Kong Returnee Parents. Paper presented at the SSC seminar, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong.
  • Ngan, L. L. S.(2021, Nov 29 – Dec 1). The Quest for Lifestyle: Reverse Family Migration among Hong Kong Returnee Parents. Paper presented at the Chinese Studies Association of Australia 17th Biennial Conference, The Australian National University, Australia.
  • Ngan, L. L. S. (2021, 8 Jul). Seeking for a Better Lifestyle: Reverse Migration among Hong Kong Returnee Parents. Paper presented at the Online Seminar on Mass Emigration Wave, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong.
  • Ngan, L. L. S.(2021, Jan 28). Migration Trajectories of Hong Kong Returnee Parents. Paper presented at the SSC Research Seminar and SHSS Transnational Studies Research Seminar, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong.
  • Ngan, L. L. S. (2020, Nov 5). Migration Trajectories and Identities: Hong Kong Returnees and Long-settled ABCs. Paper presented at the Australian Consulate-General Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR.
  • Ngan, L. L. S.,& Chan, A. K.W. (2019, Jul 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., & Chan, A. K. W. (2018, Jul 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., & 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., & 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., & 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., & 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 EverydayArt Center of Kobe, Kobe, Japan.
  • Chan, A. K. W., & 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 (ACCS 2016) and The Asian Conference on Asian Studies 2016 (ACAS 2016): Cultural Struggle and Praxis: Negotiating Power and the Everyday, Art Center of Kobe, Kobe, Japan.
  • Ngan, L. L. S., & 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.
  • Ngan, L. (2015, Nov 5). Exploring fatherhood among second-generation returnees in Hong Kong, 2nd SSC Colloquium, Department of Social Science, Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong.
  • Chan, A., & Ngan, L. L. S.(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., & 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., & 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., & 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., & Wong, A. (2013, Apr 19). 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., & 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., & 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, China.
  • Ngan, L. L. S.,& 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.(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.