The Nippon Foundation Fellowships for Asian Public Intellectuals


Date & Time: September 28, 2011 16:00-17:30

Venue: Small Meeting Room II, Inamori Hall, CSEAS, Kyoto University

Moderator: Prof. Yoko Hayami (CSEAS, Kyoto University)

By Khuat Thu Hong
Institute for Social Development Studies, Hanoi, Vietnam

Negotiating Identities: The Processes of Cultural Adaptation and Re-Adaptation of Vietnamese Migrants Between Japan and Vietnam and Their Socio-Economic Implications.

This research focuses on cultural adaptation and re-adaptation of Vietnamese trainees/interns between Japan and Vietnam, and how these process influence migration outcomes. Specifically, how Vietnamese migrants negotiate their national identies with norms/values of the host society and how they use learnt skills/experiences to improve well-beings of their families and communities. Brief Introduction of Khuat Thu Hong Khuat Thu Hong, PhD. is Co-Director of the Institute for Social Development Studies (ISDS), an independent research institution in Hanoi, Vietnam. Hong’s major fields of studies include gender, sexuality, and family. She is 2011 fellow of the Asian Public Intellectual (API) Program and is currently hosted by CSEAS, Kyoto University.