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‘Let your child win at the starting line’: Hong Kong’s Education System as a Desired Destination

Thursday, 23 February, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
China Centre Lecture Theatre

More than one-third of all marriages registered in Hong Kong in recent years are between local men and mainland Chinese women. This talk focuses on the women’s motivations for migrating across border. Based on ethnographic work, Avital Binah-Pollak shows that the child and their future play an im

Avital Binah-Pollak, M.A. (Tel Aviv University)