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Guida Man

Department of Sociology

Assistant Professor
 
Office: 612 York Research Tower
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 30269
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Guida Man's areas of specialization include immigrant and diaspora communities; women and work; families; transnational migration; and qualitative research methods. She is currently the Principal Investigator of a SSHRC Standard Research Grant Project 2009-15 ($100,488) on "Transnational Migration Trajectories of Immigrant Women Professionals in Canada: Strategies of Work and Family".

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Research Interests

Immigration , Family , Women and Work, Globalization and Transnational Migration, Immigrant and Diasporic Communities

Selected Publications

Man, Guida. 2014. “Transnational Mothering: Examining Transnational Strategies of Mainland Chinese Immigrant Families”, in Gender and Family in East Asia, Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series, pp. 141-159. N.Y.: Routledge Pub.

Current Research Projects

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Book Chapters

Man, Guida. 2014. “From Hong Kong to Canada: Immigration and The Changing Family Lives of Middle-Class Women from Hong Kong,” in Family Patterns, Gender Relations, edited by B. J. Fox, 4rd Edition, pp. 477-495.Toronto: Oxford University Press.

Man, Guida. 2014. “Transnational Mothering: Examining Transnational Strategies of Mainland Chinese Immigrant Families”, in Gender and Family in East Asia, Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series, pp. 141-159. N.Y.: Routledge Pub.

Man, Guida. 2014. “Transnational Mothering: Examining Transnational Strategies of Mainland Chinese Immigrant Families”, in Gender and Family in East Asia, Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series, pp. 141-159. N.Y.: Routledge Pub. Man, Guida. 2014. “From Hong Kong to Canada: Immigration and The Changing Family Lives of Middle-Class Women from Hong Kong,” in Family Patterns, Gender Relations, edited by B. J. Fox, 4rd Edition, pp. 477-495.Toronto: Oxford University Press.

Man, Guida. 2013. “Families in the Chinese Diaspora: Transnational Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese Families in Canada”, in International Handbook of Chinese Families, edited by Chan Kwok-bun, New York: Springer, chap. 9, pp. 157-168.

Mujahid, Ghazy, Ann H. Kim and Guida C. Man. 2011. “Transnational Intergenerational Support: Implications of Population Aging in China for the Chinese in Canada”, in Canadian Foreign Policy in the 21st Century: The China Challenge, edited by Huhua Cao and Vivienne Poy. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press. http://www.chinaeam.uottawa.ca/Canada-China/

Man, Guida. 2010. “Global Migration, Gender, and Inequality: Chinese Immigrant Women’s Employment Experience in Canada”, in Canadian Society: Global Perspectives, edited by T. McCauley, Toronto: De Sitter Press, pp.129-142.

Man, Guida. 2009. “From Hong Kong to Canada: Immigration and The Changing Family Lives of Middle-Class Women from Hong Kong,” in Family Patterns, Gender Relations, edited by B. J. Fox, 3rd Edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press, pp. 477-495. (Reprinted from 2nd ed.)

Man, Guida. 2007. “Racialization of Gender, Work, and Transnational Migration: The Experience of Chinese immigrant women in Canada”, Racism and Anti-Racism in Canada, edited by Sean Hier and Bolaria Singh, pp. 235-52. Peterborough: Broadview Press.

Man, Guida. 2007. “Racialization of Gender, Work, and Transnational Migration: The Experience of Chinese immigrant women in Canada”, Racism and Anti-Racism in Canada, edited by Sean Hier and Bolaria Singh, Peterborough: Broadview Press, pp. 235-52.

Man, Guida. 2006. “Globalization and the Erosion of the Welfare State: Exploring the Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, in Canadian Woman Studies: An Introductory Reader, 2nd ed., pp. 306-316. Toronto: Inanna Publications and Education Inc.

Man, Guida. 2004. “Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada: Examining Local and Transnational Networks”, in Chinese Women and their Network Capital, Asian Women and Society Series, edited by K.E. Kuah-Pearce, pp. 44-69. London: Marshall Cavendish International.

Man, Guida. 2003. “The Experience of Women in Recent Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Families in Canada.” In Voices: Essays on Canadian Families, edited by M. Lynn. Second Edition, pp.221-244. Toronto: Nelson Publishing.

Man, Guida. 2002. “Negotiating New Lives: The Experience of Immigrant Women from Hong Kong and China in Canada”, in Essays on Ethnic Chinese Abroad Vol. II, Women, Political Participation and Area Studies, edited by Tsun-Wu Chang & Shi-yeoung Tang, pp.39-56. Taipei: Overseas Chinese Association.

Man, Guida. 2001. “From Hong Kong to Canada: Immigration and The Changing Family Lives of Middle-Class Women from Hong Kong,” in Family Patterns, Gender Relations, edited by B. J. Fox, pp.420-440. 2nd Edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press.

Man, Guida. 1998. “Effects of Canadian Immigration Policies on Chinese Immigrant Women (1858-1986)”, in Asia-Pacific and Canada: Images and Perspectives, pp.118-133. Tokyo: The Japanese Association for Canadian Studies.

Man, Guida. 1997. “Women's Work is Never Done: Social Organization of Work and the Experience of Women in Middle-Class Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Families in Canada”, in Advances in Gender Research, edited by V. Demos and M. Texler Segal, Vol. 2., pp.183-226. Greenwich: JAI Press Inc.

Journal Articles

Das Gupta, Tania, Guida Man, Kiran Mirchandani, and Roxana Ng. 2014. “Class Borders: Chinese and South Asian Canadian Professional Women Navigating the Labor Market”,in Asian Pacific Migration Journal (APMJ) 23 (1): 55-83.

Man, Guida C. 2012. “Working and Caring: Examining the Transnational Familial Practices of Work and Family of Recent Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, in The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 6, Issue 3 pp.199-212. Also available online at http://iji.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.88/prod.1414

Kobayashi, Audrey A., Valerie Preston, and Guida Man. 2006. “Transnationalism, Gender, and Civic Participation: Canadian Case Studies of Hong Kong Immigrants”, in Environment and PlanningA, Vol. 38 (9) September, pp. 1633-1651. www.envplan.com.

Man, Guida. 2004. “Gender, Work and Migration: Deskilling Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, in Women’s Studies International Forum, Special Issue on ‘Out of Asia: Skilling, Re-skilling and Deskilling of Female Migrants,’ edited by P. Raghuram, and E. Kofman. Elsevier Ltd. Vol. 27, Issue 2, June-July, pp. 135-148.

Man, Guida. 2004. “Gender, Work and Migration: Deskilling Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, in ScienceDirect, Elsevier Ltd. http://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S0277539504000172

Man, Guida. 2002. “Globalization and the Erosion of the Welfare State: Effects on Chinese Immigrant Women”, in Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme, special issue on ‘Women, Globalization and International Trade’, Vols. 21/22, Nos. 4/1, p.26-32.

Preston, Valerie and Guida Man. 1999. “Employment Experiences of Chinese Immigrant Women: An Exploration of Diversity,” in Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme, v. 19, no. 3, Fall, p.115-122.

Man, Guida. 1999. Member of Guest Editorial Board of Special Issue of Canadian Women’s Studies Journal: Immigrant and Refugee Women, Vol. 19, No. 3.

Man, Guida. 1998. Editor. Refuge, special issue on “Refugee and Immigrant Women: An International Perspective II” March/April 1998. Toronto: Centre for Refugee Studies, York University.

Man, Guida. 1997. “Women, Work and Migration: Interviewing the Everyday Experience of Women in Middle-Class Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Families in Canada.” In Bulletin of the International Oral History Journal/Boletin de la Asociacion Internacional de Historia Oral, Vol. 1, No. 2, Dec.(In English, Portguese and Spanish).

Man, Guida. 1997. “Women, Work and Migration: Interviewing the Everyday Experience of Women in Middle-Class Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Families in Canada.” In Historia, Antropologia y Fuentes Orales, No. 17, p.7-22 (In Spanish).

Man, Guida. 1997. Editor. Refuge, special issue on “Refugee and Immigrant Women: An International Perspective I” Oct./Nov. 1997. Centre for Refugee Studies, York University.

Man, Guida. 1995. “The Experience of Women in Recent Middle-Class Chinese Immigrant Families from Hong Kong: An Inquiry into Institutional and Organizational Processes.” In Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, Vol. 4, No. 2-3, p.303-325.

Conference Proceedings

Ng, R., Man, G., Shan, H. 2008. “Learning to be an immigrant: Professional immigrant women navigating the Canadian labour market.” Leona English, and Janet Groen (Eds). Proceeding of the 27th Adult Education of Canadian Association of Studies in Adult Education (CASAE). Vancouver, B.C.: University of British Columbia, 406-408. http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/CASAE/cnf2008/Schedules/CASAE%202008%20program%20may%2016%20(2).html

Ng, R., Man, G., Shan, H., Liu, W. 2006. “Learning to be good citizens: Informal learning and the labour market experiences of professional Chinese immigrant women.” Leona English, and Janet Groen (Eds). Proceeding of the 25th Adult Education of Canadian Association of Studies in Adult Education (CASAE). Toronto: York University, 266-267. Retrievable at http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/CASAE/cnf2006/cnf2006.html

Man, Guida. 2006.“Globalization and the Racialization of Gender: Exploring the Experience of Precarious Employment of Skilled Chinese Immigrant Women in Toronto”. In Migration between East and West: Normalizing the Periphery, Manual of Symposium, April 2-5. Xiamen: Research School for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Xiamen University.

Man, Guida. 2001. “Negotiating New Lives: The Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada.” In Proceedings I: The 4th International Chinese Overseas Conference, April 26-28. Taipei: Centre for Academic Activities, Academia Sinica.

Man, Guida. 2000. “Racism, Sexism and the Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women.” Conference presentation published in Era 21 Against Racism Conference Website. http://geog.queensu.ca/era21/papers/man.htm.

Man, Guida. 1996. “Deconstructing the Media Image: Middle-Class Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Women and the Social Organization of Work.” In Communicating Experience: IX International Oral History Conference, Vol 1. Migration and Ethnic Identity, p.141-153. Goteborg: University of Goteborg.

Man, Guida. 1995. “The Astronaut Phenomenon: Examining Consequences of the Diaspora of the Hong Kong Chinese.” In Managing Change in Southeast Asia: Local Identities, Global Connections, Proceedings of the 21st Meetings of the Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies, October 15-17, 1993. Edited by J. DeBernardi et al. p.269-281. University of Alberta.

Man, Guida. 1992. “Dispelling the Media Image: Life in Canada for Women of Recent Middle-Class Immigrant Families from Hong Kong.” In Contacts Between Cultures, East Asia: History and Social Sciences, Vol.4, p.454-458. Queenston: Edwin Mellon Press.

Conference Papers

(2012) “Issues on Transnational Migration of Work and Family: Perspective from Immigrant Women”, Graduate Program in Sociology Workshop Series, March 5. [invited]

(2012) “Negotiating Work and Family Transnatonally: Exploring the Experiences of Chinese and Indian Immigrant Women Professionals in Toronto”, paper to be presented at the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), March 15-18, Toronto.

(2012) “Negotiating Work and Family: Exploring the Transnational Migration Practices of Immigrant Women Professionals in Canada”, paper to be presented at the National Metropolis Conference, Feb. 29-March 2, Toronto.

(2011) Man, Guida and Roxana Ng “Learning to Live Transnationally: Immigrant Women Professionals’ Work and Family Trajectories”, International Conference on Researching Work and Learning December 4 - 7, East China Normal University, Shanghai.

2011 Man, Guida and Roxana Ng “Migration Trajectories of Immigrant Women in Canada”, paper presented at Women's Worlds 2011, July 3-7, Ottawa-Gatineau.

2011 “Transnational Migration, Work, and Family Experiences of Chinese Immigrant Women Professionals in Canada”, paper presented at the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), and International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS) Joint Conference, March 31-april 3, 2011, Honolulu.

2010 “Globalization, Gender and Inequality: Examining Chinese Immigrant Women’s Employment Experience in Canada”. Paper presented at the conference on Economic and Social Integration of Migrants and Immigrants: A Comparative Approach, University of Saskatchewan, August 30-31. [invited by U of Saskatchewan]

2010 “From Hong Kong to Canada and Back Again: Examining the Gendered Experiences of Return Migrants”. Paper presented at the Home Sweet Home: Return Migration to Hong Kong and its Implications Conference, University of Toronto, Feb. 17. [invited by organizer]

2010 “Transnational Migration, Work, and Family Experiences of Chinese Immigrant Women Professionals in Canada”, paper presented at the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO) 7th International Conference, May 7-9, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

2010 “One Foot in Canada, and One Foot in China: Transnational Family and Gender Relations of Chinese Women Professionals”, paper presented at the International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, August 2-5, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK (virtual participation)

2009 “Globalization and the Transnational Practices of Chinese Immigrant Women Professionals in Canada”, paper presented at the International Sociological Association (ISA), RC32 Gender and Transformation: Global, Transnational and Local Realities and Perspectives, Beijing, July 17-19.

2009 “Gender, work, and family: Globalization and the transnational migration of professional Chinese immigrant women in Canada”, paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA), Carlton University, Ottawa, May 26-29.

2009 “Mobilizing Class Transnationally: Professional immigrant women navigating the Canadian labour market” paper presented at the Canadian Association for the Studies of Adult Education (CASAE) 28th Annual Conference, May 25 to 27, 2009, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario. (Coauthors: Roxana Ng, Kiran Mirchandani, Tania Das Gupta, Guida Man, Willa Lichun Liu, and Hongxia Shan)

2008 “Transnational Migration, and the Family and Career Trajectories of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, paper presented at the Gender and Family in East Asia International Conference, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Dec. 12-13.

2008 “Globalization and the Transnational Trajectory of Chinese Immigrant Women Professionals in Canada”, paper presented at the International Conference on Globalization: Cultures, Institutions and Socioeconomics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, December 12-13.

2008 “Transnational Class Mobility: Professional Immigrant Women Navigating the Labour Market” paper presented at the 8th Annual Critical Race and Anticolonial Studies Conference of Researchers and Academics of Colour for Equality (R.A.C.E.), Ryerson University, Toronto, November 14-16. (Co-authors: Tania Das Gupta, Roxana Ng, Guida Man, Kiran Mirchandani, Hongxia Shan)

2008 “Globalization, Transnational Migration, and Women’s Work: Exploring Chinese and Indian Immigrant Women Professionals’ Experiences in Canada”, paper presented at Women’s World Conference, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, July 3 - 9.

2008 “Learning to be an immigrant: Professional immigrant women navigating the Canadian labour market”, roundtable presentation with Roxana Ng, Guida Man, and Hongxia Shan at the Canadian Association for the Studies of Adult Education (CASAE) 27th Annual Meeting, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, May 31-June 3.

2008 “I Am Here and I Am There: Globalization and Transnational Experience of Mainland Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, paper presented at the Canadian Sociology Association Annual Meeting, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, June 2-5.

2007 “Globalization, Transnational Migration, and Women’s Work: Exploring the Experiences of Mainland Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada” , paper presented at the Hong Kong Sociological Association 9th Annual Conference, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Dec. 8.

2007 “Transnational Migration, Work, and the Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, paper presented at the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO) 6th International Conference, Peking University, Beijing, Oct. 20-23.

2007 “Transnational Migration, Work, and the Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, paper presented at the 5th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, American University of Paris, France, 17-20 July.

2007 “Transnational Migration and Diasporic Communities: Exploring Women’s Experience in Chinese Communities in Canada”, paper presented at the Canadian Sociology Association (CSA) Annual Meeting, University of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, May 29-June 1.

2006 “Globalization and the Racialization of Gender: Exploring the Experience of Precarious Employment of Skilled Chinese Immigrant Women in Toronto”. Paper presented at the Migration between East and West: Normalizing the Periphery Workshop organized by Research School for Southeast Asian Studies, Xiamen University; Institute for Ethnic and Migration Studies, University of Amsterdam; International Institute for Asian Studies, Amsterdam/Leiden; David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University; April 2-5, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China. [invited and funded by IIS/Xiamen U/HK Baptist U]

2006 “Learning to be Good Citizens: Transnational Migration and the Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, paper presented at Diversity in Diaspora: The Chinese Overseas, International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO) conference, Dec. 4-6, Department of Historical and Heritage Studies, University of Pretoria, South Africa.

2006 “Transnational Migration, Gender, and Identity: Exploring Chinese Immigrant Women’s Experience in Canada”, paper presented at the Association for Cultural Studies Crossroads Conference, Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, July 20-23.

2006 “Work, Family Relations, and Transnational Migration: Examining Chinese Immigrant Women’s Experience in Toronto”, paper presented at the the 41st Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association (CSAA) Annual Meeting, York University, May 29-June 1.

2006 “Learning to be Good Citizens: Informal Learning and the Labour Market Experiences of Professional Chinese Immigrant Women.” Round Table Presentation by Roxana Ng, Guida Man, Hongxia Shan, and Willa Liu at the Canadian Association for the Studies of Adult Education 25th Annual Conference, May 28-30, 2006, York University.

2005 “Transnational Migration and Women’s Experience in Chinese Immigrant Communities in Canada.” Paper presented at the conference entitled People on the Move: The Transnational Flow of Chinese Human Capital at the Center on China’s Transnational Relations, Division of Social Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Oct. 20-22. [invited and funded by HKUST]

2005 “Gender and Transnational Migration: Examining Chinese Immigrant Women’s Experience in Canada”, paper presented at the Fourth International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS), Shanghai, Aug. 20-24.

2005 “Globalization, Gender, and Precarious Employment: Exploring the Experience of Skilled Chinese Immigrant Women in Toronto”, paper presented at Women’s Worlds 2005: 9th International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women, Seoul, Korea, June 19-24.

2005 “Transnational Migration and Women’s Experience in Chinese Immigrant Communities in Canada”, paper presented at the 40th Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association (CSAA) Annual Meeting, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, May 31-June 3.

2004 “Globalization and the Proletarianization of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada,” Japanese Association of Canadian Studies Conference, Tokyo, Sept. 18-19 (Did not attend due to conflict with teaching).

2004 “Gender and Skilled Migration: The Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada,” paper presented at the American Sociological Association 98th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Aug.14-17.

2004 “Globalization and Gendered Skilled Migration: The Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, paper presented at the International Institute of Sociology (IIS), 36th World Congress, Beijing, China, July 7-11.

2004 “Gender and Skilled Migration: The Experience of Mainland Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, paper presented at the 39th Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association (CSAA) Annual Meeting, Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 3-6.

2004 "Globalization, the Neoliberal State, and the Deskilling of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, paper presented at the 5th Conference of the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO), Elsinore, Denmark, May 10- 14.

2003 “Gender, Migration, and the Neoliberal State: Institutionalized Policies and the Deskilling of Chinese Immigrant Women,” paper presented at the 38th Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association (CSAA) Annual Meeting, Halifax, June 1-4.

2002 “Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada: Intersections of Race, Gender and Class,” paper presented at the American Sociological Association 97th Annual Meeting, Chicago, Aug.16-19.

2002 “Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada: An Exploration of Economic Networks and Social Capital,” paper presented at the First International Symposium on Chinese Women and their Network Capital, Hong Kong, June 20-21.

2002 “Globalization and the De-skilling of Chinese Immigrant Women,” paper presented at the 37th CSAA Annual Meeting, Toronto, May 29-June 1.

2001 “Social Construction of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada: An Exploration in Race, Gender, and Class.” Paper presented at the American Sociological Association 96th Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California, Aug. 18-21.

2001 “The Impact of Transnational Migration in Canada.” Workshop on Tranationalism in the Pacific Rim: The China-Hong Kong-Canada Connections, University of Hong Kong, May 19.

2001 “Transnational Families: The Experience of Hong Kong Immigrant Women.” Paper presented at the Asian American Studies Association Annual Conference, Toronto, Ont., March 28-30.

2000 “Racism, Sexism, and the Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women.” Paper presented at ERA 21 Against Racism Conference, Vancouver, B.C., November 17-19.

2000 “The Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women: An Exploration in Gender, Race, and Class.” Paper presented at the American Sociological Association 95th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12-16.

2000 “Settlement Experiences of Mandarin-speaking Immigrant Women in Toronto: An Investigation in the Relations of Gender, Race and Class.” Paper presented at the Fourth National Metropolis Conference, Toronto, March 22-25.

1999 “Chinese Immigrant Women in Toronto: Exploring the Intersections of Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Class.” Paper presented at the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO) Conference, Havana, Dec. 10-12.

1999 “Downward Mobility: The Employment Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women in the Greater Toronto Area.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Gendered Mobilities in Asia, Hong Kong, Nov. 25-26.

1999 “Racism, Sexism, and Canadian Immigration Policies: Effects on Chinese Immigrant Women.” Paper presented at the 94th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, August 6-10.

1999 “Social Organization of Mothering and the Challenges Experienced by Chinese Immigrant Mothers in Canada.” Paper presented at the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association Annual Meeting, Sherbrooke, Quebec, June 6-8.

1999 “Migration and the Transformation of the Social Relations of Chinese Immigrant Wives to their Husbands’ Work.” Paper presented at the Fourth Annual Women’s Studies Conference, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia, March 4-6.

1999 “Fitting the Master Plan: Migration and Transformation of the Subcontractual Relations of Chinese Immigrant Wives to their Husbands’ Work.” Paper presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Boston MA, March 11-14.

1998 “Juggling Household Work and Paid Work: The Experience of Middle-Class Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada.” Seminar Series, Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, April 1. [invited and funded by HKUST]

1998 “The Effect of Canadian Immigration Policies on Chinese Immigrant Women (1858 to 1986).” Asia Pacific Conference on Canadian Studies, Japanese Association of Canadian Studies (JACS), Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan, March 27-28. [invited and funded by JACS]

1998 “Migration and Social Organization of Mothering: Challenges Confronted by Chinese Immigrant Mothers in Canada.” Paper presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, August 21-25.

1998 “Collecting on Overseas Chinese: Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada.” Paper presented at the International Convention of Asia Scholars, Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands, June 25-28.

1998 “Fitting Her In: Migration and Changes in Chinese Immigrant Wives’ Subcontractual Relations to Their Husbands’ Work.” Paper presented at the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association Annual Meeting, Ottawa, Ontario, May 31-June 3.

1998 “Migration and the Transformation of Work Arrangements: The Experience of Women from Middle-Class Chinese Immigrant Families.” Paper presented at the 1998 International Studies Association (ISA) Conference, Minneapolis, Minesota, March 17-21.

1997 “Fitting the Master Plan: Migration and Changes in the Social Relations of Middle-Class Chinese Immigrant Wives to Their Husbands’ Work.” Paper presented at the American Sociological Association Conference, Toronto, Ontario, August 9-13.

1997 “Migration and the Transformation of Paid Work Arrangements: The Experience of Women from Middle-Class Chinese Families.” Paper presented at the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association Annual Meeting, St. John's, Newfoundland, June 8-11.

1997 “Juggling Household Work and Paid Work: The Experience of Middle-Class Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada.” Paper presented at the New York Consortium on Migration, Ethnicity, and Citizenship and the International Sociological Association Conference, New York City, New York, June 5-7.

1997 “Juggling Household Work and Paid Work: The Lived Experience of Middle-Class Women from Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Families in Canada.” Paper presented at the Association for Asian American Studies Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington, April 16-20.

1997 “Juggling Household Work and Paid Work: The Lived Experience of Middle-Class Women from Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Families in Canada.” Paper presented at the Pacific Sociological Association Conference, San Diego, California, April 17-20.

1997 “The Effect of Canadian Immigration Policies on the Entrance of Chinese Immigrant Women (1858 to 1986).” Paper presented at the Association for Asian Studies, Southeast Conference, Savannah, Georgia, Jan. 17-19.

1996 “Social Organization of Work and the Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada.” Seminar Series, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, March 12. [invited]

1996 “The Experience of Women in Middle-Class Hong Kong Immigrant Families in Canada: An Inquiry in the Social Organization of Paid and Unpaid Work.” Paper presented at the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO) Conference, Xiamen, China, November 18-22.

1996 “Hong Kong Middle-class Immigrant Women in Canada: An Investigation in the Social Organization of Work.” Paper presented at the American Sociological Association 91th Annual Meeting, New York City, New York, August 16-20.

1996 “Deconstructing the Media Image: Middle-Class Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Women and the Social Organization of Work.” Paper presented at the XI International Oral History Conference: Communicating Experience, University of Goteborg, Goteborg, Sweden, June 13-16.

1995 “The Social Organization of Paid and Unpaid Labour: Hong Kong Middle-Class Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada.” Paper presented at the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association, Thirteenth Biennial Conference, Gimli, Manitoba, Oct. 20-23.

1995 “Developing a Gendered Analysis of Work: Conceptual and Methodological Considerations for the Study of Immigrants in Canada.” Workshop co-chaired with Ann Denis at the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association, Thirteenth biennial Conference, Gimli, Manitoba, October 20-23.

1995 “The Experience of Women in Chinese Immigrant Families: An Inquiry in the Social Organization of Paid and Unpaid Labour.” Paper presented at the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association Annual Meeting, Universite du Quebec, Montreal, June 4-7.

1994 “The Experience of Women in Recent Middle-Class Chinese Immigrant Women from Hong Kong: An Inquiry in Institutional and Organizational Processes.” The 15th Nihon University International Symposium: Work and Family Life of International Migrant Workers, Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan, Dec. 5-7. [invited and funded]

1994 “Lives in Canada for Women in the New Chinese Immigrant Families from Hong Kong.” Paper presented at the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO) Comparative Perspectives Conference, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Dec. 19-21.

1994 “Canada's New Middle-Class Chinese Immigrant Women from Hong Kong: An Experiential Account.” Paper presented at the American Sociological Association 89th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, August 5-9.

1993 “The Astronaut Phenomenon: Examining Consequences of the Diaspora of the Hong Kong Chinese.” Paper presented at the Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies 21St Annual Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Oct. 15-17.

1993 “The New Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada.” Paper presented at the 34th International Congress of Asian and North African Studies, Hong Kong, August 22-28.

1992 “Information Session - Development of an Information Tool: Dialogue Between Researchers and the Advisory Committee - CRIAW,” panel discussion at the 16th Annual Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women Conference, Toronto, November 13-15

1992 “Unequal Gender Divisions: Women in Dual-Career Commuter Families.” Paper presented at the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association Annual Meeting, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, May 30-June 2.

1992 “Toronto's New Middle-Class Chinese Immigrant Women from Hong Kong - An Experiential Account.” Paper presented at the 27th Annual Conference of the Atlantic Association of Sociologists and Anthropologists, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, March 12-15.

1991 “Chinese Women in Canada: Production and Reproduction.” Paper presented at the Canadian Asian Studies Association Conference, Brock University, St. Catharines, October 5-7.

1991 “Silent Partners: The Experience of Women in Chinese Immigrant Families from Hong Kong.” Paper presented at the Canadian Women Studies Association, Learned Societies Conference, Queen's University, Kingston, May 29-June 1.

1991 “Effects of the Canadian Immigration Policy on the Chinese Immigrant Women.” Paper presented at the Chinese-Canadian Social Scientists Association Meeting, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, May 24.

1990 Dispelling the Media Image: Women in Chinese Immigrant Families From Hong Kong.” Paper presented at the 33rd International Congress of Asian and North African Studies, University of Toronto, August 19-25.

Professional Journal Articles

Man, Guida. 1998. Guest Editor. Refuge, Special Issue on “Refugee and Immigrant Women: An International Perspective II” March/April 1998. Toronto: Centre for Refugee Studies, York University.

Man, Guida. 1997. Guest Editor. Refuge, special issue on “Refugee and Immigrant Women: An International Perspective I” Oct./Nov. 1997. Centre for Refugee Studies, York University.

Man, Guida. 1998. “Introduction: Refugee and Immigrant Women as Workers.” In REFUGE, Vol. 17, No.1, Feb., p.1-3.

Man, Guida. 1998. “Migration and the Transformation of Work Processes: Voices of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada.” In REFUGE, Vol.17, No.1, February, p.21-25.

Man, Guida. 1997. “Refugee and Immigrant Women: An International Perspective: An Introductory Note”, in REFUGE, Vol.16, No.4, Oct., p.1-3.

Man, Guida. 1990. “Difficulties Confronting Chinese Immigrant Women”, Modern Times Weekly, June 1st, p.4. (Translated into Chinese language by Shu Chi)

Man, Guida. 1990. “Dispelling the Media Image: Women in Recent Chinese Immigrant Families,” Ethnocultural Notes & Events, University of Toronto, May/June, p.3.

Book Reviews

Man, Guida. 2008. Reviewed Voices Rising: Asian Canadian Cultural Activism by Xiaoping Li, in Canadian Ethnic Studies, Vol. 40, 3.

Research Reports

Usha Geroge, Ka Tat Tsang, Guida Man, and Wei Wei Da. 2000. Needs Assessment of Mandarin-speaking Newcomers. Toronto: South East Asian Services Centre. Unpublished report, 55pp.

Man, Guida.1991. Commuter Families in Canada: A Research Report. Study conducted for the Demographic Review Secretariat, Health and Welfare Canada, September, 98pp.

Current Courses

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Fall/Winter 2014-2015 AP/SOCI3860 6.0  Women, Work and Family LECT Course Website 
Fall/Winter 2014-2015 AP/SOCI4345 6.0  Family and Intimate Relations  SEMR Course Website 


Guida Man's areas of specialization include immigrant and diaspora communities; women and work; families; transnational migration; and qualitative research methods. She is currently the Principal Investigator of a SSHRC Standard Research Grant Project 2009-15 ($100,488) on "Transnational Migration Trajectories of Immigrant Women Professionals in Canada: Strategies of Work and Family".


Guida Man is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology. Her doctoral dissertation was entitled “The Experience of Women in Middle-Class Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Families in Canada: An Investigation in Institutional and Organizational Processes.” From 1996 – 1997, she was a postdoctoral fellowship at the Centre for Refugee Studies, York University where she was guest editor for two special issues of the journal REFUGE focusing on “Immigrant and Refugee Women: An International Perspective.” Since 1997, she has been a research associate at the Joint Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement (CERIS), Toronto. From 1998 to 2000, she was a co-investigator/post-doctoral fellow for a SSHRC/CERIS funded research project on “The Employment Experiences of Chinese immigrant women in the Greater Toronto Area”. She was also a co-investigator and project coordinator (1999-2000) for a research entitled “Needs Assessment of Mandarin-Speaking Newcomers” funded by the Ontario Administration of Settlement and Immigration Services (OASIS), and Citizenship and Immigration Canada. As well, she was a co-applicant of a research team which was awarded a SSHRC Strategic Research Grant (2000-2003) to explore “Transnational Citizenship and Social Cohesion: Recent Immigrants from Hong Kong to Canada.” The project analyzed the experience of immigrants to gain a deeper understanding of globalization from a community perspective, and within a national and international context. In 2004-5, she received the SSHRC Small Grant, and the Atkinson Minor Research Grant to examine how Chinese immigrant women are implicated in precarious employment, at the same time, the study investigates how these women’s experience of contingent employment are complicated by the relations of race, ethnicity, gender and citizenship. She was a co-investigator of the project “Learning to be Good Citizens: Informal Learning and the Labour Market Experiences of Professional Chinese Immigrant Women” funded by a CERIS-Toronto grant (2005-6). Her research team also received a SSHRC Standard Research Grant (2006-09) to expand the research to examine how skilled immigrant women learn to refashion and re-insert themselves into the Canadian labour market. Currently, Professor Man is the Principal Investigator of a SSHRC Standard Research Grant Project 2009-15 ($100,488) on "Transnational Migration Trajectories of Immigrant Women Professionals in Canada: Strategies of Work and Family".


Research Interests:

Immigration , Family , Women and Work, Globalization and Transnational Migration, Immigrant and Diasporic Communities

Current Research Projects

  • Transnational Migration Trajectories of Immigrant Women Professionals in Canada: Strategies of Work and Family
    Description: 
    Man, Guida C. (2009-13) Research Project: Role: Principal Investigator Grant Awarded by: SSHRC Standard Research Grant Grant Amount: $100,488

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Principal Investigator

    Start Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2009
    End Date:  Month: Apr  Year: 2013

    Collaborator: Tania Das Gupta, Roxana Ng, Kiran Mirchandani
    Collaborator Institution: York University, University of Toronto
    Collaborator Role: Co-investigators

    Funders: 
    SSHRC Standard Research Grant

Selected Publications

Man, Guida. 2014. “Transnational Mothering: Examining Transnational Strategies of Mainland Chinese Immigrant Families”, in Gender and Family in East Asia, Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series, pp. 141-159. N.Y.: Routledge Pub.

All Publications

Book Chapters

Man, Guida. 2014. “From Hong Kong to Canada: Immigration and The Changing Family Lives of Middle-Class Women from Hong Kong,” in Family Patterns, Gender Relations, edited by B. J. Fox, 4rd Edition, pp. 477-495.Toronto: Oxford University Press.

Man, Guida. 2014. “Transnational Mothering: Examining Transnational Strategies of Mainland Chinese Immigrant Families”, in Gender and Family in East Asia, Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series, pp. 141-159. N.Y.: Routledge Pub.

Man, Guida. 2014. “Transnational Mothering: Examining Transnational Strategies of Mainland Chinese Immigrant Families”, in Gender and Family in East Asia, Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series, pp. 141-159. N.Y.: Routledge Pub. Man, Guida. 2014. “From Hong Kong to Canada: Immigration and The Changing Family Lives of Middle-Class Women from Hong Kong,” in Family Patterns, Gender Relations, edited by B. J. Fox, 4rd Edition, pp. 477-495.Toronto: Oxford University Press.

Man, Guida. 2013. “Families in the Chinese Diaspora: Transnational Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese Families in Canada”, in International Handbook of Chinese Families, edited by Chan Kwok-bun, New York: Springer, chap. 9, pp. 157-168.

Mujahid, Ghazy, Ann H. Kim and Guida C. Man. 2011. “Transnational Intergenerational Support: Implications of Population Aging in China for the Chinese in Canada”, in Canadian Foreign Policy in the 21st Century: The China Challenge, edited by Huhua Cao and Vivienne Poy. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press. http://www.chinaeam.uottawa.ca/Canada-China/

Man, Guida. 2010. “Global Migration, Gender, and Inequality: Chinese Immigrant Women’s Employment Experience in Canada”, in Canadian Society: Global Perspectives, edited by T. McCauley, Toronto: De Sitter Press, pp.129-142.

Man, Guida. 2009. “From Hong Kong to Canada: Immigration and The Changing Family Lives of Middle-Class Women from Hong Kong,” in Family Patterns, Gender Relations, edited by B. J. Fox, 3rd Edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press, pp. 477-495. (Reprinted from 2nd ed.)

Man, Guida. 2007. “Racialization of Gender, Work, and Transnational Migration: The Experience of Chinese immigrant women in Canada”, Racism and Anti-Racism in Canada, edited by Sean Hier and Bolaria Singh, pp. 235-52. Peterborough: Broadview Press.

Man, Guida. 2007. “Racialization of Gender, Work, and Transnational Migration: The Experience of Chinese immigrant women in Canada”, Racism and Anti-Racism in Canada, edited by Sean Hier and Bolaria Singh, Peterborough: Broadview Press, pp. 235-52.

Man, Guida. 2006. “Globalization and the Erosion of the Welfare State: Exploring the Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, in Canadian Woman Studies: An Introductory Reader, 2nd ed., pp. 306-316. Toronto: Inanna Publications and Education Inc.

Man, Guida. 2004. “Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada: Examining Local and Transnational Networks”, in Chinese Women and their Network Capital, Asian Women and Society Series, edited by K.E. Kuah-Pearce, pp. 44-69. London: Marshall Cavendish International.

Man, Guida. 2003. “The Experience of Women in Recent Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Families in Canada.” In Voices: Essays on Canadian Families, edited by M. Lynn. Second Edition, pp.221-244. Toronto: Nelson Publishing.

Man, Guida. 2002. “Negotiating New Lives: The Experience of Immigrant Women from Hong Kong and China in Canada”, in Essays on Ethnic Chinese Abroad Vol. II, Women, Political Participation and Area Studies, edited by Tsun-Wu Chang & Shi-yeoung Tang, pp.39-56. Taipei: Overseas Chinese Association.

Man, Guida. 2001. “From Hong Kong to Canada: Immigration and The Changing Family Lives of Middle-Class Women from Hong Kong,” in Family Patterns, Gender Relations, edited by B. J. Fox, pp.420-440. 2nd Edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press.

Man, Guida. 1998. “Effects of Canadian Immigration Policies on Chinese Immigrant Women (1858-1986)”, in Asia-Pacific and Canada: Images and Perspectives, pp.118-133. Tokyo: The Japanese Association for Canadian Studies.

Man, Guida. 1997. “Women's Work is Never Done: Social Organization of Work and the Experience of Women in Middle-Class Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Families in Canada”, in Advances in Gender Research, edited by V. Demos and M. Texler Segal, Vol. 2., pp.183-226. Greenwich: JAI Press Inc.

Journal Articles

Das Gupta, Tania, Guida Man, Kiran Mirchandani, and Roxana Ng. 2014. “Class Borders: Chinese and South Asian Canadian Professional Women Navigating the Labor Market”,in Asian Pacific Migration Journal (APMJ) 23 (1): 55-83.

Man, Guida C. 2012. “Working and Caring: Examining the Transnational Familial Practices of Work and Family of Recent Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, in The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 6, Issue 3 pp.199-212. Also available online at http://iji.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.88/prod.1414

Kobayashi, Audrey A., Valerie Preston, and Guida Man. 2006. “Transnationalism, Gender, and Civic Participation: Canadian Case Studies of Hong Kong Immigrants”, in Environment and PlanningA, Vol. 38 (9) September, pp. 1633-1651. www.envplan.com.

Man, Guida. 2004. “Gender, Work and Migration: Deskilling Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, in Women’s Studies International Forum, Special Issue on ‘Out of Asia: Skilling, Re-skilling and Deskilling of Female Migrants,’ edited by P. Raghuram, and E. Kofman. Elsevier Ltd. Vol. 27, Issue 2, June-July, pp. 135-148.

Man, Guida. 2004. “Gender, Work and Migration: Deskilling Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, in ScienceDirect, Elsevier Ltd. http://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S0277539504000172

Man, Guida. 2002. “Globalization and the Erosion of the Welfare State: Effects on Chinese Immigrant Women”, in Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme, special issue on ‘Women, Globalization and International Trade’, Vols. 21/22, Nos. 4/1, p.26-32.

Preston, Valerie and Guida Man. 1999. “Employment Experiences of Chinese Immigrant Women: An Exploration of Diversity,” in Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme, v. 19, no. 3, Fall, p.115-122.

Man, Guida. 1999. Member of Guest Editorial Board of Special Issue of Canadian Women’s Studies Journal: Immigrant and Refugee Women, Vol. 19, No. 3.

Man, Guida. 1998. Editor. Refuge, special issue on “Refugee and Immigrant Women: An International Perspective II” March/April 1998. Toronto: Centre for Refugee Studies, York University.

Man, Guida. 1997. “Women, Work and Migration: Interviewing the Everyday Experience of Women in Middle-Class Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Families in Canada.” In Bulletin of the International Oral History Journal/Boletin de la Asociacion Internacional de Historia Oral, Vol. 1, No. 2, Dec.(In English, Portguese and Spanish).

Man, Guida. 1997. “Women, Work and Migration: Interviewing the Everyday Experience of Women in Middle-Class Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Families in Canada.” In Historia, Antropologia y Fuentes Orales, No. 17, p.7-22 (In Spanish).

Man, Guida. 1997. Editor. Refuge, special issue on “Refugee and Immigrant Women: An International Perspective I” Oct./Nov. 1997. Centre for Refugee Studies, York University.

Man, Guida. 1995. “The Experience of Women in Recent Middle-Class Chinese Immigrant Families from Hong Kong: An Inquiry into Institutional and Organizational Processes.” In Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, Vol. 4, No. 2-3, p.303-325.

Conference Proceedings

Ng, R., Man, G., Shan, H. 2008. “Learning to be an immigrant: Professional immigrant women navigating the Canadian labour market.” Leona English, and Janet Groen (Eds). Proceeding of the 27th Adult Education of Canadian Association of Studies in Adult Education (CASAE). Vancouver, B.C.: University of British Columbia, 406-408. http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/CASAE/cnf2008/Schedules/CASAE%202008%20program%20may%2016%20(2).html

Ng, R., Man, G., Shan, H., Liu, W. 2006. “Learning to be good citizens: Informal learning and the labour market experiences of professional Chinese immigrant women.” Leona English, and Janet Groen (Eds). Proceeding of the 25th Adult Education of Canadian Association of Studies in Adult Education (CASAE). Toronto: York University, 266-267. Retrievable at http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/CASAE/cnf2006/cnf2006.html

Man, Guida. 2006.“Globalization and the Racialization of Gender: Exploring the Experience of Precarious Employment of Skilled Chinese Immigrant Women in Toronto”. In Migration between East and West: Normalizing the Periphery, Manual of Symposium, April 2-5. Xiamen: Research School for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Xiamen University.

Man, Guida. 2001. “Negotiating New Lives: The Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada.” In Proceedings I: The 4th International Chinese Overseas Conference, April 26-28. Taipei: Centre for Academic Activities, Academia Sinica.

Man, Guida. 2000. “Racism, Sexism and the Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women.” Conference presentation published in Era 21 Against Racism Conference Website. http://geog.queensu.ca/era21/papers/man.htm.

Man, Guida. 1996. “Deconstructing the Media Image: Middle-Class Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Women and the Social Organization of Work.” In Communicating Experience: IX International Oral History Conference, Vol 1. Migration and Ethnic Identity, p.141-153. Goteborg: University of Goteborg.

Man, Guida. 1995. “The Astronaut Phenomenon: Examining Consequences of the Diaspora of the Hong Kong Chinese.” In Managing Change in Southeast Asia: Local Identities, Global Connections, Proceedings of the 21st Meetings of the Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies, October 15-17, 1993. Edited by J. DeBernardi et al. p.269-281. University of Alberta.

Man, Guida. 1992. “Dispelling the Media Image: Life in Canada for Women of Recent Middle-Class Immigrant Families from Hong Kong.” In Contacts Between Cultures, East Asia: History and Social Sciences, Vol.4, p.454-458. Queenston: Edwin Mellon Press.

Conference Papers

(2012) “Issues on Transnational Migration of Work and Family: Perspective from Immigrant Women”, Graduate Program in Sociology Workshop Series, March 5. [invited]

(2012) “Negotiating Work and Family Transnatonally: Exploring the Experiences of Chinese and Indian Immigrant Women Professionals in Toronto”, paper to be presented at the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), March 15-18, Toronto.

(2012) “Negotiating Work and Family: Exploring the Transnational Migration Practices of Immigrant Women Professionals in Canada”, paper to be presented at the National Metropolis Conference, Feb. 29-March 2, Toronto.

(2011) Man, Guida and Roxana Ng “Learning to Live Transnationally: Immigrant Women Professionals’ Work and Family Trajectories”, International Conference on Researching Work and Learning December 4 - 7, East China Normal University, Shanghai.

2011 Man, Guida and Roxana Ng “Migration Trajectories of Immigrant Women in Canada”, paper presented at Women's Worlds 2011, July 3-7, Ottawa-Gatineau.

2011 “Transnational Migration, Work, and Family Experiences of Chinese Immigrant Women Professionals in Canada”, paper presented at the Association for Asian Studies (AAS), and International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS) Joint Conference, March 31-april 3, 2011, Honolulu.

2010 “Globalization, Gender and Inequality: Examining Chinese Immigrant Women’s Employment Experience in Canada”. Paper presented at the conference on Economic and Social Integration of Migrants and Immigrants: A Comparative Approach, University of Saskatchewan, August 30-31. [invited by U of Saskatchewan]

2010 “From Hong Kong to Canada and Back Again: Examining the Gendered Experiences of Return Migrants”. Paper presented at the Home Sweet Home: Return Migration to Hong Kong and its Implications Conference, University of Toronto, Feb. 17. [invited by organizer]

2010 “Transnational Migration, Work, and Family Experiences of Chinese Immigrant Women Professionals in Canada”, paper presented at the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO) 7th International Conference, May 7-9, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

2010 “One Foot in Canada, and One Foot in China: Transnational Family and Gender Relations of Chinese Women Professionals”, paper presented at the International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, August 2-5, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK (virtual participation)

2009 “Globalization and the Transnational Practices of Chinese Immigrant Women Professionals in Canada”, paper presented at the International Sociological Association (ISA), RC32 Gender and Transformation: Global, Transnational and Local Realities and Perspectives, Beijing, July 17-19.

2009 “Gender, work, and family: Globalization and the transnational migration of professional Chinese immigrant women in Canada”, paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA), Carlton University, Ottawa, May 26-29.

2009 “Mobilizing Class Transnationally: Professional immigrant women navigating the Canadian labour market” paper presented at the Canadian Association for the Studies of Adult Education (CASAE) 28th Annual Conference, May 25 to 27, 2009, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario. (Coauthors: Roxana Ng, Kiran Mirchandani, Tania Das Gupta, Guida Man, Willa Lichun Liu, and Hongxia Shan)

2008 “Transnational Migration, and the Family and Career Trajectories of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, paper presented at the Gender and Family in East Asia International Conference, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Dec. 12-13.

2008 “Globalization and the Transnational Trajectory of Chinese Immigrant Women Professionals in Canada”, paper presented at the International Conference on Globalization: Cultures, Institutions and Socioeconomics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, December 12-13.

2008 “Transnational Class Mobility: Professional Immigrant Women Navigating the Labour Market” paper presented at the 8th Annual Critical Race and Anticolonial Studies Conference of Researchers and Academics of Colour for Equality (R.A.C.E.), Ryerson University, Toronto, November 14-16. (Co-authors: Tania Das Gupta, Roxana Ng, Guida Man, Kiran Mirchandani, Hongxia Shan)

2008 “Globalization, Transnational Migration, and Women’s Work: Exploring Chinese and Indian Immigrant Women Professionals’ Experiences in Canada”, paper presented at Women’s World Conference, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, July 3 - 9.

2008 “Learning to be an immigrant: Professional immigrant women navigating the Canadian labour market”, roundtable presentation with Roxana Ng, Guida Man, and Hongxia Shan at the Canadian Association for the Studies of Adult Education (CASAE) 27th Annual Meeting, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, May 31-June 3.

2008 “I Am Here and I Am There: Globalization and Transnational Experience of Mainland Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, paper presented at the Canadian Sociology Association Annual Meeting, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, June 2-5.

2007 “Globalization, Transnational Migration, and Women’s Work: Exploring the Experiences of Mainland Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada” , paper presented at the Hong Kong Sociological Association 9th Annual Conference, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Dec. 8.

2007 “Transnational Migration, Work, and the Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, paper presented at the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO) 6th International Conference, Peking University, Beijing, Oct. 20-23.

2007 “Transnational Migration, Work, and the Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, paper presented at the 5th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, American University of Paris, France, 17-20 July.

2007 “Transnational Migration and Diasporic Communities: Exploring Women’s Experience in Chinese Communities in Canada”, paper presented at the Canadian Sociology Association (CSA) Annual Meeting, University of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, May 29-June 1.

2006 “Globalization and the Racialization of Gender: Exploring the Experience of Precarious Employment of Skilled Chinese Immigrant Women in Toronto”. Paper presented at the Migration between East and West: Normalizing the Periphery Workshop organized by Research School for Southeast Asian Studies, Xiamen University; Institute for Ethnic and Migration Studies, University of Amsterdam; International Institute for Asian Studies, Amsterdam/Leiden; David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University; April 2-5, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China. [invited and funded by IIS/Xiamen U/HK Baptist U]

2006 “Learning to be Good Citizens: Transnational Migration and the Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, paper presented at Diversity in Diaspora: The Chinese Overseas, International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO) conference, Dec. 4-6, Department of Historical and Heritage Studies, University of Pretoria, South Africa.

2006 “Transnational Migration, Gender, and Identity: Exploring Chinese Immigrant Women’s Experience in Canada”, paper presented at the Association for Cultural Studies Crossroads Conference, Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, July 20-23.

2006 “Work, Family Relations, and Transnational Migration: Examining Chinese Immigrant Women’s Experience in Toronto”, paper presented at the the 41st Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association (CSAA) Annual Meeting, York University, May 29-June 1.

2006 “Learning to be Good Citizens: Informal Learning and the Labour Market Experiences of Professional Chinese Immigrant Women.” Round Table Presentation by Roxana Ng, Guida Man, Hongxia Shan, and Willa Liu at the Canadian Association for the Studies of Adult Education 25th Annual Conference, May 28-30, 2006, York University.

2005 “Transnational Migration and Women’s Experience in Chinese Immigrant Communities in Canada.” Paper presented at the conference entitled People on the Move: The Transnational Flow of Chinese Human Capital at the Center on China’s Transnational Relations, Division of Social Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Oct. 20-22. [invited and funded by HKUST]

2005 “Gender and Transnational Migration: Examining Chinese Immigrant Women’s Experience in Canada”, paper presented at the Fourth International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS), Shanghai, Aug. 20-24.

2005 “Globalization, Gender, and Precarious Employment: Exploring the Experience of Skilled Chinese Immigrant Women in Toronto”, paper presented at Women’s Worlds 2005: 9th International Interdisciplinary Congress on Women, Seoul, Korea, June 19-24.

2005 “Transnational Migration and Women’s Experience in Chinese Immigrant Communities in Canada”, paper presented at the 40th Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association (CSAA) Annual Meeting, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, May 31-June 3.

2004 “Globalization and the Proletarianization of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada,” Japanese Association of Canadian Studies Conference, Tokyo, Sept. 18-19 (Did not attend due to conflict with teaching).

2004 “Gender and Skilled Migration: The Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada,” paper presented at the American Sociological Association 98th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Aug.14-17.

2004 “Globalization and Gendered Skilled Migration: The Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, paper presented at the International Institute of Sociology (IIS), 36th World Congress, Beijing, China, July 7-11.

2004 “Gender and Skilled Migration: The Experience of Mainland Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, paper presented at the 39th Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association (CSAA) Annual Meeting, Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 3-6.

2004 "Globalization, the Neoliberal State, and the Deskilling of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada”, paper presented at the 5th Conference of the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO), Elsinore, Denmark, May 10- 14.

2003 “Gender, Migration, and the Neoliberal State: Institutionalized Policies and the Deskilling of Chinese Immigrant Women,” paper presented at the 38th Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association (CSAA) Annual Meeting, Halifax, June 1-4.

2002 “Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada: Intersections of Race, Gender and Class,” paper presented at the American Sociological Association 97th Annual Meeting, Chicago, Aug.16-19.

2002 “Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada: An Exploration of Economic Networks and Social Capital,” paper presented at the First International Symposium on Chinese Women and their Network Capital, Hong Kong, June 20-21.

2002 “Globalization and the De-skilling of Chinese Immigrant Women,” paper presented at the 37th CSAA Annual Meeting, Toronto, May 29-June 1.

2001 “Social Construction of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada: An Exploration in Race, Gender, and Class.” Paper presented at the American Sociological Association 96th Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California, Aug. 18-21.

2001 “The Impact of Transnational Migration in Canada.” Workshop on Tranationalism in the Pacific Rim: The China-Hong Kong-Canada Connections, University of Hong Kong, May 19.

2001 “Transnational Families: The Experience of Hong Kong Immigrant Women.” Paper presented at the Asian American Studies Association Annual Conference, Toronto, Ont., March 28-30.

2000 “Racism, Sexism, and the Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women.” Paper presented at ERA 21 Against Racism Conference, Vancouver, B.C., November 17-19.

2000 “The Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women: An Exploration in Gender, Race, and Class.” Paper presented at the American Sociological Association 95th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12-16.

2000 “Settlement Experiences of Mandarin-speaking Immigrant Women in Toronto: An Investigation in the Relations of Gender, Race and Class.” Paper presented at the Fourth National Metropolis Conference, Toronto, March 22-25.

1999 “Chinese Immigrant Women in Toronto: Exploring the Intersections of Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Class.” Paper presented at the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO) Conference, Havana, Dec. 10-12.

1999 “Downward Mobility: The Employment Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women in the Greater Toronto Area.” Paper presented at the International Conference on Gendered Mobilities in Asia, Hong Kong, Nov. 25-26.

1999 “Racism, Sexism, and Canadian Immigration Policies: Effects on Chinese Immigrant Women.” Paper presented at the 94th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, August 6-10.

1999 “Social Organization of Mothering and the Challenges Experienced by Chinese Immigrant Mothers in Canada.” Paper presented at the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association Annual Meeting, Sherbrooke, Quebec, June 6-8.

1999 “Migration and the Transformation of the Social Relations of Chinese Immigrant Wives to their Husbands’ Work.” Paper presented at the Fourth Annual Women’s Studies Conference, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia, March 4-6.

1999 “Fitting the Master Plan: Migration and Transformation of the Subcontractual Relations of Chinese Immigrant Wives to their Husbands’ Work.” Paper presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Boston MA, March 11-14.

1998 “Juggling Household Work and Paid Work: The Experience of Middle-Class Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada.” Seminar Series, Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, April 1. [invited and funded by HKUST]

1998 “The Effect of Canadian Immigration Policies on Chinese Immigrant Women (1858 to 1986).” Asia Pacific Conference on Canadian Studies, Japanese Association of Canadian Studies (JACS), Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan, March 27-28. [invited and funded by JACS]

1998 “Migration and Social Organization of Mothering: Challenges Confronted by Chinese Immigrant Mothers in Canada.” Paper presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, August 21-25.

1998 “Collecting on Overseas Chinese: Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada.” Paper presented at the International Convention of Asia Scholars, Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands, June 25-28.

1998 “Fitting Her In: Migration and Changes in Chinese Immigrant Wives’ Subcontractual Relations to Their Husbands’ Work.” Paper presented at the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association Annual Meeting, Ottawa, Ontario, May 31-June 3.

1998 “Migration and the Transformation of Work Arrangements: The Experience of Women from Middle-Class Chinese Immigrant Families.” Paper presented at the 1998 International Studies Association (ISA) Conference, Minneapolis, Minesota, March 17-21.

1997 “Fitting the Master Plan: Migration and Changes in the Social Relations of Middle-Class Chinese Immigrant Wives to Their Husbands’ Work.” Paper presented at the American Sociological Association Conference, Toronto, Ontario, August 9-13.

1997 “Migration and the Transformation of Paid Work Arrangements: The Experience of Women from Middle-Class Chinese Families.” Paper presented at the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association Annual Meeting, St. John's, Newfoundland, June 8-11.

1997 “Juggling Household Work and Paid Work: The Experience of Middle-Class Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada.” Paper presented at the New York Consortium on Migration, Ethnicity, and Citizenship and the International Sociological Association Conference, New York City, New York, June 5-7.

1997 “Juggling Household Work and Paid Work: The Lived Experience of Middle-Class Women from Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Families in Canada.” Paper presented at the Association for Asian American Studies Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington, April 16-20.

1997 “Juggling Household Work and Paid Work: The Lived Experience of Middle-Class Women from Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Families in Canada.” Paper presented at the Pacific Sociological Association Conference, San Diego, California, April 17-20.

1997 “The Effect of Canadian Immigration Policies on the Entrance of Chinese Immigrant Women (1858 to 1986).” Paper presented at the Association for Asian Studies, Southeast Conference, Savannah, Georgia, Jan. 17-19.

1996 “Social Organization of Work and the Experience of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada.” Seminar Series, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, March 12. [invited]

1996 “The Experience of Women in Middle-Class Hong Kong Immigrant Families in Canada: An Inquiry in the Social Organization of Paid and Unpaid Work.” Paper presented at the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO) Conference, Xiamen, China, November 18-22.

1996 “Hong Kong Middle-class Immigrant Women in Canada: An Investigation in the Social Organization of Work.” Paper presented at the American Sociological Association 91th Annual Meeting, New York City, New York, August 16-20.

1996 “Deconstructing the Media Image: Middle-Class Hong Kong Chinese Immigrant Women and the Social Organization of Work.” Paper presented at the XI International Oral History Conference: Communicating Experience, University of Goteborg, Goteborg, Sweden, June 13-16.

1995 “The Social Organization of Paid and Unpaid Labour: Hong Kong Middle-Class Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada.” Paper presented at the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association, Thirteenth Biennial Conference, Gimli, Manitoba, Oct. 20-23.

1995 “Developing a Gendered Analysis of Work: Conceptual and Methodological Considerations for the Study of Immigrants in Canada.” Workshop co-chaired with Ann Denis at the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association, Thirteenth biennial Conference, Gimli, Manitoba, October 20-23.

1995 “The Experience of Women in Chinese Immigrant Families: An Inquiry in the Social Organization of Paid and Unpaid Labour.” Paper presented at the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association Annual Meeting, Universite du Quebec, Montreal, June 4-7.

1994 “The Experience of Women in Recent Middle-Class Chinese Immigrant Women from Hong Kong: An Inquiry in Institutional and Organizational Processes.” The 15th Nihon University International Symposium: Work and Family Life of International Migrant Workers, Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan, Dec. 5-7. [invited and funded]

1994 “Lives in Canada for Women in the New Chinese Immigrant Families from Hong Kong.” Paper presented at the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO) Comparative Perspectives Conference, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Dec. 19-21.

1994 “Canada's New Middle-Class Chinese Immigrant Women from Hong Kong: An Experiential Account.” Paper presented at the American Sociological Association 89th Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, August 5-9.

1993 “The Astronaut Phenomenon: Examining Consequences of the Diaspora of the Hong Kong Chinese.” Paper presented at the Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies 21St Annual Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Oct. 15-17.

1993 “The New Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada.” Paper presented at the 34th International Congress of Asian and North African Studies, Hong Kong, August 22-28.

1992 “Information Session - Development of an Information Tool: Dialogue Between Researchers and the Advisory Committee - CRIAW,” panel discussion at the 16th Annual Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women Conference, Toronto, November 13-15

1992 “Unequal Gender Divisions: Women in Dual-Career Commuter Families.” Paper presented at the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association Annual Meeting, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, May 30-June 2.

1992 “Toronto's New Middle-Class Chinese Immigrant Women from Hong Kong - An Experiential Account.” Paper presented at the 27th Annual Conference of the Atlantic Association of Sociologists and Anthropologists, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, March 12-15.

1991 “Chinese Women in Canada: Production and Reproduction.” Paper presented at the Canadian Asian Studies Association Conference, Brock University, St. Catharines, October 5-7.

1991 “Silent Partners: The Experience of Women in Chinese Immigrant Families from Hong Kong.” Paper presented at the Canadian Women Studies Association, Learned Societies Conference, Queen's University, Kingston, May 29-June 1.

1991 “Effects of the Canadian Immigration Policy on the Chinese Immigrant Women.” Paper presented at the Chinese-Canadian Social Scientists Association Meeting, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, May 24.

1990 Dispelling the Media Image: Women in Chinese Immigrant Families From Hong Kong.” Paper presented at the 33rd International Congress of Asian and North African Studies, University of Toronto, August 19-25.

Professional Journal Articles

Man, Guida. 1998. Guest Editor. Refuge, Special Issue on “Refugee and Immigrant Women: An International Perspective II” March/April 1998. Toronto: Centre for Refugee Studies, York University.

Man, Guida. 1997. Guest Editor. Refuge, special issue on “Refugee and Immigrant Women: An International Perspective I” Oct./Nov. 1997. Centre for Refugee Studies, York University.

Man, Guida. 1998. “Introduction: Refugee and Immigrant Women as Workers.” In REFUGE, Vol. 17, No.1, Feb., p.1-3.

Man, Guida. 1998. “Migration and the Transformation of Work Processes: Voices of Chinese Immigrant Women in Canada.” In REFUGE, Vol.17, No.1, February, p.21-25.

Man, Guida. 1997. “Refugee and Immigrant Women: An International Perspective: An Introductory Note”, in REFUGE, Vol.16, No.4, Oct., p.1-3.

Man, Guida. 1990. “Difficulties Confronting Chinese Immigrant Women”, Modern Times Weekly, June 1st, p.4. (Translated into Chinese language by Shu Chi)

Man, Guida. 1990. “Dispelling the Media Image: Women in Recent Chinese Immigrant Families,” Ethnocultural Notes & Events, University of Toronto, May/June, p.3.

Book Reviews

Man, Guida. 2008. Reviewed Voices Rising: Asian Canadian Cultural Activism by Xiaoping Li, in Canadian Ethnic Studies, Vol. 40, 3.

Research Reports

Usha Geroge, Ka Tat Tsang, Guida Man, and Wei Wei Da. 2000. Needs Assessment of Mandarin-speaking Newcomers. Toronto: South East Asian Services Centre. Unpublished report, 55pp.

Man, Guida.1991. Commuter Families in Canada: A Research Report. Study conducted for the Demographic Review Secretariat, Health and Welfare Canada, September, 98pp.


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Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2014-2015 AP/SOCI3860 6.0  Women, Work and Family LECT Course Website 
Fall/Winter 2014-2015 AP/SOCI4345 6.0  Family and Intimate Relations  SEMR Course Website