International Forum on Regional Economic Development in Southeast Asia(2nd Circular)

                                                   December 9-11, 2016
                                             Guangzhou Institute of Geography
                                                   Guangzhou, China
    After the issuance of 1st Circular of International Forum on Regional Economic Development in Southeast Asia, we have received very enthusiastic responses within and outside of China, including participants from the UK, US, Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Spain, Mexico, etc.  This symposium promises to be a most interesting event. We very much look forward to welcoming interested participants coming from different parts of the country and the world.

   9 December: Afternoon 15:00-20:00, Registration & Check-in
  10 December: Morning 09:00-12:00, Plenary Session and Round-table
               Afternoon 14:00-18:00, Paralleled Paper Sessions 
  11 December: Full day, Field trip, visiting The Songshan Lake National Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone, Dongguan

  Conference Hall at Sanyu Hotel (广州三寓宾馆)
  Address: No. 23 Sanyu Road, Yuexiu district, Guangzhou, China
  TEL: 020-87756888

  Sanyu Hotel (广州三寓宾馆)
  Luxury Double room 360 RMB per night (with Breakfast)
  Standard Double room 310 RMB per night (with Breakfast)

  Southeast Asia and South China in Transformation:Challenges and Opportunities

  We welcome papers on the following topics:
(1) Political economy of regional integration (key stakeholders, incentives and motivations, strategies and approaches, winners and losers)
(2) Population mobility, labor markets, and migration (internal and international)
(3) Cross-border trade, investment and infrastructure development (legal or illegal)
(4) Regional business networks and multinational corporations
(5) Small scale enterprises and family workshops, livelihood of the poor
(6) Financialization and real estate development
(7) Divergent paths, strategies, and experiences of export processing and industrialization
(8) Growth and spatiality of diffuse urbanism
(9) Resilient cities and resilient regions
(10) Uneven regional development, social injustice, and environmental sustainability

  English and Chinese (Simultaneous interpreting)

  Philip Kelly: Migration, Remittances, Development and Alternatives in Southeast Asia
  Professor of Geography at York University (Toronto, Canada) and Director of the York Centre for Asian Research. Born in Liverpool, England, he was trained as a geographer at Oxford, McGill and the University of British Columbia, and started his teaching career in the Southeast Asian Studies Programme of the National University of Singapore. His research has examined the global dimensions of Philippine development, immigrant labor market processes and intergenerational mobility in Canada, and transnational economic ties between Canada and the Philippines. His publications include Migration, Agrarian Transition and Rural Change in Southeast Asia (New York: Routledge, 2013) and Economic Geography: A Contemporary Introduction (with Neil Coe and Henry Yeung, Second Edition, New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013).
  Sarah Turner: Livelihoods on the Margins: Trade in the Sino-Vietnamese Borderlands
  Professor of Geography, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.  Professor Turner is an expert on rural livelihoods and upland ethnic minorities, cross-border trade, and informal economies in Vietnam and southwest China.

  Meg Rithmire: Political Vulnerability and Transnational Investment: Southeast Asian Business Networks in China
  Assistant Professor, Business Administration, Business, Government, and the International Economy Unit, Harvard Business School, Harvard University, is an expert on the comparative political economy of development with a focus on China. Her first book, Land Bargains and Chinese Capitalism (Cambridge University Press, 2015), examines the role of land politics, urban governments, and local property rights regimes in the Chinese economic reforms. A new project investigates the influence of diasporas, and the overseas Chinese communities in particular, in the progress of economic and political reforms in the homeland.

  Jia Ye: Spatializing the Global City: a Relational Analysis of Migrants, Migration and Development in Singapore
  Lecturer in Human Geography, Massey University, New Zealand.  Dr. Ye’s research interests lie at the intersections of cultural diversity, critical cosmopolitanism, class, gender studies and the political-economic development of urban Southeast Asia particularly Singapore.

  Weidong LIU: The Blet and Road Initiative and its Implications for Southeast Asia
  Professor of Economic Geography and Deputy Director of the Department of Human Geography and Regional Development, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, President of Economic Geography Committee of GSC. Prof. Liu is also the Director of the center of strategy research of “One belt, one road”. Prof. Liu is an expert on economic geography and regional development studies, spatial implications of new information and communication technologies, global production network and foreign direct investment in China, regional development and disparities in China, and Local and regional sustainable development.
  Canfei HE:Economic Globalization and Regional Integration
  Professor of Geography and Executive Dean, College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University. Prof. He is the Associate Director of the Peking University–Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy and also the associate director of the Economic Geography Specialty Group of the China Geographical Society. Prof. He’s research interests include multinational corporations, industrial location and spatial clustering of firms, and energy and the environment in China. The World Bank invited him to write a background paper on industrial agglomeration in China for the World Development Report 2009: Reshaping Global Economic Geography.

  Debin Du: The Rise of China and the Expansion of the Economic Rights Space
  Professor of Geography, Dean of the College of Urban and Regional Sciences and Director of the National Strategic Research Base of the Ministry of Education and China Institute of Scientific Innovation and Development Strategy, East China Normal University. Prof. Du is the Director of the World Geography Specialty Group of the China Geographical Society. Prof. Du’s research interests include geopolitics, technological innovation & policy and world geography.

  Geographical Society of China (GSC)
  Economic Geography Committee of the Geographical Society of China (EGC-GSC)
  Guangdong Academy of Sciences (GAS)


  Guangzhou Institute of Geography (GIG)
  Guangdong Institute of Innovation and Development (GIID)

  Young Geographer Committee of the Geographical Society of China (YGC-GSC)
  Geographical Society of Guangdong Province (GSGP)
  Faculty of Social Sciences, the University of Hong Kong (HKU)
  School of Geography and Planning, Sun Yat-Sen University (SYSU)
  Guangzhou Developmental academy, Guangzhou University (GU)

  November 25, 2016: Registration and Abstract & Full Paper Deadline
  Abstract and full paper should be submitted at the conference website at before deadlines.
  (1) General participants: US$200 (or 1,000 RMB) (inclusive of conference services, meals, refreshments and printed materials).
  (2) Student participants: US$100 (or 500 RMB).
  (3) Early-bird registration (by November 15, 2016): 20% reduction of registration fee.
  (4) The full day field trip to Dongguan Songshan Lake national Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone: US$40 (or 200 RMB) (inclusive of transportation, lunch, printed materials, and insurance).

  Registration Account: 3602 0744 0920 0150 450
  Beneficiary’s Name & Address: Geographical Society of Guangdong; No 100, Xianlie Zhong Road, Guangzhou, China
Beneficiary’s Bank Name: The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Miaoqian Zhi Street Sub-branch Guangzhou, China
  Beneficiary’s Bank Address: No.15 Miaoqian Zhijie Guangzhou, China.
  Zip Code: 510000
  Note: Please list your name, affiliation and this conference name in the transfer form, and send the receipt to the conference mail when you have done. We will prepare the official receipt for you as soon as possible.

  Conference Coordinators:
  Kaihuai Liao, E-mail:; Tel: (0086) 15989089765
  Changjian Wang, E-mail:; Tel: (0086)13719161851
  Yuyao Ye, E-mail:; Tel: (0086)13632430287
  Conference Website:

  Sanyu Hotel is located in Yuexiu District. Sanyu Hotel is situated a 15-minute walk from Dongshankou (东山口)Metro Station or Ou Zhuang (区庄)Metro Station. Baiyun International Airport is a 50-minute drive away.
  From Baiyun International Airport
  (1) By Metro
  The Guangzhou Metro is modern, clean, efficient and very safe. A single adult fare from the Baiyun International Airport South (白云机场南)Metro Station (Line 3) to the Dongshankou(东山口) Metro Station , costs 8 RMB (approx. 1.2 USD) and takes 60 minutes.
  The detailed route:
  The Baiyun International Airport South(白云机场南) Metro Station (Line 3), transfer at Yantang (燕塘)Metro Station to Line 6 and exit C at Dongshankou (东山口)Metro Station.
  (2) By Taxi
  It takes about 50 minutes from Baiyun International Airport to Sanyu Hotel by taxi, and costs about 130 RMB (approx. 20 USD).
  As most of the taxi drivers do not speak English, please provide the driver with the Note (see Note for Taxi Drivers) which contains the detailed Chinese address. 

  From Guangzhou South Railway Station
  (1) By Metro
  The detailed route:
  The Guangzhou South Railway Station(广州南站)Metro Station (Line 2), transfer at Haizhu Square (海珠广场)Metro Station to Line 6 and exit C at Dongshankou (东山口)Metro Station. It costs 6 RMB and takes 40 minutes.
  (2) By Taxi
  It takes about 40 minutes from Guangzhou South Station to Sanyu Hotel by taxi, and costs about 70 RMB.

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