Ms Gu Shafei

PhD Student

8.73, 8/F., The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus


Gu Shafei is a full-time PhD student at HKU sociology. She received her bachelor’s degree in Public Management from Xi’an Jiaotong University and master’s degree in Public Management from Xi’an Jiaotong University.

She mainly uses empirical data and conducts quantitative research to explore the migration pattern and experience of ethnic minority migrants under various global contexts, with a special interest in Muslim migration. Her current research interests include migration, race and ethnicity, religion and culture, social stratification, identity.


MPhil. (Public Management)

Xi’an Jiaotong University

B.A. (Public Management)

Xi’an Jiaotong University

Research interests


race and ethnicity

religion and culture

social stratification


Selected publications

Recent publications:

Gu, Shafei, and Eric Fong. “Migration from Muslim-Majority Countries: A Tale of Two Patterns.” Population Research and Policy Review (2022): 1-20.

2019 “Patterns of International Migration in East Asia.” Translated by Korekawa Yu. pp. 75-79 in Population Issues and Immigration: How Does Japan’s Population and Hierarchy Change? Edited by Hiroshi Komai and Yu Korekawa, Akashi Shoten) (co-author: Eric Fong)

2017 “Rural Migrants’ Family Reunion in China” (in Chinnese). Urban Problems (CSSCI), (05): 92-103. (co-author: Bai Meng)

Under peer review:

“Race, Religion, and Income in an East and Southeast Asian City: A study of income attainment of South Asian Muslims in Hong Kong” (co-author: Eric Fong)