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Routledge Handbook of Asian Migrations

Edited by: Gracia Liu-Farrer , Brenda S.A. Yeoh

Print publication date:  December  2017
Online publication date:  January  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138959859
eBook ISBN: 9781315660493
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315660493
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Book description

Housing more than half of the global population, Asia is a region characterised by increasingly diverse forms of migration and mobility. Offering a wide-ranging overview of the field of Asian migrations, this new handbook therefore seeks to examine and evaluate the flows of movement within Asia, as well as into and out of the continent. Through in-depth analysis of both empirical and theoretical developments in the field, it includes key examples and trends such as British colonialism, Chinese diaspora, labour migration, the movement of women, and recent student migration.

Organised into thematic parts, the topics cover:

  • The historical context to migration in Asia
  • Modern Asian migration pathways and characteristics
  • The reconceptualising of migration through Asian experiences
  • Contemporary challenges and controversies in Asian migration practice and policy

Contributing to the retheorising of the subject area of international migration from non-western experience, the Routledge Handbook of Asian Migrations will be useful to students and scholars of migration, Asian development and Asian Studies in general.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Colonial and postcolonial migrations Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The changing meanings of diaspora Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Temporary labour migration Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Intimate migrations Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Intra-Asia higher education mobilities Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Diaspora engagement and state policies of return migration in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Ethnic return migration in East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Conceptualising Asian medical travel as medical migrations Download PDF
Chapter  9:  From Asia with money Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Migration and the production of migrant mobilities Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The infrastructural turn in Asian migration Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The cultural and economic logics of migration Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Internal and international migration Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Human trafficking or voluntary migration? Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Critical expatriate studies Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Migration, poverty and source communities Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Remittances, migration, and trade Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Transnational migrations and plural diversities Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Growing up in transnational families Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Non-citizen political engagement Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Irregular migration in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Mobilities on edge Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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