174 pages | 17 B/W Illus.
In contrast to much scholarship on cross-cultural encounters, which focuses primarily on contact between indigenous peoples and ’settlers’ or ’sojourners’, this book is concerned with migrant aspects of this phenomenon – whether migrant-migrant or migrant-host encounters – bringing together studies from a variety of perspectives on cross-cultural encounters, their past, and their resonances across the contemporary Asia-Pacific region. Organised thematically into sections focusing on ’imperial encounters’ of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, ’identities’ in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and ’contemporary citizenship’ and the ways in which this is complicated by mobility and cross-cultural encounters, the volume presents studies of New Zealand, Singapore, Australia, Vanuatu, Mauritius and China to highlight key themes of mobility, intimacies, ethnicity and ’race’, heritage and diaspora, through rich evidence such as photographs, census data, the arts and interviews. Demonstrating the importance of multidisciplinary ways of looking at migrant cross-cultural encounters through blending historical and social science methodologies from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, Migrant Cross-Cultural Encounters in Asia and the Pacific will appeal to anthropologists, sociologists, cultural geographers and historians with interests in migration, mobility and cross-cultural encounters.
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Series Editor Preface
Introduction: Migrant Cross-Cultural Encounters in Asia and the Pacific
Jacqueline Leckie, Angela McCarthy and Angela Wanhalla
Part 1: Imperial Encounters
1. Eurasians in Treaty-Port China: Journeys across Racial and Imperial Frontiers
2. Photographic Portraits of Migrants from the Indentured Labour Archives in Mauritius: A Cross-Cultural Encounter
3. ‘To his home at Jembaicumbene’: Women’s Cross-Cultural Encounters on a Colonial Goldfield
Part 2: Identities
4. An Irishman, a Samoan and a Korean Walk into a Church: Three Encounters and New Zealand’s Struggle for its National Identity 131
5. Working Together for a Better Life: Contemporary ni-Vanuatu Labour Mobility in New Zealand
Part 3: Citizenship and Mobility
6. Asymmetrical Ambiguities: The ‘White’ Australia Policy’, Travel, Migration and Citizenship in Vanuatu, 1945–1953
7. Minzu, Migration and Citizenship: Uyghur Migrants’ Perceptions of Cross-Cultural Contact in China, Australia and New Zealand
8. Postcolonial Migration and Social Diversity in Singapore
Brenda S.A. Yeoh and Theodora Lam
Series now in its 20th year
Studies in Migration and Diaspora is a series designed to showcase the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary nature of research in this important field. Volumes in the series cover local, national and global issues and engage with both historical and contemporary events. The books will appeal to scholars, students and all those engaged in the study of migration and diaspora. Amongst the topics covered are minority ethnic relations, transnational movements and the cultural, social and political implications of moving from 'over there', to 'over here'.
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