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
Introduction: Asian Migrations and Mobilities: Continuities, Conceptualisations and Controversies, Gracia Liu-Farrer and Brenda S. A. Yeoh Part I: Asian Migrations in The Historical Context 1. Colonial and Postcolonial Migrations, Sunil S. Amrith 2. The Changing Meanings of Diaspora: the Chinese in Southeast Asia, Els van Dongen and Hong Liu Part II: Asian Migration Regimes and Pathways 3. Temporary labor migration, Michiel Baas 4. Intimate Migrations: The Case of Marriage Migrants and Sex Workers in Asia, Maria Cecilia Hwang and Rhacel Salazar Parrenas 5. Intra-Asia Higher Education Mobilities, Rochelle Yun Ge and Kong Chong Ho 6. Diaspora Engagement and State Policies of Return Migration in Asia, Elaine Lynn-Ee Ho and Madeleine Lim Pei Wei 7. Ethnic Return Migration in East Asia: Japanese Brazilians in Japan and Conceptions of Homeland, Takeyuki (Gaku) Tsuda 8. Conceptualising Asian Medical Travel as Medical Migrations, Andrea Whittaker 9. From Asia with Money: the Emigration of the Wealthy, Gracia Liu-Farrer Part III: Re-Conceptualizing Migration Through Asian Experiences 10. Migration and the Production of Migrant Mobilities, Weiqiang Lin and Marielle Stigum Gleiss 11. The Infrastructural Turn in Asian Migration, Johan Lindquist and Biao Xiang 12. The Cultural and Economic Logics of Migration, Jamie Coates 13. Internal and international migration: Separate or integrated system?, Ronald Skeldon 14. Human Trafficking or Voluntary Migration? Lessons Learned from Across Asia, Pardis Mahdavi 15. Critical Expatriate Studies: Changing Expatriate Communities in Asia and the Blurring Boundaries of Expatriate Identity, James Farrer PART IV: Challenges in Asian Migration 16. Migration, Poverty and Source Communities, Robert Cole and Jonathan Rigg 17. Remittances, Migration, and Trade, Philip Martin 18. Transnational Migrations and Plural Diversities: Encounters in Global Cities, Brenda S.A. Yeoh 19. Growing Up in Transnational Families: Children’s Experiences and Perspectives, Theodora Lam, Shirlena Huang, Brenda S.A. Yeoh and Jocelyn O. Celero 20. Noncitizen Political Engagement, Erin Aeran Chung and Rameez Abbas 21. Irregular Migration in Asia: Are New Solutions in Sight?, Marujia M.B. Asis and Graziano Battistella 22. Mobilities on Edge: Migration at the Margins of Nation-States, Juan Zhang
Gracia Liu-Farrer is Professor of Sociology at the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University, Japan.
Brenda S.A. Yeoh is Professor in the Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore, and Research Leader of the Asian Migration Cluster at NUS’s Asia Research Institute.