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State/Nation/Transnation Perspectives on Transnationalism in the Asia Pacific

Edited By Katie Willis, Brenda S. A. Yeoh Copyright 2004
    292 Pages
    by Routledge

    296 Pages
    by Routledge

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    This edited volume examines the relationship between the nation and the transnation, focusing on transnational communities in the Asia-Pacific region. Setting the book within a theoretical framework, the authors explore a range of themes such as migration, identity and citizenship in chapters on China, the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Japan, Indonesia, Australia, Singapore and Cambodia.

    1. Introduction: Transnationalism as a Challenge to the Nation  2. The Myth of the Controllability of Difference: Labour Migration, Transnational Communities and State Strategies in the Asia-Pacific Region  3. Speres of Speculation and Middling Transnational Migrants: Chinese-Indonesians in the Asia-Pacific  4. Citizenship and Differential Exclusion of Immigrants in Japan  5. Is there a Transnation? Migrancy and the National Homeland among Overseas Filipinos  6. Expatriating is Patriotic? The Discourse on 'New migrants' in the People's Republic of China and Identity Construction among Recent Migrants from the PRC  7. From Nation to Networks and Back Again: Transnationalism, Class and National Identity in Malaysia  8. Indian Information Technology Professionals' World System: The Nation and the Transnation in Individuals' Migration Strategies  9. Beyond Transnational Nationalism: Questioning Chinese Diaspora's Borders in the Global City  10. Democracy, Culture and the Politics of Gate-Keeping in Cambodia: The Transnation Goes Home  11. Internal Transnationalism and the Formation of the Vietamese Diaspora  12. Shifting the Axis: Feminism and the Transnational Imaginary


    Katie Willis, Brenda S. A. Yeoh