Migration to and From Taiwan

Edited by Kuei-fen Chiu, Dafydd Fell, Lin Ping

© 2013 – Routledge

256 pages | 10 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

Migration has transformed Taiwanese society in the last 20 years. The main inflows have been temporary workers from Southeast Asian countries and female spouses from Southeast Asia and China marrying Taiwanese husbands. The main outflow has been migration to China, as a result of increased economic integration across the Taiwan Strait. These changes have significantly altered Taiwan’s ethnic structure and have profound social and political implications for this new democracy. As large numbers of these migrants take Taiwanese citizenship and their offspring gain voting rights, the impact of these "new Taiwanese" will continue to increase.

This book showcases some of the leading researchers working on migration to and from Taiwan. The chapters approach migration from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including international relations, sociology, social work, film studies, political science, gender studies, geography and political economy and so the book has great appeal to scholars and students interested in the politics of Taiwan, Taiwanese society and ethnic identity as well as those focusing on migration in East Asia and comparative migration studies.

Table of Contents

1. Migration to and from Taiwan: Identities, Politics and Belonging Chiu Kuei-fen, Dafydd Fell and Lin Ping 2. Through the Looking Glass: Migration into and out of Taiwan Tseng Yen-fen and Lin Ping 3. Taiwan and Globalization: Reflections on the Trajectory of Taishang Studies Keng Shu, Gunter Schubert and Emmy Lin Ruihua 4. Bordering Careers on China: Skilled Migration from Taiwan to China Tseng Yen-Fen 5. From Being Privileged to Being Localized? Taiwanese Businessmen in China Lee Chun-yi 6. Happy Reunion or Brothers Only In Name? Mainlander Taiwanese in China Lin Ping 7. Different places, different voices: early Taiwanese-Chinese immigrants in Canada and Guam Lan-hung Nora Chiang 8. Two Migration Documentaries from Taiwan Chiu Kuei-fen and Tsai Yu-yueh 9. Migration through the lens of political advertising: How Taiwanese parties discuss migration Dafydd Fell 10. Home-going or Home-making? The Citizenship Legislation and Chinese Identity of Indonesian Chinese Women in Taiwan Isabelle Cheng 11. Tactical Resistances in Daily Politics: How Battered Vietnamese Wives Negotiate Family and State Tightropes in Taiwan Wang Hong-zen, Chen Po-wei and Anna Tang Wen-hui 12. The life adjustment of children from New Immigrant families in Taiwan Chen Yu-wen 13. Political Socialization in Domestic Families and Families with Mainland Spouse in Taiwan Chen Kuang-hui and Luo Ya-Hui 14. The politics of the mainland spouses’ rights movement in Taiwan Tseng Yu-chin, Isabelle Cheng and Dafydd Fell 15. Taiwan’s (extra)ordinary migrations Tony Fielding

About the Editors

Chiu Kuei-fen is Professor in the Research Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the National Chunghsing University, Taiwan.

Dafydd Fell is Senior Lecturer in Taiwan Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, UK.

Lin Ping is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the National Chungcheng University, Taiwan.

About the Series

Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
SOC007000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General