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