Asian Migrations: Sojourning, Displacement, Homecoming and Other Travels

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Beatriz P. Lorente, Nicola Piper, Shen Hsiu-Hua
NUS Press, 2005 - History - 228 pages
The migration of people within and beyond Asia no longer takes the form of permanent ruptures, uprooting, and resettlement. Today, such movement is more likely to be transient and complex, ridden with disruptions and detours, and based on translocal interconnections between places and multiple chains of movement. Written from various disciplinary perspectives, this collection of essays explores the migration experiences of a wide spectrum of people, from professional and managerial elites to contract workers and refugees. In addressing the nature of these Asian migrations, the authors demonstrate how mobility in today's world has transformed notions of citizenship and identity, and of displacement and home.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Tides of Diaspora in the Works of Amitav Ghosh
7
Conflict Mobility and Displacement
25
Culture of Migration and Impact of History in
50
Of Home and Other Simulacra
69
Migrant Women as Wives and Workers in Singapore
99
Literary Refractions from Asia
111
Hong Kong Cinema and the
155
Taiwanese Business Nomads as
179
Death and
194
Pattana Kitiarsa
206
Traditional Migration CountriesRegions
223
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