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Asian Migrations

Social and Geographical Mobilities in Southeast, East, and Northeast Asia

By Tony Fielding

Routledge – 2016 – 288 pages

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Description

This textbook describes and explains the complex reality of contemporary internal and international migrations in East Asia. Taking an interdisciplinary approach; Tony Fielding combines theoretical debate and detailed empirical analysis to provide students with an understanding of the causes and consequences of the many types of contemporary migration flows in the region.

Key features of Asian Migrations:

    • Comprehensive coverage of all forms of migration including labour migration, student migration, marriage migration, displacement and human trafficking
    • Textboxes containing key concepts and theories
    • More than 40 maps and diagrams
    • Equal attention devoted to broad structures (e.g. political economy) and individual agency (e.g. migration behaviours)
    • Emphasis on the conceptual and empirical connections between internal and international migrations
    • Exploration of the policy implications of the trends and processes discussed

Written by an experienced scholar and teacher of migration studies, this is an essential text for courses on East Asian migrations and mobility and important reading for courses on international migration and Asian societies more generally.

Contents

1. Context: East Asian economy, space, and society 2. Context: East Asian migrations – a historical overview 3. ‘Heaven’s Door’: Southeast Asia’s international migration flows 4. ‘Shadows in the Forest’: Southeast Asia’s internal migration flows 5. Asia’s global diaspora: ‘China’s’ international migration flows 6. Turbulent transitions: ‘China’s’ internal migration flows 7. Capitalism’s global warriors: Northeast Asia’s international migration flows 8. Confucian capitalism’s hyper-urbanization: Northeast Asia’s internal migration flows 9. Migration and globalization: East Asian migrations now and in the future

Author Bio

Tony Fielding is a Research Professor at School of Global Studies, University of Sussex, UK.

Name: Asian Migrations: Social and Geographical Mobilities in Southeast, East, and Northeast Asia (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Tony Fielding. This textbook describes and explains the complex reality of contemporary internal and international migrations in East Asia. Taking an interdisciplinary approach; Tony Fielding combines theoretical debate and detailed empirical analysis to provide...
Categories: Asian Diaspora, Asian Culture & Society, Migration, Political Economy, Diaspora Studies, Population Geography, Sociology & Social Policy, Human Geography, Asian Studies (General), Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, South East Asian Studies, Asian History, Asian Studies, Migration & Diaspora