Migration to and From Taiwan
Edited by Kuei-fen Chiu, Dafydd Fell, Lin Ping
To Be Published December 31st 2013 by Routledge – 256 pages
Migration has transformed Taiwanese society in the last 20 years. The main inflows have been temporary workers from South East Asian countries and female spouses from South East 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 edited volume 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 will have great appeal to scholars and students interested in the politics of Taiwan, Taiwanese society and ehtnic identity as well as those focusing on migration in East Asia and comparative migration studies.
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. Globalization and Taishang: Reflections on the Problematics of Taishang Studies, Keng Shu, Gunter Schubert and Emmy Lin Ruihua 4. Migration and the Cosmopolitanism of the Underprivileged: The Use of Documentaries in Migration Studies in Taiwan, Chiu Kuei-fen and Tsai Yu-yueh 5. Migration Through the Lens of Political Advertising: How Taiwanese Parties Discuss Migration, Dafydd Fell 6. Being Strangers at Home: Mainlander Taiwanese in China, Lin Ping 7. Exploring the Place Identity of Taiwanese College Students in Mainland China, Yi-Chieh Jessica Lin, Huang Yu-chin and Lin Yen-ting 8. Brave New Migrants: Taiwanese Skilled Workers in Shanghai, Tseng Yen-Fen 9. A Taiwanese Lives in China v.s. A Chinese Born in Taiwan, Lee Chun-yi 10. Different Places, Different Voices: A Qualitative Analysis of Early Taiwanese-Chinese Immigrants in Canada and Guam, Lan-hung Nora Chiang 11. Back to the Imagined Homeland or Make it Home? The Citizenship Legislation and Immigrant Women’s Sense of Belonging in Taiwan, Isabelle Cheng 12. Tactical Resistances in Daily Politics: How Battered Vietnamese Wives Negotiate Family and State Tightropes in Taiwan, Wang Hong-zen, Chen Po-wei, & Anna Tang Wen-hui 13. The Life Adjustment of Adolescents from New Immigrant and Single Heritage Families in Taiwan, Chen Yu-wen 14. Political Socialization in Domestic Families and Families with Mainland Spouses in Taiwan, Kuang-hui Chen and Ya-Hui Luo 15. Claiming Rights Across the Strait: Movements Against Discriminative Regulations on Marriage Immigrants from Mainland China to Taiwan, Tseng Yu-chin 16. Taiwan’s (Extra)ordinary Migrations, Tony Fielding
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.