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Since the late 1990s, Asian nations have increasingly encouraged, facilitated, or demanded the return of emigrants. In this interdisciplinary collection, distinguished scholars from countries around the world explore the changing relations between nation-states and transnational mobility. Taking into account illegally trafficked migrants, deportees, temporary laborers on short-term contracts, and highly skilled émigrés, the contributors argue that the figure of the returnee energizes and redefines nationalism in an era of increasingly fluid and indeterminate national sovereignty. They acknowledge the diversity, complexity, and instability of reverse migration, while emphasizing its discursive, policy, and political significance at a moment when the tensions between state power and transnational subjects are particularly visible. Taken together, the essays foreground Asia as a useful site for rethinking the intersections of migration, sovereignty, and nationalism.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vi-viii
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  1. Introduction: Return and the Reordering of Transnational Mobility in Asia
  2. Xiang Biao
  3. pp. 1-20
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  1. Chapter One. To Return or Not to Return: The Changing Meaning of Mobility among Japanese Brazilians, 1908-2010
  2. Koji Sasaki
  3. pp. 21-38
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  1. Chapter Two. Soldier's Home: War, Migration, and Delayed Return in Postwar Japan
  2. Mariko Asano Tamanoi
  3. pp. 39-62
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  1. Chapter Three. Guiqiao as Political Subjects in the Making of the People's Republic of China, 1949-1979
  2. Wang Cangbai
  3. pp. 63-82
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  1. Chapter Four. Transnational Encapsulation: Compulsory Return as a Labor-Migration Control in East Asia
  2. Xiang Biao
  3. pp. 83-99
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  1. Chapter Five. Cambodians Go "Home": Forced Returns and Redisplacement Thirty Years after the American War in Indochina
  2. Sylvia R. Cowan
  3. pp. 100-121
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  1. Chapter Six. Resuce, Return, in Place: Deportes, "Victim," and the Regulation of Indonesian Migration
  2. Johan Lindquist
  3. pp. 122-140
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  1. Chapter Seven. Return of the Global Indian: Software Professionals and the Worlding of Bangalore
  2. Carol Upadhya
  3. pp. 141-161
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  1. Chapter Eight. Ethnicizing, Capitalizing, and Nationalizing: South Korea and the Returning Korean Chinese
  2. Melody Chia-Wen Lu, Shin Hyunjoon
  3. pp. 162-178
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 179-182
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  1. References
  2. pp. 183-204
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780822377474
Related ISBN
9780822355168
MARC Record
OCLC
1103692674
Pages
241
Launched on MUSE
2019-06-24
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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