Perspectives Asia #3: A continent on the move

Asia, the world’s most populous continent, has been undergoing a dramatic transformation. Globalization and new technologies are leading millions of people out of poverty. At the same time loss of land as well as violent conflicts are forcing people to migrate within and outside Asia.

This number of Perspectives Asia looks to Thailand, Myanmar, Pakistan, India and others to show the different motives for migration and the difficult life of those being affected. While Europe today mainly discusses about refugees from Africa and the Middle East A Continent on the Move spotlights the global dimension of the phenomenon of migration.


Table of contents: 

  • Introduction
  • Graphics - Remittances in US dollars in 2012
  • Saleemul Huq und Stephanie Andrei - Existential Uncertainty: In Bangladesh arises a new "culture of mobility"
  • Caroline Bertram - Interview with Professor Ravinder Kaur about cross-regional marriage migration
  • Khen Suan Khai - Longing for a Better Life: Chin Migration from Myanmar to Malaysia and India
  • Supang Chantavanich und Samarn Laodumrongchai - Poorly Paid and Without Rights: Migrant workers in Thailand’s fishing sector
  • Manfred Hornung - Three Years on the High Seas: The case of Prum Vannak
  • Interviews - Two Hundred Sixty Million: Migrant workers in China
  • Imtiaz Gul - Coming Home with another Islam: Returning labor migrants from Gulf countries and their ideological baggage
  • Susanne Schmeidl - Youth in Transition: Why leaving Afghanistan might be the preferred choice for the young and restless
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Date of Publication
January 2015
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