International Migration in Southeast Asia

Continuities and Discontinuities

  • Kwen Fee Lian
  • Md Mizanur Rahman
  • Yabit bin Alas

Part of the Asia in Transition book series (AT, volume 2)

About this book


This book is a collection of work by migration scholars and researchers who are actively conducting fieldwork in Southeast Asia. It presents a wide variety of current research and approaches the field of international labor migration from a regional perspective, acknowledging that the migration process goes beyond local and national boundaries and is embedded in regional and global interconnections. The chapters capture the complexity and richness of the migration phenomenon and experience, which manifests itself in a multitude of ways in a region well known for its diversity. The collection highlights the continuities and discontinuities in the linkages that have been forged through the movement of people between sending and receiving societies. Such linkages are explained by distinguishing between migration that has been sustained by a colonial past and migration that has been precipitated by globalization in the last two decades. The diversity of issues in the region covered by this volume will encourage a rethink of some of the conventional views of migration scholarship and result in a more critical reflection of how we approach migration research.


Arab Migrations in Pre-Colonial Philippines Bangladeshi Migrant Workers in Malaysia Colonial and Post-colonial migration of Indians to Malaysia Cultural Integration in East Kalimantan Education-Induced Migration (Malaysia and Singapore) Filipino Migrant Workers in the UAE Filipino Migrants in South Korea Foreign Workers in Southeast Asia Gender and the remittance process in the Southeast Asia Human Trafficking in Southeast Asia International Migration in Asia International Migration in Southeast Asia Labour migration in Southeast Asia Migrant Workers in Southeast Asia Overseas Filipino Musicianship in Asia Transborder Retirement Migration in Malaysia Transmigrating Islam in East Kalimantan Workers’ Agency between Vietnam and Malaysia

Editors and affiliations

  • Kwen Fee Lian
    • 1
  • Md Mizanur Rahman
    • 2
  • Yabit bin Alas
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Asian Studies, Universiti Brunei DarussalamBandar Seri Begawan, Gadong,Brunei Darussalam
  2. 2.Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.Universiti Brunei DarussalamContinuing Education CentreBandar Seri Begawan, GadongBrunei Darussalam

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-287-711-6
  • Online ISBN 978-981-287-712-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-8252
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-8260
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