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Reservations About an Evolutionary Approach to Cross-Border Mobility

  • Leo Douw (a1)
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1 Jan Lucassen and Leo Lucassen (eds), Globalising Migration History. The Eurasian Experience (16th–21st Centuries) (Leiden, 2014), p. 418.

2 Manning, Patrick, “Cross-Community Migration: A Distinctive Human Pattern”, Social Evolution & History, 5:2 (2006), pp. 2454, 24 .

3 Idem , Migration in World History (London and New York, 2013), p. 10 .

4 Douw, Leo, “The Huaqiao in Taiwan 1895–1945: Their Ambivalent Localization”, Journal of Chinese Overseas, 7:2 (2011), pp. 143168 , 155–156; Man-houng Lin, “The ‘Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere’: A New Boundary for Taiwanese People and Taiwanese Capital, 1940–1945”, paper presented at the conference “Japan, China and the Construction of History”, University of Amsterdam, 25–26 June 2015, p. 35.

5 Lucassen and Lucassen, Globalising Migration History, p. 424.

6 Ibid., p. 47.

7 Ibid., p. 5 .

8 Duara, Prasenjit, Rescuing History from the Nation: Questioning Narratives of Modern China (Chicago, IL, 1995); Chakrabarty, Dipesh, “Postcoloniality and the Artifice of History: Who Speaks for ‘Indian’ Pasts”, Representations, 37 (1992), pp. 126 ; Ong, Aihwa and Nonini, Donald (eds), Ungrounded Empires: The Cultural Politics of Modern Chinese Transnationalism (New York, 1997).

9 Pomeranz, Kenneth, The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy (Princeton, NJ, 2000).

10 Allen, Tim and Thomas, Alan, Poverty and Development: Into the 21st Century (Oxford, 2000); Edelman, Marc and Haugerud, Angelique (eds), The Anthropology of Development and Globalization: From Classical Political Economy to Contemporary Neoliberalism (Malden, MA, 2005).

11 van Donge, Jan Kees, Henley, David, and Lewis, Peter, “Tracking Development in South-East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa: The Primacy of Policy”, Development Policy Review Special Issue: Tracking Development in South-East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, 30:S1 (2012), pp. s5s24 ; David van Oostveen, “Examining ‘Tracking Development’: de impact van emigratie vergeleken tussen Afrikaanse en Aziatische landen van 1975–2006” (BA thesis, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2015).

12 Lucassen and Lucassen, Globalising Migration History, p. 425.

13 Schiller, Nina Glick and Salazar, Noel B., “Regimes of Mobility Across the Globe”, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 39:2 (2013), pp. 183200, 188 .

14 Skinner, G. William, “Creolized Chinese Societies in Southeast Asia”, in Anthony Reid (ed.), Sojourners and Settlers: Histories of Southeast Asia and the Chinese (Sydney, 1996), pp. 5195 .

15 Lucassen and Lucassen, Globalising Migration History, p. 96.

16 See the special issue of Translocal Chinese: East Asian Perspectives, 10:1 (April 2016), entitled Imprinting Boundaries in East Asia: The Ethnic Chinese in Korea.

17 Some claim the existence of a distinct Taiwanese culture and society after the 1860s, but this is a minority position. See Dawley, Evan N., “The Question of Identity in Recent Scholarship on the History of Taiwan”, The China Quarterly, 198 (2009), pp. 442452, 445 .

18 The passages on the migration towards Taiwan are based on Douw, “The Huaqiao in Taiwan 1895–1945”.

19 The passages on migration from Taiwan are based on Douw, Leo, “Reorganizing the Taiwan Jimin and the Taiwan Huaqiao in South China, 1937–1945: A Global History Approach”, Journal of Overseas Chinese Studies, 8 (2013), pp. 83117 , and idem, “The Revision of Cross-Border Flows under Japanese Colonialism 1895–1945”, paper presented at the conference “Japan, China and the Construction of History”, University of Amsterdam, 25–26 June 2015.

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