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‘Refugee’ or ‘returnee’? The ethnic geopolitics of diasporic resettlement in China and intergenerational change

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

HO, E.L.-E
Dept. of Geography, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapour


Description :
By using the case of China’s resettlement policy towards diasporic Chinese descendants expelled from Southeast Asia during 1949–1979 and examining their contemporary situation, this paper highlights the way scholarship on forced migration and ethnically privileged (return) migration can mutually enrich one another. The paper, first, examines the ge-opolitical context of Chinese forced migration and the premises of China’s preferential policy towards co-ethnics, which labelled the ‘refugees’ as ‘returnees’ intentionally. It argues that international migration histories are transitioning to new internal migration flows. Such migration succession trends may transform the ethnically privileged status of the farms and their inhabitants.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Transactions - Institute of British Geographers (1965), issn : 0020-2754, 2013, vol. 38, n°. 4, p. 599-611, nombre de pages : 13, Références bibliographiques : 2 p.

Date :
2013

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, London, Institute of British Geographers

Langue :
Anglais
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