Migration in Asia

Thursday, 14 July 2016: 10:45-12:15
Location: Hörsaal 07 (Main Building)
RC31 Sociology of Migration (host committee)

Language: English

Migration is increasing dramatically in Asian countries. Yet, we do not know much about general patterns of migration in Asia. We also have limited information about the causes of migration and the integration process of migrants in Asian countries.
In this proposed session, we begin to explore migration patterns in Asia. Through the discussion, we hope to start developing theoretical understandings of migration in this part of the world.
Session Organizer:
Eric FONG, University of Toronto, Canada
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Junxiu WANG, Chinese Academy of Social Science, China
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Hsin-Chieh CHANG, National Taiwan University, Taiwan; Yang-chih FU, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
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Iresha LAKSHMAN, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka; Kavindra PARANAGE, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka; Praveena RAJKOBAL, Deakin University, Australia