New Mobilities in Asia
Asian Studies
Saskia Gieling, Shannon Cunningham (US & Canada)
Pál Nyíri, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
In the 21st century, human mobility will increasingly have an Asian face. Migration from, to, and within Asia is not new, but it is undergoing profound transformations. Unskilled labour migration from the Philippines, China, India, Burma, Indonesia, and Central Asia to the West, the Gulf, Russia, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand continues apace. Yet industrialization in Bangladesh, Cambodia, and India, the opening of Burma, and urbanization in China is creating massive new flows of internal migration. China is fast becoming a magnet for international migration from Asia and beyond.   

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Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone, Laos

Meanwhile, Asian students top study-abroad charts; Chinese and Indian managers and technicians are becoming a new mobile global elite as foreign investment from those countries grows; and Asian tourists are fast becoming the biggest travellers and the biggest spenders, both in their own countries and abroad.

These new mobilities reflect profound transformations of Asian societies and their relationship to the world, impacting national identities and creating new migration policy regimes, modes of transnational politics, consumption practices, and ideas of modernity. The series will bring together studies by historians, anthropologists, geographers, and political scientists that systematically explore these changes.

Editorial board:
- Peggy Levitt, Wellesley College
- Johan Lindquist, Stockholm University
- Tim Oakes, University of Colorado, Boulder
- Aihwa Ong, University of California, Berkeley
- Tim Winter, Deakin University
- Xiang Biao, Oxford University

Proposals Welcome:
We invite scholars at any stage of their careers to share their book proposals and draft manuscripts with us on a subject within Asian Studies.

Proposals for monographs or edited volumes should kindly follow the standard AUP Proposal format and should also include the envisaged table of contents or overview of the volume and abstracts of the proposed chapters or articles. 

Further Information:
For questions or to submit a proposal, contact our commissioning editors: Saskia Gieling (Senior Commissioning Editor Asian Studies, and Shannon Cunningham (Commissioning Editor Asian Studies, US & Canada, 


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