Beyond Borders: Stories of Yunnanese Chinese Migrants of Burma

Beyond Borders: Stories of Yunnanese Chinese Migrants of Burma

Hiu Ling Chan of Leiden University Institute for Area Studies reviews Beyond Borders: Stories of Yunnanese Chinese Migrants of Burma by Wen-Chin Chang. Since the Chinese Communist takeover in 1949 and subsequent political upheavals in China, an unprecedented number of Yunnanese refugees have fled to Burma. Through a personal narrative approach, Beyond Borders is the first ethnography to focus on the migration history and transnational trading experiences of contemporary Yunnanese Chinese migrants (composed of both Yunnanese Han and Muslims) who reside in Burma and those who have moved from Burma and resettled in Thailand, Taiwan, and China.

Read the book review at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/imre.12297/full

Publication Part Of International Migration Review
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Book by Wen-Chin Chang, Center for Asia-Pacific Area Studies, RCHSS, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Reviewed by Hiu Ling Chan, Leiden University Institute for Area Studies

Journal International Migration Review
Date of Publication Winter 2016
Pages Pages e60–e61
DOI 10.1111/imre.12297
Volume 50
Issue Number 4

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