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Description - Migration and Diaspora in Modern Asia by Sunil S. Amrith

Migration is at the heart of Asian history. For centuries migrants have tracked the routes and seas of their ancestors - merchants, pilgrims, soldiers and sailors - along the Silk Road and across the Indian Ocean and the China Sea. Over the last 150 years, however, migration within Asia and beyond has been greater than at any other time in history. Sunil S. Amrith's engaging and deeply informative book crosses a vast terrain, from the Middle East to India and China, tracing the history of modern migration. Animated by the voices of Asian migrants, it tells the stories of those forced to flee from war and revolution, and those who left their homes and their families in search of a better life. These stories of Asian diasporas can be joyful or poignant, but they all speak of an engagement with new landscapes and new peoples.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521898355
ISBN-10: 0521898358
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 158mm x 18mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Mar-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Sunil S. Amrith

Sunil S. Amrith is Senior Lecturer in History at Birkbeck College, University of London. Dr Amrith is the author of Decolonizing International Health: India and Southeast Asia, 1930-65 (2006), and his articles have been published in numerous journals, such as The American Historical Review and Past and Present.

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