Crossing National Borders
Human Migration Issues in Northeast Asia
Edited by Tsuneo Akaha and Anna Vassilieva
United Nations University Press 2005
PB ISBN 9 28081 117 7
Cost per page: 6p
International migration and other types of cross-border movement of people are becoming an important part of international relations in Northeast Asia. In this pioneering study, experts on China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia and Russia examine the political, economic, social and cultural dimensions of the interaction between border-crossing individuals and host communities, highlighting the challenges that face national and local leaders in each country and suggesting needed changes in national and international policies. The authors analyze population trends and migration patterns in each country: Chinese migration to the Russian Far East, Chinese, Koreans, and Russians in Japan, North Koreans in China, and migration issues in South Korea and Mongolia. The book introduces a wealth of empirical material and insight to both international migration studies and Northeast Asian area studies.
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