Migration in Asia is leading to more marriages across nationalities. New patterns of migration are complicating the picture of women from poorer Asian countries migrating to marry men in more wealthy ones. The contributors to this volume explore the agency of marriage migrants, showing how migration is often more than a simple movement from home to destination but can involve return, repeated, or extended migrations, and that these transitions that can alter geographies of power in economics, nationality, or ethnicity. Together, the contributors identify this emerging diaspora and its long-term consequences for families.
Contributions by Masako Kudo, Chie Sakai, Linda A. Lumayag, Ikuya Tokoro, Caesar Dealwis, Caroline Grillot, Hien Anh Le, Lara Chen Tien-shi and Chatchai Chetsumon
Sari K. Ishii is associate professor of sociology at the Department of Social Science, Toyo Eiwa University, Yokohama, Japan.