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Title Asia inside out : itinerant people / edited by Eric Tagliacozzo, Helen F. Siu, Peter C. Perdue
Published Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 326 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Introduction: Seekers, sojourners, and meaningful worlds in motion / Eric Tagliacozzo, Helen F. Siu, and Peter C. Perdue -- Mobility's spatial fix: finding the Vietnamese "homeland" from the outside in / Erik Harms -- Mobility assemblage and the return of Islam in Southeast China / Biao Xiang and Qiang Ma (Ramadan) -- Cowry country: mobile space and imperial territory / David Ludden -- Persian rugs in Southeast Asia: cultural production and taste making in a new market / Narges Erami -- A "south" imagined and lived: the entanglement of medical things, experts, and identities in premodern East Asia's South / Angela Ki Che Leung -- Traveling manuscripts: understanding pilgrimage in Central and Eastern Islamic lands / Mounia Chekhab-Abudaya -- Slaves, arms, and political careering in nineteenth-century Oman / Seema Alavi -- The darker side of mobility: refugees, hostages, and political prisoners in Persianate Asia / James Pickett -- Deploying Theravada Buddhist geographies in the age of imperialism / Tamara Loos -- Itinerant singers: triangulating the Canton-Hong Kong-Macau soundscape / May Bo Ching -- Roast beef vs. pigs' trotters: knowledge-in-transit in the work of a Chinese food evangelist / Emma Teng -- The Asian sportscape: hubs of play and flows of contention / William W. Kelly
Summary The third and final volume of Asia Inside Out, Itinerant People focuses on the idea of "Diasporic Asia"--The meanings of the movement of people, past and present. Which specific groups and communities linked the trading empires of the South China Coast, South Asia, and the Middle East? Who actually traveled in the ships, and who travels in our modern jumbo jets? The authors consider the varied experiences of important mobile ethnic groups and their modern descendants. It is no accident that many of the descendants of these traveling communities can still be found around the rim of the Indian Ocean - and that many have seeped up into the land- and sea-scapes of the South China coast. The book explores the transient histories of "people on the move," through voluntary or involuntary circulation, either part of chosen paths (such as migration) or the radials of coerced journeys (such as slavery, or the dislocations wrought by conflict). The fluidity of human movement has acted to render the evolution of "Asia" more complex, both reinforcing older connections across time and space and forging new connections.-- Provided by publisher
Related To Continuation of (work): Asia inside out. Changing times. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2015 9780674598508
Continuation of (work): Asia inside out. Connected places. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2015 9780674967687
Notes This book is volume 3 of a 3 volume set which began with Asia inside out. Changing times, and continued with Asia inside out. Connected places
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Asians -- Migrations.
Human geography -- Asia
Asians -- Migrations.
HISTORY -- Asia -- General.
Human geography.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Emigration & Immigration.
Form Electronic book
Author Perdue, Peter C., 1949- editor.
Siu, Helen F., editor.
Tagliacozzo, Eric, editor.
ISBN 0674240693
Other Titles Itinerant people