Asian Cross-border Marriage Migration: Demographic Patterns and Social Issues

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Wen-Shan Yang, Melody Chia-Wen Lu
Amsterdam University Press, 2010 - Social Science - 257 pages
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Despite active scholarly interest in the phenomenon of cross-border marriage migration between Southeast and East Asia—a majority of which marriages are between men from wealthier regions and women from regions that are less economically developed—we know very little about who these women are and why they choose to marry and migrate. This volume provides an overview of the demographic patterns and social issues related to cross-border marriage in the past two decades, as well as case studies that consider the living experiences and strategies of cross-border families in the host societies, sending communities, and transnational networks of nations like Japan, South, Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam. 


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Wen-Shan Yang is a researcher at the Institute of Sociology and the convenor of the program for historical demography at the Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan.

Melody Chia-Wen Lu is research fellow and coordinator at the International Institute for Asian Studies in the Netherlands.

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