Brill's Studies in Global Social History

Globalising Migration History The Eurasian Experience (16th-21st Centuries)

Jan LucassenLeo Lucassen

This book is the result of the conference Migration and mobility in a Global Historical Perspective, held at the National Taiwan University (NTU) in August 2010, and sponsored/organised by the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) and the National Science Council (NSC) of Taiwan.

Globalizing Migration History
is a major step forward in comparative global migration history. Looking at the period 1500-2000 it presents a new universal method to quantify and qualify cross-cultural migrations, which makes it possible to detect regional trends and explain differences in migration patterns across the globe in the last half millennium. The contributions in this volume, written by specialists on Russia, China, Japan, India, Indonesia and South East Asia, show that such a method offers a fruitful starting point for rigorous comparisons. Furthermore the volume is an explicit invitation to other (economic, cultural, social and political) historians to include migration more explicitly and systematically in their analyses, and thus reach a deeper understanding of the impact of cross-cultural migrations on social change.

Contributors are: Sunil Amrith, Ulbe Bosma, Gijs Kessler, Jelle van Lottum, Jan Lucassen, Leo Lucassen, Mireille Mazard, Adam McKeown, Atsushi Ota, Vijaya Ramaswamy,Osamu Saito, Jianfa Shen, Ryuto Shimada, Willard Sunderland, and Yuki Umeno.

This volume is the third in a series on Global Migration History, which started with Migration History in World History (edited by Jan Lucassen, Leo Lucassen & Patrick Manning, Brill 2010) and was recently followed by Migration and membership regimes in global and historical perspective (edited by Ulbe Bosma, Gijs Kessler and Leo Lucassen, Brill 2013). These publications fit in the Global Migration History Programme of the International Institute of Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam and in the Leiden University interdisciplinary research profile Global Interactions (LGI).