This handbook offers an analysis of Asian diaspora and development, and explores the role that immigrants living within diasporic and transnational communities play in the development of their host countries and their homeland. Bringing together an array of interdisciplinary scholars from across the world, the handbook is divided into the following sections:

• Development Potential of Asian Diasporas
• Diaspora, Homeland, and Development
• Gender, Generation, and Identities
• Soft Power, Mobilization, and Development
• Media, Culture, and Representations.

Presenting cutting-edge research on several dimensions of diaspora and development, Routledge Handbook of Asian Diaspora and Development provides a platform for further discussion in the fields of migration studies, diaspora studies, transnational studies, race relations, ethnic studies, gender studies, globalization, Asian studies, and research methods.

chapter |14 pages


Asian diaspora and development
ByAjaya K. Sahoo

part I|78 pages

Development potential of Asian diasporas

chapter 1|13 pages

Making sense of the past

The Vietnamese diaspora in Australia and transgenerational histories
ByNathalie Huynh Chau Nguyen

chapter 2|21 pages

The skilled South Asian diaspora in the OECD

ByRupa Chanda, Neha Vinod Betai

chapter 3|14 pages

Informal finance and the success of diasporic Chinese businesses in Central America

ByJosephine Smart, Alan Smart

chapter 4|14 pages

The history and present state of Korean diasporas 1

ByIn-Jin Yoon

part II|66 pages

Diaspora, homeland, and development

chapter 7|15 pages

Manipur’s diaspora in the United States

Mapping cultural and development ties with homeland
ByAjailiu Niumai

chapter 8|14 pages

Remittance owners’ financial capabilities

Can these bridge diaspora and development?
ByJeremaiah M. Opiniano

chapter 10|12 pages

‘Mirroring the other’

Refugee, homeland, identity and diaspora
ByAnindita Ghoshal

part III|63 pages

Gender, generation and identities

chapter 12|12 pages

The digital divide among Malaysian Indian women

Comparative communal narratives
ByShanthini Pillai, Pramela Krish

chapter 13|13 pages

Financial dependence of Indian parent migrants in Australia

A context for elder abuse
BySupriya Singh

chapter 14|14 pages

Mapping South Asian queer studies

BySri Craven

chapter 15|9 pages

Private and communal kitchens as spaces for rethinking gender, identity, and citizenship

Towards a transnational theory of servitude and service
ByAnita Anantharam

part IV|78 pages

Soft power, mobilization and development

chapter 16|12 pages

Diasporas as the holy grail of development

ByLatha Varadarajan

chapter 17|16 pages

Education, diaspora and development

The Overseas Indian knowledge networks in the transforming world
BySridhar Bhagavatula

chapter 18|15 pages

Diaspora diplomacy

Weapon of mass dispersion
ByJoaquin Jay Gonzalez, Ador Revelar Torneo

chapter 19|10 pages

Diaspora politics

Reconfiguring homelands
ByIshan Ashutosh

chapter 20|10 pages

Religion, development and politics

A critical appraisal of their relationship with reference to South Asian diaspora
ByPratap Kumar Penumala

chapter 21|13 pages

From ‘political to social’ role

The shifting strategy of Indonesian diaspora movement on development
ByBilal Dewansyah

part V|80 pages

Media, culture and representations

chapter 22|12 pages

Digital media and East Asian diaspora

ByYouna Kim

chapter 23|19 pages

Food in the South Asian diaspora

ByParama Roy

chapter 24|12 pages

Concerto for Solo Piano

Rethinking diaspora music with Azerbaijani women musicians in the United States
ByAnna Oldfield

chapter 25|13 pages

Dancing out of time and place

Memory and choreography in the South Asian diaspora in Continental Europe
BySandra Chatterjee

chapter 26|10 pages

Performing arts, diaspora and identity

The case of Theyyam performances in the Indian diaspora
ByK. Surabhi, Ajaya K. Sahoo

chapter 27|12 pages

The legacy of the diaspora

Memory and homeland-in-memory in the diasporic Vietnamese literature in Germany
ByTran Tinh Vy