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Introduction " G ove r n i n G Mar r iaG e M i G r ati o n s: P e r s P eC tive s fr o M Mai n l an d C h i na an d taiWan " eleNa barabaNtseVa University of Manchester antonia CHao Tunghai University biao XiaNg University of Oxford Cross-border migration for the purpose of marriage is on the rise, and at present it constitutes one of the most common forms of long-term international mobility in East Asia. This special issue of Cross-Currents analyzes marriage migration in the People's Republic of China (PRC) and Taiwan as a subject of governance. The articles included here demonstrate that marriage migration has attracted considerable policy attention and public anxiety not because it is about "marriage" or "migration" per se, but because it is perceived to be inseparable from a wide range of other issues, such as sexual morality, family norms, national identity, and border security. In particular, the long-lasting social relationships marriage migration creates and the role of marriage migrants (the vast majority of whom are women) in rearing the next generation of the state's sovereign subjects tie marriage migration to state http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review University of Hawai'I Press

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Abstract

" G ove r n i n G Mar r iaG e M i G r ati o n s: P e r s P eC tive s fr o M Mai n l an d C h i na an d taiWan " eleNa barabaNtseVa University of Manchester antonia CHao Tunghai University biao XiaNg University of Oxford Cross-border migration for the purpose of marriage is on the rise, and at present it constitutes one of the most common forms of long-term international mobility in East Asia. This special issue of Cross-Currents analyzes marriage migration in the People's Republic of China (PRC) and Taiwan as a subject of governance. The articles included here demonstrate that marriage migration has attracted considerable policy attention and public anxiety not because it is about "marriage" or "migration" per se, but because it is perceived to be inseparable from a wide range of other issues, such as sexual morality, family norms, national identity, and border security. In particular, the long-lasting social relationships marriage migration creates and the role of marriage migrants (the vast majority of whom are women) in rearing the next generation of the state's sovereign subjects tie marriage migration to state

Journal

Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture ReviewUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Dec 16, 2015

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