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Biography

Keiko Yamanaka (Ph.D., Cornell University, 1987), a sociologist, is a Lecturer in the Department of Ethnic Studies and the International and Area Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Since 1993, she has studied transnational migration and social transformation in Japan, focusing on two contrasting immigrant populations in central Japan: authorized resident Brazilians of Japanese ancestry and unauthorized Nepalese. In recent years she has investigated feminized migration in Asia, and civil actions by, and on behalf of, migrant workers in East Asian countries: Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China. Her recent publication includes: Feminized Migration in East and Southeast Asia: Policies, Actions and Empowerment (Occasional Paper 11, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, 2005), Immigrant incorporation and women's community activities in Japan: local NGOs and public education for immigrant children, (Local Citizenship in Recent Countries of Immigration, Lexington, 2006), and 'Bowling Together': social networks and social capital of a Nepali migrant community in Japan, (Manohar, 2007), and Transnational community activities of undocumented Nepalese in Japan: agency, resistance and governance (Multiculturalism in the New Japan, Berghahn, in press).

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Inter-Asian Cultural Flows

10.06.07 | 01:22:38 min | 0 comments