Elusive Refuge: Chinese Migrants in the Cold War (Hardback)
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Elusive Refuge: Chinese Migrants in the Cold War (Hardback)

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Hardback 278 Pages / Published: 30/09/2016
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Laura Madokoro recovers the lost history of millions of displaced Chinese who fled the Communist Revolution and recounts humanitarian efforts to find homes for them outside China. Entrenched bigotry in predominantly white countries, the spread of human rights, Cold War geopolitics, and the Vietnam War shaped refugee policies that still hold sway.

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674971516
Number of pages: 278
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 156 x 235 x 33 mm


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Madokoro shows that our grasp of the history of refugees is woefully incomplete unless we take proper account of the international response to those who fled mainland China in the wake of the Chinese Revolution. Her beautifully written book also demonstrates how people 'on the move' negotiated all manner of constraints. Innovative in conception and execution, Elusive Refuge makes a very significant contribution to our understanding of the modern world's response to refugees.--Peter Gatrell, author of The Making of the Modern Refugee
Elusive Refuge is pathbreaking in its subject matter. Its interrogation of the history of refugee policy is bold and original, demonstrating the limits of the 1951 Refugee Convention and the consequences of the many shifts--legal, political, and moral--in the meaning of the term 'refugee.' Moreover, its concern with asylum seekers, refugees, and immigration policy could not be more timely. An extremely important work.--Marilyn Lake, coauthor of Drawing the Global Colour Line

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