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Transnational Asian America

I. Transnational dimensions of Asian America

A. Transnational residence and citizenship

1. more than one homes
2. flexible or dual citizenship
B. Transnational families
1. Parachute children and astronaut parents
2. Transnational adoption and dating agencies
3. Transnational commuting for couples and family
C. Changing roles of language schools
Maintain a sense of culture and heritage
Practicality of Asian languages

D. Transnational media networks and social mediathinking

News, entertainment, gossip, networking, politics

E. Transnational imagination and the concept of global

citynew urban cosmopolitanism
Little India, Chinatown, Koreatown, Little Saigon, Thaitown, Little
II. Transnational ethnic business networks

Changing faces of Asian American entrepreneurs

From marginalized businesses to transnational enterprises
Transnational operation: global supply chain
dense network of competitive suppliers with global reach; advanced logistics
services connecting supply, design, manufacture, distribution, retail
Transnational trade and banking
Transnational tourism
III. Asian Migration in Global Context

A. Different incentives for different migrants

Employment, business, education, lifestyle, family

B. Returning migrants
Launching pads of immigration have become destinations
of international migration
Top 10 Sources of U.S. Immigration, 1950-2009

1950-59 1960-69 1970-79 1980-89 1990-99 2000-09

Germany Mexico Mexico Mexico Mexico Mexico

Canada Canada Philippines Philippines Philippines China

Mexico UK Cuba South Korea Russia India

UK Germany Korea India Dominican Rep. Philippines

Italy Cuba Canada Dominican Rep. India Dominican Rep.

Austria Italy Italy Vietnam China Vietnam

Cuba Dominican Rep. India Jamaica Vietnam Cuba

France Greece Dominican Rep. China El Salvador El Salvador

Ireland Philippines UK Canada Canada Colombia

Netherlands Portugal Jamaica UK South Korea Canada

Top 10 Destinations of International Migration, 1960-2013

1960-70 1970-80 1980-90 1990-00 2000-10 2010-13

UK W. Germany Iran Germany UAE Italy

US Somalia Saudi Arabia UAE Spain UK

W. Germany Saudi Arabia Pakistan UK Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Australia Nigeria Australia Canada Italy UAE

Malaysia France Malawi Spain UK Thailand

Canada UAE Ethiopia Jordan Thailand Australia

Cote dIvoire Canada Netherlands Serbia Australia South Africa

DR Congo Kuwait Canada Thailand Canada Canada

Italy Iran Sudan Italy South Africa South Korea
VI. The future of Asian immigration to the U.S.

A. The impact of globalization on both the United

States and the rest of the world
B. Economic development in Asia
C. Policies of the United States, Asian countries, and
countries around the world; relations of the U.S. with
Asian nations
Percentage of Total Immigrants to the U.S. by Region, 1950-2009




30 Asia

Western Hemisphere


1950-59 1960-69 1970-79 1980-89 1990-99 2000-09