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As the official in question knew full well from his work in the Dutch Office for Native Affairs, for )] TJ ET BT 34.016 173.531 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(well over six decades Southeast Asians had been convening at the numerous ports of the archipelago to take )] TJ ET BT 34.016 159.275 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(one of many affordable steamers for the Red Sea. Of course this did not mean that, while infinitely faster )] TJ ET BT 34.016 145.019 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(than the passages of old, the journey was without hardship. Officialdom had long battled with greedy )] TJ ET BT 34.016 130.763 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(operators eager to cram as many people onto their decks as possible, whether they were pious passengers )] TJ ET BT 34.016 116.507 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(destined for the Hijaz or the laborers in motion between the chain of cities and hinterlands stretching, in the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 102.251 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(high colonial age, from East Africa to Northern China.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 75.995 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(It is precisely these journeys, on sea and land alike, and indeed their returns, that Sunil Amrith addresses in )] TJ ET BT 34.016 61.739 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(his book. In putting migrants and movement at the centre of his story, his aim is to transcend the usual )] TJ ET BT 34.016 584.699 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Review Number:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 570.443 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(1187)] TJ ET BT 34.016 556.187 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Publish date:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 541.931 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Sunday, 1 January, 2012)] TJ ET BT 34.016 527.675 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Author:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 513.419 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Sunil Amrith)] TJ ET BT 34.016 499.163 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(ISBN:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 484.907 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(9780521898355)] TJ ET BT 34.016 470.651 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Date of Publication:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 456.395 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(2011)] TJ ET BT 34.016 442.139 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Price:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 427.883 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(50.00)] TJ ET BT 34.016 413.627 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Pages:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 399.371 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(240pp.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 385.115 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Publisher:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 370.859 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Cambridge University Press)] TJ ET BT 34.016 356.603 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Place of Publication:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 342.347 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Cambridge)] TJ ET BT 34.016 328.091 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Reviewer:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 313.835 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Michael Laffan)] TJ ET endstream endobj 8 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /Type1 /Name /F1 /BaseFont /Times-Roman /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding >> endobj 9 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /Type1 /Name /F2 /BaseFont /Times-Italic /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding >> endobj 10 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /Type1 /Name /F3 /BaseFont /Times-Bold /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding >> endobj 11 0 obj << /Type /XObject /Subtype /Image /Width 509 /Height 160 /Filter /FlateDecode /DecodeParms << /Predictor 15 /Colors 3 /Columns 509 /BitsPerComponent 8>> /Mask [ 255 255 255 255 255 255 ] /ColorSpace /DeviceRGB /BitsPerComponent 8 /Length 3280>> stream x[EQ㎦fVttҒ +3O{?lGDQԯDrB^.ϯ%~'0۠/2>0AG_>0j0GCfE67>rB^}@  !&y+r?INp:erc b8f=rQC!~-Wf^^zF[)G 2ޯe7V_Go3Ke GEGOo8rώ#\1ZY~N6^H}yLxS-!:412V+u\-LSO?xVvZ|GjǮT_8EYJF=Tw^ 7GxfN/S:Ʌ~ʟtt?5n÷J'JcF-GVξx{rO~tJd;#a\7}|~y'>}c2C vR}f׈**h.)_&@pfzjsx:5;S\vKhM5j=!Cn+h"u]a EUN]jn=k<,:Ք>sU!ni~6EJ)¦72?G}[y}_vc$t?iSܟ2Zݞ,VN?_`='RFK1A2qv&X_lLRWY'%:I㢖zb_UEx\>&ɆBˏ~K@ \gYØU4}$8Dv!'Q'*+Εj(UCGo[#< 2Ja(sZi9fZKE Rn`u\9r^Zmɯ׹}mstO4uc~#'jEvۼ Dx[z ޏQ4KL5,5u3>i^uÒ-53ba ~,~/pyt1fMU'CVm:qv~=Y'Es"WsφG?l_kN5}],Ow7 uh`xƫ?zMl7ٻv$A(4Dl(wwH} ?=[=S;yC]^BK>㕪9`Z'Wj;E|:bf>kCԘ#RY,iv쵗~}n'"1u" *uO΄/2^Sxr(!/DD\~mJyZ!MmrA!#u[if|99WB WΡpp}w}sh#,\ &:%˳X?D3 %W0cC?o̲^} F3XLVn]Cߖiϧ!7}yZJ#P7]=)7Ρp;>> Ye^xx{Oafw{ ;>4gfLt ʊ:q%#r/)pv!O4wGh|dS ӣݽހ-gVUC'pBxrB^} 7JA^} /'8!`:r?}}],X  }6y!`/~Br?}Q< >k7vx"] ,' .3jn{-i}|~%-};b6#U)7繎kiEw 㤳:E}[޼c"rꬊ7Dc$~"/Y&zSd:tFȌCrʙ`7u .#[-<)j ?TGS(j~oTup(hjU4PlJ=}|it.ҽ@\wʨuXÞZcx18Wo<~ikOg,ވ\^?EneyZcc0[R١z|zv7_m:_n]a?osS3~j^ hD.a_X'KfBX6w wݶ"Oa:,bvhrWH[uCF-Xfc}>x+Rz)2N-B 7y^٨;[/vg? | |2Sve}=o䑰j[vWjF0{굦?VI~}xM(_TlG__+]:#к?S} c>GŸD7 !w{S{B =x7a?oE#)+Gz:o_4Q<;n?\tt7?mGCџQGu4kņOF>F?#} hP&ђߴM#u!.СtL2^#o nIk_i.~7tr@n 1P~3?.[]=S5b߮~Yo^HFH YBi8a4iom>CKgMy*;?zqEӕ` >zB9iFzC?XF?ޟIܰ펉A}{I5ᄊx%ez#Mp@rߎpi]IOVjzuJt\۰f׺u5><,J~PTJp1)}){9N {!`/> endstream endobj 12 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 13 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 197.0117 675.3895 357.3317 687.2695 ] >> endobj 13 0 obj << /Type /Action /S /URI /URI (http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews) >> endobj 14 0 obj [6 0 R /Fit] endobj 15 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 16 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 248.6477 229.4755 262.6397 241.3555 ] >> endobj 16 0 obj << /Type /Action >> endobj 17 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Annots [ 20 0 R ] /Contents 18 0 R >> endobj 18 0 obj << /Length 7803 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg 0.000 0.000 0.800 RG 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d BT 34.016 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(empire-driven narrative of Asian history, and to offer readers ? be they the general public, students, or yet )] TJ ET BT 34.016 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the hardened curmudgeons of the academy ? an opening into what he proposes is the single largest drama )] TJ ET BT 34.016 767.957 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(that has unfolded over the past two centuries. In many respects he is successful, for with a lightness of touch )] TJ ET BT 34.016 753.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(over a scant 217 pages, and by sidestepping essentialist notions of the crucial ?wheres? of global change \(i.e. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 739.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Cairo and Bombay, or Batavia and Bombay\), we are brought round to a view of contingent opportunities, of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 725.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(violence and agency, of cultural reproductions, national awakenings and communal memory. In short, a slice )] TJ ET BT 34.016 710.933 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(of modern, constantly mobile, and self-consciously global Asia comes into view.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 684.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(This is no mean feat. For somewhat parochial reasons, I was rather pleased by how much of the narrative )] TJ ET BT 34.016 670.421 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(engaged with Southeast Asia. For it is here that so many of the stories of migration and empire have played )] TJ ET BT 34.016 656.165 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(out, as some sojourners headed south to the promising ports, plantations and mines of what many called the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 641.909 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Nanyang or ?Southern Ocean?, while others travelled eastward across the Kalapani, the defiling ?Black )] TJ ET BT 34.016 627.653 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Water? that stripped the elite of caste purity. Of course such movements were not always entirely \(or even )] TJ ET BT 34.016 613.397 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(remotely\) voluntary, often being imposed by the vicissitudes of poor harvests or by economic climates made )] TJ ET BT 34.016 599.141 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(all the harsher by the extractive demands of colonial trade and collapse. In this sense his work provides a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 584.885 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(link to that of Adam McKeown, who has tracked the stories of Chinese migrants on a global scale but with a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 570.629 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Pacific focus, and between that of Sugata Bose and Philip Kuhn, who have each provided interesting )] TJ ET BT 34.016 556.373 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(ruminations on the rebounding sojourns of the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea.)] TJ ET 0.000 0.000 0.800 rg BT 447.308 556.373 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(\(2\))] TJ ET 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d 447.308 554.979 m 461.300 554.979 l S 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg BT 34.016 530.117 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(In addition, Amrith is very right to point out how some of the largest migrations of Asian history have )] TJ ET BT 34.016 515.861 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(occurred )] TJ ET BT 78.992 515.861 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(within)] TJ ET BT 109.004 515.861 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( the bounds of today?s nation states, as was the case with Manchuria into the turbulent 1930s )] TJ ET BT 34.016 501.605 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(or with Jakarta?s policy of transmigration in the 1970s, which saw the Soeharto regime attempt to deal with )] TJ ET BT 34.016 487.349 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(overcrowding on Java and Bali by encouraging Indonesians to embrace a future in the other islands of their )] TJ ET BT 34.016 473.093 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(shared homeland. For in moving and labouring self-consciously as domestic, rather than, say, imperial )] TJ ET BT 34.016 458.837 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(migrants, some could see themselves as parts of larger wholes, and even celebrate their contributions, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 444.581 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(despite the fact that their presence in the ancestral lands of other ?fellow? citizens had inflamed past histories )] TJ ET BT 34.016 430.325 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(or yet instigated new conflicts liable for repetition. One need only think here of Christian Filipinos or Han )] TJ ET BT 34.016 416.069 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Chinese coming face-to-face with supposedly undeveloped Moro or Tibetan brethren of ?their? nations.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 389.813 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Amrith takes us back and forth over key periods in a narrative that begins with the observation that )] TJ ET BT 34.016 375.557 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(movement across Asia long predated the infrastructural revolution wrought by steam in the 19th century. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 361.301 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Following an engaging introduction setting forth the temporal scope of the work, prefaced by the confession )] TJ ET BT 34.016 347.045 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(that migration constitutes for him a shorthand for many sorts of interconnected mobilities, his first chapter, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 332.789 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(?Asia?s great migrations?, highlights the importance of the circulation taking place between 1850 and 1930, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 318.533 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(driven as much by Asian actors as by victims. This is followed by an extended discussion of the making of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 304.277 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(?Asian diasporas? over the same decades, priming us for his argument about the relativity and interlinked )] TJ ET BT 34.016 290.021 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(meanings of such notions as citizenship and diaspora alike. For even if questions of sovereignty and the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 275.765 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(desire to control movement had long been raised by the often rival claimants to Islamic, Buddhist or even )] TJ ET BT 34.016 261.509 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Hindu and Confucian legitimacies in Asia, how indeed can there be notion of border crossing, when there )] TJ ET BT 34.016 247.253 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(were, in fact, no borders? His third chapter, ?War, revolution, and refugees?, makes this all too clear, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 232.997 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(showing how crucial diasporic identity was to become once those borders, so long in the making, were )] TJ ET BT 34.016 218.741 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(enforced to deny the right of return as much as arrival, and to fracture the family-driven linkages that had )] TJ ET BT 34.016 204.485 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(seen Republican China?s struggles funded from the Nanyang, or pilgrims linger at various stops in the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 190.229 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Indian Ocean while en route for Arabia. Such musings are a crucial part of his fourth chapter, which turns to )] TJ ET BT 34.016 175.973 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the development-oriented efforts of the rising Asian states. These encouraged internal migration to supply )] TJ ET BT 34.016 161.717 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(labour for megaprojects or the burgeoning bureaucracies, and allowed some, perhaps hesitantly )] TJ ET BT 34.016 147.461 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(acknowledged as citizens, to reflect on the rhetoric of nation building and their place within it.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 121.205 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(In the wake of the state-centred stabilization of post-colonial borders, attained all too often through extreme )] TJ ET BT 34.016 106.949 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(violence, the way is prepared for Amrith?s last chapter, ?Asian migrants in the age of globalization?. This )] TJ ET BT 34.016 92.693 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(explores the rise of Asian megacities, and points as much to the rapid expansion in Southern China as to the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 78.437 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(reinventions of the Gulf States, where thousands of Indian migrants have laboured on the towers of Dubai, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 64.181 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(reflecting both on a new age of movement and the constant flows and returns that continue to energize all )] TJ ET BT 34.016 49.925 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(these regions. One need only look at the homes of the returnees, their furniture, foodways, and, in many )] TJ ET endstream endobj 19 0 obj [17 0 R /Fit] endobj 20 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 21 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 447.3077 555.2935 461.2997 567.1735 ] >> endobj 21 0 obj << /Type /Action >> endobj 22 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Contents 23 0 R >> endobj 23 0 obj << /Length 7453 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg 0.000 0.000 0.800 RG 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d BT 34.016 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(cases, new family connections, to see national distinction written in tandem with the cosmopolitan.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 770.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Taken as a whole, )] TJ ET BT 123.656 770.213 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Migration and Diaspora in Modern Asia)] TJ ET BT 319.328 770.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( is an accessible introduction to a broader field )] TJ ET BT 34.016 755.957 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(that often posits colonialism as the primary cause of disruption and immobility for Asians in the past without )] TJ ET BT 34.016 741.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(necessarily pausing, as he does, to ponder the enduring cultural translations that were engendered by steam )] TJ ET BT 34.016 727.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and the penetration of global capital. Amrith shows all too effectively how the rise of the modern nation )] TJ ET BT 34.016 713.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(state has hardly resolved, or even stabilized, the status of many of Asia?s sojourners. In many cases it has )] TJ ET BT 34.016 698.933 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(exacerbated their suffering. This is not to say, by the same token, that one should celebrate the past, or pay )] TJ ET BT 34.016 684.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(mere lip-service to the violence and coercion that lay at the heart of the imperial project. Rather one should )] TJ ET BT 34.016 670.421 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(connect past to present, as Amrith does. For even if the slaveries of old have long been formally abolished, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 656.165 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(he is at pains to point out the extent to which coercion and debt bondage, and certainly the language of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 641.909 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(slavery, have remained at the heart of our global system today, making the older movement of Tamils to the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 627.653 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(rubber plantations of Malaysia comparable with the travails of the guest workers who now find mixed )] TJ ET BT 34.016 613.397 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(welcomes in the Middle East.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 587.141 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Of course motion is always constrained. As noted above, perhaps Amrith?s most important insight is that )] TJ ET BT 34.016 572.885 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(diasporas were really only crystalized once the imperial configurations no longer allowed for movement, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 558.629 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(whether by design or under the threat of economic collapse and war. Henceforth, then, the temples and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 544.373 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(mosques that once echoed or pointed to sites of home, and which may well have been monopolized in the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 530.117 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(colonial era by more narrow interests, could be held up as substitute sites of honour and an expanded )] TJ ET BT 34.016 515.861 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(nationhood that could transcend class divisions effaced by distance or expatriate success. For rather than )] TJ ET BT 34.016 501.605 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(seeing localized ancestral vectors from, say, Guangzhou to Sulu, or Tamilnadu to Malaka, one speaks now )] TJ ET BT 34.016 487.349 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(with confidence of Indians seeking equal citizens? rights vis--vis the privileged indigenes of Malaysia, or )] TJ ET BT 34.016 473.093 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Chinese at home as much on the east coast of Africa as the Moluccas.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 446.837 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Naturally it took quite some time to realize just who belonged where and when. As Amrith?s arresting )] TJ ET BT 34.016 432.581 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(discussion of the vagaries of a passport issued to one Subramania Natarajan in 1948 attests, the end of the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 418.325 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Second World War and the nascent status of India and the Commonwealth alike complicated one?s origin as )] TJ ET BT 34.016 404.069 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(much as one?s options for movement or redress. Among the more striking documents that I have come )] TJ ET BT 34.016 389.813 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(across from this time are references in the Dutch archives to the frustrated subjects of the modern Kingdom )] TJ ET BT 34.016 375.557 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(of Saudi Arabia appealing to the Dutch for aid in 1950 to trace run-away debtors in the former colony of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 361.301 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Indonesia \(where Natarajan was also able to travel freely for the moment\) as though the right of colonial )] TJ ET BT 34.016 347.045 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(intervention remained.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 320.789 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Many histories have put people at the centre of their narratives before, but in choosing more elite )] TJ ET BT 34.016 306.533 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(interlocutors they have had the decided advantage of having access to the voices of their actors, sometimes )] TJ ET BT 34.016 292.277 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(even unmediated by rival officials or compradors. Amrith, by contrast, is hardly spoiled with a wealth of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 278.021 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(accessible \(or perhaps communicable\) memoirs or family histories of Asian pilgrims and sojourners. Indeed, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 263.765 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(in order to render his narrative less opaque, he, rather like Sugata Bose before him, has been tempted to )] TJ ET BT 34.016 249.509 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(allow the pen of a more recent Indian Ocean pilgrim to do its work. But while Amitav Ghosh is indeed a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 235.253 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(versatile and engaging interpreter of the sources of Indian Ocean history, as with his)] TJ ET BT 438.596 235.253 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [( Sea of Poppies)] TJ ET BT 512.924 235.253 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [( and the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 220.997 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(earlier )] TJ ET BT 67.664 220.997 Td /F2 12.0 Tf [(Glass Palace)] TJ ET BT 131.324 220.997 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(, which chronicles the travails of an Indian teak merchant in colonial Burma, he remains )] TJ ET BT 34.016 206.741 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(an interpreter. In the same way, Indonesianists might do well to eschew their reliance upon the arresting )] TJ ET BT 34.016 192.485 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(tetralogy of Pramoedya Ananta Toer, whose more concrete exile and self-reflection on the island of Buru is )] TJ ET BT 34.016 178.229 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(an appropriate part of Amrith?s story.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 151.973 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(In some sense Amrith?s modern Asia is most clearly manifested in the celebrations of the self. Empowered )] TJ ET BT 34.016 137.717 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(by narratives of transplantation and prospering among equals, he shows how many migrants ? domestic or )] TJ ET BT 34.016 123.461 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(otherwise ? have become colonists in their own way, looking back to a heroic past of nation- or diaspora-)] TJ ET BT 34.016 109.205 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(building as they transcend the challenges, and sometimes even the stigma, of foreignness. And of course )] TJ ET BT 34.016 94.949 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(there are the refugees to consider as well, though it remains to be seen whether some among those who have )] TJ ET BT 34.016 80.693 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(fled from Iraq and Afghanistan, and who now find themselves waiting in camps or for rickety boats at the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 66.437 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(southern ports of Java will make that jump and memorialize their translocations and transformations. At any )] TJ ET BT 34.016 52.181 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(rate, there are many signs that the notion of their respective disaporas will take root in and beyond Asia, as )] TJ ET endstream endobj 24 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Annots [ 26 0 R 28 0 R 30 0 R ] /Contents 25 0 R >> endobj 25 0 obj << /Length 2065 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg 0.000 0.000 0.800 RG 0.24 w 0 J [ ] 0 d BT 34.016 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(they struggle for either a return to, or a recreation of, home.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 761.571 Td /F3 18.0 Tf [(Notes)] TJ ET BT 48.816 730.954 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(1.)] TJ ET BT 64.016 730.949 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Leiden University Library, Or 26.337, G.F. Pijper to C. 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