ASIA ON THE MOVE by Brune Lasker


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This is a book of very limited and specialized appeal, for it is a scientific approach to the significance of migrations in the Far East, the historical backgrounds, the varying causes (trade routes -- population pressure -- intensified inequalities -- internal disorders -- external disorders, etc.) -- and the indications of the post-war prospects, when industry will case population pressure, China, southeast Asia, the island colonial possessions, the Soviet Far East, Japan, the Philippines, Korea -- each country and its type of migrations analyzed, plus an overall survey of the peculiar effects of the contract or indentured worker system before the war, and the European refugee factor -- and opportunities the postwar period offer. A book which makes a contribution doubtless important for students of postwar planning. Not for general public.

Pub Date: Feb. 25th, 1945
Publisher: Holt