不穩定的存在與想像國度:論新加坡電影《幻土》的敘事策略

Article by 江安淇(Anqi JIANG). Precarious Existence and Imagined State: On the Narrative Strategy of Singapore film A Land Imagined. Abstract Siewhua Yeo’s A Land Imagined (2018), the winner of Golden Leopard in the 71th Locarno Festival, is experimental film about migrant workers in Singapore; furthermore, the feature of this film …

Freedom to Move, No Freedom to Settle: The Labor Migrancy Dilemma in Contemporary China’s Urbanization

Article by LI QI. Abstract: Until 2018, the number of domestic migrant workers in mainland China exceeded 280 million people, occupying 20% of the overall population. They endured unequal citizenship due to the urban-rural divide. Although they worked and lived in cities, they rarely had access to urban welfare. This …

Strong State and Free market: Systematic Abuse on Malaysia’s Foreign Workers (對馬來西亞外籍工人受系統性虐待的概述)

Article by Raymond Jian-Xing Lim (岑建興). Abstract: According to Malaysia Home Ministry statistics until 30 June 2017, there are currently 1,781,598 registered foreign workers mainly from Indonesia, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, and India, which most of them are working in manufacturing, services, construction, and agriculture industries. These statistics show that Malaysia is highly …

Racialized Migration: Indonesian Fishers on Taiwanese Fishing Vessels (移民族群化:台灣漁船上的印尼漁工)

Article by Jonathan S. Parhusip. Abstract: Illegality and criminal wrongdoing in Taiwan’s fishing industry are well documented and accepted by many parties as isolated incidents. The reality is Taiwan’s fishing industry appears to be strongly linked with some of the most serious crimes, including violence, appalling labor abuses, human trafficking, …