Global Economic Crises, Migration, and Remittances: China and Southeast Asia during the Great Depression of the 1930s

  • Kee-Cheok Cheong University of Malaya
  • Kam-Hing Lee University of Malaya
  • Poh-Ping Lee University of Malaya

Abstract

As the 2008 Global Financial Crisis shows, economic crises impact not only international migrants but also their countries of source and destination. However there is an earlier episode – the Great Depression of the 1930s - in the context of Chinese migrants to Southeast Asia where important lessons can be drawn. This paper shows that the major issues raised then are as germane today even though they occurred under vastly different circumstances.

Author Biographies

Kee-Cheok Cheong, University of Malaya

Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya

Kam-Hing Lee, University of Malaya

Social Science Research Cluster, University of Malaya

Poh-Ping Lee, University of Malaya

Institute of China Studies, University of Malaya

Published
2014-03-01
How to Cite
CHEONG, Kee-Cheok; LEE, Kam-Hing; LEE, Poh-Ping. Global Economic Crises, Migration, and Remittances: China and Southeast Asia during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies, [S.l.], v. 51, p. 45-55, mar. 2014. ISSN 1511-4554. Available at: <https://mjes.um.edu.my/article/view/2878>. Date accessed: 20 sep. 2017.
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Articles