Publications

Journal Article (31)

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Journal Article
Lindquist, Johan and Biao Xiang. 2019. Space of mediation: labour migration, intermediaries and the state in Indonesia and China since the nineteenth century. Revue Européenne des Migrations Internationales 35(1-2): 39–62.
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Journal Article
Xiang, Biao and Johan Lindquist. 2018. Infrastructuralization: evolving sociopolitical dynamics in labour migration from Asia. Pacific Affairs 91(4): 759–773.
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Journal Article
Weiqiang, Lin, Johan Lindquist, Biao Xiang, and Brenda S. A. Yeoh. 2017. Migration infrastructures and the production of migrant mobilities. Mobilities 12(2): 167–174.
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Journal Article
Xiang, Biao. 2017. The base: a case of infrastructural governance of labour outmigration in China. Mobilities 12(2): 175–187.
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Xiang, Biao. 2017. Hundreds of millions in suspension. Transitions 1(1): 3–5.
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Xiang, Biao. 2016. Beyond methodological nationalism and epistemological behaviouralism: drawing illustrations from migrations within and from China. Population, Space and Place 22(7): 669–680.
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Xiang, Biao. 2016. Theory as vision. Anthropological Theory 16(2-3): 213–220.
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Barabantseva, Elena, Biao Xiang, and Antonia Chao. 2015. Introduction to "governing marriage migrations: perspectives from mainland China and Taiwan". Cross-Currents 15: 1–8.
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Xiang, Biao and Johan Lindquist. 2014. Migration infrastructure. International Migration Review 48(1): 122–148.
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Xiang, Biao. 2014. The would-be migrant: post-socialist primitive accumulation, potential transnational mobility, and the displacement of the present in northeast China. TRaNS 2(2): 183–199.
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Xiang, Biao. 2013. Multi-scalar ethnography: an approach for critical engagement with migration and social change. Ethnography 14(3): 282–299.
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Xiang, Biao and Mika Toyota. 2013. Ethnographic experiments in transnational mobility studies. Ethnography 14(3): 277–281.
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Xiang, Biao. 2012. Labor transplant: "point-to-point" transnational labor migration in East Asia. South Atlantic Quarterly 111(4): 721–739.
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Lindquist, Johan, Biao Xiang, and Brenda S. A. Yeoh. 2012. Opening the black box of migration: brokers, the organization of transnational mobility and the changing political economy in Asia. Pacific Affairs 85(1): 7–19.
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Xiang, Biao. 2012. Predatory princes and princely peddlers: the state and international labour migration intermediaries in China. Pacific Affairs 85(1): 47–68.
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Toyota, Mika and Biao Xiang. 2012. The emerging transnational "retirement industry" in Southeast Asia. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 32(11/12): 708–719.
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Xiang, Biao. 2011. A ritual economy of 'talent': China and overseas Chinese professionals. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 37(5): 821–838.
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Journal Article
Xiang, Biao and Wei Shen. 2009. International student migration and social stratification in China. International Journal of Educational Development 29(5): 513–522.
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Journal Article
Xiang, Biao. 2009. Tackling global uncertainties. City and Society 21(1): 22–27.
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Journal Article
Pieke, Frank N. and Biao Xiang. 2009. Les Chinois au Royaume-Uni, ou l'illusion de l'immigration choisie. Critique Internationale 45(4): 97–117.
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Pieke, Frank N. and Biao Xiang. 2009. Legality and labour: Chinese migration, neoliberalism and the state in the UK and China. Geopolitics, History, and International Relations 1(1): 11–45.
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Xiang, Biao. 2007. The making of mobile subjects: how migration and institutional reform intersect in northeast China. Development 50(4): 69–74.
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Xiang, Biao. 2007. Productive outflow of skills: what India and China can learn from each other. Asian Population Studies 3(2): 115–133.
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Xiang, Biao. 2007. How far are the left-behind left behind? A preliminary study in rural China. Population, Space and Place 13(3): 179–191.
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Xiang, Biao. 2005. Gender, dowry and the migration system of Indian information technology professionals. Indian Journal of Gender Studies 12(2-3): 357–380.
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Xiang, Biao and Tan Shen. 2005. Does migration research matter in China? A review of its relationship to policy since the 1980s. International Journal on Multicultural Societies 7(1): 11–32.
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Xiang, Biao. 2003. SARS and migrant workers in China: an institutional analysis. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal 12(4): 467–499.
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Xiang, Biao. 2003. Emigration from China: a sending country perspective. International Migration 41(3): 21–48.
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Xiang, Biao. 2001. Structuration of Indian information technology professionals' migration to Australia: an ethnographic study. International Migration 39(5): 73–90.
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Xiang, Biao. 1999. Xi, relations cluster, and the formation of a migrant community in contemporary China. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal 8(3): 343–359.
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Ma, Laurence J. C. and Biao Xiang. 1998. Native place, migration and the emergence of peasant enclaves in Beijing. China Quarterly 155: 546–581.

Book Chapter (9)

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Book Chapter
Xiang, Biao and Qiang Ma. 2019. Mobility assemblage and the return of Islam in Southeast China. In: Eric Tagliacozzo, Helen F. Siu, and Peter C. Perdue (eds.). Asia inside out: itinerant people 3. Cambridge; London: Harvard University Press, pp. 52–74.
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Book Chapter
Lindquist, Johan and Biao Xiang. 2018. The infrastructural turn in Asian migration. In: Gracia Liu-Farrer (ed.). Routledge handbook of Asian migrations. London; New York: Routledge, pp. 152–161.
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Book Chapter
Xiang, Biao. 2016. "You've got to rely on yourself ... and the state!" A structural chasm in the Chinese political moral order. In: Carlos Rojas and Ralph Litzinger (eds.). Ghost protocol: development and displacement in global China. Durham; London: Duke University Press, pp. 131–149.
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Book Chapter
Xiang, Biao. 2014. The Pacific paradox: the Chinese state in Transpacific interactions. In: Janet Hoskins and Viet Tanh Ngyuen (eds.). Transpacific studies: framing an emerging field. Asian and Pacific American Transcultural Studies. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, pp. 85–105.
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Book Chapter
Xiang, Biao. 2014. The return of return: migration, Asia and theory. In: Graziano Battistella (ed.). Global and Asian perspectives on international migration. Global Migration Issues 4. Cham: Springer, pp. 167–182.
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Book Chapter
Xiang, Biao. 2013. Return and the reordering of transnational mobility in Asia. In: Biao Xiang, Brenda S. A. Yeoh, and Mika Toyota (eds.). Return: nationalizing transnational mobility in Asia. Asian Studies. Durham; London: Duke University Press, pp. 1–20.
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Book Chapter
Xiang, Biao. 2013. Transnational encapsulation: compulsory return as a labor-migration control in East Asia. In: Biao Xiang, Brenda S. A. Yeoh, and Mika Toyota (eds.). Return: nationalizing transnational mobility in Asia. Asian Studies. Durham: Duke University Press, pp. 83–99.
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Book Chapter
Xiang, Biao. 2012. Wind through the woods: ethnography of interfaces between migration and institutions. In: David W. Haines, Keiko Yamanaka, and Shinji Yamashita (eds.). Wind over water: migration in an East Asian context. Foundations in Asia Pacific Studies 2. New York; Oxford: Berghahn, pp. 36–46.
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Book Chapter
Xiang, Biao. 2010. Labour pains. In: Ira Pande (ed.). India, China: neighbours, strangers. Noida; London; Toronto; Scarborough; Sydney; Glenfield; New York: HarperCollins, pp. 252–263.

Report (1)

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Report
Xiang, Biao. 2016. Emigration trends and policies in China: movement of the wealthy and highly skilled. Washington: Migration Policy Institute.

Other (5)

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Other
Xiang, Biao. 2014. Space of mediation. Anthropology News 55(12). American Anthropological Association. http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0008-A14F-A. Accessed April 23, 2014.
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Xiang, Biao. 2012. 为什么中国人出国打工费用这么高?[Why do Chinese migrants have to pay so much to work overseas?]. Asia Pacific Memo. https://apm.iar.ubc.ca/%e4%b8%ba%e4%bb%80%e4%b9%88%e4%b8%ad%e5%9b%bd%e4%ba%ba%e5%87%ba%e5%9b%bd%e6%89%93%e5%b7%a5%e8%b4%b9%e7%94%a8%e8%bf%99%e4%b9%88%e9%ab%98%ef%bc%9f/. Accessed February 28, 2012.
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Other
Xiang, Biao. 2009. Compulsory return. IIAS Newsletter 50. International Institute for Asian Studies. https://www.iias.asia/sites/default/files/theNewsletter/2019-06/IIAS_NL50_FULL.pdf#page=8. Accessed 2009.
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Other
Xiang, Biao. 2009. The changing order of mobility in Asia. IIAS Newsletter 50. International Institute for Asian Studies. https://www.iias.asia/sites/default/files/theNewsletter/2019-06/IIAS_NL50_FULL.pdf#page=5. Accessed 2009.
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Other
Xiang, Biao. 2008. "Commercial bureaucrats": international labour recruiters and the states in East Asia. Asia Research Institute Newsletter 16. Asia Research Institute. https://ari.nus.edu.sg/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/ARI-Newsletter16.pdf#page=8. Accessed March 2008.

Newspaper Article (1)

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Newspaper Article
Xiang, Biao. 2004. Towards an emigration study: a south perspective. Economic and Political Weekly, August 21, 2004: 3798.

Collected Edition (1)

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Collected Edition
Xiang, Biao, Brenda S. A. Yeoh, and Mika Toyota (eds.). 2013. Return: nationalizing transnational mobility in Asia. Asian Studies. Durham; London: Duke University Press.

Monograph (3)

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Monograph
Xiang, Biao and Qi Wu. 2020. 把自己作为方法:和项飙的对话 [The self as method: conversations with Biao Xiang]. Shanghai: Shanghai Literature and Art Publishing House.
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Monograph
Xiang, Biao. 2007. Global "body shopping": an Indian labor system in the information technology industry. In-Formation. Princeton; Oxford: Princeton University Press.
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Monograph
Xiang, Biao. 2005. Transcending boundaries: Zhejiangcun; the story of a migrant village in Beijing. China Studies 5. Leiden; Boston: Brill.
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