'Transient Migration in the Asia-Pacific' is a symposium supported by the Australian Research Council and hosted by RMIT University. Temporary migration is increasingly part of everyday life in the 21st century.
The global, transient and circular flows of people for work and study are, for instance, part of our quotidian encounters and accepted practice in contemporary societies. In the Asia-Pacific, the movement of both skilled and unskilled labour and the growing number of students from within and outside the region has become commonplace.
These migrant flows and the cultures of mobility pose interesting questions about the maintenance and formation of the identities and social networks of transients especially in the age of global media and communication.