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Professor Amarjit Kaur

BA (hons), MA, DipEd (Malaya), Cert. SE Asian Studies, MPhil, PhD (Columbia)

Elected: 2000

Discipline: Economic History

Specialisation: economic history, labour, migration, transport, environment, Malaysia, Southeast Asia

Profile

Professor Amarjit Kaur is Professor of Economic History, School of Economics, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales.

Professor Kaur specialises in the Economic History of Malaysia and Southeast Asia, with a focus on labour systems; changing labour relations; and the environmental and social impacts of resource development. Other areas of expertise include :

  • transport
  • the Indian diaspora in Southeast Asia
  • women workers in Asia
  • child labour in Asia
  • workers, health and mortality in Southeast Asia, 1850-1950
  • migrant labour in Southeast Asia
  • border controls and the movement of people in the Asia-Pacific
  • race, migration and medico-legal control
  • labour law
  • globalisation, international trade and development.

Appointments

  • Head, Department of Economic History, UNE
  • President, Malaysia Society of Australia; Regional Council of the Asian Studies Association of Australia.

Publications

Books

  • Dirk Hoerder & Amarjit Kaur (eds), Proletarian and Gendered Mass Migrations: A Global Perspective on Continuities and Discontinuities from the 19th to the 21st Centuries (Leiden: Brill, 2013)
  • Kaur, A. & Ian Metcalfe (eds), Mobility, Labour Migration and Border Controls in Asia (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006).
  • Kaur, A., Wage Labour in Southeast Asia since 1840: Globalisation, the International Division of Labour and Labour Transformations (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004).
  • Kaur, A.,(ed.), Women Workers in Industrialising Asia: Costed, not valued (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004).
  • Kaur, A., Historical Dictionary of Malaysia (New Jersey: Scarecrow Press, 1993; revised and updated 2001)
  • Kaur, A.,Economic Change in East Malaysia: Sabah and Sarawak Since 1850 (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1998).
  • Kaur, A., Child Labour in Asia: Some Perspectives on Selected Countries (Canberra: International Development Issue No.49, 1997) [with M.E. Falkus, Susan Blackburn, Howard Brasted and Denis Wright].
  • Kaur, A., Bridge and Barrier: Transport and Communications in Colonial Malaya, 1870 1957  (Singapore: Oxford University Press, 1985).
  • Kaur, A., Seabad Keretapi di Malaysia [A Century of Railways in Malaysia] (Kuala Lumpur: Museums Association, Malaysia, 1985).
  • Kaur, A., Historia: Essays in Commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Department of History, University of Malaya (Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Historical Society, 1984) [co-edited with Muhammad Abu Bakar and Abdullah Zakaria Ghazali].
  • Kaur, A., International Migration in Malaysia and Singapore since the 1880s: State Policies, Migration Trends and Governance of Migration The Fourteenth James C. Jackson Memorial Lecture 2006, Malaysia and Singapore Society of Australia (Armidale: UNE Asia Centre for MASSA, 2006)
  • Kaur, A., Globalisation and the International Division of Labour: Southeast Asian Labour Transformations since 1840  (Armidale: UNE, 2000 –Inaugural Lecture).
  • Kaur, A., Irrigation and Rice Cultivation in West Malaysia (Hull: University of Hull, Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, 1992, 63 pp.).
  • Kaur, A., Women and the Law: Women, Work and the Employment Law (Kuala Lumpur, University Women’s Association, 1988)  [editor and comp.].
  • Kaur, A., Women and the Law: A guide to the Family Law Applicable to Non-Muslims in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, University Women’s Association, 1988) [co-edited with Mehrun Siraj]

Chapter / Book Article

  • Kaur, A., “Malaysia: Latarbelakang dan Perkembangan Ekonomi” [Malaysia: Background and the Development of the Economy], in Negara Kita. (Kuala Lumpur: INTAN, 1980, pp. 13–43).
  • Kaur, A., “An Historical Study of Transport in Malaya” in Muhammad Abu Bakar, Amarjit Kaur and Abdullah Zakaria Ghazali (eds), Historia. (Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Historical Society, 1984, pp. 241–276).
  • Kaur, A., “The Status of Women in ASEAN: Some Observations” in Harry M. Scoble and Laurie S. Wiseberg (eds), Access to Justice (London: Zed Press, 1985, pp. 146–158).
  • Kaur, A., “Tracking the Roots and Routes of KTM” in Malayan Railways and AMW Communication Management (ed.), Malayan Railway 100 Years 1885–1985 (Kuala Lumpur: 1985, pp. 40–57).
  • Kaur, A., “Malaysia: Educating About Rights” in Margaret Schuler (ed.), Empowerment and the Law: Strategies of Third World Women (Washington D.C.: Overseas Educational Fund International, 1986, pp. 204–208).
  • Kaur, A., “Keretapi di Perak” [Railways in Perak] in Adnan Haji Nawang (ed.), Perak: Dahulu dan Sekarang (Kuala Lumpur: Museums Association of Malaysia, 1988, pp. 50–57).
  • Kaur, A., “Working on the Railway: Indian Workers in Malaya 1880–1957” in Peter J. Rimmer and Lisa M. Allen (eds), Pullers, Planters, Plantation Workers … The Underside of Malaysian History (Singapore: Singapore University Press, 1990, pp. 99–127).
  • Kaur, A., “Perkembangan Ekonomi Selangor: Suatu Tinjauan Sejarah” in Adnan Haji Nawang and Mohd. Fadzil Othman (eds), Selangor: Sejarah Dan Proses Pembangunannya (Kuala Lumpur: Muzium Selangor dan Jabatan Sejarah, Universiti Malaya, 1992, pp. 166–194).
  • Kaur, A., “Sejarah Pengangkutan di Johor” (A History of Railways in Johor) in Abdullah Zakaria bin Ghazali & Zainal Abidin Borhan (eds), Johor: Dahulu dan Sekarang (Kuala Lumpur: Persatuan Mzium Malaysia, 1994, pp.116-132).
  • Kaur, A., “An Historical Analysis of Women’s Economic Participation in Development”, in Jamilah Ariffin (ed.), Readings on Women and Development in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press, 1994, pp.3–22).
  • Kaur, A., “Veerasamy Thirugnana Sambanthan” in Abdullah Zakaria Ghazali and Adnan Haji Nawang (eds), Biografi Tokoh Pilihan Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press, 1997, pp.225-232).
  • Kaur, A., “Introduction”, in Amarjit Kaur and Ian Metcalfe (eds), The Shaping of Malaysia (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1999, pp.1-10). [with Ian Metcalfe].
  • Kaur, A., “Economy and Society”, in Amarjit Kaur and Ian Metcalfe (eds), The Shaping of Malaysia (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1999, pp.121-173).
  • Kaur, A., “Interstate Relations in Traditional Asia”, in Colin Mackerras (ed.), Eastern Asia: An Introductory History (Sydney: Pearson Education, 2000, pp. 93 – 101). [with Colin Mackerras].
  • Kaur, A., “The Case of Malaysia” in Colin Mackerras (ed.), Eastern Asia: An Introductory History (Sydney: Pearson Education, 2000, pp. 351 – 359).
  • Kaur, A., “Sojourners and Settlers: South Indians and Communal Identity in Malaysia” in Crispin Bates (ed.), Community, Empire and Migration: South Asians in Diaspora (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2000, pp.185-205).
  • Kaur, A., “Introduction”, in Amarjit Kaur (ed.), Women Workers in Industrialising Asia: Costed, not valued (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004, pp.1-4).
  • Kaur, A., “Economic Globalisation, Trade Liberalisation and Labour-intensive Export Manufactures: An Asian perspective” in Amarjit Kaur (ed.), Women Workers in Industrialising Asia: Costed, not valued (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004, pp.37-58)
  • Kaur, A., “The Global Factory: Cross-Border Production Networks and Women Workers in Asia” in Amarjit Kaur (ed.), Women Workers in Industrialising Asia: Costed, not valued (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004, pp.99-128)
  • Kaur, A., “Labour, Industry and the State in Industrialising Asia: An Overview”, in Amarjit Kaur (ed.), Women Workers in Industrialising Asia: Costed, not valued (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004, pp.195-217)
  • Kaur, A., “Economic Globalisation and the New Labour Migration in Southeast Asia” in Clem Tisdell and Raj Kumar Sen (eds), Economic Globalisation, Social Conflicts, Labour and Environmental Issues (London: Edward Elgar, 2004, pp. 244-66)
  • Kaur, A., “Labour Dynamics in the Plantation and Mining Sectors in Southeast Asia, 1840-1950: An Historical Perspective” in Rebecca Elmhirst and Ratna Saptari (eds), Labour in Southeast Asia: Local Processes in a globalised world (London: Routledge Curzon, 2004, pp.47 – 76)
  • Kaur, A., “The Impact of Railroads on the Malayan Economy, 1874-1941”, in David Ludden (ed.), Resources for Teaching about Asia (Ann Arbor: Asian Studies Association, 2004, pp. 71-86)
  • Kaur, A., “The significance of environmental and socio-economic issues in research management planning”, in Ian Metcalfe, B.Holloway, J. McWilliam &N. Inall (eds), Research Management in Agriculture.A Manual for the Twenty First Century (Armidale:UNE Asia Centre, 2005, pp. 9-24).
  • Kaur, A., “Women Miners in Malaya: Gender, Race and the Tin-mining Industry, 1900-1950”, in Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt and M. Macintyre (eds), Women Miners in the Asia-Pacific Region (London: Ashgate, 2006, pp.73-88)
  • Kaur, A., and I. Metcalfe, “Introduction”, in Kaur, A., and I. Metcalfe (eds), Mobility, Labour Migration and Border Controls in Asia (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006, pp. 3-7).
  • Kaur, A., “Order (and disorder) at the Border: Mobility, International Labour Migration and Border Controls in Southeast Asia’”, in Kaur, A., and I. Metcalfe (eds), Mobility, Labour Migration and Border Controls in Asia (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006,pp. 23-51).
  • Kaur, A.,”Indians in Southeast Asia: migrant labour, knowledge workers and the new India’ in Rai, Rajesh and Peter Reeves (eds), The South Asian Diaspora: Transnational networks and changing identities (Oxford: Routledge, 2008, pp. 71-88).
  • Kaur, A., “The Movement of Indians in East Asia: Contemporary and Historical Encounters” in, Kesavapany, K., A. Mani and P. Ramasamy (eds), Rising India and Indian Communities in East Asia (Singapore: ISEAS, 2008, pp. 27-48.
  • Kaur, A., “Race, gender and the tin mining industry in Malaya, 1900-1950” in Geoffrey Wade (ed) China and Southeast Asia, 6 Volumes (London: Routledge, 2008) Vol V, pp. 132-46.
  • Kaur, A., “Social Determinants of Health and Migrant Workers in Southeast Asia” in Sanjoy Bhattacharya et al. Social Determinants of Health Assessing Theory, Policy and Practice (Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, UCL London and Orient Blackswan, New Delhi 2010, pp 140-168).
  • Kaur, A., “Indian Ocean Crossings: Indian Labour Migration and Settlement in Southeast Asia, 1870 to 1940” in Donna Gabaccia and Dirk Hoerder (eds), Connecting Seas and Connected Ocean Rims: Indian, Atlantic, and Pacific Oceans and China Seas Migrations from the 1830s to the 1930s (Leiden: Brill Studies in Global Social History, 2011, pp.134-166).
  • Kaur, A., “Sikhs in Southeast Asia, 1870 -1957: Migration, Homeland and Identity” in Shamsul Amri and Arunajeet Kaur (eds.) Sikhs in Multicultural Southeast Asia: Negotiating an Identity (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, University of Singapore, 2010, pp. 17-24)
  • Kaur, A., “Rubber Plantation Workers, Work Hazards and Health in Colonial Malaya, 1900-1940” in Chris Sellers and Joseph Melling (eds), Dangerous Trades: Histories of Industrial Hazard Across A Globalizing World (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2012, pp.17-32)
  • Kaur, A. and Dirk Hoerder, “Introduction” in Dirk Hoerder and Amarjit Kaur (eds), Proletarian and Gendered Mass Migrations: A Global Perspective on Continuities and Discontinuities from the 19th to the 21st Centuries, (Brill Studies in Global Social History, Leiden, 2013).
  • Kaur, A., “Shifting Geographies of Migration in Southeast Asia: Continuity and Change in Proletarian and Gendered Migrations”, in Proletarian and Gendered Mass Migrations: A Global Perspective on Continuities and Discontinuities from the 19th to the 21st Centuries (Brill, Leiden, 2013).
  • Kaur, A., “Migrant Labor and Welfare in Southeast Asia”, in Norman G. Owen (ed) Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian History (London: Routledge, 2013)
  • Kaur, A., “International Labour Migration Dynamics in Southeast Asia: migration and inequality”, in Tanja Bastia (ed), Migration and Inequality (London: Routledge, 2013).
  • Kaur, A., “Malaysia: Labour Migration, Irregular Movements and Regional Policies”, in Marshall Clark and Juliet Pietsch (eds), Migration Flows and Regional Integration: Comparisons between Europe, Southeast Asia and Australia (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, in press)
  • Kaur, A., “Migration and the Refugee Regime in Malaysia: Implications for A Regional Solution”, in Angus Francis& Rowena Maguire (eds) Shifting Powers: Refugee Protection in the Asia Pacific Region (London; Ashgate, in press)
  • Kaur, A., “Indians in Malaysia, 1900–2010: Different Migration Streams, One Diaspora”, in Om Dwivedi (ed.) South Asia Diaspora (Cambria Press, in press)

Contributions to Major Works of Reference & Encyclopedia Entries

  • Tan Chee Khoon”, World Book International (Acton: World Book Int., 1991)
  • Frank Swettenham”, World Book International (Acton: World Book Int., 1991
  • V.T. Sambanthan”, World Book International (Acton: World Book Int., 1991
  • The Malay economy” in Encyclopedia of the Malays (Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 1999)
  • Malay tin mining methods” in Encyclopedia of the Malays (Kuala Lumpur:Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 1999)
  • Transport” in Encyclopedia of the Malays (Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 1999).
  • James Brooke—the White Rajah of Sarawak 1841–1867” in Cheah Boon Keng (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Malaysia, Vol.VII—Political and Economic Transformation(Kuala Lumpur: Didier Millet, 2000).
  • Antimony and Sago in Sarawak in the Nineteenth Century” in Cheah Boon Keng (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Malaysia, Vol.VII—Political and Economic Transformation(Kuala Lumpur: Didier Millet, 2000).
  • Petroleum and Mineral Resources of Borneo” in Cheah Boon Keng (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Malaysia, Vol.VII—Political and Economic Transformation (Kuala Lumpur: Didier Millet, 2000).
  • Railways in Malaya” in Cheah Boon Keng (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Malaysia, Vol.VII—Political and Economic Transformation (Kuala Lumpur: Didier Millet, 2000).
  • Area and International Studies: Development in Southeast Asia” in N. J. Smelser and Paul B. Baltes (Eds) International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (Oxford:Pergamon – Print Version (2001); (Online Version 2002): 677-682.
  • Chettiars” in Ooi Keat Gin (Ed.), Southeast Asia: A Historical Encyclopedia from Angkor Wat to East Timor (Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 2004), pp. 326-7.
  • Gujeratis”, in Ooi Keat Gin (Ed.), Southeast Asia: A Historical Encyclopedia from Angkor Wat to East Timor (Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 2004), pp. 556-7.
  • Highways and Railways” in Ooi Keat Gin (Ed.), Southeast Asia: A Historical Encyclopedia from Angkor Wat to East Timor (Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 2004), pp. 570-73.
  • India”, in Ooi Keat Gin (Ed.), Southeast Asia: A Historical Encyclopedia from Angkor Wat to East Timor (Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 2004) pp. 636-8.
  • Indian Immigrants”, in Ooi Keat Gin (Ed.), Southeast Asia: A Historical Encyclopedia from Angkor Wat to East Timor (Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 2004), pp. 638-40.
  • Labour and Labour Unions” in Ooi Keat Gin (Ed.), Southeast Asia: A Historical Encyclopedia from Angkor Wat to East Timor (ABC-CLIO, 2004), pp. 756-62.
  • “Malaysia,” in The Encyclopedia of the Indian Diaspora, Brij V. Lal, Peter Reeves and Rajesh Rai (Eds), (Editions Didier Millet in association with the National University of Singapore, 2006), pp 156-167
  • Labor and the Labor Movement: Southeast Asia” in Peter Sterns (ed), Encyclopaedia of the Modern World (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008)
  • “Guest Worker Programs and Migration (Asia)” in World History Encyclopaedia. (Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 2011)
  • “Migration to Oceania” in World History Encyclopaedia (Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 2011)
  • Asia, Gender and Migration” in Immanuel Ness and Peter Bellwood (eds), Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013)
  • “South Asia, Modern Era Migration,” in Immanuel Ness and Peter Bellwood (eds), Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013)

Edited Journal Volumes

  • Kaur, A. & Ratna Saptari, ‘Women Workers in Asia’, Special Issue, Asian Studies Review, Vol. 24, no.2 (2000)
  • Kaur, A. & Ian Metcalfe ‘Globalisation and Development in Bangladesh: Labour And Environmental Issues’ Special Issue, South Asia, XXVI, 3 (2003)
  • Kaur, A. and Ian Metcalfe, ‘Migrant Labour in Southeast Asia: Needed, not wanted’, Special issue, Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs, Vol. 39, No.2, 2005
  • Kaur, A. and Ian Metcalfe, “Refugees and Refugee Policies in the Asia-Pacific region”, Special issue, UNEAC Asia Papers 2007, available online at http://www.une.edu.au/asiacenter/UNEAC_Asia_Papers_12-19.html
  • Kaur, A. and Ian Metcalfe, “Migration and Integration in the Asia-Pacific Region” Special issue, UNESCO, International Journal on Multicultural Societies (IJMS), Vol 9 Issue 2, 2007, available online at http://www.unesco.org/shs/ijms/vol9/issue2
  • Kaur, A. and Ian Metcalfe, ‘International Migration and Governance in Malaysia: Policy and Performance’, UNEAC Asia Papers (Nos. 21-28), 2008
    http://www.une.edu.au/asiacenter/UNEAC_Asia_Papers_21-28.html
  • Kaur, A. (ed), “Labour Migration in the Asia Pacific region” Special Issue, Journal of Asia Pacific Economy, 15.1, 2010.

Refereed Journal Article

  • Soviet Economic Policy in the 1920s. Prelude to a Planned Economy”, Jernal Sejarah, Vol. IX, No. 1, 1970: 99–105.
  • A Note on the Johore Wooden Railroad”, Malaysia in History, Vol. 23, 1980: 110–12.
  • The Impact of Railroads on the Malayan Economy 1874–1941”, Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 39, No. 4, August 1980: 693–710.
  • Road or Rail? Competition in Colonial Malaya 1909–1940”, Journal of the Malaysian Branch, Royal Asiatic Society, JMBRAS, 23, pt. 2,1980: 45–66.
  • The Muar Railroad 1890–1921”, Journal of the South Seas Society, 36, June 1981: 69–78.
  • The Extractive Colonial Economy and the Peasantry: Ulu Kelantan 1900–1940”, Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs (RIMA), Vol. 15, No. 2, 1981: 32–91. [Co-authored with Shahril Talib Robert]
  • Railroads in Malaya 1941–1957; The Japanese Interregnum, The Return of the British and Railroad Reconstruction”, Malaysia in History, Vol. 25, 1982: 88–104.
  • Ethnicity, Religion and Social Organization Among the North Indians in Malaya”, Malaysia in History, 26, 1983: 31–50.
  • Women at Work in Malaysia” in Hing A. Yun and Rokiah Talib (eds), special issue Women and Employment in Malaysia, Jurnal Manusia dan Masyarakat , 1986, pp. 1–16).
  • The Malay Peninsula in the Nineteenth Century – An Economic Survey”, Sarjana, 4, June 1989: 69–86.
  • Hewers and Haulers: A History of Coal Miners and Coal Mining in Malaya”, Modern Asian Studies, Vol. 24, No. 1, 1990: 75–113.
  • Transport and the Sarawak Economy, 1841–1963”, Borneo Research Bulletin, 25, 1993: 76–100.
  • Hantu and Highway: Transport in Sabah 1881–1963”, Modern Asian Studies, 28, No 1, 1994: 1–49.
  • The Babbling Brookes: Economic Change in Sarawak 1841–1941”, Modern Asian Studies, 29, No.1, 1995: 65–109.
  • The Origins of Cocoa in Malaysia”, Journal of the Malaysian Branch, Royal Asiatic Society (JMBRAS), 68, pt.1, 1995: 67–80.
  • Coming together: The Economic History of Southeast Asia” University of New England Research Report (Armidale: UNE, 1996, pp.16-17.)
  • Tin Miners and Tin Mining in Indonesia 1850–1950”, Asian Studies Review, 20, No.2, and November 1996 [with Frits Diehl]: 95–120.
  • A History of Forestry in Sarawak”, Modern Asian Studies 32, No.1, 1998: 117-148.
  • Tappers and Weeders: South Indian Plantation Workers in Malaysia 1880–1970”, South Asia, XXI, 1998 [Special Volume, Lance Brennan and Brij.V. Lal (eds), Across the Kala Pani: 73-102.
  • Changing Labour Relations in Malaysia, 1970s to 1990s”, Journal of the Malaysian Branch, Royal Asiatic Society (JMBRAS), 73, pt.2, 2000:1-16.
  • Cogs on the Global Assembly Line: Women Workers in Industrialising Malaysia”, in Amarjit Kaur and Ratna Saptari, eds., ‘Women Workers in Asia, Special Issue, Asian Studies Review, 24.2, 2000: 213-230.
  • Economic Globalisation, the New International Division of Labour and Women Workers in Southeast Asia’” Dialogue, 20, 3, 2001: 39-45.
  • Kaur, Amarjit and Metcalfe, Ian, ‘South Asia—globalisation and Bangladesh: labour and environmental issues’, South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, 26: 3, 2003: 253– 254.
  • Trade Liberalisation as Development Strategy: Changing Contexts of Women’s Employment in Asia”, in Globalisation and Development in Bangladesh: Labour And Environmental Issues’ Special Issue, South Asia, XXVI, 3, 2003: 255-268.
  • Crossing Frontiers: Race, Migration and Borders in Southeast Asia’”, UNESCO, International Journal on Multicultural Societies (IJMS), Vol. 6. No. 2 (December 2004): 111-132; Special issue – ‘Managing Migration and Diversity in the Asia Pacific Region and Europe’, www.unesco.org/shs/ijms
  • “Plantation medicine in colonial Malaya: Indian rubber plantation workers, estate hospitals and workers’ health, 1900-1950” in Wellcome History, Issue 30, Autumn 2005 (The Wellcome Trust, London): 5
  • “Introduction in Migrant Labour in Southeast Asia: Needed, not wanted, Special issue, Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs, Vol. 39, No. 2, 2005: 1-2.[ with Ian Metcalfe]
  • “Indonesian Migrant Labour in Malaysia: From preferred migrants to ‘last to be hired’ workers’” RIMA, 39, 2, 2005:3-30.
  • Indian Labour, Labour Standards, and Workers’ Health in Burma and Malaya, 1900-1940”, Modern Asian Studies, 40, 2 , May 2006: 393-444.
  • “On the Move: International Migration in Southeast Asia since the 1980s,” History Compass, 5/2, 2007:302–313: DOI:10.1111/j.1478-0542.2007.00393.x.
    http://www.blackwellcompass.com/subject/history/section_home?section=hico-asia.
  • Kaur, A., “International Labour Migration in Southeast Asia: Governance of Migration and Women Domestic Workers” in Intersections: Gender, History and Culture in the Asian Context, Issue 15, May 2007 published online at http://intersections.anu.edu.au/issue15/kaur.htm
  • “’Refugees and refugee policy in Malaysia”, in Kaur, A. and Ian Metcalfe (eds) UNEAC Asia Papers, No 18, 2007. Special Issue “Refugees and Refugee Policies in the Asia-Pacific region”, 77-90, published online at
    http://www.une.edu.au/asiacenter/UNEAC_Asia_Papers_12-19.html
  • Kaur, A. and Ian Metcalfe, “Thematic Introduction – Refugees and Refugee Policies in the Asia-Pacific region”, in UNEAC Asia Papers, 2007:1-2; Special Issue “Refugees and Refugee Policies in the Asia-Pacific region”, published online at
    http://www.une.edu.au/asiacenter/UNEAC_Asia_Papers_12-19.html
  • “Migration Matters in the Asia-Pacific Region: Immigration Frameworks, Knowledge Workers and National Policies”, in
  • UNESCO International Journal on Multicultural Societies (IJMS) special issue “Migration and Integration in the Asia-Pacific Region” Vol.9 issue 2, 2007, published online at
    http://www.unesco.org/shs/ijms/vol9/issue2
  • Kaur, A. and Ian Metcalfe, “Thematic Introduction: Migration Challenges in the Asia Pacific Region in the Twenty-First Century”, [with I. Metcalfe] in UNESCO International Journal on Multicultural Societies (IJMS), special issue “Migration and Integration in the Asia-Pacific Region” Vol.9 issue 2, 2007, published online at
    http://www.unesco.org/shs/ijms/vol9/issue2
  • “International Migration and Governance in Malaysia: Policy and Performance” in Kaur, A. and Ian Metcalfe (eds), UNEAC Asia Papers (Nos. 21-28)
  • Special Issue on “Migration and Security: Political, Social and Economic Contexts of Migration”
    http://www.une.edu.au/asiacenter/UNEAC_Asia_Papers_21-28.html
  • “Increasing Controls Stem the Tide of Migration Across Southeast Asia”, SangSaeng Seoul, Korea (Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) under the auspices of UNESCO), No.22 Summer 2008, Special issue on Migration and Multiculturalism (invited paper), 8-11
    ISSN 1599-4880
  • Kaur A., and I. Metcalfe, “Introduction” in Migration and Security: Political, Social and Economic Contexts of Migration” UNE Asia Centre refereed papers; e-publication, Australia http://www.une.edu.au/asiacenter/UNEAC_Asia_Papers_21-28.html, UNE Asia Centre, #21-28, in Special Issue Migration and Security: Political, Social and Economic Contexts of Migration
    ISSN 1442-6420
  • “Labour Crossings in Southeast Asia: Linking Historical and Contemporary Labour Migration” in New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 1, 1, 2009: 276-303. Special issue –’Themes for Thought on Southeast Asia: A Festschrift to Emeritus Professor Nicholas Tarling on the Occasion of His 75th Birthday’.
  • “Labour Migration in Southeast Asia: Migration Policies, Labour Exploitation and Regulation” in A. Kaur, Guest-editor, Special Issue on “Labour Migration in the Asia Pacific region” Journal of Asia Pacific Economy, 15.1, February 2010: pp. 6-19.
  • “A New Order? Asian Labour Migration, New Geographies of Migration and Governance” in A. Kaur, Guest-editor, Special Issue on “Labour Migration in the Asia Pacific region” Journal of Asia Pacific Economy, 15.1, February 2010: pp. 4-5
  • “Migration in Asia” in The Diplomat Magazine (for a major new feature entitled APAC 2020 that looked both at the past decade in Asia and ahead to the next decade)
    http://apac2020.the-diplomat.com/big-issues/migration-issues-and-challenges-in-asia/
  • “Labour migration trends and policy challenges in Southeast Asia”, Policy and Society, 29, 2010: 385–397.
  • “Labour Brokers in Migration: Understanding Historical and Contemporary Transitional Migration Regimes in Malaya/Malaysia”. International Review of Social History, 57, 2012, Special Issue: 225-252.
  • “Managing Labour Migration in Malaysia: Guest Worker Programs and the Regularisation of Irregular Labour Migrants as a Policy Instrument”, Asian Studies Review, 37, 2013 (in press).

Published/Online Referred Conference Papers

  • Kaur, A., “Mobility, Labour Mobilisation And Border Controls: Indonesian Labour Migration To Malaysia Since 1900” in Robert Cribb (ed), Asia Examined: Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Conference of the ASAA, 2004, Canberra, Australia. ISBN 0-9580837-1-1. published online at
    http://coombs.anu.edu.au/SpecialProj/ASAA/biennialconference/2004/proceedings.html
  • Kaur, A.,“ “Labour, Employment Relations, and Labour Standards in Industrialising Southeast Asia” in Robert Cribb (ed), Asia Examined: Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Conference of the ASAA, 2004, Canberra, Australia. ISBN 0-9580837-1-1. published online
    http://coombs.anu.edu.au/SpecialProj/ASAA/biennialconference/2004/proceedings.html
  • Kaur, A.,“ “Managing the border: regulation of international labour migration and state policy responses to global governance in Southeast Asia”. in Vickers, Adrian, and Margaret Hanlon (eds), Asia Reconstructed: Proceedings of the 16th Biennial Conference of the ASAA, 2006, Wollongong, Australia. ISBN 978-0-9580837-3-7. published online http://coombs.anu.edu.au/SpecialProj/ASAA/biennialconference/2006/proceedings.html
  • Kaur, A.,“ “ Social Determinants Of Health –Closing the Gap”
    http://www.ucl.ac.uk/histmed/downloads/social_determinants/kaur_soc_det_health_final1.pdf

Consultancy Reports

  • A History of Drainage, Irrigation and Flood Control in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur: Ministry of Agriculture, for the International Commission, Irrigation and Drainage Series, 1991, 101 pp.).
  • “Child Labour in Asia”, Report to AusAID, 1996 [section on Child Labour in the Philippines, pp.113–144]

Newspaper

  • “Indian Labour’s Contribution to KTM [Malayan Railways]”, New Straits Times, 18 July 1985 (Commissioned Feature article for special supplement on Keretapi Tanah Melayu Seratus Tahun)
  • “For the Workers”, The Star, 3 September 2001 (Commissioned feature article for series on Millennium Markers)

Clara Papers

  • Gender and the Division of Labour in Southeast Asia, with particular reference to Malaysia. Working papers on Asian Labour (Amsterdam: International Institute of Social History, 1999).

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