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The adoption issue in Korea: Diaspora politics in the age of globalization
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Oriental Languages. koreanska.
2002 (English)In: The Stockholm Journal of East Asian Studies, ISSN 0284-883X, Vol. 12, 141-153 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this article is to give a short presentation of a project dealing with the complex relationship between a diasporic community and its homeland, in this case the 150,000 adopted Koreans and the Republic of Korea, henceforth Korea. After some words on different perspectives on international adoption, I will place the matter in a Korean context encompassing the tradition of displacement since the second half of the 19th century and today´s politics of globalization under president Kim Dae Jung to illustrate how overseas adoption became an issue in Korea and speculate on its symbolic meaning for a postcolonial, divided and dispersed nation. The goal is to examine the role of the adoption issue (ibyangmunjê) in creating a new Korean ethnicity in the age of globalization.

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2002. Vol. 12, 141-153 p.
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international adoption, Korea, nationalism
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-13279OAI: diva2:179799
Available from: 2006-12-11 Created: 2006-12-11 Last updated: 2011-01-13Bibliographically approved

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