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Korean adoption history
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Oriental Languages, Division of Korean Studies.
2004 (English)In: Community: Guide to Korea for overseas adopted Koreans, Overseas Koreans Foundation, Seoul , 2004, 12-19, 25 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

International adoption, the movement of children from predominantly non-Western countries to adoptive parents in the West, was initiated on a large scale in connection with the Korean War. International adoption from Korea is intimately linked to the decline of traditional Korean society and the dispersal of people of Korean ethnicity from the Korean peninsula. Starting with the collapse of the Chosôn dynasty, and escalating during the colonial era, this dispersal reached its peak with the national division and the civil war and reached its conclusion with the rise of post-war industrialisation. All of these dramatic, and in all respects, tragic events took place within less than a century and in the course of three generations, affecting every Korean individual struggling to survive and causing extreme strain on every Korean family trying to stay together in the chaos.

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Overseas Koreans Foundation, Seoul , 2004. 12-19, 25 p.
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international adoption, Korea
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-20057OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-20057DiVA: diva2:186582
Available from: 2006-04-06 Created: 2006-04-06Bibliographically approved

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