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Diaspora politics on the way of globalization : Korean case

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Frame of Image S ON THE WAY OF GLOBALIZATION: KOREAN CASE
By Son Yulia Korean’s have been taken captive and held hostage throughout such historic invasions as the Mongol horde, the 13th century Japanese and the 17th century Manchu. Modern Korean emigration started between 1860 and 1869 when the Choson dynasty began to crumble as a result of intruding Western imperial powers. The first wave of emigrants found their way to the Russian Far East territory, which borders present day North Korea. During the same time frame Koreans started to migrate to Chinese Manchuria in a mass emigration. During the 1870s and 1880s emigration to Japan and the U.S began in earnest. The primary exodus of Koreans took place during the Japanese colonial years from 1910 until 1945. At the end of World War II 180,000 individuals lived in Soviet Central Asia after having been relocated in 1937. The Korean population in China grew to be 2.2 million, with another 2 million in Japan and approximately 10,000 in the U.S. The emigration continued during the
authoritarian regimes dating from 1948 until 1987, creating a diaspora, which today numbers almost 6 million people.
Koreans have gone through five genocidal-like moments and mass displacements during barely a century. Koreans, scattered across the world, are returning home to a problematic welcome. Globalization has led to an unspoken reintegration across or beyond previous ideological borders. While globalization is a worldwide phenomenon, a unique aspect of Korean gl


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Title Diaspora politics on the way of globalization
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Korean case

Material Type Articles
Author(English)

Son, Yulia

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[Seoul]:KDI School of Public Policy and Management

Date 2004
Pages 45
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Social Development < Others
Holding KDI School of Public Policy and Management

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