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International marriage and the state in South Korea

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  • International marriage and the state in South Korea
  • Lee, Hyekyung
  • Pai Chai University


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Title International marriage and the state in South Korea
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Lee, Hyekyung

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[Seoul]:Pai Chai University

Date 2006
Pages 23
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < General
Holding The Presidential Commitee for Culture Cities

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With globalization, the number of individuals traveling, working or studying abroad is rising globally, and so is the number of international marriages. However, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of ‘mail-order brides’ through matchmaking since the 1970s in the Western world and since the 1990s in several Asian countries. The so called ‘mail-order bride’ phenomenon has become an important route for international migration, especially for gendered migration. Since official relations with China began in August 1992, the number of Korean Chinese women who came into Korea for marriage with native Korean men, is about 100,000 between 1990 and 2005. The number of Japanese women who married Korean men is approximately 17,000, while the numbers of Filipino women who married Korean men is about 6,000. Recently, the nationalities of these foreign wives of Korean men expand to include women from Vietnam, Russia, and Uzbekistan. (The rest omitted)