The adoption issue in Korea: Diaspora politics in the age of globalization
2002 (English)In: The Stockholm Journal of East Asian Studies, ISSN 0284-883X, Vol. 12, 141-153 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2002. Vol. 12, 141-153 p.
international adoption, Korea, nationalism
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-13363OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-13363DiVA: diva2:457420