International Ethnic Networks and Intra-Ethnic Conflict: Koreans in China

Hardcover | May 15, 2010

byHyejin Kim

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Since the normalization of Sino-Korean diplomatic relations in 1992, many South Koreans have moved to China for business, education, and other purposes. In China they have encountered Korean-Chinese --ethnic Koreans who have lived in China for decades. Contrary to expectations that ethnic solidarity would lay the foundation for lasting cooperation between South Koreans and Korean-Chinese, “intra-ethnic conflict” has instead divided the Korean communities. The explanation for this surprising finding lies in cultural and economic differences which developed between Koreans in South Korea and in China during decades of separation and in a degree of ethnic trust blind to actual circumstances. By showing how ethnic identity underpins transnational flows of people and resources but also how those flows transform ethnic configurations, this book contributes to debates about the interaction of globalization and community.

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Since the normalization of Sino-Korean diplomatic relations in 1992, many South Koreans have moved to China for business, education, and other purposes. In China they have encountered Korean-Chinese --ethnic Koreans who have lived in China for decades. Contrary to expectations that ethnic solidarity would lay the foundation for lasting...

Hyejin Kim is a writer and educationist living in Singapore. She is originally from Seoul and holds a Ph.D. in Global Affairs from Rutgers University and an M.A. in China Studies from the University of Washington. She has published a work of fiction, Jia: A Novel of North Korea (2007), based on her fieldwork among North Koreans in Chi...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:212 pages, 8.38 × 5.76 × 0.7 inPublished:May 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230102522

ISBN - 13:9780230102521

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Korean Migrations to and within China * Ethnicity or Nationality? Korean Identities in China * South Korean and Korean-Chinese Business Relations in China * Korean Business, Intra-Ethnic Conflict, and Adaptive Strategies * Relations between Korean-Chinese and South Koreans in the Service Sector * Community Networks and Activities