The series “A Sourcebook” organizes and provides primary data sorted by subjects and areas on the understanding of and research into modern Korean society and culture in an attempt to meet academic interest on the foreign study of Korea in its rapid achievements of industrialization, democratization, and social change.
"This book is a collection of articles and other original content on the history and current state of the Korean diaspora. It is designed to provide useful information and references to researchers and readers with interests in the Korean diaspora as a phenomenon of migration and settlement of Koreans abroad. Despite increasing interests in the Korean diaspora, there have been few books written in English that can provide comprehensive and current information on the topic. To address this gap, this book aims to provide international researchers with basic and general information on the Korean diaspora.
This book comprises articles and references that examine the processes of the formation of the Korean community abroad, life experiences of overseas Koreans, and patterns of their transnational networking between the homeland and host countries. The book is organized into four parts. The first consists of two articles that examine the overall history and characteristics of the Korean diaspora. The second introduces the top 40 issues and topics relevant to the study of the Korean diaspora. The third part includes 9 articles that report on the formation of overseas Korean communities and their current situations. The fourth chapter introduces 3 articles that review government policies of both South and North Koreans overseas. We wish this book be a useful reference for those who want to have a comprehensive understanding of the Korean diaspora."
In-Jin Yoon is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology, Korea University.
Young-Hun Jeong is Professor of Political Science in the Devision of Social Sciences, The Academy of Korean Studies.
Part I History of the Korean Diaspora
Chapter 1 Onward Migration of Overseas Koreans and Pluralization of the Overseas Korean Community
Chapter 2 History of the Korean Diaspora and Korean Community Movement
Part II Topics and Issues of the Korean Diaspora
Part III Korean Diaspora Worldwide
Chapter 3 Ethnic Koreans from China: Korean Dream, Adaptation, and New Identity
Chapter 4 Perceptions of the Korean Diaspora in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Regarding Korean Traditional Cultural Heritage and the Current State of Cultural Heritage Transmission
Chapter 5 Confronting Sa-i-gu: Twenty Years after the Los Angeles Riots
Chapter 6 Political Rights of Korean Residents in Japan
Chapter 7 Characteristics and Current Status of the Korean Community in Brazil
Chapter 8 Korean Communities in Europe
Chapter 9 A Demographic Profile of Koreans in Canada: Selected Findings of the 2011 Census
Chapter 10 Korean Diaspora in Australia and New Zealand (1)/Koreans in New Zealand (2)
Chapter 11 Current Status of Koreans Living in Southeast Asia: Focusing on Vietnam, Myanmar and Cambodia
Part IV South and North Korea’s Overseas Koreans Policy
Chapter 12 Re-establishing Goals and Implementation System of Overseas Koreans Policy
Chapter 13 A Comparative Study of North Korean Policy on Chongryon in China and Japan, and Ethnic Koreans in the CIS and US
Chapter 14 Laws and Regulations Regarding Overseas Koreans