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Contested Embrace: Transborder Membership Politics in Twentieth-Century Korea

Jaeeun Kim


The incongruity between territory, citizenry, and nation has long preoccupied students of international migration, nationalism, and citizenship, including the state’s transborder relationship with its “external” members (e.g., emigrants, diasporas, and ethnonational “kin”). This book is a comparative, historical, and ethnographic study of the complex relationships among the states in the Korean peninsula, colonial-era Korean migrants to Japan and northeast China and their descendants, and the states in which they have resided. Despite a widespread and quasi-primordial belief in Korean ethnic n ... More

Keywords: transborder membership politics, diaspora/homeland, nationalism/transnationalism, colonial migration, Cold War, state’s symbolic power, Korea, Japan, China

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780804797627
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804797627.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jaeeun Kim, author
University of Michigan