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Contested embrace : transborder membership politics in twentieth-century Korea

Author: Jaeeun Kim
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2021]
Series: Studies of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Paperback EditionView all editions and formats
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"Scholars have long examined the relationship between nation-states and their "internal others," such as immigrants and ethnoracial minorities. Contested Embrace shifts the analytic focus to explore how a state relates to people it views as "external members" such as emigrants and diasporas. Specifically, Jaeeun Kim analyzes disputes over the belonging of Koreans in Japan and China, focusing on their contested  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jaeeun Kim
ISBN: 9781503615007 1503615006
OCLC Number: 1226750563
Language Note: Originally published: Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2016.
Notes: "This work was supported by the Academy of Korean Studies (KSPS) Grant funded by the Korean Government (MOE) (AKS-2011-BAA-2102)."
Description: xv, 340 pages : maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : making, unmaking, and remaking transborder ties --
Engaging colonial subjects on the move : colonial state, migration, and diasporic nationhood --
"Who owns the nation?" : Cold-War competition over Zainichi Koreans in Japan --
Beyond "Bamboo Curtain" and "Hermit Kingdom" : Korean Chinese between two socialist fatherlands --
Reluctant embrace and struggles for inclusion : Korean Chinese "return" migration to post-Cold War South Korea --
Conclusion : ethnic nationalism, globalization, and the future of transborder membership politics.
Series Title: Studies of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center.
Other Titles: Transborder membership politics in twentieth-century Korea
Responsibility: Jaeeun Kim.

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"Scholars have long examined the relationship between nation-states and their "internal others," such as immigrants and ethnoracial minorities. Contested Embrace shifts the analytic focus to explore how a state relates to people it views as "external members" such as emigrants and diasporas. Specifically, Jaeeun Kim analyzes disputes over the belonging of Koreans in Japan and China, focusing on their contested relationship with the colonial and postcolonial states in the Korean peninsula. Extending the constructivist approach to nationalisms and the culturalist view of the modern state to a transnational context, Contested Embrace illuminates the political and bureaucratic construction of ethno-national populations beyond the territorial boundary of the state. Through a comparative analysis of transborder membership politics in the colonial, Cold War, and post-Cold War periods, the book shows how the configuration of geopolitics, bureaucratic techniques, and actors' agency shapes the making, unmaking, and remaking of transborder ties. Kim demonstrates that being a "homeland" state or a member of the "transborder nation" is a precarious, arduous, and revocable political achievement." --Description from Publisher

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