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Identity, Policy, and Prosperity: Border Nationality of the Korean Diaspora and Regional Development in Northeast China

Author:
Park, Jeongwon Bourdais

ISBN:
978 981 10 4848 7
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
193
List price(s):
129.00 USD
92.00 GBP
114.99 EUR

Publication date:
27 July 2017

Short description: 

This book offers a rare glimpse into China's Korean minority, which dominates the area bordering North Korea; even as Korea is riven into capitalist and communist societies, China's Koreans register this dilemma as one internal to the society they live in, in China's postindustrial Northeast.

Full description: 

This book offers a rare glimpse into China's Korean minority, which dominates the area bordering North Korea; even as Korea is riven into capitalist and communist societies, China's Koreans register this dilemma as one internal to the society they live in, in China's postindustrial Northeast. As this research makes clear, once driven by state investment in industry, the Northeast is now struggling to define its identity as a post-industrial region; the ethnic Koreans there even more so. This monograph provides a distinctive look at a group shaped by political turmoil, economic transformation, and cultural struggle; the study may offer an idea of what the future of the Korean peninsula itself might be, disentangling the puzzling contradictions and synergies between nationality, locality and development in China.

Table of contents: 

Preface List of tables and figures1. Introduction2. Diaspora, national identity, and reciprocal prosperity3. Communist nation building and territorialized ethnicization 4. Economic reforms, de-ethnicization, and the survival of identity 5. Developmentalism, nationalism, and the prosperity of China's northeast6. Conclusions

Biography: 

Dr Jeongwon Bourdais Park holds a Ph.D. from the Government Department of the London School of Economics and Political Science (U.K.). The author was a Visiting Professor at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers in France between September 2010 and June 2013, and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Lingnan University Hong Kong between August 2013 and June 2017.

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