More than one-half million people of Korean descent reside in Japan today—the largest ethnic minority in a country often assumed to be homogeneous. This timely, interdisciplinary volume blends original empirical research with the vibrant field of diaspora studies to understand the complicated history, identity, and status of the Korean minority in Japan. An international group of scholars explores commonalities and contradictions in the Korean diasporic experience, touching on such issues as citizenship and belonging, the personal and the political, and homeland and hostland.
Diaspora without Homeland Being Korean in Japan
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“All the chapters in this collection examine and analyze important historical and contemporary issues of Koreans and their community in Japan.”—In-Jin Yoon Journal Of Intercultural Stds"Diaspora without Homeland sets a new standard for the study of Japan'sKorean diaspora. Beginning with Sonia Ryang's evocative introduction, the uniformly excellent chapters in this volume reveal the rich and complex experience of being Korean in Japan." Nancy Abelmann, University of Illinois