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The Displacement of Borders among Russian Koreans in Northeast Asia

Hyun-Gwi Park Willem van Schendel Tina Harris

248 pages
Amsterdam University Press
Since the nineteenth century, ethnic Koreans have represented a small yet significant portion of the population of the Russian Far East, but until now, the phenomenon has been largely understudied. Based on extensive historical and ethnographic research, this is the first book in English to chart the contemporary social life of Koreans in the complex borderland region. Dispelling the commonly held notion that Koreans were completely removed from the region during the country's attempt to 'cleanse' its borders in 1937, Hyun Gwi Park reveals timely new insights into the historical and current experiences of Koreans living along the Eurasian frontier.
Author Bio
Hyun-Gwi Park Affiliation: Research Professor, HK+ RCCZ Research Center, Chung-Ang University Publication: The Displacement of Borders among Russian Koreans in Northeast Asia, Amsterdam University Press, 2017. Willem van Schendel, Professor of History, University of Amsterdam and International Institute of Social History, the Netherlands. He works with the history, anthropology and sociology of Asia. Recent works include A History of Bangladesh (2020), Embedding Agricultural Commodities (2017, ed.), The Camera as Witness (2015, with J. L. K. Pachuau). See uva.academia.edu/WillemVanSchendel.