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By June Hee Kwon
Published: 13 October 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2746-1
... borderlands homeland ethnicity mobility Yanbian (China) ...
Published: 13 October 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027461-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2746-1
... This chapter shows how Korean Chinese living in Yanbian, China—an ethnic borderland—have been gradually integrated into national and transnational economies. It historicizes the “Korean Wind” (the wave of migration to South Korea starting in the 1990s) as an epochal occurrence happening...
Published: 13 October 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2746-1
... Overseas Korean Act This chapter shows how Korean Chinese living in Yanbian, China—an ethnic borderland—have been gradually integrated into national and transnational economies. It historicizes the “Korean Wind” (the wave of migration to South Korea starting in the 1990s) as an epochal occurrence...
Published: 13 October 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027461-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2746-1
... This chapter explores the rapid urbanization and economic development of Yanbian, China, a remarkable change driven by the flow of remittances from South Korea. It also examines the way that internal migration, of both Korean Chinese and Han Chinese within China, intersects...
Book Chapter

By June Hee Kwon
Published: 13 October 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2746-1
...Dreaming Anew This chapter explores the rapid urbanization and economic development of Yanbian, China, a remarkable change driven by the flow of remittances from South Korea. It also examines the way that internal migration, of both Korean Chinese and Han Chinese within China, intersects...
Published: 13 October 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027461-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2746-1
... This chapter examines how the lived experiences of Korean Chinese labor migrants from Yanbian, China, are structured by the peculiar rhythm and temporality imposed by the visa regulations of the South Korean government. The regulations limit stays in South Korea, requiring repetitive migration...
Book Chapter

By June Hee Kwon
Published: 13 October 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2746-1
...Dreams in Flux This chapter examines how the lived experiences of Korean Chinese labor migrants from Yanbian, China, are structured by the peculiar rhythm and temporality imposed by the visa regulations of the South Korean government. The regulations limit stays in South Korea, requiring...
Published: 13 October 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027461-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2746-1
... The introduction contextualizes the rise of Korean Chinese borderland dreams in Yanbian, China, through “winds” of migration—the Market Wind, the North Korean Wind, the Soviet Wind, and the (South) Korean Wind—unique local periodizations of recent history, following the economic reforms...
Published: 13 October 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027461-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2746-1
... The conclusion illuminates the afterlife of the Korean Chinese dream of prosperity and better living through work in South Korea—the “Korean dream”—by capturing the evolution of dreams in Yanbian, China, and the rise of the “Chinese dream.” Competition between the Korean dream and the Chinese...