Diasporic Returns to the Ethnic Homeland

The Korean Diaspora in Comparative Perspective

  • Takeyuki Tsuda
  • Changzoo Song

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Takeyuki Tsuda
      Pages 3-16
    3. Takeyuki Tsuda, Changzoo Song
      Pages 17-34
  3. Korean Ethnic Return Migration

  4. First and 1.5 Generation Korean Return Migration

  5. Comparative Perspectives: Ethnic Return Migration in the Asian Diaspora

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 239-258

About this book


This book examines Korean cases of return migrations and diasporic engagement policy. The study concentrates on the effects of this migration on citizens who have returned to their ancestral homeland for the first time and examines how these experiences vary based on nationality, social class, and generational status. The project’s primary audience includes academics and policy makers with an interest in regional politics, migration, diaspora, citizenship, and Korean studies.

Takeyuki Tsuda is Professor of Anthropology, Arizona State University, USA.

Changzoo Song is Senior Lecturer in Korean and Asian Studies, University of Auckland, New Zealand.


Diaspora Return Migration Citizenship Korean Chinese Co-ethnics Nation Building Humanitarian Japan China Korea Soviet Union Migration Russia

Editors and affiliations

  • Takeyuki Tsuda
    • 1
  • Changzoo Song
    • 2
  1. 1.Arizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  2. 2.Asian Studies DepartmentUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

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