Identity, Policy, and Prosperity

Border Nationality of the Korean Diaspora and Regional Development in Northeast China

  • Jeongwon Bourdais Park

Part of the China in Transformation book series (CIT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Jeongwon B. Park
    Pages 1-22
  3. Jeongwon B. Park
    Pages 181-186
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 187-193

About this book


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.


Korean Diaspora Northeast Asia China's Border Regions Asian Politics Ethnic Minorities in Asia

Authors and affiliations

  • Jeongwon Bourdais Park
    • 1
  1. 1.Lingnan UniversityHong Kong SARHong Kong

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