Koreans in Japan: Critical Voices from the Margin

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Sonia Ryang
Psychology Press, 2000 - History - 229 pages

Koreans in Japan are a barely known minority, not only in the West but also within Japan itself. This pioneering study analyzes these relations in the context of the particular conditions and constraints that Koreans face in Japanese society.
The contributors cover a wide range of topics, including:


* the legal and social status of Koreans in Japan


* the history of Korean colonial displacement and postcolonial division during the Cold War


* ethnic education


* women's self-expression.


These studies serve to reveal the highly resilient and diverse reality of this minority group, whilst simultaneously highlighting the fact that - despite recent improvement - legal, social and economic constraints continue to exist in their lives.

 

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Contents

SOMA RYANG
10
The North Korean homeland of Koreans in Japan
32
Political correctness postcoloniality and the self
55
Mothers write Ikaino
74
Cultural identity in the work of Yi Yangji
119
Korean ethnic schools in occupied Japan 194552
140
Korean children textbooks and educational practices
157
ethnic classes in the construction
175
Ordinary Korean Japanese
197
Index
226
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