KoreanDiaspora

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Korean Diaspora December 2, 2010 Ji-Yeon O. Jo Assistant Professor of Korean Language and Culture
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2 http://www.afe.easia.columbia.edu
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Korea Area: 223,170 km 2 (South Korea:100, 032 km 2, North Korea: 120, 540 km 2) * North Carolina: 139,581km 2 Population: 73,000,000 (S.K.: 48,875,000 N.K.: 24,051,218) Language: Korean (written form: Hangeul) Economy: Trillion dollar free-market economy (4 th largest in Asia and 13 th largest in the world) Political system: Democracy with president elected to a single 5-year term by direct popular vote 3
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Korean Diaspora History of Korean diaspora Contested border 8 th century (unified Silla period): Balhae 13 th century (Goryeo Dynasty) Approx. 200,000 Koreans were forced to migrate to Mongol Emigration to Japan since the beginning of the recorded history Current diaspora 7.3 million: Size equivalent to 15% of the current South Korean population and 10 % of the combined populations of North and South Korea Scattered around 175 countries Korean diaspora is the fourth largest diaspora in terms of population: 1 st Chinese, 2 nd Jewish, 3 rd Italian 4
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5 Retrieved from http://discoveringkorea.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/20090311_koreandiaspora.jpg Diasporic population in major host countries (number in approximation) China: 2,500,000 U.S.: 2,000,000 Japan: 900,000 Russia& CIS: 500,000
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Korean Diaspora to China Beginning of Korean migration to China 1870. The majority of ethnic Koreans in China are descendants of Koreans who migrated to Manchuria between 1885 and 1945. After the liberation of Korea from Japanese colonial rule in August 1945, 700,000 Koreans returned to Korea from Manchuria Some remained in China due to political and economic instability in the Korean peninsula back then. Koreans in Manchuria could enjoy equal rights (at least from the legal perspectives) with the dominant Han Chinese when the People’s Republic of China was established in 1949 and Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture was established in 1952. 6
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Koreans in Yanbian prefecture were mostly engaged in rice farming and enjoyed relative prosperity and stable life until the late 1980s. However, the socio-economic situation for Korean Chinese began deteriorating in post- reform China mainly due to unbalanced development of rural and urban areas. Limited contact with S.Korea until mid-1980s 7
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Korean Diaspora to the United States First Wave: 1903-1924 1903: 103 plantation laborers arrived in Hawaii. 1903-1905: 7,000 laborers were recruited to Hawaii. 1905: Immigration was halted when Korea became a Japanese protectorate in 1905. Japanese started to control Korean emigration. 1910-1924: about 500 Koreans managed to enter the U.S.
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