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Special Seminar on post-Soviet Koreans Migration to South Korea

Speaker: Prof. German Kim (Kazakh National al-Farabi University, Kazakhstan / Konguk University, Korea)
Title: The Diversity of Post-Soviet Koreans Migration to South Korea and Adaptation in the Ethnic Motherland

Date and Time: December 6, 2019, 13:30-15:00
Venue: Room 332 (Middle-sized meeting room), 3rd floor, Inamori Memorial Building, Kyoto University
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Abstract:
In the latter part of the 20th century, South Korea achieved an economic miracle by transforming from a kin state into a host state of international migration. Through migration, the repatriation of compatriots in the Republic of Korea, as a type of international migration, has been specific due to the involvement of North Korea which was also involved in the cross-border movement of populations. There are now a growing number of migrants, including ethnic Koreans from China, those from post-Soviet space (primarily Russia and Uzbekistan), the USA, and other Western countries including refugees from North Korea. This presentation focuses on the diversity of post-Soviet Korean migration to the ethnic motherland and those adaptation problems encountered by immigrants themselves.

About the speaker:
Prof. Dr. German Kim is Director of the Center for Korean Studies, Kazakh National al-Farabi University, Kazakhstan, as well as the Director of the Center for Central Asian Studies and Cooperation, Department of History, Konguk University, Korea. He has published many articles and books on Soviet/post-Soviet Koreans for more than 30 years. He is now staying at CSEAS as a visiting research scholar in 2019.

Contact: obiya [at] cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp