Today, about 3.3% of the world's population has undergone international migration (IOM, 2017). Moreover, the size and composition of the flow has changed in recent years, with women and children comprising a large proportion. Discussion on the feminization of migration has been widely conducted, but there is a lack of research on the international migration of migrant offspring and their positionality and belonging. I focus on the migration of Korean Chinese (Joseonjok) migrant offspring in South Korea. Since the late 1980's, a large proportion of them has moved as labour migrants from China to South Korea where it is considered as their ethnic home country. Most of offspring who immigrant in this fashion change their postionality, identity, and citizenship depending on their situation in Korean society by using their in-betweenness. They are an ideal group for analysing various positionality, identity, and citizenship characteristics according to the spatiality of their destination and diverse discourse on their migration.
This study's aims are as follows: 1) To anaylse the effect that the migration of Korean Chinese migrant offspring has on their positionality, identity, and citizenship reflecting the spatiality of South Korea, and 2) to provide a new perspective on the migration of migrant offspring by changing the discourse regarding their migration.
2015, M.A. Geography, Department of Social Studies Education, Ewha Womans University, South Korea
Dissertation: A Study on the Nature of the Ethnic Enclave and Ghetto of the Chinese Cluster in Daerim 2-dong, Seoul
2013, B.A. Geography Education; Common Social Studies Education, Department of Social Studies Education, Ewha Womans University, South Korea
2016~2018, Researcher, Seoul Foundation of Women and Family, Seoul, South Korea
Lee, H. and Lee, Y., 2018, Reconstruction of Bordering and Ordering in Chinese Cluster, Daerim 2-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Locality and Humanities, 20. (in press)
Lee, Y., Li, Y. and Lee, H., 2014, Residential Characteristics of Korean-Chinese and Han-Chinese and Their Making-Place in Seoul, Korea, Journal of the Korean Urban Geographical Society, 17(2), 15~31.
Lee, H., Lee, Y., Shin, J., and Lee, H., 2014, Transnational Migration and the Locality Change of Origin - The case of Feng Lin Cun, Wang Qing Xian -, Journal of the Korean Urban Geographical Society, 17(1), 29~42.
Lee, Y., Li, Y., and Lee, H., Korean Chinese Networks of Trans-migration and Socio-spatial Change in Yanbian, China, Journal of the Korean Urban Geographical Society, 16(3), 55~70.
Korean Chinese (Joseonjok), Migrant offspring, Positionality, Identity, Citizenship, In-betweenness, South Korea
Social Justice, Cities and Citizenship