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Comforting an Orphaned Nation: Korean Studies Series No. 32
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Author: Tobias Hubinette
Publisher: Jimoondang
Pub. Date: May. 2006
Pages: 263
Cover: Hardcover
Dimensions (in inches): 9.09 x 6.22 x 0.91
ISBN: 9788988095959
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1. Preliminary and introduction 
Related and comparative studies
Ethnic and postcolonial nationalism
Postcolonial perspectives and processes
Reading contemporary cultural texts

2. Korean adoption history
Early predecessors
Children of war
The adoption industry
New directions
Demographic overview

3. The Korean adoption issue
The orphan exporting country
Adopted Koreans in the media
Kim Dae Jung and the adoption issue
Adoption in Korean popular culture

4. The nation is a woman
The maternalisation of roots
The suffering and shaming of Korea
Korean nationalism intervenes

5. Beyond Koreanness and Whiteness
The miserable life of an adoptee
The perilous act of passing
A third space existence

6. The separated family
Representing family division
Korea’s abjected children
Healing a fractured nation

7. Envisioning a global Koreatown
The Korean experience with globalisation
Visiting the overseas brethren and sistren
The transnational Korean community

8. Summary and conclusion
International adoption from Korea and the Korean adoption issue
Representations of adopted Koreans in Korean popular culture
Between reconciling with the past and imagining the future

1. Number of international adoptions from Korea, 1953-2004
2. Destination by country of adopted Koreans, 1953-2004
3. Family background and category of adopted Koreans, 1958-2004

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