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Author Kim, Choong Soon, 1938-

Title Voices of foreign brides : the roots and development of multiculturalism in Korea
Published Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Pub. Group, 2011
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Contents Acknowledgments; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Introduction; Chapter 1: The Multicultural Roots of Koreans; Chapter 1: The Multicultural Roots of Koreans; Chapter 2: The Epic Journey of an Archaeologist in Search of His Ancestress; Chapter 2: The Epic Journey of an Archaeologist in Search of His Ancestress; Chapter 3: The Emergence of the "Pure-Blood" Myth and Human Rights; Chapter 3: The Emergence of the "Pure-Blood" Myth and Human Rights; Chapter 4: Tales of Foreign Brides Who Married via International Marriage Brokers
About the AuthorAbout the Author
Chapter 4: Tales of Foreign Brides Who Married via International Marriage BrokersChapter 5: Stories of Foreign Brides Who Were Married by a Religious Organization; Chapter 5: Stories of Foreign Brides Who Were Married by a Religious Organization; Chapter 6: Foreign Brides Who Fell in Love with Korean Men; Chapter 6: Foreign Brides Who Fell in Love with Korean Men; Chapter 7: The Characteristics of Korean Multiculturalism and Its Outlook for the Future; Chapter 7: The Characteristics of Korean Multiculturalism and Its Outlook for the Future; Notes; Notes; Bibliography; Bibliography
Summary Since the early 1990s, there has been a critical shortage of marriageable women in farming and fishing villages in Korea. This shortage, which has become a major social problem, resulted from a mass exodus of Korean women to cities and industrial zones. Korea's efforts to give rural bachelors a chance to marry have succeeded in providing 120,146 brides from 123 countries. However, the Korean government has proven to be ill-prepared to deal with the problems that foreign brides have encountered: family squabbles, prejudice, discrimination, divorce, suicide, and many adversities. The UN Commissi
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Subject Foreign spouses -- Korea (South)
Multiculturalism -- Korea (South)
Social sciences.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0759120374
9780759120372