"...traces the origins and transformations of a people—the Zainichi, migrants from the Korean peninsula to Japan and their descendants. Using a wide range of arguments and evidence—historical and comparative, political and social, literary and pop-cultural—John Lie reveals the social and historical conditions that gave rise to Zainichi identity, while simultaneously demonstrating its complex, fractured, even ephemeral nature. " Source: John Lie, "Zainichi (Koreans in Japan): Diasporic Nationalism and Postcolonial Identity," in Zainichi (Koreans in Japan): Diasporic Nationalism and Postcolonial Identity. University of California Press / UC Global, Area, and International Archive, vol. #10, 2008.
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