International marriage and the state in South Korea: focusing on governmental policy

  title={International marriage and the state in South Korea: focusing on governmental policy},
  author={Hye Kyung Lee},
  journal={Citizenship Studies},
  pages={107 - 123}
  • H. Lee
  • Published 11 January 2008
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Citizenship Studies
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