Reimagining the Homeland: Zainichi Koreans’ Transnational Longing for North Korea

  title={Reimagining the Homeland: Zainichi Koreans’ Transnational Longing for North Korea},
  author={Markus Bell},
  journal={The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology},
  pages={22 - 41}
  • Markus Bell
  • Published 1 January 2019
  • Sociology
  • The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology
This paper explores the changing relationship of diaspora to the homeland. In particular, this article focuses on the changing relationship of pro-North Korea, Zainichi Koreans (Koreans in Japan) towards North Korea. Many Koreans in Japan continue to identify with North Korea, but the nature of this relationship has changed, due to shifting generational attitudes towards both the host society and North Korea. A dance recital I witnessed in an ethnic Korean high school in Japan exemplifies these… Expand
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