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Mobile Subjects: Boundaries and Identities in the Modern Korean Diaspora
Yeh, Wen-hsin, ed.
Korea Research Monograph 36
2013. 231 pp.
Mobile Subjects draws attention to modern Korean experiences with mobility, experiences that played an important role in forming Korean constructions of an ethnonationalistic discourse of territoriality. Much has already been written to shed light on the latter. Not nearly as much has been done to examine Korean mobility, especially in connection with the formation of Korean subjectivity from the nonpeninsular perspectives of movement and mobility. By drawing attention to mobility in subjectivity — to the contested nature of subjectivity in the processes of mobility — this volume seeks to connect the experiences of the Korean diaspora with those of the homeland, thereby enriching an understanding of Korean nationalism from its flip side.
In the Service of His Korean Majesty: William Nelson Lovatt, the Pusan Customs,
and Sino-Korean Relations, 1876–1888
Korea Research Monograph 35
2012. 209 pp.
"This book is a useful corrective to the usual focus on Seoul in studies of early modern Korea. Using newly discovered data, Patterson shows us what life was like in Pusan at that time. He also sheds new light on what China was trying to accomplish in Korea in the 1880s."
–Don Baker, University of British Columbia
"Wayne Patterson has written an illuminating account of one of the earliest cases of a sustained interaction between Koreans and Westerners. His portrayal of William Nelson Lovatt's time in Pusan will be of interest to students and scholars of Chosŏn Korea's foreign relations—political, commercial, and cultural."
–Kirk W. Larsen, Brigham Young University
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