CKS Publication: The Spread of the Korean Language

Spread of the Korean Language Book Cover
March 1, 2018

The Spread of the Korean Language

Through the Korean Diaspora and Beyond

Clare You, ed. (Former CKS Chair)
Yangwon Ha, ed.

Transnational Korea #2
IEAS Publications
2018. 294 pp.
ISBN-13 (print): 978-1-55729-178-3
ISBN-10 (print): 1-55729-178-0
ISBN-13 (e-book): 978-1-55729-179-0

This volume of essays examines the development of Korean language education in expatriate Korean communities, and the role that the Korean government has played in the spread of the Korean language abroad. The ten contributors to this volume explore the dynamics of Korean language education in maintaining a sense of Korean identity in expatriate communities in China, Japan, Kazakhstan, New Zealand, and the United States. They also give an overview of the history of teaching Korean to people of non-Korean backgrounds in these countries, and of how this history has both derived from and amplified the recent increase overseas in Korean pop culture.

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