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Brides and Brokers under Suspicion

Caren Freeman

in Making and Faking Kinship: Marriage and Labor Migration between China and South Korea

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449581
eISBN:
9780801462818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449581.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter sketches the evolution of Chosŏnjok–Korean marriages from a government-endorsed social program to a profit-making enterprise run by licensed matchmakers and unlicensed marriage brokers. ... More


Making and Faking Kinship: Marriage and Labor Migration between China and South Korea

Caren Freeman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449581
eISBN:
9780801462818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449581.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In the years leading up to and directly following rapprochement with China in 1992, the South Korean government looked to ethnic Korean (Chosŏnjok) brides and laborers from northeastern China to ... More


Chosŏnjok Maidens and Farmer Bachelors

Caren Freeman

in Making and Faking Kinship: Marriage and Labor Migration between China and South Korea

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449581
eISBN:
9780801462818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449581.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the government-endorsed marriage tours for South Korean rural bachelors as a form of rural “family welfare” that relies on the imported labor of coethnic women to achieve two ... More


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