The Cost of Belonging: An Ethnography of Solidarity and Mobility in Beijing’s Koreatown
As part of the Scottish Centre for Korean Studies’ Distinguished Lecture Series, Assistant Professor Sharon J. Yoon discusses The Cost of Belonging: An Ethnography of Solidarity and Mobility in Beijing’s Koreatown, a book which investigates how the rise of transnationalism has impacted the social and economic lives of Koreans searching for wealth and stability in China.
For more information on the book, please see here.
About the presenter:
Sharon J. Yoon is Assistant Professor of Korean Studies in the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame. She received her Ph.D. in sociology at Princeton University. Her research focuses on the Korean diaspora. Before coming to Notre Dame, Assistant Professor Yoon was an assistant professor at Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul. In addition to her academic research, she has worked with think tanks such as the Korea Economic Institute and the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, local grassroots organizations such as the Korea NGO Center and the Center for Multiethnic Human Rights Education in Osaka, and mainstream media outlets such as NPR and KBS World Radio. She speaks fluent Korean and Japanese, and is proficient in Mandarin.