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Making and Faking KinshipMarriage and Labor Migration between China and South Korea$
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Caren Freeman

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780801449581

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801449581.001.0001

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Chosŏnjok Maidens and Farmer Bachelors

Chosŏnjok Maidens and Farmer Bachelors

(p.31) 1 Chosŏnjok Maidens and Farmer Bachelors
Making and Faking Kinship

Caren Freeman

Cornell University Press

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 important state goals: the rehabilitation of the rural sector and the restoration of “ethnic homogeneity” to the divided nation. It introduces the stories of Yŏnghwa, Sumin, Hiju, Oksŏng, and Minsŏn, five brides who married South Korean farmers under the bride-importing program of the South Korean government to complicate the idealized image of the “model migrant bride” and point us toward a reevaluation of these marriages from the women's own perspectives.

Keywords:   South Korea, foreign brides, migrant brides, marriage tours, family welfare, family policy, ethnic homogeneity

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