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The Quest for Statehood: Korean Immigrant Nationalism and U.S. Sovereignty, 1905-1945

Richard S. Kim


This book traces the development of Korean immigrant nationalism within the context of the Korean independence movement which sought to liberate Korea from Japanese colonial rule. Regarding Japanese rule as illegitimate, Koreans in and out of the Korean peninsula viewed themselves as stateless peoples who wanted to establish a sovereign state of their own. Given Japanese repression in Korea, independence activities had to be carried out from abroad, creating conditions for the emergence of a diasporic nationalism. The conditions of statelessness and exile necessitated that the independence mov ... More

Keywords: Korean independence movement, nationalism, Japanese colonialism, Korean immigration, nation-state system, sovereign national state, ethnic consciousness, political interest group, U.S. liberalism, globalization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195369991
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369991.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard S. Kim, author
University of California, Davis