Migration and Diversity in East Asia
East Asia is often mistakenly characterized as a culturally homogeneous region in popular discourse. However, this region has a long history of migration, which has been an important driving force in enriching their cultural diversity. This course examines the history and politics of internal and transnational migration in China, Korea and Japan from the 19th century to the 21st century. This course offers a comparative exploration of how migration impacts various aspects of each society, such as social inequality, ethno-racial identities, nationality and citizenship, gender and family, and political economy. This course investigates how the colonial past and globalization connect these regional powers and influence public attitudes and policies toward migration and diversity today.