Event Title

Strangers in Their Imagined Motherland: North Korean Refugees Living in South Korea

Presenter Information

Brittney Rowe, Roanoke CollegeFollow

Location

Taylor 405, Madison Union, JMU

Start Date

4-6-2019 9:00 AM

Description

As part of the ASIANetwork Freeman Student-Faculty Fellowship grant this summer, I traveled with five other students and two professors to study North Korean refugees living in South Korea. My primary research focus was on North Korean women's experiences in adapting to the capitalist culture of the South, as well as of South Korean media’s portrayal of North Korean women through television programs labelled ‘Defector TV,’ including Now on My Way to Meet You and Unification of Love: Northern Woman, Southern Man. From information collected during the intensive three weeks of research including interviews with North Korean women, representatives from nongovernmental agencies including Teach North Korean Refugees and Liberty in North Korea, along with information from faculty members and students from prominent universities such as Ewha Womans University, and others, I hope to promote better understanding of North Korean refugees and of the people who help them.

Presentation Type

Poster

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Apr 6th, 9:00 AM

Strangers in Their Imagined Motherland: North Korean Refugees Living in South Korea

Taylor 405, Madison Union, JMU

As part of the ASIANetwork Freeman Student-Faculty Fellowship grant this summer, I traveled with five other students and two professors to study North Korean refugees living in South Korea. My primary research focus was on North Korean women's experiences in adapting to the capitalist culture of the South, as well as of South Korean media’s portrayal of North Korean women through television programs labelled ‘Defector TV,’ including Now on My Way to Meet You and Unification of Love: Northern Woman, Southern Man. From information collected during the intensive three weeks of research including interviews with North Korean women, representatives from nongovernmental agencies including Teach North Korean Refugees and Liberty in North Korea, along with information from faculty members and students from prominent universities such as Ewha Womans University, and others, I hope to promote better understanding of North Korean refugees and of the people who help them.