[KS] Re: Korean Adoption History

Chang Zoo Song song at hawaii.edu
Mon Apr 5 20:49:13 EDT 1999

Dear Hollee McGinnis:

I am sorry for this delayed reply, but my busy schedule has never allowed
me to reply to your request earlier. There is a Ph.D. dissertation on the
adoption of Korean children written by a Geography student at the
University of Hawai'i in 1994. Soon Ho Park. "Forced Child Migration:
Korea-Born Intercountry Adoptees in the United States." Ph.D.
dissertation, Geography Department, University of Hawai'i at Manoa,
1994. I have not had any chance to read the dissertation, but a quick look
at the reference part of the work gives an impression that there are
not many studies on this topic. At any rate, if you need this 
dissertation, you can either borrow it through interlibrary loan or you
may buy a copy from the UMI.

In addition, I myself did a brief research on the Korean nationalists'
mperspective on the issues of adoption of Korean children by Westerners.
It is a part of my dissertation, of which bibliographic information
is: Changzoo Song. "Contending Nationalist Discourses in Post-Colonial
Korea, and Nationalism as Oppressive and Anti-Democratic Force." Ph.D.
Dissertation in Political Science, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, 1999. 
If you want the part on the nationalists' perspective of adoption of
Korean children by foreigners, I can mail it to you. Good luck with your


Changzoo Song
Ph.D. candidate
Political Science
University of Hawai'i at Manoa

On Wed, 31 Mar 1999, HOLLEE MCGINNIS wrote:

> Dear List -
> I am interested in resources on the history of intercountry adoptions from
> Korea and was hoping folks could point out some sources. Has there been any
> kind of definitive research done on the evolution of Korean adoptions by
> western countries (US and Europe)? I am particularly interested in the period
> during and after the Korean War.
> Thanks!
> Hollee McGinnis
> holleem at usa.net
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