[KS] Westerners and Korean Spouses

Ernie . recanto at hotmail.com
Sun Mar 30 03:22:26 EST 2003

Regarding Amalia Amador and Woo Li-tang's marriage (a Westerner marrying a 
non Westerner), note that when they arrived to Korea (Chemulpo), in 1883 , 
they were already married. Furthermore, and although Amador didn't appear to 
have been very liked among the western community of Chemulpo, it looks like 
there were very well known and respected, probably because of their wealth. 
I've been researching on this couple for quite a long time -in fact, I am 
still doing it-, so if you need some other details I can provide you, just 
write me. Regards,

Ernesto de Laurentis

>From: "Andrei Lankov" <Andrei.Lankov at bigpond.com>
>Reply-To: Koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws
>To: <Koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws>
>Subject: RE: [KS] Westerners and Korean Spouses
>Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 17:46:44 +1100
>In those years there were some marriages between Korean women and Russian
>men, but:
>a) most of such marriages took place outside Korea, in the cities of the
>Russian Far East which by 1900 had large Korean communities
>b) such unions were very unusual. Indeed, Soviet Koreans began to marry
>outside their community only in the 1940s. I do research on the Soviet
>Korean who were dispatched to the DPRK in the 1940s - and among some 250
>people whose personal data I have found, only 3 or 4 had Russian spouses
>(actually, non-Korean spouses: one was married to a Jew, and another to a
>Of earlier examples, the only case I can cite is Alexandra Stankevich (nee
>Kim). She was born 1895 in Sinelnikovo, large Korean village not far away
>from Vladivostok. However, her father, a professional interpretor, died 
>she was only 10 y.o., so Alexandra Kim was adopted by a Russian family and
>graduated from a Russian high school. In the early 1910s she married 
>Mr. Stankevich but soon divorced him. Eventually she became a prominent
>Communist leader and was executed by the Japanese in 1918, during the
>Russian Civil War.
>However, taken into consideration the general atmosphere in Russia of the
>early 1900s, I tend to believe that such marriages would be more acceptable
>there than, say, in most Anglo-Saxon countries. Then as now a number of the
>prominent Russians had Asian heritage and was quite proud of it. This is, 
>course, not to say that racism was not a problem in Russia: it was simply
>less  prominent than in some other places (I'm afarid, this is not the case
>any more - but we are talking about 1900, not 2000).
>Best regards
>Dr. Andrei Lankov
>China & Korea Centre,
>Faculty of Asian Studies,
>Australian National University,
>ACT, 0200, Australia
>fax 61-2-6125-3144
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>[mailto:Koreanstudies-admin at koreaweb.ws]On Behalf Of Robert Armstrong
>Sent: Friday, 28 March 2003 12:48 PM
>To: Koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws
>Subject: [KS] Westerners and Korean Spouses
>I realize that this is a little strange but I am looking for information on
>Westerners who might have married Koreans during the period of 1882-1905.  
>know that most of the Westerners that were single and residing in Korea
>either associated with Japanese, often taking them as mistresses, or with
>other Westerners, but I know of only one that actually married a Korean -
>what is even stranger is that this Westerner was a woman.  The Westerners
>that married Japanese women during this period were often looked down upon
>other members of the community - especially the early missionaries - and
>most of the wives were not even mentioned in the official embassy registers
>- ie., Townsend and his wife.  There were a couple of Westerners that were
>married to Chinese - Amador (Spanish woman) married to Woo, and Oiesen
>married to a Chinese woman in Gensan (Wonsan), but for the most part they
>were accepted in their community.
>I think that the social stigma would have been even more extreme and
>unacceptable by both communities for a Korean to marry a Westerner - the
>Korean women always being described as elusive and hidden.
>Would appreciate any assistance.
>With best regards
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