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The 13th Göttingen East Asia Research Salon: Mixed Identities in Northeast Chinese Borderlands: Koreans in Liaodong in the 15th to 17th centuries
4. June 2019, 16:00 - 18:00
Presenter: Hanning PIAO (Fudan University, Shanghai)
Commentators: Yan JIN (Department of East Asian Studies, Göttingen) & Dr. Julia C. SCHNEIDER (Department of East Asian Studies, Göttingen)
Migration has existed throughout the history of human beings, affecting the identities of migrating peoples and the societies they migrate into. Before the world has been overwhelmed by modernization, national states and globalization, how did migratory people perceive themselves and how were they perceived by others? Were there clear boundaries between “Us” and “Them”, “Self” and “Others”? Was identity pure and stable or mixed and fragile?
In my presentation, I will discuss these questions by examining the case of Koreans who migrated to Liaodong in the 15th to 17th centuries. In case of the Korean migrants, identities turn out to be unstable, mixed and entangled.
Since 2017, Hanning PIAO is a Master student at the Department of History, Fudan University. She has been a guest student at the University of Pennsylvania and at Seoul National University. Hanning earned her BA in History at the Department of History, Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, where she also worked as a student research assistant at the Research Center of Local Archives.