Sources on the Overseas Chinese in North Korea, 1945-1950

Sources on the Overseas Chinese in North Korea, 1945-1950

A small subset of the “captured North Korean documents,” produced by the Chinese, now accessible online. Continue reading Sources on the Overseas Chinese in North Korea, 1945-1950

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The Overseas Chinese in North Korea, 1945-1953

The Overseas Chinese in North Korea, 1945-1953

The roughly 50,000 Overseas Chinese in North Korea (朝鲜华侨 Chaoxian Huaqiao) were figuratively walled off from the rest of Korean society, even insulated from important political campaigns such as land reform (1946). Rather than absorption, the nascent North Korean state sought to preserve the separate identity of the Overseas Chinese, even granting them their own private schools. Continue reading The Overseas Chinese in North Korea, 1945-1953