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Burnt by the Sun: The Koreans of the Russian Far East

Jon K. Chang


This study focuses on two primary arguments. First, it demonstrates how the Koreans of the Russian Far East were continually viewed as a problematic or maligned nationality during the Tsarist and Soviet periods. Second, this study argues that the Soviet state was not free of Russian nationalist, populist and primordial views and influences in their nationalities (national minorities) policies. The aforementioned were the “Tsarist continuities” which blinded the Stalinist regime from seeing the Koreans as loyal citizens. Instead, these influences cast the Koreans as a colonizing element (labor ... More

Keywords: Soviet Koreans, Chinese, Russian Far East, deportation, Stalinism, ethnography, NKVD, OGPU, Soviet political police

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780824856786
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824856786.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jon K. Chang, author