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Legal Reform Related To Interracial Koreans, Sungjin Yoo Jan 2017

Legal Reform Related To Interracial Koreans, Sungjin Yoo

Washington University Global Studies Law Review

Since the 1997 financial crisis, South Korea has strived to compete on the world economic stage and has now emerged as Asia’s fourth-largest economy as well as a major player among the world’s top developed nations. Through private companies’ cross-border transactions and the South Korean government’s signing of free trade agreements with other countries, South Korea continues to globalize economically and grow as an international business hub.

Yes, extensive globalization has not weakened South Korea’s nationalistic mindset. According to recent polls by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family and the Asian Institute, nearly eighty-seven percent ...