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“Identity through difference”: liminal diasporism and generational change among the Koryo saram in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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“Identity through difference” : liminal diasporism and generational change among the Koryo saram in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. / Fumagalli, Matteo.

In: European Journal of Korean Studies, Vol. 20, No. 2, 13.05.2021, p. 37-72.

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Fumagalli, M 2021, '“Identity through difference”: liminal diasporism and generational change among the Koryo saram in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan', European Journal of Korean Studies, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 37-72. <https://www.ejks.org.uk/identity-through-difference-liminal-diasporism-and-generational-change-among-the-koryo-saram-in-bishkek-kyrgyzstan-page-37-72/>

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Fumagalli, M. (2021). “Identity through difference”: liminal diasporism and generational change among the Koryo saram in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. European Journal of Korean Studies, 20(2), 37-72. https://www.ejks.org.uk/identity-through-difference-liminal-diasporism-and-generational-change-among-the-koryo-saram-in-bishkek-kyrgyzstan-page-37-72/

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Fumagalli M. “Identity through difference”: liminal diasporism and generational change among the Koryo saram in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. European Journal of Korean Studies. 2021 May 13;20(2):37-72.

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Fumagalli, Matteo. / “Identity through difference” : liminal diasporism and generational change among the Koryo saram in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. In: European Journal of Korean Studies. 2021 ; Vol. 20, No. 2. pp. 37-72.

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