'Uri' (meaning 'our' in Korean) has increasingly become a term that may be considered a synonym of 'ethnic Korean people's'. The term may be seen attached to a(n increasing) variety of nouns to indicate belonging to 'us', 'the Korean people'. In this short piece, I argue that such trends require careful (re)consideration as they contradict South Korea's moves to globalise Korean culture and "welcome outsiders", and may in fact be seen as a so-called 'remanent of Japanese Imperialism'.
|Translated title of the contribution||'Our very own' Derived Language: Terms that go against Democratic Multiculturalism|
|Media of output||Korean Human Rights|
|Publisher||Korean Human Rights|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Feb 2016|