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Korean Picture Brides & Korean immigration to the US in the early 1900s
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 6:00pm
Korean Picture Brides & Korean immigration to the US in the early 1900s

The Annual Trena Gillette Memorial Lecture presents 

A public lecture about Korean picture brides and the formation of a Korean Community in the United States from 1909 to 1924

  by Dr. Wayne Patterson , Professor of History at St. Norbert College

WHEN:  Tuesday, May 22

TIME:  6:00pm

LOCATION:  PSU campus, Smith Memorial Student Union, room 238

SYNOPSIS:  At the beginning of the 20th century, with the majority of the original Korean immigrants living in the US being bachelors, overseas agreements were often made to arrange marriages between Korean women living in Korea and Korean men already living in the US. In order to establish and foster a stronger Korean community in the US, these picture brides immigrated to the US and faced many cultural, labor, and language-oriented challenges.   This talk looks at the process by which these long-distance arrangements were made and the women's lives after arrival in the US.

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For more information, contact:

asianstudies@pdx.edu     |     tel. 503-725-8576

photo credit: William Lee, Hawaii

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