Transnational Migration, Global Links, and Social Inequality: Human Trafficking and North Korean Women in China

By Tiantian Zheng.

Published by The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Global Studies

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Through examining the reasons for transnational migration and the political standpoints toward such transnational migration at global and transnational links, this paper argues that the issue of human trafficking of North Korean women in China stems from global geopolitical inequalities, state dominations, gender hierarchy, and border control. This paper demonstrates that the political, economic, and social inequality implicit in national and global nexus impacts North Korean women in detrimental ways that subject them to exploitations, oppression, and social injustice.

Keywords: Trafficking, Migration, Global Linkage, North Korea, China

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Global Studies, Volume 10, Issue 1, March 2015, pp.1-14. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 684.901KB).

Tiantian Zheng

Professor of Anthropology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, State University of New York, Cortland, Cortland, NY, USA