This chapter examines the construction of Korean adoptees as members of the all-encompassing diaspora in relation to everyday life when adoptees encounter South Koreans in the streets. Drawing on a series of impressionistic vignettes, it analyzes the pace of change in transnational adoptees' everyday reactions, opinions, and prejudices relative to political discourses in the national and international spheres. It also considers discourses on all categories of ethnic Koreans that include transnational adoptees, orphans, and emigrants and form a hierarchy based on their degree of Koreanness. Finally, it explores how the positive official discourse about the Korean diaspora is reflected in people's attitudes toward either transnational adoptees or emigrants' children.
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