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Tobias Hubinette

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Biography

Tobias Hubinette is Lee Sam-dol, a Korean adoptee's Swedish name. Found on a train between Seoul and Yosu somewhere around Chonju on the 22nd of September 1971, Tobias was named Chonju-Lee, and his birth date was set as the 12th of August 1971. He was adopted in Sweden at seven months. Tobias has a sister three years younger than him who was also adopted from Korea. Tobias studied classical languages in college, and has a bachelor's degree in Irish Gaelic at Uppsala university. He is working as a media researcher and the editor of Um & Yang, a magazine for the adopted Korean association in Sweden.

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Articles

The Adopted Koreans - Diaspora Politics and the Construction of an Ethnic Identity

Tobias Hübinette, Stockholm University, SwedenPaper presented at the First World Conference of Korean Studies, Academy of KoreanStudies, Seongnam, Korea, July 18-20, 2002.Introduction [more]

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