International NGO Journal

  • Abbreviation: Int. NGOJ
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8225
  • DOI: 10.5897/INGOJ
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 257


Trans-border good deeds: Overseas NGOs in Yanbian Korean autonomous prefecture of China

Hua Shi
  • Hua Shi
  • School of Transborder Studies, Arizona State University, United States.
  • Google Scholar
Wei Miao
  • Wei Miao
  • Northeast Asia College, Shandong University, China.
  • Google Scholar

  •  Received: 21 May 2019
  •  Accepted: 07 June 2019
  •  Published: 30 June 2019


Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture (YKAP) is one of the main settlements of Chinese-Korean in China. It is also the border Fortress adjacent to Korea and Russia.  Its sensitive geographical location, special ethnic composition, rich cultural and economic characteristics have attracted wide attention of international Non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Considering religious tenets, humanitarian responsibilities, environmental protection needs and international security, NGOs in the United States, South Korea, Japan, Russia and other overseas countries actively participate in the development of the region and try to integrate into the local governance system, resulting in their unique social governance, public security and other aspects. Through a comprehensive analysis of NGO data on activity records and overseas reports in YKAP, it can be found that these organizations have implemented charitable donations, helped to build cross-border trade exchanges, promoted academic discussions among universities, and participated in Christian missionary activities in this region, which not only enlightened the people's understanding of civil autonomy, but also promoted the local economy.


Key words: Overseas, non-governmental organization (NGO), citizen autonomy, Chinese-Korean, charity.