ASAM20--lec7--fix - Lecture 7 Korean American History MAJOR...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Lecture 7 Korean American History MAJOR POINTS AND CONCEPTS -very short period of immigration and very few who came -preoccupation with homeland politics with regards to liberation of Korea from Japan -came as settlers due to exilic position-children came -extreme nationalism and patriotism and non assimilation due to history of foreign domination(Japan, China, and Russia) -highly endogamous(inmarriages) DIASPORIC STUDY 1. How are Koreans treated as minorities in the US vis a vis Japan? 2. How do state policies towards minorities affect the development of their communities and the expression of ethnic identity? 3. How is the right naturalization different in the US and Japan? 4. How is assimilation defined and enacted in the US and Japan? The Importance of diasporic study: 1. Exposes the fluid notions of culture, ethnicity, and nationality as a dialectical relationship between state policy and resistance from minority groups. 2. provides minority groups with various models to examine on how they can rearticulate their "ethnic" positioning visa the state as they look at other diasporic communities. Mary Paik Lee International Context of Immigration: DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE AND BRIEF BACKGROUND Mary Paik Lee's auto biography is a good book to study immigrants , ethnic minorities, women, and poor working people according to Sucheng Chan. Korean immigration was very brief from the seven thousand that went to Hawaii from December 1902 -1905. About one thousand went back to Korea and another went to the mainland. Those who came directly to the mainland were less than one hundred students and ginseng merchants. Between 1905-1910 about 200 came to Hawaii and California. After 1910-1924 only women and political exiles were allowed to come; 1924 being the year the 1924 Immigration Law was passed to reduce immigration from central, eastern and Southern Europe and virtually ended Asian immigration. Before 1905, only six hundred out of the 7000 were women; between 1905-1910- only 40 women came. Then during the picture bride phenomenon more that 1000 came(1910- 1924). Arrange marriages using photographs to interested bachelor Korean men. 90% of these picture brides went to Hawaii and 10% went to the continental US mostly in CA. Only six hundred children went to Hawaii with two thirds being boys who went with their parents to Hawaii. The question why did the Koreans come to United states involves a brief history of how Korea became dominated by imperialist powers especially Japan, the role of Christianity as a counterforce to Japanese imperialism, and the role of Korean women as well as religion in the nationalist struggle carried on by overseas communities. BRIEF KOREAN HISTORY AND CONTACT WITH IMPERIALISM Prior to 1592, when a Japanese feudal lord invaded the Country in with 150,000 men, Korea has only had one contact with China. China sent troops to exercise it semisoverignty (suzerainty) over Korea which led to two years of fighting before both sides withdrew and then fighting ensued again in 1597 by both
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 7

ASAM20--lec7--fix - Lecture 7 Korean American History MAJOR...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online