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Article: A comparative analysis of the meaning of model minority among ethnic Koreans in China and the United States

TitleA comparative analysis of the meaning of model minority among ethnic Koreans in China and the United States
Authors
KeywordsComparative study
Cultural identity
Education
Ethnic minority
Identity construction
Issue Date2010
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/03050068.asp
Citation
Comparative Education, 2010, v. 46 n. 2, p. 207-222 How to Cite?
Abstract
Koreans have been successful in nesting their educational achievement into places like China and the United States, where they have earned the title of 'model minority'. This research is a comparison of the manner in which the model minority stereotype is handled by Korean Chinese and Korean Americans. The gathered data leads us to argue that ethnic Koreans in China and the US construct a multi-faceted meaning in reaction to the 'model minority' stereotype. The meaning complicates the model minority stereotype through capitalising upon a shared East Asian sense of cultural superiority to other ethnic groups while strongly emphasising its economic marginalisation and limitations. This results in valuing education as a practical means for achieving economic upward mobility or sustaining ethnic culture and identity that is perceived as being unique to Koreans in the two different sociopolitical contexts. © 2010 Taylor & Francis.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/130558
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
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dc.contributor.authorGao, Fen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-23T08:56:29Z-
dc.date.available2010-12-23T08:56:29Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.citationComparative Education, 2010, v. 46 n. 2, p. 207-222en_US
dc.identifier.issn0305-0068-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/130558-
dc.description.abstractKoreans have been successful in nesting their educational achievement into places like China and the United States, where they have earned the title of 'model minority'. This research is a comparison of the manner in which the model minority stereotype is handled by Korean Chinese and Korean Americans. The gathered data leads us to argue that ethnic Koreans in China and the US construct a multi-faceted meaning in reaction to the 'model minority' stereotype. The meaning complicates the model minority stereotype through capitalising upon a shared East Asian sense of cultural superiority to other ethnic groups while strongly emphasising its economic marginalisation and limitations. This results in valuing education as a practical means for achieving economic upward mobility or sustaining ethnic culture and identity that is perceived as being unique to Koreans in the two different sociopolitical contexts. © 2010 Taylor & Francis.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/03050068.asp-
dc.relation.ispartofComparative Educationen_US
dc.rightsThis is an electronic version of an article published in Comparative Education, 2010, v. 46 n. 2, p. 207-222. The article is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03050061003775496-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectComparative study-
dc.subjectCultural identity-
dc.subjectEducation-
dc.subjectEthnic minority-
dc.subjectIdentity construction-
dc.titleA comparative analysis of the meaning of model minority among ethnic Koreans in China and the United Statesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0305-0068&volume=46&issue=2&spage=207&epage=222&date=2010&atitle=A+comparative+analysis+of+the+meaning+of+model+minority+among+ethnic+Koreans+in+China+and+the+United+States-
dc.identifier.emailGao, F: gaofang@graduate.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1080/03050061003775496-
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dc.identifier.volume46en_US
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dc.identifier.spage207en_US
dc.identifier.epage222en_US
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