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TitleA comparative analysis of the meaning of model minority among ethnic Koreans in China and the United States
 
AuthorsGao, F1
 
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
 
CitationComparative Education, 2010, v. 46 n. 2, p. 207-222 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03050061003775496
 
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.
 
ISSN0305-0068
2012 Impact Factor: 0.625
2012 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.945
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03050061003775496
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000278313500007
 
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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.
 
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dc.identifier.citationComparative Education, 2010, v. 46 n. 2, p. 207-222 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03050061003775496
 
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2012 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.945
 
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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 States
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong