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Hybridized korean identities: The making of korean-americans and Joseonjok

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This chapter explores how Korean immigrant communities in China and the US, divorced from the homeland, integrate selective aspects of Koreanness with their "home" culture to create a third identity that is rooted in their local context but connected to the global as part of the Korean diaspora. It examines the commonalities but also the conflictual and contradictory aspects of hybrid Koreanness within Korean-American and Joseonjok communities. The chapter uses qualitative data collected from semi-structured interviews with 33 Joseonjok (ethnic Koreans living in China) and 31 Korean-Americans. It gives a brief overview of the out-migration histories of ethnic Koreans to the US and China. The chapter focuses on how competing "structures of authority" such as the family, peer groups, the church, and the state, regulate and monitor these hybrid communities both internally and externally. Recent economic development in China has created a push toward monolingualism.

Keywords: ethnic Koreans; Hybridized Korean; Joseonjok; Korean immigrant communities; Korean-Americans; monolingualism



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