Papers and Book Chapters

paper-bookThis category consists of published and unpublished articles and book chapters about Korean Americans and other overseas Korean populations. While there are many important and varied published works on Korean Americans, there is also a notable amount of writings that have been accepted by journals or edited books that have not yet gone to press. One of the many benefits of the data bank is the convenience with which we can update the content, thus we feel that it is especially important to include these newer journal articles and studies. We will also include some Korean-language articles focusing on Koreans settled in other countries, from the journal Studies of Koreans Abroad.

At the beginning of the second decade of the 21st century, there have been major changes in New York’s Korean community. Not surprisingly, the number of Koreans has grown, but much else is new as well. One new set of developments has been a change in the immigration process itself. There has been a gradual shift from a Korean family-based immigration pattern to immigration based on high-status occupations as well as a dramatic increase in the proportion of Koreans who have arrived on temporary visas and adjusted their status to permanent residents. Other changes relate to Koreans’ involvement in business. Koreans are still heavily involved in business, but the self-employment rate among Korean immigrants in the New York area has decreased; among those who own businesses, there has been a significant rise in the number of personal-service businesses and a decline in retail businesses. A third major transformation is the disappearance of business-related intergroup conflicts involving Korean immigrants that were so severe in the 1980s and the early 1990s. Finally, Korean ethnic organizations have changed as well, not only in number but also, among other things, in their roles and the characteristics of their members.

This Korean-language article whose title can be translated into English as "The Current Status and Major Issues of Multicultural Studies in Korea" was originally published in Choong-Ang Sanwon (a journal published by Choong-Ang Historical Research Center at Choong-Ang University in Korea), volume 24 (July 2011). The author, Kyung Ha Park, gave a talk focusing on the topic for the Research Center for Korean Community on January 17 at Korean Community Services in Flushing, New York City. The author and the editor of the journal approved the Research Center to post the article on Korean American Data Bank.

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