Miliann Kang Presents on Korean Immigrant Women, Nail Salons and Service Work

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On September 12, 2012, Miliann Kang, Associate Professor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, presented a lecture and discussion at a book party for her recently-published work, The Managed Hand: Race, Gender and the Body in Beauty Service Work (University of California Press, 2010). Kang's work examines the popularity of nail salons, the hyper visibility of Asian women in the industry, and the sociological processes that establish relationships across boundaries of race, gender, class and immigration.  The talk was given at the auditorium of Korean Community Services, 35-56 159th Street, Flushing, NY 11354.

Kang is also affiliated faculty in Sociology and Asian/Asian American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The Managed Hand: Race, Gender and the Body in Beauty Service Work has received book awards from the American Sociological Association and National Women's Studies Association.


Mei Lan Jin Presents on the Chosunjok Community in China

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On July 19, 2012 Mei Lan Jin (Associate Professor, School of Foreign Languages at Yan Bian University, China and Visiting Scholar to the Research Center for Korean Community since September 2011) presented on "The Formation of the Korean-Chinese Community in the Yanbian Area and Preservation of Korean Traditional Culture and Education" as part of the center's regular seminar series. Mei Lan Jin's research is rooted in the forty years she has spent living in the Yanbian area.


Pyong Gap Min Receives Two Awards at Annual Sociological Association Meeting

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Pyong Gap Min - Director of the Research Center for Korean Community and Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York received two awards for his scholarly contributions in the field of immigration at the American Sociological Association's annual meeting, held between August 17 to 21 in Denver, Colorado this year. The first is the Distinguished Career Award from the International Migration  Section.The second is second-place Honorable Mention for the Outstanding Book Award contest from the Sociology of Religion Section for Preserving Ethnicity through Religions in America: Korean Protestants and Indian Hindus across Generations


Jae-won Noh Presents on Foreign Residents in Japan

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Jae-won Noh (Associate Professor of Area Studies at Tenri University, Japan and Visting Scholar to the Research Center for Korean Community between January and July, 2012) gave a talk on "Korean Communities in Japan's Urban Society: A Case Study of Tokyo and Nagyoa City" as part of the center's regular seminar series on July 19, 2012. 


Jeng Liu and Pyong Gap Min Present on Cram Schools and Twice-Migrant Koreans


On June 14, Professor Jeng Liu (Visiting Scholar at Queens College from Tunghai University, Taiwan) and Pyong Gap Min (Director of the Research Center of Korean Community) presented at the center’s regular seminar series. Professor Liu presented on his findings and experiences from writing “Does Cram School Matter? Who Goes to Cram School?” – a paper examining the net effect of cram schooling on students’ academic performance as well as the hypothesis that participation in cram schools reflect patterns of stratification by gender and family background. Min presented on his paper “Twice-Migrant Koreans from Diasporic Communities in the United States: Their Countries of Origins, Socioeconomic Characteristics, and Attachment to Korea," which focuses on the continents and countries of origin, socioeconomic status, as well as ethnic attachment (to Korea) of immigrants who re-migrated to the United States from other diasporic communities. 


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