Lost in Migration: An Ethnographic study of Language and Identity Among the Chosonjok in Flushing, New York
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SubjectChosonjok; Korean immigrants; Chinese immigrants; Ethnic identity; Ethnography; United States; New York
The Chosonjok in Flushing, New York are a group of doubly displaced ethnic Koreans that have lived for generations in China and have recently migrated to the United States. Although the Chosonjok have resided in China for over 150 years and have inevitably been influenced by Chinese culture, they have still retained a strong sense of ethnic Korean identity. In the United States, the Chosonjok have migrated to an unmistakable intersection of the Chinese and Korean cultures. This paper examines the relationship between language and identity among the Chosonjok in this particular context. It will look at how language is the foundation and the means through which the Chosonjok have maneuvered social boundaries to create a distinctive Chosonjok identity.
Franklin and Marshall College Archives, Undergraduate Honors Thesis 2012
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