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Between Foreign and Family

Return Migration and Identity Construction among Korean Americans and Korean Chinese

Rutgers University Press

This book explores the impact of inconsistent rules of ethnic inclusion and exclusion on the economic and social lives of Korean Americans and Korean Chinese living in Seoul. Lee highlights the “logics of transnationalism” that shape the relationships between these return migrants and their employers, co-workers, friends, family, and the South Korean state.  

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The Resilient Self

Gender, Immigration, and Taiwanese Americans

Rutgers University Press

This book explores how international migration re-shapes women’s senses of themselves. Gu uses life-history interviews and ethnographic observations to illustrate how immigration creates gendered work and family contexts for middle-class Taiwanese American women who negotiate and resist the social and psychological effects of the processes of immigration and settlement.   

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Redefining Japaneseness

Japanese Americans in the Ancestral Homeland

Rutgers University Press

Redefining Japaneseness chronicles how Japanese American migrants to Japan experience both racial inclusion and cultural dislocation while negotiating between the categories of Japanese and “foreigner.” Drawing from extensive observations and interviews with Japanese Americans who are geographically, culturally, and linguistically diverse, Jane H. Yamashiro reveals wide variations in how Japanese Americans perceive both Japaneseness and Americanness. Her findings have major implications for both Asian American studies and scholarship on transnational migration and global diasporic identity. 

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Imagining Asia in the Americas

Rutgers University Press

Imagining Asia in the Americas investigates the myriad ways that Asians throughout North and South America use language, literature, religion, commerce, and other practices to establish a sense of community and negotiate between their native and adopted cultural identities. Drawing from a rich array of source materials, including texts in Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, and Gujarati that have never before been translated into English, this groundbreaking work opens up a conversation between various Asian communities within the Americas and beyond.

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Imagining Asia in the Americas

Rutgers University Press

Imagining Asia in the Americas investigates the myriad ways that Asians throughout North and South America use language, literature, religion, commerce, and other practices to establish a sense of community and negotiate between their native and adopted cultural identities. Drawing from a rich array of source materials, including texts in Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, and Gujarati that have never before been translated into English, this groundbreaking work opens up a conversation between various Asian communities within the Americas and beyond.

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Invisible Asians

Korean American Adoptees, Asian American Experiences, and Racial Exceptionalism

Rutgers University Press

In Invisible Asians, Kim Park Nelson analyzes the processes by which Korean American adoptees have been rendered racially invisible, and how that invisibility facilitates their treatment as exceptional subjects within the context of American race relations and in government policies, including immigration law. Park Nelson connects this invisibility to the ambiguous racial positioning of Asian Americans in American culture, and explores the implications of invisibility for Korean adoptees as they navigate race, culture, and nationality. 

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