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Kyoto Lecture Series: "The Deterioration of Ethnic Solidarity in Korean Transnational Enclaves in Beijing and Osaka," Sharon J. Yoon

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Recently, scholars have noted that migrants exhibit distinct patterns

of adaptation characterized by frequent movement to their countries

of origin. This influx of transnational migration has, in turn,

altered the structure of historically established minority communities.

The research that will be presented investigates how changes in

the ethnic community have shaped the ways minorities construct

notions of ethnic identity, using ethnographic, interview and survey

data conducted in the Korean enclaves of Beijing and Osaka. These

enclaves reflect two distinct waves of migration: recent South Korean

transnational migrants, and third- and fourth-generation Korean

Japanese/Korean Chinese minorities. As a result of the growing

number of newcomers since the 1990s, the Koreatowns in Beijing and

Osaka have become increasingly connected—both on the institutional

and grassroots level—to the homeland. But rather than

strengthen sentiments of ethnic identity, this has led to formidable

barriers in constructing a collective consciousness within the Korean

community. Damaged co-ethnic relations between the two waves of

Korean migrants have significantly hindered their ability to mobilize

the rich transnational resources for upward mobility. The talk will

bring to light the structural barriers Korean migrants encounter in

cultivating solidarity in the transnational enclave. In doing so,

suggestions for social welfare policies that may aid migrants in more

effectively cooperating together to mobilize the resources offered by

the enclave will also be made.

Sharon J. Yoon is currently a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Postdoctoral Fellow at Osaka University. She completed her doctorate in

sociology at Princeton University in 2013 and spent one year as a Korea

Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania prior to

her arrival to Japan. Her research is funded by the National Science Foundation

Dissertation Improvement Grant, the Korea Foundation, and the

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and has been published by

the Korea Economic Institute and the International Journal of Sociology.

She is now working on two book manuscripts: Pursuing the Chinese Dream:

The Success and Failures of Korean Entrepreneurs, which is currently under

review, and When Nationalism Goes Virile: The Rise of Hate Speech in Osaka’s

Koreatown, in progress.

École Française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO)

29 Betto-cho Kitashirakawa, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8276 Japan

Italian School of East Asian Studies (ISEAS)

4th Floor, 4 Yoshida Ushinomiya-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8302 Japan

EFEO | T: 075-701-0882 F: 075-701-0883 E: efeo.kyoto@gmail.com

ISEAS | T: 075-751-8132 F: 075-751-8221 E: iseas@iseas-kyoto.org

This lecture will be held at the Institute for Research in Humanities

(IRH), Kyoto University (seminar room 1, 1st floor).

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