Korean Americans in American Society
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The writer looks at the characteristics of Koreans who have immigrated to America, first giving a history of the waves of immigration and their level of integration. The paper studies statistics of Koreans in California schools followed by a discussion of the difficulties faced by Korean Americans who are attempting to assimilate into American society. The paper concludes with interviews with Korean Americans.
From the Paper:"Korean society is an extremely polite society that emphasizes respect and privacy. For example, it is proper for a young person to give a seat to an elderly person, but on a crowded bus, the elderly person will sometimes take the burden that the young person is holding and carry it in their lap (Kim, 2000). Another example is that it is not proper to pour one's own drink (Kim, 2000) and one should always hold things (whether giving or receiving, pouring or holding the glass) with both hands (Kim, 2000; Interview). One does not necessarily look people in the eye when spoken to, especially when being reprimanded (Interview). These and other customs point to a society that is characterized by its politeness, privacy and respect."
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