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Moon, Jo. Korean immigrants and the challenge of adjustment. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999.
This book explains the History of Korean immigration and the evolution of Korean assimilation in America. Moon goes into detail about the motives of immigration for Korean first generations. Moon goes further and discusses the issues of the language barrier many Koreans had when first arriving to America. He collected most of his data through questionnaire survey and case-study interviews, focusing primarily on problems such as social isolation, family tension, and the challenge of earning a livelihood. This source will be very helpful to my research because it provides a deep insight into the history of the first Koreans that arrived here in the United States and what they did in order to assimilate and succeed. Because this author received most of his information from studies and interviews, there should not be much bias, however, avoiding bias on complicated topics such as racism and prejudice is almost not possible. This should not hurt my research but provide a different voice in my paper.

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I am interested in exploring the theme of assimilation of first generation Koreans in America. I will also hope to tie this theme of Korean assimilation with the stereotype of Asians being the model minority, and in turn, are racially profiled. In Jo Moon’s Korean...
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