2010 Holland Prize

Workers or Residents? Diverging Patterns of Immigrant Incorporation in Korea and Japan

Erin Aeran Chung
John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Volume 83, No. 4, December 2010, pp. 675-696

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Erin Chung

In the 2010 Holland Prize winning article, Erin Aeran Chung analyses immigrant incorporation policy variances in South Korea and Japan using a range of sources. She shows how long-term civil society strategies and tactics created a foundation for current incorporation programs that predates the more recent policy recognition of the issue. Highlighting the value of comparative analysis and historical perspective, the article provides new insights on the study of migration, citizenship, incorporation, and belonging not just in the two countries compared, but for the larger Asia and Pacific.