Discourses of multicultural coexistence (Tabunka Kyosei) and the "old-comer" Korean residents of Japan

Chapman, David (2006) Discourses of multicultural coexistence (Tabunka Kyosei) and the "old-comer" Korean residents of Japan. Asian Ethnicity, 7 1: 89-102. doi:10.1080/14631360500498593


Author Chapman, David
Title Discourses of multicultural coexistence (Tabunka Kyosei) and the "old-comer" Korean residents of Japan
Formatted title
Discourses of multicultural coexistence (Tabunka Kyōsei) and the ‘old-comer’ Korean residents of Japan
Journal name Asian Ethnicity   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1463-1369
1469-2953
Publication date 2006-02-01
Year available 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14631360500498593
Volume 7
Issue 1
Start page 89
End page 102
Total pages 14
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This paper explores the discourses of ‘old-comer’ Korean communities (zainichi) in Japan in relation to the recent advent of notions of coexistence (kyōsei) and multiculturalism (tabunka). I adopt an analytical framework that has been used to critically examine Australian multiculturalism, recognising that although the Australian context is different, this analytical framework is useful for the examination in hand. I argue that although the discursive recognition of Japan as multicultural is an important step away from ubiquitous notions of monoculturality, this relatively new direction needs to be balanced with critical interrogation of how it is being represented. The results of this research clarify the positions adopted by the Korean diaspora in Japan and offer a possible alternative perspective on the way forward.
Keyword Zainichi
Multiculturalism
Korean-Japanese
Identity
Japan
Tabunka
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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