Neo-Racism and Neo-Nationalism Within East Asia: The Experiences of International Students in South Korea

Jenny J Lee, Jae Eun Jon, Kiyong Byun

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Abstract

This research, based in South Korea, compares the experiences of international students from within and outside the Asian region and then examines Chinese international students’ perceptions of discrimination. Utilizing the concept of neo-nationalism, survey findings revealed that Asian students reported greater difficulties and unfair treatment compared with students coming from Europe, North America, and other regions. The interviews further revealed anti-Chinese sentiments resulting in verbal aggression, challenges securing housing, discriminatory employment practices, and more.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)136-155
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Studies in International Education
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2017

Keywords

  • cross-border delivery of education
  • globalization and international higher education
  • internationalization of higher education
  • internationalization of teaching
  • learning and research
  • mobility of students and academic staff

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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