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For illegal immigrants, the most important thing is to have a stable life. But what undocumented immigrants can do is very limited. They can not enjoy the rights of legal citizens but also quickly be deported. Minu is such a person. Although he has left Nepal and lived in South Korea for 18 years, he still has no legal status. But he plays his part as much as possible through his love of music. Through the trailer, I learned that what he did was not just to work hard for his own life but to make more people who went…

According to Kwon, China’s economic situation in the early days of reform and opening-up was extremely unstable. In order to speed up the pace of economic development, the government privatized the company (Kwon 481). One of the consequences is the loss of a large number of workers. At this time, after the Korean War, South Korea entered a period of rapid economic development. For South Korea, dominated by chaebols at this time, fresh labor is the key to further development. And the arrival of the Chinese accelerated all this. As more and more Chinese come to South Korea, “the work…

The Chiney shop is indeed a symbol of culture production, but I'wondering if you can provide more context of the other racial groups such as Koreans and Okinawans.

Since World War II, Okinawa women’s tragic and unique experience has forced them to unite as a collective to deal with anything that may happen in the war. Because of the war, the social life dominated by women has become one of the most critical forms besides war. They constantly take care of others while suffering great harm, which makes them have a powerful collective consciousness. This sense of solidarity enables them to continue to stand together and make suggestions for their own survival when confronting the construction of US military bases after the war in the future. But they’re…

The connection you made between the cultural production and communication is really great, which fits the prompt properly.

How did culture affect the lives of the colonized? This is a question worth exploring. If we take a broad view, culture is the cornerstone of national cohesion. Any civilization in the world is inseparable from all kinds of cultural forms. And for those who live in colonies can unite together, and their respective ethnic cultures have made an outstanding contribution. Take the most typical Liang Qichao and his companions, for example; they were able to help the people who were in trouble at that time with their wisdom in a place far away from the ocean. A large part…

As a spy, the most considerable inconvenience is how to live in secret in the local society. As World War II approached, the military had penetrated deeply into every aspect of people’s lives. In this situation, the alleged “Battlefield mobilization was pubertally grafted onto the project of lifestyle reform” (Tomiyama 123). This represents a tremendous increase in the power of the army. At the same time, due to such a situation, the influence of military law is increasing. And spies will naturally be bound by this kind of law, “those who did not obey military law were identified as spies…

Kawashima mainly talked about the oppression of South Korea’s bottom workers. The Japanese government especially causes this kind of oppression, but in addition, because of the social status of the oppressed, they will face much unfair treatment. One of them is from Soaikai, an organization from South Korea. From “The So ̄aikai as Preventive Police” (Kawashima 472), we clearly know that this organization acts as a kind of institution. They can control from top to bottom to restrain their lower-level people from regulating people’s behavior, which is also what the supreme ruler wants to see.

Taki Seihi strike is a…

The main reason is the Japanese monopoly applied a form of colonialism in South Korea. This kind of behavior had a significant impact on the local economic environment of South Korea. As capitalism continues to squeeze South Korea’s agricultural life further, the growing number of people who depended on the industry would suffer. Just like the Japanese companies used inhumane ways to force their workers to work continuously. Besides, Japanese political power in Korea led to another aspect of oppression. …

The "spiritual connections" you mentioned between Chinese in Jamaica and Honolulu provides an excellent link to both of the events.

Zirui Fan

UCSD Marshall Econ&Math

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