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Wages of Immigrant Internationalism

Eiichiro Azuma

in Between Two Empires

Published in print March 2005 | ISBN: 9780195159400
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199788545 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159400.003.0007
 Wages of Immigrant Internationalism

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This chapter examines the decision of Japanese immigrant parents and leaders to send their children to school abroad. Issei found many advantages in transnational education, including the improvement of the Nisei's employment opportunities and the narrowing of cultural and linguistic gaps between the first and second generations. Many also saw the purposes of study abroad in terms similar to community-based language instruction at home. Immigrant parents anticipated that attending school in Japan would enhance their childreni's appreciation of a moral and dignified lifestyle based on Japanese ethics.

Keywords: Japanese immigrants; transnational education; Issei; Nisei; Japan

Chapter.  10909 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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