Despite the small percentage of Asian scholars in U.S. academe (4.7%), they are the fastest growing academic group since the 1980s, particularly in the fields of science and engineering. In the era of globalization of science, the role of Asian scholars as a bridge between societies is increasingly important for effective communication of scientific and cultural knowledge. In this study, Choi, herself a Korean, employed in-depth interviewing of Asian scholars from six different points of origin--China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. By comparing experiences and perspectives, much valuable information is obtained about the contributions and potential of the Asian community of scholars in the United States.
About the Author:
HYAEWEOL CHOI is Assistant Professor in the Department of Languages and Literatures at Arizona State University. She has researched publishing and book development in the Third World for the Rockefeller Foundation and conducted a case study on the role of the ethnic language in the formation of cultural identity. Before coming to the United States she taught at Sangmyung Women's University in Korea.