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In his article The Work of Waiting: Love and Money in Korean Transnational Migration, June Hee Kwon addresses the work of waiting, which Chinese spouses engage in when their other half goes off to work in another country, in this case, Korea. However, despite the increased opportunities in Korea for the Chinese, many “Korean Chinese have, during the past two decades,
considered South Korea both an inaccessible homeland and also, paradoxically, a land of opportunity.” (Kwon, pg. 482) Due to the hostility that existed to Korean Chinese immigrant workers, it would be best for Korea to look at their immigration policy and learn from the past to prevent this work of waiting from happening again. By readjusting their immigration policy to be more friendly towards outsiders from all nations of the world, Korea can bring in entire families from other countries instead of repeating the pervasive work of waiting from the past. A map that showcases the movements of Chinese immigrants from Yanbian to Korea and back would help to demonstrate the large amount of labor that workers go through to support their families.