Accepted paper:

The adaptation of Japanese, Chinese, Koreans and Vietnamese in Belarus

Authors:

Siarhei Sakuma (Center for the Study of Belarusian Culture, Language and Literature)

Paper short abstract:

The number of Asian people in Belarus tends to increase year by year. This has started to change the traditional way of life of the Belarusian society. On the other hand, due to the process of adaptation patterns of life of Japanese, Chinese, Koreans and Vietnamese are changing.

Paper long abstract:

The number of Asian people in Belarus tends to increase year by year. This has started to change traditional way of life of the Belarusian society. That is why we need to study the adaption of new ethnical groups in Belarus. On the other hand, due to the process of adaptation patterns of life of Japanese, Chinese, Koreans and Vietnamese are changing. The most steady patterns are in food and eating, calendar holidays, family traditions and identity. Among second-third generations of migrants from East Asia we can fix mixed identity (Belarusian-Vietnamese, Belarusian-Japanese etc.) The main difficulties during adaptation for study migrants from East Asia are connected with studying and using Russian language, adaption to local food, system of education, living conditions. To solve these problem study migrants founded such organizations like Chinese students' Union, Vietnamese students' Union, Korean students' Community. Among the main factors of adaptation of East Asian people in Belarus we can distinguish such as ethnical, legal, linguistic, social-economic, and external. The last means the relationship between migrants and the host society.

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