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A Study on Filial Duty as Value Culture - A Focus on Vietnamese Marriage Imigrant Women -

  • Journal of Korean Hyo Studies
  • 2014, (20), pp.135-158
  • Publisher : The Korean Hyo Studies Association
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities

Oh, Young Hun 1 방현희 2

1인하대학교
2강원대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

In this study, we will examine the difference on the perception of 'filial duty' between Korea and Vietnam, and identify how it influences Vietnamese marriage migrant women within their Korean family relationships. The interviews go as follow: First, regarding the parent-child relationship, it differs according to the different geographical locations. In the North, parents' words have to be obeyed whatsoever while in the South, children do not follow their parents' words unquestioningly. However, both regions took it for granted that they should support their parents when they become old, just as the parents raised them. Second, they respect the elderly and love their juniors, but they showed lower tendencies of expanding the family than Korea. Third, Vietnamese do have the notion of preferring a son to a daughter, but they go through problems about the patriarchal family culture in Korea because they traditionally regard women as important while gender equality is a generalized value. Furthermore, today's Korean Confucianism culture has been altered and weakened, whereas much of it is being maintained in Vietnam. Also, there is a difference in that traditional ideas still have a lot of power in Vietnam. The hope of this research is to help understand Vietnamese marriage migrant women and contribute in enhancing the life quality of marriage migrant women in Korea by providing psychological and mental stability to multicultural families.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.