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Pyong Gap Min, Director of QC Center for Research on Korean Community, Receives Two Honors

FLUSHING, NY, October 26, 2010 -- Professor Pyong Gap Min of Queens College has received a "Stand Up for Justice Award" from the Flushing-based MinKwon Center for Community Action. This influential organization was established in 1984 to meet the needs and concerns of the Korean American community through political empowerment and vigorous work for immigrant rights. Min, a sociologist who holds the title of Distinguished Professor and directs the college’s Center for Research on Korean Community, was one of three community activists to receive the award on October 14.

Min also received a "Life-Time Achievement Award" from the Korean Association of New York in May on the occasion of its 50-year anniversary. 

Professor Min’s research focuses on immigration, ethnic identity, ethnic business, religion, and family/gender, with a focus on Asian/Korean Americans. His five books include Caught in the Middle: Korean Communities in New York and Los Angeles (1996), winner of two national book awards, and Preserving Ethnicity through Religion in America: Korean Protestants and Indian Hindus across Generations (2010). Among the seven books he has edited or co-edited are Struggle for Ethnic Identity: Personal Narratives by Asian American Professionals (1999) and Encyclopedia of Racism in the United States. (2005).



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