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2015 - Eleventh International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry Words: 146 words || 
1. choo, jin. and Tschopp, Jill. "Mixed Method Approach to Design and Evaluate Online Plagiarism Prevention Tutorials in the ESL Writing Program, Jin Hee Choo and Jill Tschopp, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eleventh International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, May 20, 2015 <Not Available>. 2019-11-13 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Avoiding plagiarism in academic writing is one of the core topics to teach in the

ESL Writing Service Program, which is culturally sensitive and requires both

quantitative and qualitative approach to analyze subjects’ experience. Previously

each individual instructor in the program has taught lessons about avoiding

plagiarism, but the program decided to design and offer online tutorials on the

subject to all classes in the program for more flexibility and accessibility of

the information on the topic for both students and instructors. Using a mixed

method approach using survey, interview and focus group, a newly developed online

tutorial course embedded in Compass2g was evaluated focusing on both students’

and instructors’ experience of the online tutorials to help us improve the

current tutorials. Based on the analysis of the results, we hope to propose some

principles to design and implement a successful online tutorial on the subject.

2012 - American Studies Association Annual Meeting Words: 434 words || 
2. Johnson, Amy. "“The Choo Fong Case”: A Kidnapping in Los Angeles’s Chinatown" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Puerto Rico Convention Center and the Caribe Hilton., San Juan, Puerto Rico, <Not Available>. 2019-11-13 <>
Publication Type: Internal Paper
Abstract: On March 23, 1893, Governor H. H. Markham of California signed an act to prevent compulsory prostitution and the importation of Chinese and Japanese women for immoral purposes. The law made it a penal offense to place these women in brothels against their will. The Union Chinese Mission Society of Los Angeles, the organization that originally petitioned for the bill in January 1893, noted that compulsory prostitution had been tolerated in the state. Citing the experience of one young woman in particular as an impetus for the law, they set out to remedy “this despicable treatment” in practice only “a stone’s throw of [their] own civilized homes.” This paper will use the story of Choo Fong, the young woman cited as the inspiration of this legislation, to explore how understandings of race shaped particular spaces and institutions and marked both cultural and geographic boundaries in the city of Los Angeles.

Choo Fong’s story begins on November 20, 1892, when the young woman was abducted outside of her home in Los Angeles’s Chinatown. Reporting that the kidnapping was the first time a white man had been involved in the abduction of a Chinese prostitute, the Los Angeles Times labeled the incident “the coldest-blooded outrage of its character that has ever been perpetrated in Los Angeles.” From November 22, 1892, to June 6, 1893, twenty-one articles in the Los Angeles Times piece together the story of Choo Fong’s abduction, her recovery by the Los Angeles police, her subsequent arrests, her evasion of the Chinese tongs, and her interactions with Protestant missions in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

This paper will examine how the newspaper transformed the story of a kidnapped prostitute into a broader negotiation within a variety of spatial scales — from racialized images of the female immigrant body to the dangers associated with Chinese tongs to the corruption of the legal system. Even though Chinese prostitution and the kidnapping of Chinese women was not necessarily headline news, Choo Fong’s ordeal caught the public’s attention and became a rallying point for a myriad of social and political issues in the expanding urban metropolis. When the boundaries between Chinatown and the rest of Los Angeles broke down, the Los Angeles Times stepped in to reinforce the lines, placing the Chinese community on trial while praising the diligence of the Los Angeles Police Department and the compassion of the Temple Street Mission. The coverage of this case illuminates various ways in which the white media actively constructed race and space in late nineteenth century Los Angeles.

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