However, Chinese immigrants are treated unfairly because more complex reasons. These reasons include historical problems, Chinese-American cultural differences and competitive level (include education level and English level also the specialize skills). For Chinese immigrants, they contribute a lot of America society both in the technology and economy according to the public affairs television; however, many Chinese-Americans think they are “living in the jail” with no civil rights. (Public Affairs Television, Between Two Worlds) signal phrase The conflicts is caused by the competitive. In one way, Chinese are trained to get good grade in the exam.
Chapter six examines the anti-Chinese sentiment with the emerging class antagonism and turmoil between white capitalists and workers. The unwelcomed arrival of Chinese immigrants brought along their own social organizations such as the huiguan, fongs, and tongs. These types of social organizations secured areas of employment and housing for Chinese immigrants in California. This social structure that was unknown to Anglos led them to also categorize Chinese on the same level as Indians by depicting them as lustful heathens whom were out to taint innocent white women. These images were also perpetuated onto Chinese women, thus, also sexualizing them as all prostitutes.
Even though prostitution is not normally an ideal job, these Chinese women were able to support their family similar to their male counterparts. Taking place in the late 19th century and early 20th century, as America established an identity with family roles and responsibilities for men and women. Men were expected to work, farm, own business essentially provide for the family. The reality of these Chinese prostitutes went against this ideal, further creating a cleavage between the experiences of these AIPA women in America. Asian immigrant women each experience similar challenges and struggles to one another when dealing with identity, race, and the stereotypes that come with them.
The third example of this use of race is when workers in California begin to blame other races, such as the Chinese immigrants in California, for the failure of the gold rush. “To [the] white workingmen, post—gold rush California did not live up to its promise. Facing limited job opportunities and uncertain futures, white laborers looked both for solutions and scapegoats. Men in California came with high hopes; jobs proved scared and unrewarding; someone must be to blame” (Limerick 262). the Chinese were considered cheap, expendable, and replaceable, performing a necessary but unattractive form of labor, and so they were an easy target for the whites.
So in my opinion, some of the idea make some negative effect or lead to the wrong direction, fortunately many people realize that even if it is the great people, he is not right all the time. For example, there are three cardinal guides in Confucianism: ruler guides subjects, father guides son and husband guides wife. This strict sense of hierarchy to a certain extent works in the ancient China’s society but in today’s modern world we initiate that everyone is equal instead of having a strong idea of ranking. The second example is that in Confucianism, there is a value called ‘‘Male chauvinism” and Confucius had said: “Girls and inferior men are hard to get along with. If you get familiar with them, they lose their humility; if you are distant, they resent it.”(In Chinese子曰：“唯女子与小人难养也。近之则不逊，远之则怨。”)I think when this sentence is translated into English cannot completely express its meaning ,but it means that man are more honorable than woman and woman are looked down on.
Chinese mythology has shaped the way that china is today. Although some may say that since Chinese culture is so old, Myths are useless, fake, stories; but it is clear that Chinese mythology did influence the cultures belief and was the base of many religions. Chinese Mythology has altered china’s culture and beliefs throughout the years because of the religions, lifestyle, and political view from mythology. The importance of religion in China is what keeps the ancient countries culture unforgotten, but the mythology in China is what shaped those cultures. According to Living Myths, about Chinese Mythology “Much Chinese mythology is based on animism, which sees the land itself as alive.
Although Buddhism originated in the sixth century B.C.E, it quickly spread to China by the first century C.E. Buddhism was both accepted and adopted by many, but also opposed by just as many at the same time. Still some Chinese citizens chose to neither fully adopt or fully oppose the religion, but rather incorporated unique Chinese traditions into Buddhism and also created new traditions from it. Buddhism’s spread in China was met with many different responses. However, the mix of responses could be due to the fact that Buddhism’s arrival fell in the middle of a period of instability for China.
I find it disturbing that a father would kill their child if it was a girl. I know that having a male was more valued than a female, but they should not go as far as killing a child or treat her like a "slave". Another fact I was knowledgeable about before reading “Injustices to Chinese Woman” was the reason for binding a woman’s foot in this era was a symbol of beauty in the Chinese culture. Women with smaller feet were considered very beautiful. Now I don’t actually understand how the size of a foot can depict beauty or wealth, but I found this to be an extremely ridiculous and painful practice in a culture.
The novel’s fictional version of China is sometimes an unfairly bleak portrayal of the country, and its most shocking scenes cohere with false Orientalist narratives of Western imperialism and Asian inferiority. However, for an American author, Buck writes with unique authority; few Westerners in her era could match her breadth of knowledge about China, and even fewer could match her dedication to the advancement of cultural empathy with China. Despite the inescapable influences of dominant Orientalist narratives, Buck was able to craft a socially truthful, yet relatable text for Western audiences. Looking back at the outsize impact of The Good Earth, it becomes clear that it defies conventional definitions of Orientalism. Rather than assigning the ‘Orientalist’ label as a veiled accusation of racism and ignorance, scholars should instead recognize that—with the appropriate author intentionality and real-world impact—certain Orientalist works could be culturally acceptable, if not valuable
To begin, Bruce Lee broke racial barriers in the world of acting. He helped Americans realize that Chinese people are more than their facial features. According to Block, “As the first Asian international action star, he smashed the Western stereotype of the Chinese coolie, and provided reason for a whole generation of young Asians, as well as other minorities, to be proud of their heritage.” Lee proved many racist stereotypes wrong and he gained a lot of respect from many cultures around the world. Being Chinese in America not too long after World War ll, people were still wary and thought of him as suspicious. However, after he died, Lee was admired for his acting skills and bravery.
“The obstacles of the past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.”-Ralph Bloom. Many chinese immigrants fought for their future,lives,and rights.Chinese immigrants were misunderstood because of their culture,looks,clothing styles,etc. They were punished and treated wrong for things that they didn 't know was wrong.What would you do if you were a chinese immigrant, and you were being treated unfairly and bad? The Chinese immigration Act, now known as the Chinese exclusion act. This was mostly being taken place in California and states of the west of the Rocky Mountains.
In these communities they kept much of their culture from China, they didn’t need to speak English and were isolated from other communities. According the U.S. Department of State, Office of the Historian, “…as with most immigrant communities, many Chinese settled in their own neighborhoods, and tales spread of Chinatowns as places where large numbers of Chinese men congregated to visit prostitutes, smoke opium, or gamble.” (Chinese Immigration and the Chinese Exclusion Acts) Many people found the purported behavior to be objectionable and harmful to the moral fiber of America. Many of the Chinese immigrants who worked to complete the railroad system ended up in San Francisco. Where the Chinese community was steadily growing. “The formation of an urban Chinese community and the industrial development of the city paralleled each other.
This ultimately led to the anger and mistreatment of Japanese-Americans in the United States for many years following the conclusion of the war. Some Americans also thought of the war as a good thing at the time, because they believed it matured young men and opened their eyes to the world. This is described by Jack Short, a middle class American, when he says “You don’t believe it until you see it. You look at the war and say, Gee, was that something I really experienced? Many people are forgetting that there was a World War II.
Believe it or not our society seems to classify people according to abilities, religion, customs, countries, and even likes, and dislikes. I personally think that each person is unique and being Chinese, Japanese, American, Mexican, etc. does not make you smarter or better one than another. In this case, Gladwell on Chapter 8 of Outliers highlights the intelligence and dedication of the Chinese population. I believe stereotypes are formed through parents and teachers.