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    Located on opposite sides of the world, the differences between American and Chinese culture, both historical and contemporary, are vast, but the two countries also share many often-overlooked similarities. The United States, often simply referred to as “America,” is a relatively young and diverse nation, whereas the large and populous China, called Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo (or Zhongguo) by its natives, is one of the oldest nations on Earth, with a long and colorful history. (everyculture.com) In

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    Identity, Shame and Confrontation: „American Born Chinese“ by Gene Luen Yang The graphic novel „American Born Chinese“ written by Gene Luen Yang is an award-winning combination of three parallel stories. One story is about Jin Wang, a young Chinese-American boy who only wants to fit in, another about an American student who is tortured by his Chinese cousin Chin-Kee, the personification of every negative Chinese stereotype. The last story is a re-creation of the legend of the Monkey King. The

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    community and we see it everywhere. American Born Chinese by Luen Yang is a graphic novel that has a large idea behind the book which Transformation and understanding identity. American Born Chinese consists of three different storylines and each storyline has a different character that tries to fit into society and also be able to transfer back to his culture. The three main characters are ashamed of who they are. According

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    Luck Club contributes to Chinese-American culture by providing an example of the struggle of communication between the Chinese immigrants and their American children. An incident that demonstrates this is when Lena attempts to explain her and Harold’s list to her mother (Tan 162). Contrasting each other, the two sets of ideas, Lena’s and her mother’s, conflict about Lena’s marriage situation. Worried that her daughter may make the same mistake as hers, Ying-Ying uses her Chinese ideals and past experiences

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    of his writings. The mural in question - representing a “cliche of Chinese culture” is one that I cannot wholly claim as racist, for I am not of Chinese descent, nonetheless it could be justified with a description of Theodor Geisel’s growth. Two Chinese-Americans, Lisa and Andy Yee gave contrasting opinions on this situation. Lisa Yee and two Asian-American authors stated “imagery this offensive damages not only Asian American children, but also non-Asian kids who absorb this caricature and could

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    Chinese American Culture

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    will see an increases in certain populations. We are starting to see a change in our patient population as individuals from different populations are seeking medical assistance. The Chinese American culture is one that is continuing to gown in here in the US. For this weeks post I will discuss the Chinese American culture and the culture impacts on caring for them. I will also review the case study in completing this post. Communication in any patient interaction is the foundation for being

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    In the novel “American Born Chinese” by Gene Luen Yang (2006), it talks about three different people’s stories. The author starts off with telling a story about a monkey called the Monkey King, who lives in the jungle, seeking for higher power to become considered a god in the book. The author also tells a story about an American born Chinese boy named Jin Wang, who moves from San Francisco and struggles with fitting in at a new school. The last story the author tells is about a boy named Danny

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    Graphic novels are known for being short, quick, and easy reads that aren’t “real books”. Despite fitting into this category, Gene Luen Yang’s graphic novel, American Born Chinese uses three well developed stories to tackle the negative perception of Asian, and specifically Chinese culture in America. One of the stories chronicles the Chinese folk tale of the Monkey King, a kung-fu master who is loved by those who are ruled by him. However, he is discontent with his status and he wants to be a Deity

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    Chinese Women In America

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    representatives of culture and race, it means that your identity can only be "Americans." However, As the world becomes

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    ending in 1855, was a period in American history which opened the doors of opportunity to a new group of immigrants, the Chinese. The discovery of gold at Sutter’s Mill, California, in 1848 was the cause of mass Chinese immigration that would last for decades to come. When James Marshall discovered gold in 1848, there were fifty-four recorded Chinese in California, this number quickly rose to 116,000 by 1876. Title (Chinese Immigration During the Gold Rush: The American Encounter) The California Gold

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    Immigration Dbq

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    by the stories of the United States and the ideals of “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness” (English Immigration to America, n.d.). The English wanted to be brought from poverty into a place of abundance. Another group of settlers was the Chinese immigrants. They arrived in the United States because of opportunities on the California Gold Rush, the construction of the transcontinental, and abundant agriculture jobs (Wandrei, n.d.). Also, a different group of foreigners arrived from Germany

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    legal system was used against them to discriminate against the immigrants. However, such experiences still did not stop the overflow of immigration to the United States. The Chinese, the Japanese, and the Filipino who were the first immigrants to the United States experienced such adversities. After the Civil War, many Chinese immigrants arrived in the United States. Few of the major pull

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    Thesis: The Chinese Exclusion Act. A document that was first signed in 1882 by President Chester A. Arthur. This was and still is important because it was the first law that restricted immigration into the United States. This document was signed because Congress was concerned about keeping white “racial purity,” even though the Chinese population consisted of only 0.002 (two thousandths) percent of the whole population. The Act was first signed in 1882, and carried on for ten more years. These ten

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    early 20th century were not welcomed by American citizens including the Chinese, the Germans, and the Irish.

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    lost to William Henry Harrison whom won based on electoral votes. Because he did not win the popular vote, many Americans doubted him as a strong president; he did however have the “Billion Dollar Congress.” Harrison and the Congress brought about the highest tariff in American history which was the McKinley Tariff of 1890. Consumers fought this tariff that was created to protect American manufacturers because of the high cost of imported goods. The Sherman Silver-Purchase Act led to the federal government

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    The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and Alien Contract Labor laws of 1885 and 1887 did not allow laborers immigrates in to the United States. The general Immigration Act of 1882 impost a head. These immigration laws created the need for new FBI. The Chinese Exclusion Act was approved on May 6, 1882. It was the first law not allowing immigration into the United States. The Chinese Exclusion Act was passed by Congress and signed by President Chester A. Arthur in 1882 during spring. Congress made

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    foreign imports into the U.S. The Mongrel Tariff of 1883 reduced duties by nearly 1% and serviced no one, leading to a massive debate on tariffs for decades to come. The Chinese Exclusion Law of 1882 is the first piece of American legislation to outlaw a group from the U.S. based on ethnicity. It prohibite the immigration of Chinese to the US and received poplar support from Californians and the working-class. William Graham Sumner publishes a pamphlet called What Social Classes Owe to Each Other which

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    The American Dream and Chinese Dream are completely different as an idea, principles, concept and so on. It is logical however due to the different cultures that we face in both examples. Not all people share the same beliefs and attitude. In this report we are going to study the concept of the two sets of Dreams and summarize their main characteristics, values and what are their main and basic differences. The American Dream, the Chinese Dream, and National Identities The American Dream

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    “ABC” is an acronym for “American Born Chinese” - a term used on kids by almost all Chinese parents who live in America. Although it may sound cute, this acronym has almost a negative connotation towards it as if it is a bad thing to be American and Chinese. In my family, the adults use it as a joke. Being the first born Chinese American child in my family, I had a lot of pressure to learn English. I’m not going to lie - it was really difficult to pick up another language that was not spoken at

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    The book “American Born Chinese” by Gene Luen Yang is a story about various characters that feel like they don 't fit in so they change who they are. In the text “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller is a story in a town where a couple of girls make the town believe that they are possessed and their behavior has to do with witchcraft something no one in the town believes is evil . These two stories have social pressure in order to fit in. Although these characters are very different, throughout the text

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