Chinese American Essays

  • American Culture Vs Chinese Culture

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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. ( In

  • American Born Chinese Analysis

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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

  • Chinese-American Culture In Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club

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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

  • American Born Chinese Essay

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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

  • American Born Chinese Thesis

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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

  • American Dream Vs Chinese Dream

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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

  • Filipino Immigrants 19th Century

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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

  • Chinese Exclusion Act Essay Thesis

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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

  • American Born Chinese Character Analysis

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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

  • Chinese Exclusion Act Essay

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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

  • Reality Shows Phenomenon

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    of television format emphasizes on real reactions and actual interactions of certain situations between performers, which are the main reason for its continued popularity in some Asian countries. The first unscripted show originated in 1948 by an American hidden camera series “Candid Camera” which produced by Allen Funt (Holmes & Jermyn,2011), but it did not set off a boom until the “Big Brother” produced by Endemol in Netherlands, the wave of reality shows started to spread out.

  • Tiger Moms Is Tough Parenting Style Analysis

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    The writer states,“ And then one day my mother was watching the Ed Sullivan Show on TV. She seemed entrance by the music, a frenzied little piano piece with a mesmerizing quality. She was proudly modest, like a proper Chinese Child. And she also didi a fancy sweep of a curtsy, so that the fluffy skirt of her white dress cascaded to the floor like petals of a large carnation.” The quote means, Amy’s mom hoped one day she want to see her daughter can stand on TV, and Amy’s

  • Tiger Mothers

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    She was proudly modest, like a proper Chinese Child. And she also didi a fancy sweep of a curtsy, so that the fluffy skirt of her white dress cascaded to the floor like petals of a large carnation.” The quote means, Amy’s mom hoped one day she want to see her daughter can stand on TV, and Amy’s

  • Coexistence Among Cultures

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    Getting exposed to two different cultures can be an interesting experience for some and can be a hard experience to deal with for others . Many of us nowadays would confirm the idea that knowing about cultures is very enriching fact that surely boosts one’s knowledge and allows the person to adopt the idea of the coexistence among cultures no matter what your cultural background is .The following lines will demonstrate my life experience in living between two counties, my home country and my

  • American Born Chinese Amelia Character Analysis

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    someone else and choose to disguise who they whole-heartedly are. People hope to please others because we yearn to be accepted, but in order to please others, we become who society requires us to be and not who they truly are. In the novel, American Born Chinese, the character Jin changes himself in pursuance of his crush, Amelia. When Jin notices Amelia talking to a man with curly hair, Jin’s thoughts are shown as he gradually decides to adjust his hair to look curly to mimic the man he is jealous

  • Gold Rush Racism

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    gold-seekers from the eastern United States and Chinese immigrants from abroad to the California frontier, a move that established San Francisco as the west coast urban center of commerce and trade. The conclusion of the Civil War and the abolition of slavery left a void in the Southern states’ economy as southerners struggled to keep up with the demands of their formerly slave-worked plantations. As San Francisco was making strides mimicking American imperialism over its surrounding land and resources

  • Pearl Harbor Racism Analysis

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    year in which the Japanese launched a surprise attack on the island of Pearl Harbor. Simon Worrall shows some examples of discrimination in his non-fiction article How Racism Arrogance, and Incompetence Led to Pearl Harbor. He says, “If you read the American magazines and newspapers in 1941, it’s amazing how the Japanese were considered a funny, curious people who were technologically inept. They were supposedly physiologically incapable of being good aviators because they lacked a sense of balance and

  • How Did The Gold Rush Change America

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    grew while the Indian population shrunk with the whites shooting them for sport and out of fear. The Gold Rush definitely changed America for the better, from spreading its population, leading to a railroad, and starting the idea of obtaining the “American dream” of becoming rich and living in the land of free. Anybody could come in, from any nation and get rich. They could start a shop and get money rather than being oppressed by their home country. California quickly rose in population and consequently

  • Donald Duk Analysis

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    The novel Donald Duk is by Chinese American (or Chinaman, as he identifies himself) author Frank Chin. Chin was born in Berkeley, California in 1940. His father was an immigrant from China and his mother was the fourth-generation in her family living in Chinatown. Before he went to college to study English and then go forth to write various plays and books about Asian American topics, Chin worked simple jobs on the railroad. These parts of his life heavily influence the setting and plot of his story

  • The Chinese Exclusion

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    The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, known for being one of the most racist pieces of immigration in American history, was passed due to the racial environment in California, and white union activities, and racist political campaigns by opportunistic politicians. Before it was passed, Anson Burlingame, the first American minister plenipotentiary, created a treaty, the 1868 Burlingame Treaty, which recognized free immigration between China and the United States, along with providing more opportunities