As An Asian American Born Citizen, It Never Really Was

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As an Asian American born citizen, it never really was hard to ‘fit-in’ or adapt to the environment, where I would consider myself as part of the popular culture--a dynamic culture based in large, heterogeneous societies permitting considerable individualism, innovation, and change (Jordan, 2014). Consequently, my ancestors from the older generation would be considered as part of the folk culture--small rural, cohesive, conservative, isolated, largely self-sufficient groups that are homogeneous in custom and ethnicity. Considering both cultures, I can see the difference and the evolution of future generations. In the current century, race, ethnicity and nationality are put into context, mixing everything together and creating something…show more content…
Whilst if I was in China, I would be focused on education, and preparing for my future job, and then focusing on how I am going to live the rest of my life. In relation, when I was younger, I was taken to a private preschool and Kindergarten, in hopes that I am able to build a stronger foundation for when I enter the first grade. As I grew older, and first grade came near, my family moved from one city to another to enroll me in a better elementary school. From this, part of my educational background grew. Throughout the years, we would fly to China to visit family and I was then exposed to the different cultures and was able to compare the living standards and cultural aspects between the United States and China. Consequently, my mom’s side is Tai-Shan and my dad’s side is Shanghainese. On my mom’s side, I have ancestors from Guangzhou, Tai-Shan, Beijing, and Hong Kong. On my dad’s side, I have ancestors from Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong as well. I know that these cities are all within China and have rigorous living conditions, intense education systems, and a place where money is everything. From this, I can say that this does influence my identity, as I am exposed to these cultures and ideas quite often. Being Chinese, and the first generation to be here in the United States, my parents are still quite traditional. Through that, the idea of who I am is influenced and altered, because there are ideas that I

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