Asian American Culture

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Asian American/Chinese Culture
Theresa Chambers
Webster University

A Chinese American is an American who is of ethnic Chinese descent. Most Chinese Americans are descended from China's majority ethnic group, the Han. The rest are usually members of one of China's 56 minorities, such as the Hui. Chinese Americans constitute one group of overseas Chinese and are also one group of Asian Americans.

Asian American/ Chinese Culture

Immigration Chinese immigration to the United States has come in several waves. Legend says that the first Chinese came to the Americas as early as 1421, the time when several Chinese generals went sailing around the world. According to the records from the United States government, the first
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However, these barriers can be broken down with the education of patients and the training of the primary doctors can improve the quality of care for the Asian Americans. New York has developed a model that involves training and education in the early detection of the common disorders. This training is offering a culturally responsive care and early results suggest that these interventions may be improving detections rates of disorders for the Asian American Conclusion Based upon this culture there are many barriers the Asian American must overcome in order to receive assistance from the mental health counselors. These people are very proud and believe that whether good or bad happens it affects the entire family. In this culture today many still believe that having a mental illness brings shame to the family. As a mental health counselor we have to be aware of their feelings and culture so that when working with them they are not offended or feel that shame has been brought to their family. Many times in the Asian culture they will nod out of respect to the person addressing them and in the western culture a nod is a statement of understanding.


Henry Chung medical director, depression and anxiety disease management team
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