American people of Chinese descent

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  • Wooden Fish Songs by Ruthanne Lum McCunn Essay

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    Wooden Fish Songs by Ruthanne Lum McCunn Works Cited Not Included Wooden Fish Songs, a historical novel written by Ruthanne Lum McCunn, is written with three narrators. The main character in this story is Lue Gim Gong, a Chinese immigrant who gives up his country and family to pursue his passion for botany. Three women that knew him the best narrate Lue Gim Gong's story from three distinct cultures and three distinct points of view. They include his mother Sum Jui, his teacher Fanny Burlingame

  • The Joy Luck Club By Amy Tan Essay

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    The Joy Luck Club is a novel by Amy Tan which tells the individual, cohesive stories of Chinese American daughters and their Chinese mothers. In each story, the cultural differences between mother and daughter acts as a wedge between them. The conflicting cultures of descent and consent causes a conflict between mother and daughter; although they ultimately want to have a relationship with each other, the differences in values make coming together harder. For the mothers, their expectations for their

  • Chinese Exclusion Act Summary

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    In the article "Chinese Exclusion Act", it mentioned 15 stipulations of Chinese exclusion act. Each Chinese worker should have a certificate for arriving in U.S. If a Chinese worker without any certificate, he or she cannot enter into U.S. The certificate would show the worker's name, age, occpation, last place of residence, personal description, and whom the certificate is issued. Also, the certificate can be cancelated if the worker failed to reture to the vessel before he/she departured from port

  • Summary Of The Poem InThe New Colossus

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    1890 to the 1920’s, the application of this idea in American society excluded many immigrants. The vision that the U.S is an accepting home to all immigrants was only successful to a small extent as many were unwanted in America and did not have many opportunities available to them. Some groups included Eastern Asian immigrants and Russian immigrants who did not have access to the same housing or education as the rest of Americans did. Americans tried taking political action to resist the influx of

  • Chinatown: A Contested Urban Space

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    collectively occupy a special place in the collective imagination of American ethnic history and the nation’s contemporary multicultural identity, as evidenced by their serving as the settings for various motion pictures. From coast to coast, Chinatowns remain major tourist draws, and continued immigration from the Chinese diaspora ensures that Chinatown will retain their social and cultural significance for many years to come. Chinese Americans are the oldest and largest Asian ethnic group in the United

  • The Joy Luck Club Analysis

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    brings people together to create and reminisce memories while feasting on Chinese delicacies. In The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan reinforces the mothers’ bonds through meeting up to play mahjong in their club. They try to influence their daughters to take part in this Chinese tradition, but the girls have different views. They try to become part of an American society, and look back at their Chinese descent with distaste. While the mothers of The Joy Luck Club are determined to keep their Chinese heritage

  • Chinese-American Culture

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    VARIATION The leading cause of death in Chinese-Americans are diabetes mellitus, accidents, heart disease, stroke, and infectious disease. Compared to the general U.S. population, the Chinese are twice as likely to have diabetes type 2, it is also 5 -7 times higher in the Chinese Americans as it is in the Chinese people living in China. The sex-linked genetic disease glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency is rather common in people with Chinese descent. This condition causes an enzyme deficiency

  • Analysis of Roger Daniels Argument on the 1965 Immigration Act

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    intended to have major consequences, according to Daniels, but it ended up causing a high influx of South American and Asian immigration over the following decades. Although Daniels presents a good argument and is correct in that Congress succeeded in their initial plans, he does not give many specific reason, and he argues that the consequences of the bill were not foreseen, which is incorrect; many people did see and were afraid of the consequences the bill might bring. In addition, the primary sources’

  • Middle Eastern Culture, African, American Indian And Asian Culture

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    In comparison to the western culture, the Middle Eastern Culture, African, American Indian and Asian culture has a different approach to their family structure. These cultures mostly have an extended family that dominate their family type, for instance in Croatia, Bosnia or Serbia they have a family system of a fully extended family which consists of parents, children, grandparents but the difference between a normal structured extended family and the fully extended family is that the cousins and

  • Immigration And Immigration Impact On Social And Economic Development Of The United States

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    immigrant groups could find everything to remind them of home, from local language newspapers to ethnic food stores . Those small communities also served as an aid to show the American citizens the great features of each country. There were also many programs that would help the newly arrived immigrants assimilate with the American citizens. The WPA Adult Education program worked closely with New York City's Board of Education to sponsor free English