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- I’ve commonly encountered my whole life how spiritual the “Asian culture” can actually be. Christianity, Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism underlie the value system in asian culture. As for my generation, Asian Americans have been influenced by western beliefs to express your opinion and to work towards fighting for your right, extreme liberalism. That culture alone varies when it comes to value systems. Their experiences in America determine what someone values, and how their origin of race promotes that....   [tags: essays research papers]

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I Will be an Asian Newscaster

- “This is Sandy Le, reporting from Channel 7 News.” In five years, I see myself as a newscaster broadcasting to my local Bay Area. I will be following in the footsteps of a well-known Vietnamese news anchor named Thuy Vu. She has helped open a door for other Vietnamese people to expand their career options in American society. As a newscaster, I will expand my knowledge of different cultures and take advantage of the many opportunities to learn about what lies outside my own community. Her inspiration will help me excel in this, my chosen career....   [tags: Autobiography Essay, Personal Narrative]

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Asian Values: Do they exist?

- Asian Values: Do they exist. On the face of it, the existence of ‘Asian Values’ seems illusory. After the humiliation of the 1998 Asian Financial Crisis, the sounding of the death knell for the Asian-values debate seemed imminent. Yet with the recent ascension of China as an economic superpower and similar economic miracles in the East, some began to speculate about ‘Asian Values’ and its inherent superiority in the political, economic and social structures in countries. ‘Asian values’ can be termed as a set of values shared by people of many different nationalities and ethnicities living in East and Southeast Asia....   [tags: Economics]

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Asian American Literature

- Asian American Literature Asian Americans seem to be fighting an unwinnable battle when it comes to the content of their writing. Writers are criticized by whites for speaking out against discrimination, and by their fellow Asian Americans for contributing to the stereotypes through their silence. I believe that Asian Americans should include politics in their writing as they so choose, but should not feel obligated to do so, as Frank Chin suggests. For those Asian Americans who make known their discontent with the injustice and discrimination that they feel, in the white culture, this translates to attacking American superiority and initiating insecurities....   [tags: essays papers]

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Asian Exclusion Laws

- There were a very large number of local, state, and federal laws that were specifically aimed at disrupting the flow of Chinese and Japanese immigrants to the United States. Two of the major laws were the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act and the 1907-1908 Gentleman’s Agreement. Although the laws had some differences, they were quite similar and had similar impacts on the immigrant population. The 1882, Congress enacted the Chinese Exclusion Act, which outlawed Chinese immigration. It also explicitly denied naturalization rights to Chinese, meaning they were not allowed to become citizens, as they were not free whites....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Personal Narrative: Being Asian American

- I am a girl with two heads. At home, I wear my Chinese head, in school I wear my English head. Being an Asian, or Chinese, as it is commonly referred to, my culture plays a key role in the development of who I am and what I do, my personal identity. An identity is the distinguishing character or personality of an individual. Parents are often one of the key factors of this culturally developed personal identity. “Fortunately, children do not need “perfect” parents. They do need mothers and fathers who will think on their feet and who will be thoughtful about what they have done....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Typical Asian Diet

- ... All Chinese food is considered to be East Asian food. In china there are three regional cuisines, which are cantorese, chaozho, and sphanghainese. Chaozho and Cantorese regions are known for their vegetable and meat recipes and Shandong areas use foods like noodles and dumplings as a guide for most of their meals. In Korea most of their meals are made up of a combination of meats and seafood’s. These meals include a side dish of vegetables which is called gimchi. Gimchi has vegetables in it that are grated up, and then they pickle the grated vegetables with garlic, ginger, and chili....   [tags: healthy cultural diets in the world]

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Asian Continents Rising

- Sea lion, a scientific mystery Last year ,prince of Monaco visited Russia, where the regional governor in Russia has gifted him with a pair of rare kind of sea lion commonly called as ‘’nerpa’at present the Russian seals called as ‘’nerpa’’ living only in the Baikal lake, which is situated at the center of the Asian continent. Seals are generally living in the coastal area. DNA test has showed that the ancestors of this Russian seals were the ‘’ringed seals’’ which is now living in the northern sea....   [tags: Geology]

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East Asian Reaction to European Presence

- ... As shown in the Source from the Past, Emperor Qianlong wrote “But your ambassador has now put forward new requests which completely fail to recognize out throne’s principle to ‘treat strangers from afar with indulgence.’” In that source, Qianlong also pointed out that if British merchants tried to enter Zhejiang, Tianjin or other port, the local officials could use military force to overwhelm British ships and merchants. Qianlong emperor showed his negative attitude toward trades with foreign countries....   [tags: China, Japan, Trade]

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Discrimination and Prejudice of South Asian Minorities for Housing

- With discrimination and prejudice settled in Hong Kong, minorities suffering in their domicile. Minorities is in despite of normally not understanding each other. At the very beginning, prejudice of locals causes minorities’ difficulties in Housing problem. Some locals might assumed that South Asian minorities are going to mess the whole place. When South Asians like Pakistani and Indian wants to rent a shelter, normally locals would not rent their house to them. It is a prejudice caused by misunderstanding....   [tags: acceptance, misunderstanding, violent]

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Why Australia Needed to Learn Asian Languages

- English is one of the most prestigious languages in the world, many countries including china, Singapore and Indonesia just to name a few, tend to learn English to develop their economic levels. Moreover to this Australia also need to learn Asian languages to enrich their security level, economic and cultural communication. Throughout this text two articles written by Jeffrey Gil and Deborah Henderson explores complex ideas and debates to why Australia need to learn Asian languages. In order for Australia to enhance their economic level they need to learn Asian languages to purse its benefits with Asia on all ranks and across all spheres....   [tags: economy, affiliation, culture]

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The African Elephants and the Asian Elephants

- Have you ever visited a zoo when you were a child. Did you see any large land mammals called elephants. I believe most of you already know the physical appearance of a creature called elephant. However, do you know that elephants are classified into two different types, which are the African and the Asian types. Although the African and the Asian elephants come from the same family taxonomy, each of them shares some differences, such as, the physical characteristics, the living conditions, and the distribution areas....   [tags: characteristics, conditions, distribution, areas]

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SE Asian Nationalism

- SE Asian Nationalism Nationalism is a process whereby the people living in a certain region became more aware of themselves as a distinct group like a nation with a shared purpose, destiny and common goals. Nationalistic movements in SE Asia happened during the period of 1800s to 1942 by which in 1942 and most SE Asian nationalist movements ended up as failures. The statement that “SE Asian Nationalism was largely a failure.” is true because by 1942, none of the Nationalist movements had achieved their aim of independence....   [tags: Papers]

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Major Empires of the Asian Continent

- During the period of 1500CE through 1750CE, there three major empires that existed in the southwest corner of the Asian continent. The Ottoman Empire was the most powerful, the Persian Empire made rugs profitable, and the Mughal Empire formed trade alliances with the West. The thing that all three had in common was the Islamic Faith, they were all bound by the verses of the Qur'an and their shared love and devotion to Allah. There were two major sects of Islam, Sunni and Shi'ia. Sunni Islam was the largest sect, followed by Shi'ia, which had a significantly lesser following....   [tags: Persia, Islam, Ottoman Empire, Mughal Empire]

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Asian American Stereotypes

- Pertaining to Tracy Lai’s article titled, “Asian American Women”, Lai discusses how stereotypes dehumanize people while turning them into objects to be manipulated. Lai touches on the topic of how Asian people and cultures are stereotyped as being inferior and exotic. The problem that Lai brings to our attention is that it is a struggle to be an Asian in America due to the fact that Asians have been denied political, economic and social equality in America. Lai also brings to our attention the die hard myth that Asians have made it in America, which is far from the truth....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Asian As Superior Myth

- The author, Ronald Takaki, wishes to illustrate that the perceptions of Asian Americans as a "model minority" are not entirely accurate. Takaki writes that the facts and figures used to compare Asian-Americans to other, less successful minority groups are misleading. For example, the author writes that although Japanese Americans are seen as upwardly mobile, they have not yet achieved equality. The essay states that "while Japanese American men in California earned an average income comparable to Caucasian men in 1980, they did so only by acquiring more education and working more hours." In addition, the author found that while some Asian American groups do have higher...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Asian Americans as Model Minorities

- Asian Americans as Model Minorities For 20 years, Asian Americans have been portrayed by the press and the media as a successful minority. Asian Americans are believed to benefit from astounding achievements in education, rising occupational statuses, increasing income, and are problem-fee in mental health and crime. The idea of Asian Americans as a model minority has become the central theme in media portrayal of Asian Americans since the middle 1960s. The term model minority is given to a minority group that exhibits middle class characteristics, and attains some measure of success on its own without special programs or welfare....   [tags: Papers]

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Exploration of Asian Business Systems

- A business system can be defined as an organized, yet complex combination of things that form a unitary whole. After deeply exploring the major business systems throughout Asia, it is apparent that the internal structure and practices of each of these economies hold both similarities and differences. From education and employment practices to finances and ownerships, as crucial as their differences may seem, each major business system in Asia shares practices with another. While the industrialized nations of the West are known for advanced education levels and systems, such a concept is not commonly found within Asian countries....   [tags: education, employment, financial]

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The Asian-American Learning Experience: Are Asian Americans Being Misunderstood in the American Classroom?

- Newly immigrated Asian-American students are often misunderstood by their classroom behavior. They may hesitate or give short responses to questions, use a soft voice, decline to openly volunteer information, and avoid eye contact. Their facial expressions may be mistaken for displeasure rather than concentration, such as frowning when hard at work. They may become embarrassed when praised. All of these examples are often misinterpreted by teachers due to ignorance. These children are merely abiding by the social rules of their Asian culture, which may be unfamiliar to many Americans....   [tags: asian culture, teaching, education]

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Asian Champion on Ice: Michelle Kwan

- Asian Champion on Ice: Michelle Kwan I was flipping through the channel one day, searching for something interesting to watch. Then I came across to a figure skating competition on TV, and I saw an Asian girl doing a triple loop. Her moves were mind-blowingly beautiful and she looked confident. It turned it was Michelle Kwan. After watching that competition, I couldn’t help doing some research on this amazing figure skater. Michelle Kwan was born on July 7, 1980 in Torrance, California....   [tags: Biography Biographies Skating Essays]

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East Asian Economic Crisis

- East Asian Economic Crisis A large economic downturn in East Asia threatens to end its nearly 30 year run of high growth rates. The crisis has caused Asian currencies to fall 50-60%, stock markets to decline 40%, banks to close, and property values to drop. The crisis was brought on by currency devaluations, bad banking practices, high foreign debt,loose government regulation, and corruption. Due to East Asia's large impact on the world economy, the panic in Thailand, Indonesia, Korea, and other Asian countries has prompted other countries to worry about the affect on their own economies and offer aid to the financially troubled nations (Sanger 1)....   [tags: essays papers]

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Asian and American Culture in an American Society

- The United States of America is a ‘melting pot’ of diverse cultures. Though primarily Western in nature, due to the large-scale immigration of variant ethnicities from other countries, as well as differing birth and death rates of natives, settlers and immigrants, the ‘white’ American culture has taken on the hues of a rainbow. Within this society, the Asian-Americans, are often perceived to be at the highest stratum due to high income and good education. These people have almost successfully integrated themselves into society thus resulting in a blurring of lines....   [tags: western, large-scale immigration]

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Sterotypes and Misconceptions of Asian Americans

- Chinks, bad drivers, math and science nerds, F.O.Bs and ect. There are so many stereotypes and misconception for one specific ethnic group: Asian. But perhaps the most popular image of Asian Americans presented in society is being the “model minority.” If you were to ask any random person to pick a specific minority group that was more academically, economically and socially successful compared to the others, chances are 90% of them would answer: Asians. “Asians makes more money than any other race.” “Asians have the highest grades compared to other races, especially in math and science subjects.” But contrary to these popular stereotypes, the misrepresentation of Asian Americans as the mod...   [tags: overachievers, self esteem, discriminating]

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Summary : ' Best Asian Forex Brokers '

- Best Asian Forex Brokers Yes A forex broker that claims to be amongst the best in Asia needs to have a proven track record in not just providing the best-in-class services in trading, but also reliable and quick customer support. Besides this, the broker has to have enough experience and spotless reputation in what it does. Taking all the above factors into account, here’s a list comprising some of the best Asian forex brokers: 1. HotForex This Mauritius-based online forex broker is amongst the best in Asia and has its offices spread across major cities in the region....   [tags: Foreign exchange market, Central bank]

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A Brief Note On The Asian Sub Continent

- I grew up in a household of 5 people, which included my parents, two siblings and myself. My mother was the lady of the house, so she would cook for the entire family. As a working man, my father would always have his lunch made right in time as he heads out to work and my siblings and I would have lunch ready right as we come back home from school. In the Asian sub continent, it is very common to hire maids as helping hands for a household. So my mother hired two maids to help her with the household chores....   [tags: Family, Woman, Homemaker, Home]

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Asian American Studies Class Essay

- In Asian American studies class, I have learned more than I expected and have been exploring an abundance of issues on Asian Americans. I did not know that Asian Americans issue could be a controversial topic in the United States until I read those Asian Americans’ articles and the news regarding Peter Liang’s conviction. The strained situation has never calm down, but it will burst out explosively when Asian Americans feel their position is being threatened. I really enjoyed reading Asian Americans’ stories including the article that I chose for my topic of the in-class essay, and the discussion that held in class....   [tags: Asian American, United States, White American]

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Native Species Of The Asian Carp

- 1. Privet plant and different species of the Asian carp fish depict two instances when non-native species which were introduced in Tennessee causing problems. Privet is a flowering plant native to Europe, Asia and North Africa (“Non-native Invasive Plants”). It has been introduced to grow as a hedge [boundary]. But, this plant once planted can take over the native plants and grow in dense groups. Currently, the Great Smoky National Park crews work up to “550 work hours each year” to remove privet plants (“Non-native Invasive Plants”)....   [tags: Invasive species, Introduced species, Carp]

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Asian Parenting : Is It For Everybody?

- Asian Parenting isn 't for Everybody Stereo typical Asian parenting methods are tantamount to child abuse. Although Amy Chua, in her essay “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior” believes her way of teaching is the right way, Janice Mirikitani in her poem “Suicide Note” proves us otherwise. Being a parent is not an easy task but there is a right way and a wrong way to raise your children. Kids should have the right to join a sport or play to express themselves freely and discover they 're interests. A mother should never scold her child by telling them they are "garbage"....   [tags: Suicide, Meaning of life, Mother, Suicide note]

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The Harmful Myth Of Asian Superiority

- Asian Americans are commonly seen by many as superior to other minorities, but this is not the case. They are surprisingly at a small disadvantage compared to other races. Ronald Takaki argued in his article “The Harmful Myth of Asian Superiority” that Asians are not a model race that should be celebrated and compared to other minorities. He mentioned when other minorities are compared to Asian Americans, it can cause other races, such as African Americans, to feel resentment towards them. Ronald Takaki states that Asian Americans are just like everyone else, but many people only see them as being aloof, hardworking, successful entrepreneurs....   [tags: Asian American, United States, White American]

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Asian Crisis

- The financial crisis that erupted in Asia in mid-1997 has led to sharp declines in the currencies, stock markets, and other asset prices of a number of Asian countries. It is hard to understand what these declines will actually do to the world market. This decline is expected to halve the rate of world growth in 1998 from the four percent that was projected pre-crisis to an estimated outcome of about 2 percent. The countries that are included in the East Asian crisis, known as "Tiger" economies, are Hong Kong, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Asian Paints Place (Marketing Mix)

- Elements of Asian Paint’s Distribution Strategy Asian Paint bypassed the bulk buyer segment and went to individual consumers of paints. AP went slow on urban areas and concentrated on semi-urban and rural areas. AP went retail. AP went in for an open-door dealer policy. AP voted for nationwide marketing / distribution AP BYPASS THE BULK BUYER SEGMENT AND GOES TO INDIVIDUAL CONSUMERS Bulk buyer segment was the major segment of the paint business in the earlier days and any paint company needed a share of this major segment for sheer survival....   [tags: Marketing Mix Distribution Strategy Paint]

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Asian American Studies Class Essay

- In the Asian American studies class, I have learned more than I expected and have been exploring an abundance of issues on Asian Americans. I did not know that Asian Americans issue could be a controversial topic in the United States until I read those Asian Americans’ articles and the news regarding Peter Liang’s conviction. The strained situation has never calmed down, and it will burst out explosively when Asian Americans feel their position is being threatened. I really enjoyed reading the Asian Americans’ stories, which included the article that I chose for my topic of the in-class essay, and the discussion that held in class....   [tags: Asian American, United States, White American]

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Urbanization Of The Asian Continent

- 1.0 INTRODUCTION In 2007, 50% of the world’s population became urban dwellers, this meant that approximately 3.3 billion persons were dwelling in cities across the globe. It is also projected that another 500 million persons will become urban dwellers in another 5 years, and there are further indications that by 2030, about 60% of the world’s population will be urban dwellers (FIG Commission, 2010). Wealth generation and economic development have birthed a new phenomenon known as megacities, which are urban areas with an average population of 10 million or more persons, and 19 of such cities exist around the world at the moment (FIG Commission, 2010)....   [tags: City, Urban area, Urbanization]

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Asian Parenting Style And Parent 's Expectation

- Moreover Parents’ style and parent’s expectation are also the factor that drive Asian American successful in hight education. Base on Baumrind, Clinical and development psychologist, divide parental style into three styles which are “ Authoritarian (strict and obey), Permissive( spoiling) and Authoritative(supportive) base on “ Parental responsiveness” and “ Parental Demaningness”(Baumrind), and Neglecting style (ignoring) is added on later by Maccoby and Martin. Parent demandingness is the parent’s demand toward the children such as control, discipline,supervision, and responsiveness is the action or feed back the parents interact with their children such as love, warmth,involvement ....   [tags: Asian American, United States, Parent]

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Asian Cultural Diversity and Health Care

- The Asian culture on health care is very interesting and different from western medicine. It is not just drawing blood and finding too many white body blood cells in the blood stream therefore saying there is an impurity. Asian health is more about balance of the body’s mechanics. They believe the mind and body work together, in synchronization in a balanced state. They use a practice called yin and yang, which is hot and cold. The use of plants for treatment of illness is common practice in Asian culture....   [tags: nutrition, energy, medical]

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Asian Culture And Western Culture

- What is culture. Culture is the way of our life, more simply, it can be defined by our knowledge, languages, beliefs, religions, cuisines, histories, customs and traditions. “The term "culture" originally comes from social anthropology” (Kotter, 1992). There are many types of culture, such as the culture in different countries, families and organizations. First, the Asian culture and Western culture can be represented as the culture in different countries. Second, Canada has merged different background immigrates due to the Canadian multiculturalism policies....   [tags: Culture, Western culture, Canada, Globalization]

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Our Asian Pacific Country

- Our Asian-Pacific country, Botan, is known for being culturally homogenous and having strong values in education. Economically, the country is focused on manufacturing and is mostly technologically advanced. The education system that is currently in place is strong and has consistently produced students who performed well on the standardized PISA assessment. However, due to the large focus on testing, students have experienced high test anxiety along with a lack of creativity and critical thinking skills....   [tags: Education, Critical thinking, Problem solving]

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East Asian History and Culture Seminar

- So far the timing of our seminars has coincided remarkably well with the pacing of my Advance Placement World History course. The Monday after our first seminar, I was scheduled to lecture about Qing China and Tokugawa Japan; last Monday I had already planned to cover the Meiji Restoration. The more I learn about East Asia, the more the pieces of the global history puzzle fall into place for me, and I know my World History students are benefitting. One of the major connections that I made in the last seminar was spurred by The Meiji Revolution film....   [tags: Seminar Analysis]

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Analysis of Asian Paints Limited

- ... A simple but unbeatable concept of "going where the customer is" drives all their retail strategies.2 It has taken initiatives to improve customer centricity, increase the number of dealer tinting systems, introduction of new products, expansion of dealer network, increase in exports, focus on protective and industrial coating segments and improve service level to minimise loss of sale due to stock outs. It provides dealership contracts (franchise) and also operates by directly providing services to customers to paint their homes by sending AP trained contractors for wood finishing, water proofing and adding special effects to home walls....   [tags: Paints, Company, India]

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Racism And The Asian Culture

- Ignorance can often become the cause of racism when it comes to people not being educated to other cultures people just assume what they hear in stereotypes, movies, and in text books are always the most accurate way to describe a culture and always that is not true. Everything you hear and read is biased therefore the only way to truly understand someone or something is to experience how it is to be them. While usually negative or derogative, and maybe somewhat truthful stereotypes usually have a different meaning and should not be accepted widely as the direct truth....   [tags: Racism, Discrimination, Culture, Stereotype]

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Anti Asian Racism For Once

- On November 16, I attended the event, “Let’s Talk About Anti-Asian Racism—for Once”. This was an eye-opening experience because not only did I learn about instances in American history when Asians were discriminated against, but I was also able to hear real life stories and thoughts from Asian and Hmong Americans attending UWL. We watched a few short videos before the discussion began and one of them really stuck out to me. The video was of a man named George Takei, who spoke of why he loved the country that betrayed him....   [tags: United States, Hawaii, Asian American]

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Academic Stereotypes of Asian-American Students

- There is a phenomenon happening in most schools throughout the country. Asian students as young as seven years olds are labeled as gifted and enrolled in various accelerate programs to further develop their talents. Certainly, most of these students are deserving of the honorable recognition. However, many skeptics do question how many of them are viewed as exceptional students based upon the stereotype: they are genetically smarter than their non-Asian peers. For many researchers, the notion of Asian students are hereditary more intelligent than other race groups as believes by Arthur Jensen, an educational psychologist, is not a valid explanation for why Asian students perform better than...   [tags: Education and race, gifted]

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Asian American Dreams By Helen Zia

- “History repeats itself” In Asian American Dreams, by Helen Zia, discusses the injustices and discrimination the Asian American community has faced throughout many years. (background) Zia elaborates that many Asian Americans faced injustices, and likewise so have other minority cultures faced the same issues. I’m a Hispanic, Guatemalan-Puerto Rican 17 year old girl, although I was born here in America, I don’t like to identify myself as American. I grew up in a hispanic environment. Zia grew up as feeling like a “twinkie” American on the inside but identified as “yellow” on the outside....   [tags: Asian American, United States, Puerto Rico]

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Asian American Identities Of Asian Americans

- There are very few positive representations of Asian Americans in Hollywood films. Chan is Missing calls for more genuine representations of Asian American identities through its cast of complex characters and defiance of Asian stereotypes. The film also urges viewers to critically think about their own notions of identity through the use of several recurring themes and filmmaking techniques. Asians aren’t represented often in Hollywood films, but when they are, they’re usually confined to stereotypes or one dimensional character traits....   [tags: Asian American, United States, Grammatical person]

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Gay Marriage and Asian Culture

- Are gay marriages in Asia viewed with the same perspective as in the American context. The history of gay marriage is short but not liked as much. From the history of gay marriages there are an estimated number of 250 million people who live in places which accept gay marriage; this is about 4% of world’s population. In the 2nd century in Rome, men of the same age were legally allowed to marry where they were considered to be pagans and the marriages were conducted by the Mother Goddess (Celeste 2010)....   [tags: Sexual Issues, argumentative, persuasive]

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The Asian Tigers

- Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and South Korean transformed from deprived villages to swift growing countries, and earned the title as the “Asian Tigers.” The speedy success of Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and South Korean became popularly known as the Asian Tigers. They were able to transform their poor economy to one of the world’s fastest growing countries. They provided training and education for workers and focus on exports. The Asian Tigers also promoted property rights that were able to preserve the agricultural workers’ interest....   [tags: Economics]

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Asian Affirmation and Islamic Resurgence

- Asian Affirmation and Islamic Resurgence Two civilizations that were challenging the theory of Western supremacy and stressing the importance of their own culture in relation to that of the West were the Asian and Islamic civilizations. Both the Asian culture and the Islamic religion entered a great stage of revival and expansion which led to an increase in their self-confidence. Asian self-confidence was the result of rapid economic growth and development while Islamic superiority resulted from its population growth....   [tags: Papers]

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Asian Wedding Cake

- Asian wedding cake: Weddings are an integral part of all cultures. The customs and traditions of the different culture vary from each other. Similarly Western weddings are quite different from the Asian weddings. A wedding cake is a very significant tradition of the Western weddings. Although not so significant, but the tradition of wedding cakes at Asian wedding is increasingly becoming popular. As such the Asian wedding cakes are baked in exquisite designs and delicious taste. Meaning: The phrase ‘Asian wedding cakes’ is a comprehensive term meaning cakes of different countries or cultures in Asia, like Japanese wedding cakes, Chinese wedding cakes, Indian wedding cakes, Korean wedding c...   [tags: Culture]

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The Rise of Asian Women in the Context of Globalization

- Globalization is double-sided. On the one hand, globalization is causing changes so fast in so many fields that many challenges and opportunities are presented to us. On the other hand, instead of spreading wealth around, globalization and its current macro-economic policies have brought Asian countries a strong negative impact, such as the financial crisis and unemployment. The Asian woman is the most direct victim. Before many people overcome their "future shock" aroused by globalization, some Asian women have already risen to the positive and negative challenges of globalization, and they have become role models for a new generation in the context of globalization....   [tags: Outsourcing, Offshoring, Free Trade]

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Stereotyping of Asian American Youth: The Effects on Performance in Academics

- ... The first wave of Chinese Americans immigrated during the mid 1800’s. Followed up by Japanese, Koreans, and other Asian races. At this time period the Asian community was not yet connected as a collective group. They would identify themselves by Chinese American, Vietnamese American, Hmong American, Filipino American, etc. The death of Vincent Chin was the key that unlocked the Asian American civil rights movement and brought together Asian communities among many others like African or Mexican....   [tags: scores, sterotyping, academics, subjects]

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Conservation of the Saola (Vu Quang Ox or Asian Biocorn)

- The phenomenal recent discovery of the species saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis), was found in the Annamite Mountains along the Laos/Vietnam border in 1992. The saola was the first latest large mammal to be discovered in over 50 years, making it one of the biggest zoological discoveries of the 20th century. Also known as the “Asian unicorn,” the rare saola species prefer living in moist, dense evergreen forests with little or no dry season. The saolas have been attempting to survive in the condensed regions of the subtropical evergreen or mixed evergreen and deciduous forests, only found within the Annamite Mountain Range along the northwest-southeast Vietnam-Laos border (Holcomb)....   [tags: Asian Unicorn]

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Questions On Asian Religions Course

- Introduction: Through the Introduction to Asian religions course, professor Duperon has introduced and taught many religious topics of eastern Asia to his class and me. His course specifically taught the traditions, philosophical foundations, and historical origins of Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, and folk religions within China and Japan. While learning about these religious traditions, the students and I were informed that we should not just memorize the information, but rather use the new information to find similarities within differences and differences within similarities within each tradition....   [tags: Buddhism, Hinduism, Religion, Gautama Buddha]

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The Media And Asian American Culture

- Media is something that is essential in a person 's life today. It can be in forms such as books, film, music, and others. The media can play an important role in where it can show society how they should view certain images and it changes over time. Previously before, the Asian image created by the media had been different from what it is today. Many media scholars had argued that the Asian and Asian American image in popular culture were often negative and demeaning. Ever since the beginning, when Asians first started to migrate to the United States, the mainstream media had symbolically destroyed the image of Asians and Asian Americans....   [tags: Asian American, United States, White American]

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The Asian Financial Crisis Of 1997

- On a subway ride to my uncle 's apartment where I have taken a sanctuary for few days, my parents asked me: "Do you wish to stay here with your uncle or do you want to come with us?" Completely clueless, I answered like any other eleven years old would do, that I will go with my parents. It was only after flying halfway across the Pacific Ocean that I found out our destination was Los Angeles. Upon arrival at LAX on June 9, 1998, my life was transformed from that simple question. Following the Asian financial crisis of 1997, the IMF 's infusion of capitals provided desperately needed funds to revive South Korea 's economy but with a caveat of strict mandates....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, Immigration]

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Arranged Marriages in Asian Cultures

- Arranged Marriages For this assignment, I researched arranged marriages. Including, the history of arranged marriages, the future of them, what is done in process, and how people in today’s society feel about them. I followed 3 methods of research through, books, journals, and even searching internet for others’ theories and looked for more background information on the topic. Then, I used a survey conducted on how arranged marriage is viewed in today’s society. Lastly, I used an interview about a couple who married 25 years ago through an arranged marriage and discussed their feelings about it and whether or not they would do the same with their own children....   [tags: society evolution]

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Asian Carp: The Invaders

- In 1831, Asian carp were brought over as a delicacy. Asian carp are originally from Asia (Barbara A. Somervill 13). They were imported by catfish farmers in 1963 for federal research on controlling aquatic vegetation. In 1966, the first Asian carp had escaped into Arkansas waters. By 1970, grass carp we're being stocked in Arkansas waters to help with over vegetation. In 1972, big head carp were brought in the United States by a fish farmer in Arkansas to improve his water quality and fish production....   [tags: catfish farmers, environment]

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Asian Immigration And Asian Immigrants

- Asian immigrants have faced many obstacles transitioning to life in America. One major obstacle Asian immigrants came face to face with was receiving an education. Asians are known to place high value on learning and education, but many things stood in their way and hindered them from even receiving an education. Between Asian immigrants and Americans lie a language barrier, which is often seen as a set back. An example of this is Lac Su since he had to serve as a translator for his parents, which in turn affected his school work....   [tags: Asian American, United States, Philippines]

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Past and Present Struggles of Asian Americans

- One theme that I found to be very interesting is the struggles that Asian Americans have faced in the past and the present. I never knew about the struggles that have been happening in places like China and Laos. I never realized how many families come from poverty and violence. I have only learned very little about historical events such as Vietnam. I am only now becoming more aware about the human rights problem in China. I am so used to seeing places like Tokyo, Japan in movies and television....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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Asian

- Asian Financial Institutions and Markets The Asian financial markets can be compared to the economic philosophy of mercantilism, which is regulated commerce to produce a favorable balance of trade. Governments regulate production techniques to ensure the quality of exports, and in general, subsidize production in their exporting industries. Tariffs can be high on imported manufactured goods and low on imported raw materials. The state exercises much control over economic life in these environments, chiefly through corporations and trading companies....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Issue Of Asian American Drug Use

- The topic of Asian American drug use is one that is rarely seen in the media. Thinking about this topic produced the question, do Asian Americans use substances. Their use of substances is a focus that is under researched. To gain a better understanding of the topic I will research the scope of the problem, use patterns, barriers to treatment, and methods to keep abusers in treatment. The majority of national studies on drug use often lump Asian Americans into the category of “other” and focus mainly on African Americans, White, and Hispanics....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Asian American]

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America Is Long Overdue For A Series Featuring Asian American Characters

- Analysis Upholds America is long overdue for a series featuring Asian American characters. As New York Times writer Wesley Yang points out, ”Fresh Off the Boat would be the first network sitcom to star an Asian-American family in 20 years and only the third attempt by any major network in the history of the medium.” ABC is offering a slate of new programs deliberately focused on diversity. ““Its our job to reflect America,” ABC-TV head Paul Lee said…” “we didn’t pick up these shows because they were diverse, we picked them up because they were great” (Kang)....   [tags: Asian American, United States, White American]

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Stereotypes And Stereotypes Of Ethnic East Asian Stereotypes

- Introduction In 2016, Twitter was the mecca of internet social justice activism. However, while #BlackLivesMatter, #LoveWins, and #YesAllWomen received millions of retweets, Asian social justice hashtags never received a fraction of the spotlight –paralleling the minuscule relevance America gives to Asian collective issues. (Sichynsky, 2016). On the other hand, when Asians do receive the spotlight, they are usually stereotypical and/or nonchalant. Before engaging the stereotypes of ethnic East Asians, we must begin by acknowledging that stereotypes are false....   [tags: Asian American, United States, White American]

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Asian Carp's Harm to the Ecosystem

- There is a great big debate over whether the Asian Carp should be considered a menace and about what we should do about them. Grass, Bighead, Black, and Silver Carp are all Asian carp species. According to Keith Lawrence of the Messenger-Inquirer, Carp are being made into fertilizer, and fish oil, as well as being sold to Asia as food products. However, the New York Times say that the Carp could easily put an end to the $7 million dollar fishing industry in the Great Lakes. Aside from economic reasons for keeping or eliminating them, the main reason to stop them from spreading is the fact that they threaten to collapse the entire ecosystem if they get out of control....   [tags: Environmentalism]

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Asian American, Who Left Out From The Debate

- Asian American, Who Left Out from the debate What will be your first thought when you hear the word “undocumented”. Immigration issue, especially undocumented immigration issue is always framed as Latino issue. On the contrary, Asian immigrants are often left out of this discussion. As the matter of fact, Asia is now the largest sending region for immigrants. Asian Americans are the fastest-growing immigrant population in the United States today. They are expected to become the largest immigrant group in the United States (Foley 16)....   [tags: Asian American, United States]

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Native American And Asian American

- “Where are you from?” “America” “No, where are you actually from?” These are the two questions that I get asked regularly by non-Asians. I always reply “Well I was born and raised in America but my family comes from Hong Kong.” I grew up constantly being told to take pride in being Chinese, however, I was also consistently told by my family to be proud that I even have the opportunity to grow up in America. There was never a definite answer as to what I was, so I learned to accept both. I am Asian American....   [tags: Asian American, White American, United States]

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Asian Pacific Development Center ( Apdc )

- Introduction The Asian Pacific culture in America covers a large demographic and includes many different ethnic groups. The ethnic groups that are included with the Asian Pacific culture include Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, Taiwanese, and Vietnamese (Asian Nation, n.d.). As of 2008 the Asian Pacific culture in America made up about 5% of the population but is still one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in the U.S....   [tags: United States, Health care, New Zealand]

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The Social Construct Of The Good South Asian Mother

- Tentative Title: The Social Construct of the Good South Asian Mother Topic: South Asian mothers living in North America. Rational for Topic: I chose this topic because I felt a deeper connection because I come from a South Asian background. Also the mothers in my family are all from a South Asian background and I can see how the burden of housework and childcare is put on the women. I want gender equality within my future household. I do not want to feel the pressure to conform to this “good mother”....   [tags: Family, Gender, Feminism, North America]

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Asian Immigration to the United States

- ... By 1965 Guerilla warfare activity decreases after U.s bombing of North Vietnamese. In 1975 Pathet Lao was officially a communist country and took control of the whole country. Pathet Lao abolished monarch and Lao were then made a republic. Souphanouvong became president and Kaysone Phomvihane was the leader of the communist party. A dramatic amount of Laotians fled to Thailand and sought for refuge to the United States. In the 1990’s Pathet Lao deserted communism and changed to capitalism....   [tags: freedom, better life]

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U.S. vs Asian school system

- Two Systems into One In the past twenty years the United States school system has been accumulating quite a bit of criticism. Evidence shows that the United States has been lagging exponentially compared to almost all the industrialized countries. This specifically refers to Asian countries that are statistically blowing the U.S. out of the water. Recent survey results in the universal subject of math show us that the U.S. eighth graders have fallen behind, while the twelfth grade level showed only slight improvement (appositive)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Asian Immigration : Asian Immigrants

- Asian immigrants also faced discrimination when they first started coming to the United States attempting to seek a better future. Even though the building of the West would not have been possible without Asian immigrants such as the Chinese, they were still looked down upon by American citizens. They were not only accused of taking mining jobs away from citizens but they were also blamed for bringing down the wages companies offered employees (Egendorf pg.19). Since mining companies were notorious for paying Asian immigrants next to nothing for their hard work, American citizens looking for employment in the mines found it difficult to compete for jobs....   [tags: United States, Hispanic and Latino Americans]

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Anti Asian Racism For America

- In the event, Let’s Talk About Anti-Asian Racism… For Once, the speakers introduced the issue of the racism against Asians in the US as it didn’t exist because institutions here in the US don’t pay attention to the issue by giving personal examples of themselves when they were young. First, they asked the audience how much they know about the history of anti-Asian here in the US and what stereotypes are most describe Asians. Then, they provided three videos of Asian-Americans: George Takai, Kao Kalia Yang, and Lee Man Wah, who talked about their own personal history with racism and how it still has an influence on them....   [tags: Race, Racism, White people, Black people]

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Asian Stereotypes in the Media

- “Family Guy” and its Asian Stereotypes “Family Guy” is well known to be a cartoon of disgrace and ill-mannered portrayals of real life events. Asian Stereotype was no exception portrayals in “Family Guy”. In many of the Asian stereotypical scenes in “Family Guy”, one of the episodes shows a scene about an Asian woman driver causing wreckage on the freeway as she exits out of the freeway itself. The following is a dialogue of the scene: ASIAN FEMALE DRIVER. How much signals do I need to cut across a lane....   [tags: Family Guy, Television, Cartoon, Pop Culture]

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The Hierarchy Of The Modern Day Asian Lifestyle

- While hierarchy is often seen as an ancient mode of survival, it has also permeated into many significant facets of the modern-day Asian lifestyle. This particular essay will explore the hierarchy that is the norm in both households and social situations in Japan, all the while also exploring the political and filial hierarchy as well as the significance of the hierarchical structure that is shared with Feudal Europe. Warring European states adopted feudalism in order to introduce structure and efficiency into the lives of the people during the Middle Ages....   [tags: Middle Ages, Feudalism, Confucianism, Structure]

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Asian Pacific Health Corps At Ucla

- Asian Pacific Health Corps at UCLA gave me the opportunity to serve uninsured and low-income families in the community I grew up. Through monthly health fairs and an annual health fair in my hometown Monterey Park, I became aware of the health issues plaguing my community. As a student-run organization, we handled the logistics of the health fair, which included contacting venues, health care professionals, and local organizations. At health fairs, I interacted with patients by conducting blood pressure and body mass index screenings....   [tags: Health care, Health care provider, Medicine]

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Cultural Diversity Asian Culture

- Every culture has its own views of health care, diseases, and medical interventions. The way people of a given culture view health care affects how they handle themselves when they fall ill. For instance, the Asian culture believes that illnesses are caused by supernatural phenomena, which should be diagnosed and treated by means of spiritual healing or traditional herbs. Physicians and other medical practitioners should try to understand the cultural beliefs of their patients to handle them appropriately....   [tags: Spiritual Healing, Patient Compliance]

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U.s. Asian Development Bank

- Even though US policymakers and experts in US-China had already proposed solutions, it is clear that nothing has been effective. One such is the US’s insistence in joining the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) at the same encouraging one of its greatest ally in the far east, Japan to join as well. However, with the upcoming election and both candidates taking a firm stance against it, it’s easy to say to say that this plan will end in vain. Another solution I’ve observed and they, the US and Japan persists on doing, is not to join AIIB (Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank) which is headed by China....   [tags: South Korea, Korean War, North Korea]

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Increased Interdependence in the East Asian Community

- The notion for an East Asian Community has a long history, but has gained considerable traction since the late 1990s. The Asian Financial Crisis of 1997-98 underscored the need for such a regional bloc that aimed at connecting countries in the region. Since then numerous community building initiatives have been implemented such as the ASEAN+3, the Chiang Mai Initiative, and the East Asian Summit. In addition, the region has entered into a series of bilateral and multilateral Free Trade and Economic Partnership Agreements....   [tags: Free Trade, Economic Agreements]

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Political Campaign: The Crusade Against Asian Americans

- As most developed nations around the world continue to be plunged into the economic crisis that began in 2008, any major country that continues to strive during the depression immediately becomes the attention of the citizens of affected countries. While major global powers began to suffer from a loss in international prominence, several foreign countries continued to experience economic growth. The countries that go through this growth—such as China—easily become despised by politicians and even became the targets of office candidates’ campaigns in the recent nation-wide elections....   [tags: Economics politics]

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Asian-Pacific Markets

- Asian-Pacific markets have been enjoying an extremely favorable economic climate generated by high global liquidity over the past three years. In 2006, for example, the excess of liquidity and the overall positive economic performance of these countries led to the lowest sovereign spreads in history falling below 200 basis points, as shown in Exhibit 1. Among the mechanisms contributing to this process are: 1) the low interest rates in mature markets (the U.S., the U.K., Europe, and Japan), until recently declining due to the burst of the dotcom bubble in 2000; 2) the steep yield curve, providing incentives for carrying leveraged positions; and 3) the low long- term interest rates in the U.S...   [tags: Economy, Emerging Market]

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The Negotiation Style Of Asian And Asian Cultures

- Most companies in the word have the need to negotiate to obtain the specific resources they require for their services or products. Negotiation is a process in which two or more parties interact trying to identify a solution to the “allocation of resources or the resolution of seemingly incompatible goals” (Palich, 2002, p. 780). The conviction that the parties has opposing interests or goals can increase when they have different cultures or origins, based on cultural stereotypes and commonly held beliefs....   [tags: Negotiation, Culture, Contract, Win-win game]

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