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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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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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Discrimination Against Asian Immigrants

- During the late 1800s, waves of Asian immigrants from other countries arrived at the United States of America. These countries include China, Japan, Korea, Philippines, and India. They believed that coming to the United States would enable them to achieve the “America Dream”, but various laws and discrimination prevented them from achieving the dream. In response to these laws and discrimination, Asian immigrant groups asserted a sense of agency to protect themselves from oncoming discrimination and prejudice....   [tags: Chinese Exclusion Act]

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Asian Culture and Healthcare

- Culture is a very important factor to the Asian community. Their whole lives, from their religion, to how they interact with one another, to how they view health care is all dependent on tradition and beliefs. At the third largest majority group, there are almost 12 million Asian or Asian American people living in the United States (Spector, 2009, p 232). Of them, 10.2 million are just Asian, and 1.7 million are Asian mixed with one or more other races. Being Asian refers to having origins to the people from the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent....   [tags: Healthcare ]

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Enhancing Northeast Asian Security

- Having been so problematic for ages, the conflict over the Korean Peninsula does not seem to be sooner ended after Cheonan incident which is even worsening the situation indeed. Even though many countries in the world are focusing on how North Korea and South Korea come up with such satisfactory ratified solution. External interference is playing a crucial role in this issue especially the participation of U.S. and Japan that have officially announced to support South Korea when attacked. On the other hand, China and Russia are doing the same thing....   [tags: Korean Peninsula, nuclear power, Cheonan]

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Asian Influence in Gaming

- Mortal Kombat, a one versus one American video game, developed by NetherRealm Studios as a whole seems to have much influence from the one versus one video game series Street Fighter made by Capcom, a Japanese video game developer. This influence is especially seen in the development of the characters of Mortal Kombat, The character Kitana (Figure 2) from Mortal Kombat displays much influence from Street Fighter’s Chun Li (Figure 1), from colors to a spin off of her clothing. Chun Li (Figure 1) has exaggerated proportions of her body that please the eye as well as Kitana (Figure 2)....   [tags: Video games, NetherRealm, Mortal Kombat]

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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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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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Asian Women

- Women occupied only 6% of corporate board seats in Asia in 2011, according to a study conducted by McKinsey where women of United States occupies 15% and Germany, 17% (Riley, “Missing from Asia’s Board”). Why is number of Asian women so low comparatively to western women. Asian women are not able to make it to the top ranking position as they have to mull over family circumstances in their life like marriage. Marriage is the path which leads women to engage more in domestic responsibilities. The Asian society always teaches women to do house hold works and to take care of people and guests from their childhood....   [tags: social puppets, sexual harrasment]

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Asian Tradition

- It is true to say that tradition is an important aspect of Asian art. Yet with Asian art we are always struck by the question of which tradition. Much more scholarship is being produced today on the syncretic nature of Asia, that is, how traditions in different Asian states share cultural heritage and are inherently interconnected. While this is certainly the case with the shared cultures of South Asia, South East Asia and East Asia perhaps a larger question looms as to how tradition impacts upon art today....   [tags: Sociology, Experimental Artists]

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Asian Seabass

- According to FAO (2008), the world fisheries production by capture and aquaculture has reached 142 million metric tons which this number shows the increasing of about 26 million metric tons from the fish production in 2007. FAO reported that the scale of fish capturing has reached the maximum level and it was counted that about 77% of the fishing region in the world has now classified as fully exploited. As this scenario might cause the decreasing of new fish sources, the fishing industry will face some problems to fulfill the demand of this protein source around the world (Meryl 2007)....   [tags: Business, Malaysian Market, Fish]

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The Media as a Mirror of the Asian-American Women

- Imagine a distant post-apocalyptic future in which a group of researchers discovers a stack of DVDs of 20th and 21st century Hollywood movies of Asian American actresses. After watching those movies, what might the researchers conclude about the characteristics of Asian American women in the movies. Certainly, they will view Asian American women as sexual and erotic objects of the society that white men can score with ease. Why do I assume they will think that way. The answer is a simple, yet controversial one: mostly, the media, as the history proves, portrays Asian American women either as erotic sex slaves of white men or as insidious personalities who lure their prey into a trap with the...   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Couseling Asian Immigrants

- Counseling Asian Immigrants Demographic review According to U.S. Census Bureau, the term Asian refers to those having origins of the native people of the Far East, Southeast Asia, and Indian subcontinent (U.S. Census Bureau, 2004b). Pacific Islander is another common term which refers to those having origins of Hawaii, Samoa, Guam, or other Pacific Islands. In the U.S, Asian American a more acceptable term, which is represented by more than 43 different ethnic groups of people originated from different geographic areas....   [tags: discrimination, racism, myth, services]

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Is there Discrimination against Asian Americans in the Workplace?

- Is there discrimination against Asian Americans in the workplace. Can you relate a man with an Ivy college diploma and decent salary to discrimination. Probably no, and neither can I. How about adding a racial identity to him, say Asian American. This answer may be not that simple. Such topic above has brought about a hot debate on the Internet. Many people insist there is no discrimination against Asian Americans. More than a half Asian Americans hold college degree (Hyun, 16). “In 2013, Asians’ median weekly earnings were $973, as compared to$799 for whites” (Golash-Boza)....   [tags: stereotypes, statistical data is tricky]

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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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Asian Carp vs the Great Lakes

- The possibility of Asian carp entering the Great Lakes is a huge problem that is expensive and time consuming to solve. The U.S. Army Corp. of engineers is currently assessing possible barriers to keep the Asian carp out of the waters of the Great Lakes (http://www.ibtimes.com/ending-asian-carp-threat-great-lakes-will-take-25-years-more-18b-yet-recommended-strategies-might). At the moment the huge fish are being kept out of the Great Lakes by using electric fences (http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/natural-disasters/how-to-stop-the-carp-invasion)....   [tags: Informative Essays]

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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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Mental Health of the Asian-American Elderly

- Health Disparity Topic Selection and Analysis: Mental Health of the Asian-American Elderly Mental Health of the Asian-American Elderly Asian-Americans constitute an important racial/ethnic minority in the US. A few facts that have been given by the US Census Bureau include: • In 2011, the population of Asians with more than one race was estimated at 18.2 million. • The referred population includes about 50 subgroups with reference to origins, diversity in culture, ethnicity, religious traditions, English proficiency, and geographical and immigration history • The Asian population has been estimated to about 40.6 million by 2050....   [tags: well-being, immigrants]

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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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Asian Tigers : The Highly Free Developed

- Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan are known as Asian Tigers. The highly free developed economics in these four districts gave them this title. “Asian Tigers” had long­time high growth rates, between 1960s and 1990s, the growth rates even reached 7 percent. At the same time, they began industrialization in a high speed. Now, these nations and regions are considered as advanced and high- income economies. Economic growth is used to judge the ability of an economy to produce goods and service in a period of time and it is measured by the growth rate of real GDP....   [tags: Asia, Developed country, Unemployment]

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The Past, Present, and Future of Asian Rap

- Hip-hop is a massive cultural movement originating in New York City in the 1970’s. According to Oxford English Dictionary, the four components of hip-hop are rapping, DJing, breakdancing, and graffiti writing. This culture is commonly associated with African-Americans and Latinos because they were the ones who pioneered this movement in the 70’s. If one were look back at some of the early hip-hop innovators, such as The Sugarhill Gang, Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five, and the much-loved Run DMC, one similarity that they all shared was their African ancestry....   [tags: Music]

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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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Asian Financial Crisis

- The paradox of thrift is defined as “ a change in the amount household wish to save at each income leads to a change in equilibrium income, but no change in equilibrium saving, which must still equal planned investment” (Begg, Fisher, Dornbusch, 2009). Increase in savings is actually the consumption foregone by the consumer. Domestic saving increases investment in a country which fuel the economic growth. But could savings be a cause for the financial crisis in Asian countries. As told by Dr Zhou Xiaochuan, Governor of the People’s Bank of China, “ the East Asia countries are influenced by Confucianism, which value thrift, self-discipline, zhong yong or Middle Ground (low-key)...   [tags: International Finance ]

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Asian Carp: Destroying the Great Lakes

- Asian Carp should be prevented from entering the Great Lakes because they are destroying the ecosystem in that area. They are a negative contribution to the lakes because they are eating all of the plankton needed for the native fish to survive, which in turn will create a mass starvation among all the fish in the area. The Asian Carp are also a hazard to boaters, as they are capable of jumping out of the water and knocking into fishermen. They can take over an area quickly and never leave because they have no predators, they come in massive swarms, and they breed fast....   [tags: Animal Research ]

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Endangered Asian Elephants

- Most Americans have been to a zoo or aquarium at some point in their lives. They spend the whole day outside with their friends and family looking at all the animals from all over the world. For most people, zoos are the only way they will ever be able to see these amazing animals in person. However one animal that lives in zoos across the country may not be there in a couple years. The number of African and Asian elephants in North American zoos is declining as a result of many medical issues. A new disease has recently been discovered that is now hindering elephant’s ability to survive even further....   [tags: North American Zoos, Virus]

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The secret to success of East Asian economies

- Since the end of the second world war, many East Asian economies have seen a “miraculous” growth. And with so many other nations still in poverty, economists and leaders are turning their eyes towards the “East Asian tigers” to see if they can replicate their results. When looking at the facts it is obvious that the the circumstances facing the East Asian nations were quite different than the ones that nations face today. But outside of these differences a loose model of the East Asian miracle can be utilized in Third World nations today and, considering the high success rate of so many of the East Asian economies, would most likely see positive results....   [tags: International Economy, Market-Freedom]

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South Asian Women

- Introduction South Asian women engage in patriarchal values and normative structure established more than two thousands years ago, continue to be oppressed by a dominant group of men. These women suffer further oppression through the strict adherence to cultural garb. Still today, media and educational system portray South Asian women as self-sacrificing, faithful to the family, and submissive to men. 1. Identify and understand the vulnerable population. Various theorists under the umbrella of critical social theory believe that all subordinate groups are oppressed on personal, cultural and institutional levels by visible and invisible structures as well as by conscious and unconscious mea...   [tags: Gender Roles, Patriarchal Values, Oppression]

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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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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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Substance Abuse Among Asian Americans

- Introduction Asian Americans are always shown to have a relatively low rate of substance abuse among all the ethnic groups in the US (Kim, Ziedonis, & Chen, 2007). In fact, studies suggest that Asian American youth are more vulnerable for emotional and social difficulties than youth of other races or ethnicities (Wong et al. 1998). As a group of immigrants, Asian American youth often face acculturation stressors like low self-esteem, high depression and anxiety and social isolation, and more and more studies have reported various behavior problems among Asian American youth, like gang activities (Zhang, 2002), a rapid increase in juvenile crime (Le, 2002) and a significant increase in violen...   [tags: Drug Abuse Essays]

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Summary : ' Fantastic Asian Take Away '

- Fantastic Asian Take-Away is a small business under the legal format of a sole trader. As the business creates products that are sold to customers and not retailers it is considered to be a merchandising and retail business as opposed to a wholesaler or manufacturer. This business sells a range of different Asian Food products as a take away – however it also offers a service of preparing and delivering food for customers. A sole trader legal form is extremely easy and inexpensive to set up; this is convenient for a small Asian take-away business (Sole Trader, 2016)....   [tags: Balance sheet, Financial statements]

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Asian Economic Activity

- History of foreign affairs in Asia had always been an interesting topic to look at. What was once considered an economically successful continent from 1500-1800, is mostly composed of what is considered as the ‘developing world.’ The complexity of trade within and outside of Asia added to the success of the continent from the 16th up until the 18th century. Being a short essay, this paper will simply look at one country from each region: East, South and Southeast Asia. Even examining these three countries require a lot more than what this paper will go through....   [tags: foreign affairs, Ming and Qing Dynasties]

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Importance of Afghanistan in Inner Asian Geopolitics

- 1. Afghanistan: The unique lebensraum Sir Halford John Mackinder in his famous –Heartland theory changed the concept of world geopolitics by saying- “Who rules East Europe commands the Heartland, Who rules the Heartland commands the World-Island Who rules the World-Island commands the world.” Afghanistan geographically lies in the periphery of Central Asia, yet this does not reduce its geostrategic importance in the geopolitical phenomena of this region. Not only geographical contiguity, common racial, ethnic, cultural and religious threads of connection make Afghanistan interlinked with Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan and other countries of Central Asia....   [tags: modern day theocracies]

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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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Analysis Of The Movie ' Asian American Actors '

- Race is involved in media because of box office revenues, the interest of audience, the verbal content of commentators, and the actors showing on the screen. In order to get more box office revenues, the companies directly include the idea of race into films as who they would choose to be the main characters in the films. Who is going to be the main character of the film is directly affecting the box office revenues. Commonly, companies would choose the white to be the main character instead of Asians or others....   [tags: White people, White American, Race, Black people]

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The Use of Coining in Southeastern Asian Cultures

- In Southeastern Asian cultures, coining is a common home remedy used to relieve colds, headaches, and pain. Coining involve using a coin with balm oil to rub repeatedly on skin causing bruising (Nguyen, 1985). In Western medicine, coining is not view as a health benefit, but as health care providers, it is important to interject different beliefs from patients in which we are caring for. According to my grandma, coining is an effective home treatment that has been passed on for many generations....   [tags: western medicine, balm oil, skin]

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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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My Experience At The Asian Country Of Bangladesh

- Being the second to attend college in my family, I was able to experience a bit of insight into the college life. Coming from the South Asian country of Bangladesh,I wasn’t able to experience as much of my cultural heritage as I hoped I would. That is when I decided to take a vacation with my family to Bangladesh for the first time. In 2009, my family and I set out for a one month experience. I went to Bangladesh in February where the weather was not too hot, and where the sunsets were simply breathtaking....   [tags: High school, College, Education, School]

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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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Sex Tourism in Southeast Asian countries

- Introduction The predominant popularity of sex tourism in South East Asia led to many foreign tourist attractions to their countries. South East Asia, notably Thailand, Indonesia, Laos, and Cambodia all have notorious red light districts promoted in guidebooks as a tourist attraction. Thus, it is not uncommon to sight family groups shopping in the open-air market while sex workers actively drag passers-by into strip clubs and bars that offers sex services on the same street. This paper is concerned with sex tourism and the images that it constructs for particular South East Asian countries....   [tags: Sex Tourism Essays]

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One of the Asian Giants: South Korea

- Introduction South Korea is one the four Asian Tigers with fastest economic growth. Seoul, the capital of it is a megacity with a population of more than 10 million, Social and Cultural Aspect As the capital city of South Korea, Seoul is the center of social and cultural activities. Software and hardware element of Seoul shows the unique characteristics of Koreans. The software element includes modern values, local cultures. And the hardware element of the city includes historical architecture, technological advanced infrastructures and airport facilities....   [tags: Economy, Infrastructure, Technology]

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Southern Asian Monsoons and their Effect on the People

- Global Circulation Air is something that we all take for granted. We breathe it every day, we look through it, we pollute it. Most of the time, we don’t even notice it. But it can quickly make its presence known when wind is involved. Wind, in general is just moving air, and although in its stationary state it may seem harmless, once started, it is a force to be reckoned with; it can uproot trees, lift roofs of buildings, and generally wreak havoc. It is caused by differences in air pressure within the atmosphere, and the driving force behind all of that is the solar radiation....   [tags: CLimate, Natural Disasters]

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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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Southern Asian Monsoons: A Meteorological Study

- Why Is South Asian Monsoon Important Monsoons occur every year in many countries around the world, so why is it that we almost always hear the Indian or South Asian monsoon mentioned and the others omitted. It is true, that the Indian monsoon is the largest of the phenomena, but that is no reason to nullify the others. What is, is what the monsoon means to the people who live in affected regions. In India, people’s lives are balanced on a knife-edge. More than 40% of the total population (which was more than one billion and a hundred and fifty million people by the 2009 census) falls below the international poverty line of earning 1.25 US$ per day....   [tags: climate change, global warming, weather]

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The Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach

- Next, the Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach focuses on the mental aspect of trafficked victims educating the victims and then guide them back into a normal lifestyle. The outreach mainly focuses on mental health as well as provide counseling. Malaysia has always tried to better their education. It is what happened the nation grow in the top 25% of exporters in the world. The Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach supplemented with the education system, reduce the amount of victims being trafficked to the country....   [tags: Human trafficking, United Nations, Human rights]

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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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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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Eating Utensils And Asian Food Culture

- Chopsticks are a set of well-known eating utensils which are widely used in parts of Asia. They are nothing more than just two identical thin sticks with pointed or blunt ends which are made of wood, bamboo, plastic, silver, etc.. It is very simple to operate chopsticks, I would say, just hold them and use them. Apart from liquid food such as soup and porridge, I eat with chopsticks for nearly all meals. I found this practice relatively dominant particularly in Chinese community where it is not always convenient to obtain an alternative to chopsticks....   [tags: Eating, Restaurant, History of China, Food]

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American vs Asian Education Systems

- There are many factors that influence the Asian and Asian immigrants’ high levels of academic achievements. The environment that students experienced in Asia is totally different from the foreigners’ like the schoolings, the testing and grading testing system. Non-Asian people observed many high levels academic achievements of Asian and they start making false assumptions. The education system in Asia is different from America’s which explains the stereotype that common Asians are smart....   [tags: Asians and Education]

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I Am Familiar With Asian Culture

- Living in the United States as one of the most divers’ countries in the world has made me to recognize the importance of increasing my cultural self-awareness. As Sammers-Flanagan, Sammer-Flanagan in the book, Clinical Interviewing (2014) stated: “The ability to understand how your own thoughts and feelings are influenced by your cultural heritage helps you understand how culture has influenced others. Hopefully, understanding other perspectives will help you avoid imposing your cultural values on your clients.”(p....   [tags: Culture, Learning, Sociology, The Culture]

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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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Asian Americans Like Eric Liu

- Some individuals believe that we have a responsibility to our culture to resist assimilating into the dominate culture while other people believe that we have an obligation to assimilate ourselves into the dominant culture of their society. I believe that we are required by society to assimilate ourselves into the culture that society has deemed dominant. Asian Americans like Eric Liu which is an amazing author and educators that brings up topics that involve assimilation and race and how it contradicts each other in America but Mexican Americans like Richard Rodriguez who writes about his life experiences and the cultural issues he had growing up in America....   [tags: United States, Mexican American, White American]

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Important Issues Within Asian Culture

- Just like cultures around the world, Asian cultures have numerous issues. Asia is struggling to find a method to better its society. Just like America, Asians have numerous issue in the everyday life, millions of people are suffering through anxiety, addiction and numerous other obstacles. These issues have been prevalent throughout the social history of Asia. Below I will highlight what I consider to be some important issues within the Asian culture. In Asia the motivation for the future of youths is dull....   [tags: Youth, Young, Index of youth articles, Ageism]

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African Asian Women Face Sexism

- News reports, blogs, and even new releases at local bookstores remind women of the many horrors happening overseas. Murder, rape, kidnapping – common headlines in countries all over the world that people ignore because of their prevalence. While the Middle East holds the spotlight, many other Asian women face sexism on a daily basis, and have dealt with its poison sting for centuries. This issue has just recently gained popularity and aid from people all over the world, but few know the origin of the widespread discrimination of the “fairer gender.” Religion, one of the most blamed causes, has played a great part in the creation of gender roles, but did it create sexism in Asia....   [tags: Religion, Buddhism, Islam, Gender]

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The Asian Market

- Nowadays, emerging markets are becoming more and more attractive for multinational companies. Particularly the Asian market, headed by China, represents an enormous potential. Asians consumers are motivated by a complex range of cultural factors and are becoming more interested in pursuing brands to experience their reputation, to stand out from the crowd or to create new trends of a modern high-class lifestyle in purchasing items of established, mostly western brands. Especially the uprising group of young urban professionals, the so-called Yuppies, is eager to spend big amounts of their comparatively high income on upscale brands....   [tags: Business International China Market]

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How Asian American Communities Viewed Law Enforcement

- Introduction In chapter one, a complete empirical argument was outlined regarding how Asian-American communities viewed law enforcement, and the various types of barriers that has created challenges to recruit Asian-American applicants. Chapter two will provide justification and identify the most relevant and significant literature that is associated with the problems addressed in this thesis. The problems to be addressed in chapter two pertains to the following: (1) underrepresentation of Asian-American police officers; (2) recruiting Asian-Americans into law enforcement; and (3) methods to dispel cultural barriers to develop a diverse police force....   [tags: Police, Law enforcement agency, United States]

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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 Essential Business Sector of the Asian-American Entrepreneurs

- Asian American entrepreneurs are an essential part of the small business sector and to a larger extent, the US economy. Like many small businesses, Asian-American owned businesses contribute to the community and national economy by providing services and products as well as employment to many people. Even the White House acknowledges the benefits of Asian Americans to the US economy and society. They do so by providing support to these businesses and taking them into consideration when it comes to planning the budget....   [tags: economy, award, chinese market]

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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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The Causes of the Asian Crisis

- The Causes of the Asian Crisis The Causes of the Asian Crisis. There are many speculations about the causes of the Asian Crisis. From my research I found out that there is quite a number of reasons for the Asian currency crisis. There is a book called; The East Asian Miracle, which was published by the World Bank. This book expressed the relationship between government, the private sector, and the market....   [tags: Papers]

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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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Asian American Stereotypes in Film

- Asian Americans only make up a small percent of the American population. Even more significant is that this percentage live mostly on the west and east coasts of mainland United States and Hawaii; leaving the rest of the American population to most likely get their exposures to Asians through television and movies. However the exposure they have receive throughout the history of cinematography has been hardly flattering. Throughout the course of history Asians in film have been portrayed as evil or the "yellow peril" as described by others....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Asian Religions in the USA

- Asian Religions in the USA In this essay I will discuss the many aspects and ideals of Asian Religions along with their impact and the role they play within the United States. I had a few questions that I had to try and find answers for, in order to complete the connection of Asian Religions to the United States. Why are some Americans and westerners finding Asian Religions as well as Asian thought and philosophy to be more gratifying than traditional western religions and philosophy. How are Asian Religions perceived and practiced here in the United States as opposed to its place of origination....   [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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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 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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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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Cultural Factors in Asian-American students’ stress

- Cultural Factors in Asian-American students’ stress “Why only 99 points. What happened to the other one point?” In Confucian based societies, high academic achievements are expected commonly. As the epitome of someone who has two cultural backgrounds, I am the ambassador between Asian culture and American culture. Most of the time, both cultures are in accordance with each other, but sometimes their principles conflict with one another. According to the US Department of Education, Asian/ Pacific Islander students consistently achieved the highest GPA among all ethnicity from 1990 to 2005....   [tags: Education]

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Development of Services for Asian Women Suffering from Depression

- This essay explores the development of services for young Asian women who are suffering from depression in Southall, part of the London Borough of Ealing. There is a discussion of why this need was identified and the rationale for choosing the area, the circumstances and the chosen group, it’s association with mental health, management (including implications of management strategies) and recommendations for improvement; this may refer to the strengths and weaknesses of the inter - professional team....   [tags: community mental health teams]

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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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Asian Philosophies of Critical Thinking

- Asian Philosophies of Critical Thinking The research question of this extended essay came across at a very early stage in my life. Having been born and developed from a family with all its members being University instructors and professors, I was often involved in arguments related to the lack of critical thinking in Asian cultures. As I got older, having had the chance to emerge in different cultures, I started to develop my own viewpoints and answers. I started to wonder about the truth between the real differences of Asian and Western philosophies of critical thinking....   [tags: Critical Thinking Essays]

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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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A Brief Note On Asian Culture And American Culture

- I came from Viet Nam to United States, and my life has been affected by the Asian culture a lot. It has changed for the better since I moved to America. I have had a chance to experience so many things that I have not ever done before, especially English and American culture. Living in a culture that was very different from my own could be an exciting and challenging experience. I have had to learn different cultural practices and tried to adapt to them. American culture has influenced my thinking and behavior while living in this land of freedom and opportunity....   [tags: Family, Culture, Sociology, Asia]

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Researching the Asian American Culture

- Researching the Asian American Culture There are fundamental differences between Eastern and Western cultures and the meeting of these cultures has had several effects, both in Asia and here in the US. Overseas, you can see the juxtaposition of American pop culture on the older modes of Asian thought and society. Here, New Age religions find new excuses in Asian religions and philosophies and Anime is appears regularly on Saturday morning cartoons. Often, this juxtaposition becomes turbulent as the younger generations are caught between two seemingly opposing cultures....   [tags: Cultural Identity Essays]

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Asian Americans in the Classroom

- Asian Americans in the Classroom Asians are one of fastest growing minority groups in America today. During this century, various factors at home and abroad have caused people from Asia to immigrate to the United States for better or for worse. Due to these factors, Americans and American teachers, in particular, need to educate themselves and become aware of the Asian American students’ needs in terms of success and happiness. Before beginning my research, I felt I had an easy subject: studying Asian Americans in relation to their education in public schools....   [tags: Asia Education Stereotypes Papers]

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An Analysis of Asian Gangs

- An Analysis of Asian Gangs Let's say you're by yourself on the subway in New York City. You get on and it's not that crowded, there's a bunch of open seats. As you look around, you notice that the car is filled with mainly high school aged kids, mostly boys. On one side there is a spot next to a bunch of African Americans, on the other side it's a posse of Asians. Okay, so where are you going to sit. Next to the Asian's I bet. What if it was Latino's instead of Blacks, chances are you would still say you'd go towards the Asian's and shy away from the more typical gang looking kids....   [tags: Youth Gangs Essays]

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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations

- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations Introduction Formed in the mid-1960s by five anti-Communist states, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) serves the Southeast Asia (SEA) region as a multilateral institution with the primary responsibility of promoting social and economic cooperation among its members and maintaining peace in the region. ASEAN is quite unique in that it is built upon a cultural respect for the authority of individual nations to control what goes on within their boarders with little complaint or judgement by those on the outside, or even within ASEAN....   [tags: Papers]

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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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An Asian Growing Up in America

- An Asian Growing Up in America The air would always be humid and stuffy while riding the bus to school, and the slightest bump in the road would result in tossing up the kids like salad. The backseat would provide carriage for all the popular and tough kids shouting out at pedestrians on the street or flipping off a middle finger to the bus driver that would shout for them to calm down. I despised those kids in the back. They were the same people that made my life a living hell, while growing up and attending an American school....   [tags: Persoanl Narrative Essays]

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Living and Coping with Cystic Fibrosis in the South Asian Community

- A widely accepted Caucasian disease has since changed; as cases of its existence are appearing in the South Asian Population (Orenstein, Rosenstein and Stern, 2000). First discovered in 1989, Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a genetically predetermined condition, its presences is lifelong and highly complex, which is why many CF sufferers and families develop various mechanisms in order to adapt to the condition (Tippingemail, Scholes, Cox, 2010). Cystic Fibrosis causes the body to develop thick, sticky mucus which clogs the lungs and affects other organs in the body, mainly the pancreas....   [tags: Health, Diseases]

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