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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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Developing Models Of Counseling For Asian Americans

- In developing models of counseling specifically for Asian American clients several factors need to be considered and integrated into the therapeutic process to be culturally sensitive, appropriate, and therapeutically effective. Problems inevitably arise when counselors trained in Euro-American psychotherapy fail to consider and address the cultural implications and dynamics of Asian Americans. When developing models for counseling with this population “it is important to consider the cultural lens from which Asian Americans view themselves and the world (Pedersen, Draguns, Lonner & Trimble, 2008).” Failing to perform perspective-taking in such a manner results in a lack of understanding for...   [tags: Asian American, United States, White American]

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Asian-Americans and College Admissions

- American higher education remains the primary ambition of society. It has become the most prized path to social mobility and economic independence, rewarding people from all backgrounds and races. Yet striking changes have occurred in American universities that shifts emphasis on merit towards offering higher education to a specific, privileged race, while limiting the quotas of others, namely Asian-Americans. Just as their predecessors of the 1920s always denied the existence of “Jewish quotas,” top officials at Harvard, Yale, Princeton and the other Ivy League schools today strongly deny the existence of “Asian quotas.” (Unz) , however, statistical evidence suggests other...   [tags: education, discrimination, legacy, student]

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The Model Minority Image Of Asian Americans

- The purpose of this article is to address the model minority image of Asian Americans. In other words, this article highlights the processes which Asian Americans go through in order to assimilate into their new culture, it also explores whether their children do it successfully or not. They address this in three particular issues: (1) How varied are the Asian Americans and how this variation affects the trails of second-generation prospect. (2) How Asian immigrants’ children find their way into American society....   [tags: United States, Social class, Race, Asian American]

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Asian-American Stereotypes

- “What is this chink doing here. Does he even know anything about football. Go back to studying!” After hearing that, I thought, “First off, I am not Chinese, and why yes, I do know a little something something about football.” These remarks were some of the things that I had to deal with when playing football during my first year of high school. These discriminatory statements towards the few Asians and me on the team were things we heard daily from other teammates and students. While these stereotypes of Asians only being good for studying and playing badminton or volleyball was prevalent in my school, that didn’t stop me from trying to be the best football player on the team and disproving...   [tags: Racism ]

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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 Extinction Of Asian Elephants

- Elephants are beautiful animals that are found in most parts of the world. The elephant is Earth 's largest land animal, although the Asian elephant is slightly smaller than its African cousin. The Asian elephant is an endangered animal and the number of Asian elephants has decreased throughout the world and if nothing is said or done, they will go extinct. One of the reasons why this animal is endangered is their habitat is lost as human populations increase and grasslands and forests are converted to agricultural and other uses....   [tags: Elephant, Asian Elephant, Elephas, Elephantidae]

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American Democracy's Treatment of Asian Americans

- Democracy In order to understand how the American Government works for minorities such as Asian Americans and Hispanic Americans, we must first figure out how the political system works for everyone, then compare it to the way it works for minorities. California may be a more difficult situation because the Hispanic American is the majority over the predominant Caucasians. Knowing our government is a Democracy, we must learn what Democracy is. Since the times of Ancient Rome, Democracy has been manipulated, twisted, flipped and misinterpreted by people of all status....   [tags: Politics]

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The Era Of The Asian Four Tigers

- 1 Introduction Significance of theme Although the overpowering domination in East Asia, from the colonial oppression to the 1940s Pacific War, to the 1950s Korean War, then to the 1955-1975 Vietnam War, delays the political stability and economic development, people in East Asia has been writing their history with consistent resistances, wherein is on the way to self-determination and self-autonomy democratic governance. In the aftermath of the 1970s ' economic miracle of the Asian Four Tigers, accompanied with the subsequent democratization, the struggle to the freedom seems to obtain temporary triumph....   [tags: Human rights]

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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-American´s Suicide

- According to research, California State Fullerton professor Eliza Noh states that Asian-American women of the age 15 to 24 have the highest rates of suicide than any other racial, ethnic, or gender group. The “model minority” pressure—“socially produced pressure internalized by families of some Asian-American children to be high achievers at school and professionally”—plays a large factor to the issue, especially since girls, who are more affected by it than boys, are expected to become the “perfect mother, daughter, wife and get only A’s in school and choose the right type of job,” (Cruz 1)....   [tags: mental health, Eliza Noh, depression, minority]

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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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The Popularity of Asian Dramas

- ... Asian dramas are produced in their respective countries. From watching the dramas, I was able to get an idea of the similarities and differences between culture and society among each countries. These elements were depicted within the dramas. For Korean dramas, it is rare to see any explicit scenes, as society in Korea is conservative. The majority of women are presented as innocent and well-mannered with the same to be said for the men. This is why Korean dramas are known for romantic, innocent dramas....   [tags: culture, television, production]

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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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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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The Debt Of Emerging Asian Firms

- The article talks about the rise in the default rate of emerging Asian firms compared to the U.S. firms. According to the article, the default rate is 3.8% in the emerging corporate market over the last 12 months compared to 2.5% in U.S. It was 0.7% and 2.1% four years ago. Companies are struggling to generate enough cash to pay off their debts. The main reason for the rise in debt is due to global investors who are requiring higher returns on their investment in these companies. The emerging corporate default is expected to rise even further....   [tags: Investment, Finance, Debt, Money]

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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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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 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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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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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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Asian Cuisines And Asian Food

- When thinking about food, Americans do not necessarily consider the origin of the country that food was made in or its ingredients. Often disregarded, the culture of Asian food goes amiss in American appropriation of Asian food. Asian cuisines can easily represent the power of its country, thus, are useful tools for education in Asian culture. In America, many people experience variety of food choices of Asian food such as Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. However, often times people raise questions in regard to the jeopardization of the culture in Asian food....   [tags: Chinese cuisine, American Chinese cuisine]

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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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Asian American Culture And Culture

- Culture is one of the major stresses for Asian children due to facing their heritage culture and host culture because most of the time a child sometime cannot balance both culture but they often need to fight to keep both culture to connect with the family and the outside world. According to William Ming Liu; “Asian Americans is often related to the interchangeable use of race, ethnic identity, and culture to describe this community. For the purposes of this research study, we define culture to be the “customs, norms, practices, and social institutions, including psychological processes ....   [tags: Education, Culture, Entrance examination, Race]

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The Successful Female Asian Americans

- I once stubbornly believed I couldn’t be an engineer. Growing up as a female Asian-American, I didn’t see other female Asian-Americans in engineering—I couldn’t envision being an engineer. At the time, I didn’t realize that I associated my future potential with examples of successful female Asian-Americans. The successful female Asian-Americans I knew were in health fields. They were doctors, nurses, and pharmacists. Having grown up in a rather traditional Asian family, I had subconsciously viewed females as nurturers....   [tags: Civil engineering, Engineering]

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How Asian Americans are Portrayed in Hollywood Movies

- Asian American actors and actresses are portrayed in Hollywood movies as always being the silent and yielding foreign victims to social injustice and prejudice. Whether or not these depictions are true, they are nonetheless stereotypes that Hollywood producers have come up with. According to the US Census in the year 2000, Asian Americans make up 4.2% of the entire American population, and knowing that most Asian Americans live on the west and east coast of the United States, many Americans living in central parts of this country have not really been exposed to any Asian Americans....   [tags: Asian culture]

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Studies of Change: an Asian Narrative

- Young people today are the subject of a multitude of changes, both past and present, which have rapidly and increasingly through the past few centuries revolutionized and globalized the world around them. Familiarizing our students as global citizens with concepts of change and continuity, fundamental to the study and understanding of our history, is of the utmost importance in our evolving society. Theme thirteen in the Queensland Studies Authority’s (QSA) 2004 senior modern history syllabus, Studies of Change, aims to familiarize students with the concepts of continuity and change....   [tags: Education]

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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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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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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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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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Asian American And Asian Americans

- Since the first influx of Asian immigrants to the United States, Asian Americans were never treated as an integral part of the American population. Accounting for five percent of the US demographic, often times, they are still portrayed by provincial people as outsiders who do not belong in society. Over the years, this negative mentality has transformed into the way Asian Americans are viewed in media. Though there are many attempts of reversing the trend such as diversifying the cast members, stereotypical personalities such as “the human calculator” or “undesirable partner” are still utilized for writers to infuse racial slurs into comedy skits....   [tags: Asian American, White American, Stereotype]

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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 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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Asian American

- Reflections in a Foreign Mirror After reading the novels assigned in this Asian American class, it seems that many Asian American experiences are similar. One similarity that is outstandingly prominent is how an outside culture impacts either directly or indirectly a foreign society. Often, the influences of the powerful yet glamorous American lifestyle lead to self-hatred of one's own society and culture. We see this in "Obasan," by Joy Kogawa, and in "Dogeaters," by Jessica Hagedorn, where many of the characters cease to acknowledge their own identity by living vicariously through movies, music and other American influences....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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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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Cultural Values And Stereotypes Of Asian American Students

- The source of this discourse can be attributed to global biases and stereotypes of Asian American students. Asian American students are stereotyped for being model students when it comes to education. Most of this academic achievement has been attributed to Asian cultural values that promote educational endeavors. Culture is a major explanation for achievement differences. The article,” Asian-American educational achievements: A phenomenon in search of an explanation” states, “demands and expectations for achievement and upward mobility, induction of guilt about parental sacrifice and the need to fulfill obligations” (Sue, S., & Okazaki, S., 2009), implying that those are key contributors to...   [tags: Asian American, Stereotype, White American]

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Wing Luke Asian Museum Web Site

- Wing Luke Asian Museum Website The Wing Luke Asian Museum is a multicultural museum housing art, film, and other records of the Northwest Asian Pacific culture. The Museum states that it is dedicated to "the collection, preservation, and display of Asian Pacific American culture, history and art.". The Museum was founded 1967, in honor of the first Asian pacific American to be elected to the Seattle council (in 1962). Wing Luke was killed in a plane crash just 3 years later, and the community rallied together to establish the Wing Luke Museum....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Women Of The Asian Hemisphere

- In today’s society, the three countries India, Japan, and China are viewed as the power houses of the Asian hemisphere. Each of these countries had to overcome their own struggles in order to follow the road of modernity. For example, India was faced with the challenges of ending cultural norms that were destructive to a group of its citizens. Sati, or widow burning, was considered not only barbaric to the British who occupied India , but also to Indian reformers like Raja Roy . The unequal treatment of women was a part of the Indian culture that had to be reformed in order to achieve a modern society....   [tags: People's Republic of China, Western world]

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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 Students and Colleges

- Many people assume that Asians have it the easiest of all the races when it comes to applying to top tier schools. Not only are they “naturally intelligent”, they are also a minority meaning they can reap the benefits of affirmative action; therefore, they must be able to easily stand out against White applicants with a comparably high academic record. Surprisingly, studies show that the opposite may be true. Asians admission rates in top tier schools like Harvard suggest that White applicants may be chosen over an Asian applicant with the same qualifications due to higher expectations for Asian students....   [tags: discriminatory practices, chinese immigrants]

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Asian Americans And Values Around Academic Achievement

- The topic being investigated in this paper relates to Asian Americans and values around their academic achievement. This cultural group is made up of individuals from any Asian country that have migrated to the United States. For purposes of this paper, differences between first-generation and second-generation are not considered, although there may exist differences between these two groups. Academic achievement is an important issue in regards to this population due to a strong cultural emphasis on education (Kim & Chun, 1994)....   [tags: Asian American, United States, White American]

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east asian crisis

- East Asian financial crisis are an evidence of fact that economies are prone to fianacial pressures in spite of a stable sustainable growth rate. The East Asian economic crisis is the most important economic event in the region of the past few decades. That much is agreed. Beyond this, there is yet no unanimity about its root causes nor about the solutions. The differences of views are being debated in academic and policy circles and reflected in the media. One thing though is certain: the earlier optimistic expectation that it would last only some months has proved wrong....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Asian Student 's Math Test

- An Asian student sits in class, anxiously waiting for the teacher to pass back the math exam the class took the day before. The teacher comes by and places the graded math test on the desk face down. The Asian student flips the test over and sees a 68% written in red ink across the top of the exam. Another student leans over and peers at the Asian student’s math test. “68%?” the other student exclaims. “Wait, I got a higher score that you?. But, aren’t you supposed to be good at math?” Introduction In the world of today, many students have experiences a scenario similar to this one -- a situation in which others hold some type of misconception about the student....   [tags: United States, Ethnic group, Asian American, Race]

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Asian Americans : An Asian American

- As an Asian American, I have several points to discuss in terms of stereotypes. Through a variety of media, Asian Americans are portrayed by socially constructed stereotypes that are either positive or negative to our community. By explaining the definition of a stereotype and listing three specific ones identified, these points reflect our cultural values. These stereotypes include the concept of model minority, the insinuation that Asians are highly skilled at mathematics, and assumptions of our food ways....   [tags: Asian American, United States, White American]

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Asian Diaspora

- Asian Diaspora Asian diaspora, or the personal and cultural implications of leaving one's homeland, is a central and reaccuring theme for Asian American writers. Diaspora is Greek for "the scattering of seeds" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diaspora), and its ancient denotation has taken figurative meaning today as a feeling of seperation and detachment. In both Fae Myenne Ng's Bone and Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's Leaving Yuba City, a thematic thread of "scattered parts", outsiderness, and otherness link the characters in each, as well as the two seperate works, together....   [tags: English Literature]

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Martial Arts in Asian Theatre

- The Asian Theatre features many rich and beautiful traditions. The realm of Asian Theatre encompasses certain Eastern Traditions which often stem from Buddhism and Taoist practices or beliefs. Martial Arts and acrobatics are frequently utilized in the Noh Theatre, Kabuki, and the Beijing Opera. Karate and Kung Fu were a few of the styles actors applied to the Art of Asian Theatre. The Beijing Opera has been a very popular art form in China for over two-hundred years. The Beijing Opera utilizes various elements such as singing, mime, acrobatics/contortion, and martial arts....   [tags: Karate, Kung Fu, China, Beijing Opera, Kabuki, Noh]

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Analysis of the Asian Art Market

- During the art market booming on a global scale, due diligence of art market has become more and more important not only in developed countries,but also in developing countries, especially Asia area. When we collect our interviews from Asia, we can find some similarities between them. First of all, all of the interviewees from Asia do not know about the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).After our explanation, they are able to know about the valuation of RICS. This may be for two reasons....   [tags: chinese art, contemporary art, art market]

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The Asian Experience in America

- The Asian Experience in America There have been people from many different countries, nations, and religions who have decided to migrate from other places to the United States throughout history. But perhaps none have come in more mass than the Chinese. With declining economic and political conditions at home, many literally saw coming to the United States as a "golden" opportunity. Once arriving here though, many found out it wasn't as opportune as they thought. The immigration of Asians to America was a big part of American History....   [tags: Papers]

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Asian Americans : Asian American Population

- Asian Americans have been more active and involved in politics over the past decade. Furthermore, Asian Americans increasingly became more visible in politics extending beyond the city limits. While in many major cities such as Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City remain packed and serve as a gateway for Asian Americans immigrants. A majority of the United States Asian American population has now moved into the Suburbs. This serves as a part of reaching the American “Dream”. The dream is to own a house in the suburbs with a pool and picket fence....   [tags: Asian American, United States, California]

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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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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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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 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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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 Education Of The Asian Education System

- In 2014, United States attracted nearly 740k international students and cemented its place as the number one desired country in the world to receive education. Although the quality of college education has never been an issue here in America, with some American universities like MIT, Harvard and Stanford consistently appearing in the list of top universities of the world each year, the high schools leave a lot to be desired. The standard of the U.S. education at the grade level has been falling steadily over the years as evident by the declining test scores meant to assess international standards, especially in math and science....   [tags: Education, Education in the United States]

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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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Asian Crisis Of 1998

- Introduction Since 80’s until 90’s, Indonesia has been one of Asia’s most powerful economies especially in Asia Pacific. During this period, its economic grew at stable annual rate. But when financial agitation struck in 1998, Indonesia’s economic decreased rapidly. As the moment, Indonesia rupiah currency has dropped nearly 80 percent of its value against the U.S. dollar (pbs.org, 1998). Banks and major companies have collapsed overnight. Unemployment has growth dramatically and food prices have skyrocketed....   [tags: History Economics Asia]

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Asian American Ethnic Groups Of Asian Americans

- In at least one point in everyone’s lives, they are faced with micro aggressions or discriminating adjectives about their race, gender, or sexual orientation. Most of the time, it is said without the intent of insulting the individual, but most times, it’s much more harmful than they think. Asian Americans, for example, have been “complimented” in stereotypical characteristics. They are told that they are good at math or science because they are Asian, that they are wealthy because their parents are doctors or lawyers, and that they are pretty much the second Whites of society....   [tags: Asian American, United States, Ethnic group]

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Asian Carp

- The control and management of Asian carp in North America is an issue that numerous state and federal agencies have been trying work out ever since the first case of Asian carp being in the waterways of North America. Asian carp are a very difficult species of fish to manage and control because of their fast reproduction rate and that there are no predators in the North American waterways to reduce numbers. These fish are damaging native fish's food sources and habitat. More recently, Asian carp are threatening to invade the Great Lakes which would cause drastic economic and ecological problems....   [tags: social issues, asian carp]

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Being Asian American

- Would You Like Some Rice With That. To be young and Asian in America is a special brand of torture. There is an unspoken dictum of silence that grips Asian youth, a denial of our place in popular culture. Asian youth walk in America not quite sure where we fit in-black children have a particular brotherhood, Hispanic children have a particular brotherhood, white children own everything else. We cannot lay claim to jazz or salsa or swing; we cannot say our ancestors fought for equality against an oppressive government or roamed the great hallways of power across the globe....   [tags: Asia Asian Culture Cultural Essays]

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The Harmful Myth Of Asian Superiority

- We’ve all heard it said that Asian Americans are good at math; anything involving science, technology, and medicine. They study all the time, work really hard, and live a version of the American dream many of us never thought to dream of. And of course, we know these stereotypes are dangerous and often untrue, but perhaps we still find ourselves buying into them. Ronald Takaki”, the ethnic studies expert, writes about the idea that Asian Americans are more successful than any other American minority group in his article “The Harmful Myth of Asian Superiority....   [tags: Asian American, United States, Race]

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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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Asian Americans: Exclusion and Segregation

- The United States of America is the place of opportunity and fortune. “Many immigrants hoped to achieve this in the United States and similar to other immigrants many people from the Asian Pacific region hoped to make their fortune. They planned to either return to their homelands or build a home in their new country (Spring, 2013).” For this reason, life became very complicated for these people. They faced many challenges in this new country, such as: classifying them in terms of race and ethnicity, denying them the right to become naturalized citizens, and rejecting them the right of equal educational opportunities within the school systems....   [tags: United States of America, Land of Opportunities]

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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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Diabetes in Asian American Adolescents

- In today’s society diabetes mellitus has become a prevalent issue, especially because it is affecting our youth in increasing numbers. Diabetes is defined as “a complex disorder of carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism that is primarily a result of a deficiency or complete lack of insulin secretion by the beta cells of the pancreas or resistance to insulin ("DM," 2013, p. 522). The number of adults diagnosed with diabetes has significantly increased from the 1980s to today, as well as the number of children being diagnosed....   [tags: Diabetes Mellitus, Society, Risk Factors]

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The Impact of the Asian Crisis in Malaysia

- The Impact of the Asian Crisis in Malaysia When the Asian financial crisis hit Malaysia, the impact was traumatic. The stock market, the currency and the property market nearly collapsed.The crisis in Malaysia first began with developments in the Malaysian currency. As a result of the precipitate withdrawal of money from Malaysia, the value of the Malaysian Ringgit began to swing wildly. In July 1997, within days of the Thai baht devaluation, the Malaysian ringgit was "attacked" by speculators....   [tags: stock market, investment]

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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 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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Asian American Identity

- Silence as Beauty, Silence as Self: The Asian American Identity The label “American” encompasses many different cultures and races. However, American society is often guilty of assuming there is only one true, certainly white, “American” face, voice, and behavior. Associate Professor of Sociology, Minako Maykovich, states that “the criteria for physical characteristics are generally determined by the dominant group in society,” thus “racial difference is the greatest obstacle to the process of assimilation” (68)....   [tags: Culture Race]

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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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Racism Is Interracial, By Firoozeh Dumas, An Asian American

- The United States has faced several extreme battles, however, the largest battle has always been racism. It has continually affected the U.S. ever since the beginning of time and, unfortunately, will never go away. In the first article, ““FOBs” vs. “Twinkies”: The New Discrimination Is Interracial” author, Grace Hsiang, an Asian American, expresses that ethnic groups aren 't just racist against each other, but they are racist and discriminate within their own ethnic groups. In the second article, “The “F Word”, author, Firoozeh Dumas, an Iranian American, tells us about the challenges she and her family faced while settling into the United States....   [tags: United States, Race, Asian American, Ethnic group]

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Asian American Experience

- Asian American Experience The pain and the suffering, the oppression, and the exclusion all describe the history of Asia America. When they arrived to the United States, they become labeled as Asians. These Asians come from Japan, China, Korea, Laos, Thailand, and many other diverse countries in the Eastern hemisphere. These people wanted to escape from their impoverished lives as the West continued to infiltrate their motherland....   [tags: Immigration Asia United States Asians]

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The Asian Auschwitz

- “’How many logs did you chop today?’ People would answer ‘Two logs were cut at my section’, or ‘No logs were cut at my section’” (Simkin). This conversation was not a discussion on the productivity of a day’s work of cutting wood, no this was far worse. The discussion between these men was about the vivisection of live human subjects. Here was a daily part of the lives of workers and researchers of the Japanese Covert Biological and Chemical Warfare Research Department Unit, or better known as Unit 731, and the atrocities committed by the “Asian Auschwitz”....   [tags: Japan]

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The Asian Financial Crisis

- The Asian Financial Crisis In the 1980s and for most of the 1990s, the entire Asian marketplace was seen as nothing less than a miracle. Business was booming, and economies in the region enjoyed GDP growth rates nearing 10% per year—4 to 5 times the growth rate of the US economy at the time. It began in the ‘80s when foreign investment in Asian countries began to increase. Foreign investors lured by stable governments, the promise of high returns, and currencies that were tightly pegged to the US dollar began throwing money into the ASEAN-5 (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand)....   [tags: Economics Economy Government Essays]

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Asian Americans And Hispanic Americans

- Final Research Paper My Central research question that I am addressing is what factors lead Asian Americans to exhibit higher academic outcomes than Hispanic Americans. The three factors that I am using to support my argument is ethnic capital, racial stereotypes and stereotype threat, and differences in economic barriers. Asian Americans have often been stereotyped to be the smart and successful in school in outlets such as public education, media, and personal perceptions. The 2015 U.S. Census measured educational attainment among populations over the age of 25 years old and found that 53.9% of Asian Americans had a Bachelor 's degree or more compared to 15.5% of Hispanic Americans....   [tags: United States, Education, Higher education]

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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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Asian-American Stereotypes

- Asian-American Stereotypes Overview Asian stereotypes are a product of prevailing myths propagated by various media, from books, plays, movies, television, to even historical propaganda. Generally speaking, the stereotyping of Asian women often swing to extreme types: the docile, subservient sexual object, or the dragon lady. Asian Americans only make up a small percentage of the United States population and live mostly on the west and east coasts of mainland United States and Hawaii. Consequently, the rest of the American population will most likely get their exposures to Asian Americans through television and movies....   [tags: essays research papers Asians Ethnicity]

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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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