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Asian Immigration to the United States

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

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Asian Parenting : Is It For Everybody?

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

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Asian Culture And Western Culture

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

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Racism And The Asian Culture

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

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Arranged Marriages in Asian Cultures

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

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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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Major Empires of the Asian Continent

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

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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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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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Urbanization Of The Asian Continent

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

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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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The Asian Financial Crisis Of 1997

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

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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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Questions On Asian Religions Course

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

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Academic Stereotypes of Asian-American Students

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

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Asian 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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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 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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Asian Business

- 1. “To get rich and glorious” quote was said by Deng Xiao Ping, member of the communist party in China. They got richer, faster than any people ever had. The economy is now 10 times larger than it was then; it grew 300% just in the last 10 years. Incomes rose every year. People in China are becoming millionaires there than anywhere else on earth (Time Asia.) 2. Techno-nationalism is expressive and strict categories for understanding the impact of technology on society and vice versa. They reflect the fundamental assumptions made by analysts of the place of technology in the world, and denote ideologies, rather than technological policies or realities....   [tags: Asian Business]

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Asian Immigration And Asian Immigrants

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

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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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Asian American, Who Left Out From The Debate

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

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African Americans, Asian Americans And Native Americans

- In the wake of one of the most destructive and devastating catastrophes ever to have occurred in this country, sparks of aggressive discussion over matters of class and race were reignited as news outlets released images of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. An image from the Associated Press (AP) shows a young black man, wading through waist-high floodwaters, dragging a large floating bag of supplies after, as the caption indicates, “looting” a grocery store. A contrasting image from Agence France-Presse (AFP) shows a pair of Caucasian residents, a man and a woman, trudging through the same waters after “finding” a meager set of rations from a local store....   [tags: Asian American, White American, Race]

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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 Family

- Being the biggest continent in the world, Asia contains about 60% of the world’s population and growing each year. Though China, and India are two of the most populated countries in the world, having about 30% of the world’s population, there are about two-fifths of the countries that have less than five million habitants. Though forty-two different countries make up this great continent, much of the similarities are family values. Customs and traditions might be different, however, western ideas and influences have wiped out many of those customs and created new ones in most of the countries in Asia....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Asian Crisis

- The beginning of the Asian financial crisis can be traced back to 2 July 1997. That was the day the Thai Government announced a managed float of the Baht and called on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for 'technical assistance'. That day the Baht fell around 20 per cent against the $US. This became the trigger for the Asian currency crisis. Within the week the Philippines and Malaysian Governments were heavily intervening to defend their currencies. While Indonesia intervened and also allowed the currency to move in a widened trading range a sort of a float but with a floor below which the monetary authority acts to defend the currency against further falls....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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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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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 Stereotypes in the Media

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

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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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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-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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Teachings Of The Asian Culture

- When one thinks about female traits or characteristics within the Asian culture you are likely to think of obedience and even docility. This can especially be true of Chinese women. Why is this. Where did this behavior and belief system originate. Many scholars and cultural behaviorists would argue that Ban Zhao and Confucius played a pivotal role in this behavioral construct. Confucian teachings are the foundation upon which much of Asian society and culture have been erected. Confucius’ teachings focused on the importance of family dynamics and the need for children to obey and serve their parental figures....   [tags: Woman, Wife, Marriage, Gender]

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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 Institute of Technology

- Asian Institute of Technology Manfield Coatings Company Limited was founded in 1986 to provide high quality customized paint and pretreatment products supported by on-site technical services to industrial manufacturers whose end-customers are mainly in Europe and USA. To cope with the heavy demand amounting to over 1000 tons per month, it utilizes a purpose-built factory in Songgang, Shenzhen which features 25,000 sq m of land, 24,000 sq m of floor space and a work force of over 600 to provide efficient service to its customers....   [tags: Papers]

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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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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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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 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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The Reinvention of Confucianism in Northeast Asian Societies

- The Reinvention of Confucianism in Northeast Asian Societies The following is an examination of Confucianism is Northeast Asian states. In particular the essay will focus on China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan in an examination of how each of these states has individually adapted and reinvented Confucian ideals and notions to serve the specific circumstances of each state. The essay will trace the reinvention and subsequent development of what can be termed 'neo-Confucianism' as an aid or hindrance in the economic development of each state....   [tags: Papers]

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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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Portrayal of Asian Americans in the Media

- Abstract My research focused on the coverage of Asian Americans in contemporary mass media. The following types of media were researched: ·     Music ·     Television ·     Films ·     Magazines I gave several examples where Asian Americans were used to play very simple characters. These roles were defined by stereotypes that exist in America. I also researched instances on counter actions taken by Asian Americans to protest against these negative images. My research also has examples of Asians that have succeeded in breaking through the racial barriers in the media....   [tags: Stereotyping Asian Americans]

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Asian Women in the Eyes of Americans

- Introduction The history of Asian women has many facets. I am about to touch on two key monumental points over a sixty year span that have shaped the views of Asian women in the eyes of Americans. As a brief overview, from as early as the 1940s, Asian women were recruited to serve their soldiers during World War II as sex slaves. Forty years later, the dawning of the 1980s brought about the desire of Asian women into American households and sparked the mail order bride phenomenon. The beginning of a new century has altered the lives of Asian women, in parts of Asia as well as in the United States of America....   [tags: Asian Studies Research Paper]

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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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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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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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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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