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The Entrance of the Europeans to Asian Sea Trading Network

- 1.) As a whole, the entry of the Europeans into the Asian sea trading network had relatively little effect on the entire system. The entry of the Europeans into the network led to the establishment of new trade routes in the Indian Ocean to the southern Atlantic near the Cape of Good Hope. In water, the Europeans were superior militarily, but on land against fortified Asian settlements, the Asians far surpassed the Europeans technologically. The only superior items that the Europeans had were small, fast sea vessels such as caravels, clocks, and weaponry....   [tags: indian ocean, new trade, neo confucians]

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An Asian American Gay Male Student At The University Of Illinois

- Joshua Is an Asian American gay male student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He grew up in the north suburbs of Chicago with his mom and two younger brothers. His father separated from his mother when he was a toddler. Josh never had a close relationship with his mother. Once his father left Josh’s mother remarried to a white American male. Since the marriage, Josh’s relationship with his mom was never the same. Because he never formed a close relationship with an adult figure, he often struggled to figure out where he belongs....   [tags: LGBT, Homosexuality, Bisexuality, Gay]

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The Cultural Event I Attended At The Asian American Center

- The cultural event I attended at the Asian American Center was called Promoting a Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyle. This event was lead by the Mckinley Health Center. A speaker from the health center came to talk about how to be more healthy on a college campus. This presentation was mostly focused on Asian Americans, highlighting the stark differences between different eating choices all around the world in comparison to America. During the presentation, I learned about major health issues faced by Asian Americans....   [tags: Nutrition, Health, Health care]

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Big Little M A Search Of My Asian Self

- Alex Tizon, former journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner, and professor at the University of Oregon, details the events of his life in the memoir titled Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self. He begins his story in the Philippines, in search of not only the presence of a strong Asian man in the form of Lapu Lapu, a Filipino warrior, but also in search of his own identity. Although Tizon was born in the Philippines, his family had immigrated to America when he was a child. Growing up, Tizon had constantly struggled between his Asian identity and his American identity....   [tags: Philippines, United States, Race, Race]

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I Will be an Asian Newscaster

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

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Why America Should Adopt Asian Education System

- Today the American education system is no longer the best in the world. With declining test scores and poor academic achievement, people have questioned whether our current education is working for us. In Asian countries, the situation is totally different. Student in Asian countries achieve higher academic achievements, and they rank at the top on math and science tests. If their educational system is better than the U.S system, should we adopt their education system or not. As the article of “Trouble with Talent” by Kathy Seal’s opinion, she agrees America should adopt Asian education system and should belief in work hard and mentality....   [tags: High school, Education in the United States]

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The Between Southeast Asian Community And Health Care

- Communities such as the Southeast Asians lack access to health care services enabling them to not thrive as much as others in the United States. With the absence of knowledge of the western ideology of medicine services are underused and undermined by this community. Together, with the assessment and education of both cultural narratives can bridge between the Southeast Asian community and health care providers including counselors. I find this article relevant and of importance dissecting the nature in which healthcare is a barrier among the Southeast Asian communities....   [tags: Medicine, Health care, Asia, Health]

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The World War II ( Asian Pacific War )

- I plan to create an exhibit that will deliver an unbiased account of the details of World War II (Asian Pacific War) from the viewpoint of Japanese and American survivors while incorporating alternative theories about the use of the atomic bombs and the consequences of these weapons in WWII to the forefront of Americans’ minds. I plan to examine the historical context of WWII and memorialize the thoughts and experiences of the people who survived the war in the Asian Pacific Theater. This exhibit will be an expansion on a virtual exhibit that I have previously worked on during my time in undergrad at University of Virginia....   [tags: Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki]

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Social Movement Emergence Among Asian Americans

- Social movements are essentially collective actions by disadvantaged, and often minority groups taken to empower themselves and push for change on political and social issues. What differentiates social movements from interest groups is that social movements are a more organic and less structured approach, “Interest groups have letterhead (and headquarters and executive directors). Social movements don’t.” To summarize Sidney Tarrow’s definition from Power in Movement, social movements are collective challenges based on common purposes and social solidarities in sustained interaction with elites, opponents and authorities....   [tags: Ethnic, Miinorities]

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South Asian Women : A Sexual And Dating Revolution

- South Asian Women: A Sexual & Dating Revolution You know I said the social mores is a lot my demographic you know tends to Skew south Asian I really wanted to be on this beautiful because 8 south Asian woman went and sat in is the in goal mirtz stick into South Asian women I think most women I thinking get married get married whether it’s in their 20s 30s 40s that’s different though that sensation women is that we were kinda testament role to be the perfect way you were taught to cook to clean that’s not very like aggressive which but that’s just your education was something that you would to have done you know that you do you want to go find yourself a husband what’s happening known e...   [tags: Marriage, Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality]

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An Asian Nuclear Cooperation Regime

- An Asian Nuclear Cooperation Regime I. Introduction Nuclear cooperation regimes have long been considered as confidence-building measures designed to reduce tensions arising from the uncertainty of nations’ nuclear energy programs. The first such regime was EURATOM, which emerged in Europe as a separate system of safeguards and transparency measures for European states. This regime was consistent with the goal of the political unification of the European Economic Community, and might not have functioned as effectively had it not been tied to that political effort....   [tags: Politics Political Science ASIATOM]

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Asian Student Association, And International Dance Company

- This past weekend I had the honor to attend the Cultural Connections Leadership Conference. This conference was a life changing event that took place in Hubbard Hall on the Texas Woman’s University campus in Denton, Texas. This event had the goal to educate and provide opportunities for leadership development while also incorporating valuable cultural and diverse opportunities for growth as well. This event consisted of multiple speakers from multiple backgrounds. The diverseness of the speakers alone presented a multicultural event, but the planning committee did not stop here....   [tags: Performance, Dance, Performing arts, Audience]

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Inflation in Thailand and Indonesia and the Asian Financial Crisis

- There is a close relationship between Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and the unemployment rate as it will relate to the decrease or increase of inflation rate. The inflation rate will increase when GDP and unemployment decreases, because it will affect the purchasing power of the people of a particular country. From 1997 to1998, both countries : Thailand and Indonesia reached their highest peak of inflation, which is 9.24% and 75.27% respectively. It is caused by the Asian financial crisis which hit most of the asian countries....   [tags: Stock, Market, Economy]

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Reducing Falls Among Older Asian Adults

- Reducing falls among older Asian adults Clinical Prevention for Diverse Populations Antoinette (not her real name), 67 and recently retired as an elementary school teacher, suffered a fall at her home while cleaning the cupboards. She lives alone, but her sister lives about an hour away from her. She was admitted to the hospital and was treated for subdural hematoma, requiring evacuation of blood clots in her brain. She had an uneventful medical stay but Antoinette needed 24-hour supervision on discharge....   [tags: geriatrics, health, prevention]

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Pair and Extra-Pair Copulation of Asian Openbill Storks

- Pair and extra-pair copulation of Asian openbill storks: Abstract: The copulatory behaviour of Asian openbill stork was observed in the heronry for two years. Atotal of 282 pair copulation attempts (PCAs) and 41 extra-pair copulation attempts (EPCAs) (14.53% of all copulation attempts) were observed among 30 focal pairs. 85% of PCAs and 50% of EPCAs resulted in cloacal contact. Thirteen males (43%) and 21 (70 %) females were involved in EPCAs. There was a correlation between the time that female spent alone on the nest and the occurrence of EPCAs during the presumed fertile period of the female....   [tags: Biology]

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What I Learned From Asian American Class

- Before taking this Asian American class, I only knew that this class is an academic discipline about history, experience, culture, and policies relevant to Asian American. However, the professor, Stohler used interesting teaching style to talk about how this class relates to Asian American’s history, such as providing the PowerPoint and let every students discussing in the class or online. I found out that students could pay more attentions on this teaching style. Owing to this quarter almost ended, there are some reflections and ideas in my mind....   [tags: United States, Race, Chinese American]

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Association of Southeast Asian Nations: What do They do?

- Introduction Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is the premier regional groups in Southeast Asia. It made widely credited for major contributions to Southeast Asia for the better, nice, stable and prosperous than might otherwise be the incident. ASEAN has also played an important role as promoters of regional cooperation that has wider to provide a forum for the countries of Southeast Asia, the major powers and other countries who are interested to discuss and coordinate approaches to regional issues....   [tags: economic growth, social prosperity]

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The Asian Education System versus the U.S. System

- According to the World Rank Research Team, Japan is at the top of industrial advances that lead to a very high amount of patents in the country (211). Japan is overtaking America in producing new inventions and conducting scientific research (World Rank Research Team 211). Producing and creating new inventions are the results of very productive, smart individuals, who had a great education throughout their school careers. The Asian education system is known world-wide for having many advantages compared to others like the United States....   [tags: advantages, disadvantages, combine the best]

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Asian And Western Systems Of International Relations Clashed

- 1. Asian and Western systems of international relations clashed in the ninetieth century in terms that were related to both culture and control standards. Some key components were market trade, the diverse culture and beliefs, and government are what influenced the two systems to have a collision. First, the market trade was considered to be one of the main connections to the outside world. It contributed to plenty of goods as well as the advancement in technology such as railroads, printing presses, it made items a lot easier to carry goods across counties....   [tags: China, Qing Dynasty, Xinhai Revolution]

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Public Awareness For Asian Americans / Pacific Islanders

- Why are you interested in serving on the AMPLIFICASIAN Planning Committee, and why are you interested in the specific committee area that you applied for. One of the problems that we face in raising cultural awareness for Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders is representing our wide cultural diversity. Many people are blanketed by the belief that Asians are one-dimensional; they are insensitive to the dozens of ethnicities and languages that exist. Having lived in rural Oklahoma for the past 12 years, I always yearned for the cultural traditions that I had experienced when I lived in Vietnam....   [tags: Culture, Management, Awareness]

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My Career Plan For An Asian Community Health Center

- Throughout these years, I have been faced many challenges. I started with a newly creative position right afterward graduated from college, decided to start a second career as a nurse, transition from a student nurse to a registered nurse, and lost my love one. All of these life events helped me to draw my career plan. After I had graduated from Stony Brook, I was hired as a care manager in an Asian community health center. This position was newly creative at that time, and this was also my first full-time job....   [tags: Medicine, Health care, Health care provider]

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Consideration When Opening a Retail Business in an Asian Country

- When trying to figure out which Asian country is the most suitable for retail business, there are plausible countries that come to mind. The best ones to open in though are quite a handful and Singapore is the best of the lot. Singapore is among the most developed countries in Asia and this can be proven by the number of businesses which are thriving there. A lot of investors from foreign countries are streaming into the country to open all kinds of businesses and once they do, they enjoy profits which are guaranteed....   [tags: requirements, register, market]

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Monetary Policy Determined by Asian Pacific Countries

- 1.5 ORGANIZATION OF THE STUDY Chapter One : Background Of Study In this chapter, we will discuss about the problem statement, research objective and the limitation of the study. Chapter Two : Reviews Of Literature A literature review is a text written to consider the critical points of current knowledge including substantive findings as well as theoretical and methodological contributions to a particular topic. Its main goals are to situate the current study within the body of literature and provide context for the particular reader....   [tags: exchange rate, financial assets, competition]

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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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The Traditional Culture of Asian Civilizations from 1500 to 1700

- Do you feel that Asian Civilizations from 1500 to 1700 veered towards modernity or careened back toward traditional culture. From the 16th to 18th century, the prominent Asian Civilizations were the Mughal Empire, the Ming Dynasty of China and the Edo Period of Japan. There was an obvious trend that these empires leaned toward traditional culture mainly because of political influences. Although there were also several aspects of each society such as the more important role of women in the Mughal Empire, the interactions of the Jesuits with China and Japan that might be indicative of modernity or act as a precursor to modern values, the reversion of traditional culture in each civilization...   [tags: world history]

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Siddhartha Gautam The Buddha 's Impact Of Asian Culture

- Siddhartha Gautama: The Buddha’s Impact of Asian Culture Siddhartha Gautama, also known as Gautama Buddha, or just simply the Buddha was born in what is now known as Nepal sometime between c. 563 BCE and c. 480 BCE into the caste system with his caste being the Kshatriya, the caste of royalty or the military elite. He was born to Śuddhodana, a head chief of the Shakya tribe, and Maya, a princess. Siddhartha’s father held a naming ceremony for a five day old Siddhartha where eight Brahmin priests predicted that Siddhartha would either be a great holy man or a great king....   [tags: Gautama Buddha, Buddhism, Shramana, Bodhi]

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My Mother At Asian Pacific Health Care Clinic

- It all began when I started volunteering in Los Angeles, with my mother at Asian Pacific Health Care Clinic. Asian Pacific Health Care Clinic is a clinic for low-income families who were in need of vaccinations and other health care services. One day my mom received a phone call from the clinic and asked me to go volunteer with her. Since that day, I would have never guessed that it will impact my decision in pursuing my career as a nurse. I was assigned to help patients fill out vaccination forms, translate verbally, and assist the nurses who were in need of my help....   [tags: Nursing, Nurse, Want, Health]

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What Does The Asian Girl Have A White?

- Many people will see us together at, for example, a medical appointment, and ask, “Is he your grandparent?” I don’t call him grandpa, I call him by his name, Don. I am not surprised when people ask if he’s my grandparent. He could be my grandparent, and he looks like a grandparent, but he’s not. He’s as close to me as any grandpa would be to his granddaughter, but I would say our relationship is even closer than that. One of the things that people are most confused about is our ethnicity. Why does this Asian girl have a white grandpa....   [tags: Family, United States Marine Corps, Sun]

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Youth Organization For Asian High School Students

- It has been about three years now that I am apart of wonder youth organization for Asian high school students here in Portland, Oregon. The group is known as ALLY, which stands for API Leaders for the Liberation of Youth; in which is supported and funded through a main organization known as APANO (Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon). There I was able to work with many high school students, mostly they were Asians high school students. At that time I was also a high school student at the age of 16 when I first joined, but I easily felt connected and immediately felt I was one with the peers around me....   [tags: High school, Secondary school, Decision making]

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South Asian Folk Musicians Who Go

- It was during a warm summer evening when a friend called me to tell me that she had free tickets to the “Strings That Bind Us” event which was being held at the orpheum theatre by the Indian Summer Festival. Since I was not doing much during that evening, I agreed to accompany her. She did not give me much details about the event and I went in blindly.My expectation of the event was that it would probably be something that I would not enjoy, but to my amazement what I experienced was probably one of the best events I’ve been to in Vancouver....   [tags: Music, Performance, Folk music, Amjad Ali Khan]

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Bangladesh : A South Asian Country Situated On The Bay Of Bengal

- Bangladesh is a South-Asian country situated on the Bay of Bengal and gets couple of countries borders. Those borders are India, Myanmar and shore is Bay of Bengal, and there is a history behind this country related with cultural, religion and language. Many dominances came in this country from different regions all over the world for example Indo-Aryan, Mongol-Mughul, Arabian, Persian, Turkish, and European since early 11th century to mid of 19th century. In 11th century Indian emperor succeed this region when people were non Muslim, especially Hindus and Buddhists struggling time....   [tags: Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Bengal]

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Steve Kim Is an Example of a Successful Asian-American Entrepreneur

- Some Americans from different ethnicities made their respective mark on America and fulfilled the goal of achieving the American dream. Many of these Americans are Asians –Americans who have Asian parentage or immigrants. Taking advantage of America’s leaning toward entrepreneurship, these minority entrepreneurs started small and grew their own business using the opportunity given to them and the passion they have. One important entrepreneur that made his mark as a minority entrepreneur is Steve Kim....   [tags: ethnicity, immigration, south korea ]

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Benefits Of Hiring Contract Labor Workers At The Asian Country

- Introduction Here we observe a flavors and food additives company, Amgis, had a sudden increase in production due to the transfer of production from other unit and it simultaneously increase in sales. Because of the strict labor laws and strong union power in the Asian country, the company was not interested to hire additional permanent employees for managing the short-term improvements in productivity. Overtime work duties assigned to its current employees was not possible due to severe penalties for overtime imposed by the government....   [tags: Employment, Minimum wage, Production line, Wage]

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The Effects Of Chikungunya Fever And The Asian Tiger Mosquito

- Chikungunya fever is an alphavirus that is transmitted through mosquitoes, more specifically by the yellow fever mosquito and the Asian tiger mosquito It is also known as Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus (NIH, 2011). The first discovery of this virus was known in the country of Tanzania in 1952. Over time it has become an outbreak in the Indian Ocean regions and in India. In 2014, there has been 1 million suspected cases, mostly in the Caribbean, and Central and South America (WHO, 2016). Although it is not a national notifiable disease, there has also been some known cases common in the Americas and taking precautions now could help prevent the spread of the virus....   [tags: Mosquito, Aedes, Aedes aegypti, Yellow fever]

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Private Investments in Human Capital Growth in Asian Countries

- ... Private investments and human capital growth are key factors to the growth of economy. Chor Boon, G and Gopinathan. S (2006) explains that after the war, baby boom in the early 1950s together with the free immigration policy had resulted in an average annual population growth rate of 4.4 per cent between 1947 and 1957, and as the unemployment rate is standing at 5 per cent, rising to 9.2 per cent high in 1966. Singapore Government reacted by setting the improvement employment rate as a priority, the government sees a need to equip singaporean with technical skills as well as being literacy to meet the need of economic survival and stability....   [tags: macroeconomics, interest rates]

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Arranged Marriages And The Middle Eastern And Asian Countries

- Arranged marriages are quite common in Middle Eastern and Asian countries. The traditional viewpoint is that parents and relatives are more qualified in selecting suitable partners for eligible children. The belief is that combined wisdom and years of experience aid in the selection of a compatible mate based on proven, well-established procedures. Marriage is considered a practical arrangement and too important to be left to chance. Research on arranged marriages reveals several cultural components such as procedure, success rate, and problems....   [tags: Marriage, Arranged marriage, Family, Courtship]

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The Asian Indian, Chinese, Greek, Mayan And Persian Societies

- Human societies are prone to self-destruction without a means of social order. In order to preserve their own prosperity all cultures tried their own means of order through political, Philosophical, and religious ideals in order to preserve their culture from falling apart. The cultures I will observe and compare among each other will be the Asian Indian, Chinese, Chinese, Greek, Mayan and Persian Societies and from these Civilizations determine which one of these would be optimal to live in during the height of their empire....   [tags: Religion, Sociology, Culture, Civilization]

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Eight High Performing Asian Economies: The Four Tigers

- ... First, an declining electronics manufacturing base that is redeploying physical asset, investment, capital and managerial skill to the provinces china. Second , a booming information services market led by bank , trading house, and insurance companies which involved in getaway transaction transaction to china and other international deal making. From 1982 to 1992 , the manufacturing as a share of gross domestic product (GDP) dropped from 25 percent to 20 percent and as a share of the labor fell from 40 to 29 percent....   [tags: Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan]

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Arranged Marriages Are Traditional On South Asian Society

-  Arranged marriages are traditional in South Asian society and continue to account for an overwhelming majority of marriages in the Indian subcontinent. Despite the fact that romantic love is "wholly celebrated" in both Indian mass media and folklore, and the arranged marriage tradition lacks any official legal recognition or support, the institution has proved to be "surprisingly robust" in adapting to changed social circumstances and has defied predictions of decline as India modernized. Arranged marriages are believed to have initially risen to prominence in the Indian subcontinent when the historical Vedic religion gradually gave way to classical Hinduism, substantially displacing other...   [tags: Marriage, Arranged marriage, Hinduism, Family]

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American, East Asian, Caribbean, And The United States

- The beliefs and sentiments of immigrants whether they are Latin American, East Asian, Caribbean, or European reflect those of native-born Americans, conferring to new research carried out by the nonprofit, nonaligned research group Public Agenda. What America 's Immigrants Have to Say About Life in the U.S. Today," are reported underneath. Maximum migrants make the trip for the chance to work. The decision is an economic, not a moral one. And like any group, today’s strangers are a mixed bunch, with good and bad apples amongst them.But migration is also an investigative experience....   [tags: Immigration, Immigration to the United States]

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Asian Megacities : Tokyo, Japan And Delhi, India

- Two of the Asian Megacities are Tokyo, Japan and Delhi, India. They differ for plenty of reasons, but they do have some similarities as well. It’s more expensive to live in Tokyo than it is to live in Delhi by quite a bit. There is a higher population of people in Delhi. Delhi has more diversity when it comes to religion, and they have many religions practiced by larger numbers of groups. They both struggle with environmental issues like pollution, and many different kinds of it. They both have decent unemployment rates, Japan’s was lower, but neither are terrible....   [tags: Air pollution, Smog, Particulate, Pollution]

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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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Chinese Parents Vs. Asian American Children

- Most Chinese parents have a very low tolerance and satisfaction level, unlike American parents who tends to have a higher satisfaction level. You would believe that Chinese parents are looked at as uncaring parents, when they actually are caring parents. They’re not easy to be drawn by their child getting 70 on a test like a American parent would. Also in China and Japan they consider eye contact being very inappropriate in their culture. They believe that they should not be giving eye contact to their superior because it’s disrespectful....   [tags: Culture, African American, White American]

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Panda Express: Americanized Gourmet Asian Cuisine

- A vast empire that continues to rise is the king of americanized gourmet asian cuisine, Panda Express. This fast food restaurant has its arms wrapped around a large demographic do to its large food proportions, great tasting food, and comfortable atmosphere. This is one of the most ideal things to bring in to Brownstown. The allocation of Panda Express to the people of Brownstown would only bring more people to the town as well as envelop its people in good tasting food. Not only is panda express light on the pocket it is heavy on the stomach....   [tags: business analysis, fast food franchises]

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East Asian Economic Crisis

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

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Buddhist Art Spread Across Asian Countries

- Buddhist art spread across Asian countries, as believers brought the existing art and principles with them. The religion evolved in each new place to fit the new societies, which influenced the way the Buddha and Buddhist principles were represented in art. Starting from Theravada Buddhism in India, the religion evolved into another main branch called Mahayana Buddhism, which is popular in China, Korea, and Japan. Throughout its history, Buddhism has been ever changing to include local beliefs and customs, and the combination of these local usages with imported beliefs and symbols is characteristic of Buddhist art throughout Asia....   [tags: Gautama Buddha, Buddhism, Mahayana, Sri Lanka]

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The Asian Financial Crisis

- The Asian Financial Crisis Many economists have said that the growth experienced by Southeastern Asian countries during the 1980s and early 1990s was a "miracle." Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Indonesia and other countries in the region experienced annual growth rates of over 7 percent. Along with this rapid growth, these countries also saw very little unemployment and an almost invisible wealth gap between the different social and economic classes of citizens. Circumstances have dramatically changed, however....   [tags: Business Economics Globalization]

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Australian-Asian History

- Orientalism according to Said (2003, p. 5) refers to an assemblage of untrue assumptions relating to the attitudes of the West towards the East, more so concerning the colonization of the East by the West. This term speaks more about the difference between the East and West and how the West has tried to transform the East, since they viewed themselves as having a superior culture. This superiority led to the colonization era, which was an attempt by the superior western cultures to transform the inferior eastern culture....   [tags: Defining Orientalism]

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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-Pacific Markets

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

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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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General Motors' Asian Alliances

- General Motors' Asian Alliances General Motors, an American-based automotive manufacturer with a large global presence, has long held a large share of the worldwide automotive market. Despite its market position and reputation for quality, the company has recently begun to struggle with new competitors in the Asian Pacific region, which has pushed their needs to develop new manufacturing technologies, as well as to better control costs and quality in its American manufacturing facilities. Beginning in the 1970s, several nations of the Asian Pacific region, most notably Japan and South Korea, emerged as economic powerhouses....   [tags: Market Global Essays]

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Asian History in Canada

- Asian History in Canada Around the mid-19th to early 20th centuries, British Columbia was in a period of economic explosion. Those who were willing to work hard could find many opportunities. At this time, gold was found in British Columbia and Canada became dependent on workers to finish making the transcontinental railway. Many lumbering, coal mining and fishing business were not experiencing enough growth to match the needs of the society. This portrayed Canada as a place of opportunity and settlement for Asians whose homelands were becoming overcrowded....   [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 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 (, 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 Crisis

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

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When Asia Was The World, by Stewart Gordon

- Stewart Gordon is an expert historian who specializes in Asian history. He is a Senior Research Scholar at the Center for South Asian Studies at the University of Michigan and has authored three different books on Asia. Gordon’s When Asia Was The World uses the narratives of several different men to explore The Golden Age of medieval Asia. The fact that this book is based on the travels and experiences of the everyday lives of real people gives the reader a feeling of actually experiencing the history....   [tags: Asian History]

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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" (, 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 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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Asian American Literature

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

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Reflection of Modern East Asia

- From covering Japan’s perilous imperial rule to analyzing Korea’s ambivalent adoption of democratic governance, Modern East Asia explored a broad range of subjects important for one who aspires to understand Asia holistically. Much time was even spent examining China’s horrid history at the hands of foreign meddling, giving insight into a nation feared as the future #1 economic power of the world. Although we covered a broad range of topics, each was given particular attention, never skipping major events or characters which shaped Asia’s history over the last several hundred years....   [tags: Asian Studies]

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The Rise of Asian Women in the Context of Globalization

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

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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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Asian American Stereotypes

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

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SE Asian Nationalism

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

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Asian Continents Rising

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

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asian am health

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

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The 1997 and 1998 Asian Economic Crisis

- The 1997 and 1998 Asian Economic Crisis The purpose of this paper is to explore the causes of the 1997 and 1998 Asian economic crisis; and to research the effects of the crisis in each of the following categories: 1. The effects of the crisis in the countries involved in the economic crisis of 1997-98. 2. The effects on the governments affected by the crash, and 3. The effects that the Asian crisis has had on the differing world markets as well as the effects that it will continue to have (if any) on the world markets in the near future....   [tags: Business Economics Economy Essays]

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Asian Financial Crisis

- In the summer of 1997, an economic and currency crisis rocked the Asian markets. One by one, Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, Korea and Japan saw their economies crash in the wake of heavy foreign investment. An economic boom had made the region an attractive investment opportunity for much of the 1990s. By 1997, however, domestic production and development had stalled, and foreign investors grew nervous. A divestment run on the Thai baht triggered the crash. Large corporations, extremely dependent upon the confidence of foreign investors failed to meet debt obligations and began to fail throughout Southeast Asia....   [tags: business economics]

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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 Exclusion Laws

- There were a very large number of local, state, and federal laws that were specifically aimed at disrupting the flow of Chinese and Japanese immigrants to the United States. Two of the major laws were the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act and the 1907-1908 Gentleman&#8217;s Agreement. Although the laws had some differences, they were quite similar and had similar impacts on the immigrant population. The 1882, Congress enacted the Chinese Exclusion Act, which outlawed Chinese immigration. It also explicitly denied naturalization rights to Chinese, meaning they were not allowed to become citizens, as they were not free whites....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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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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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Asian Champion on Ice: Michelle Kwan

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

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From Western to Asian Environmental Ethics

- The 20th century may be considered the ultimate expression of Western ideals and philosophy: "civilized" humanity's attempt to dominate "uncivilized" peoples and nature. The 21st century soberingly proclaims the shortsightedness and ultimate unsustainability of this philosophy. This paper shows the limitations of a modern Western world-view, and the practical applicability of ideas to be found in Asian philosophies. In outline, the contrast may be portrayed by the following overgeneralizations: (1) From a linear to a cyclical world view; (2) from divine salvation to karmic necessity; (3) from human dominion over nature to human place within nature; (4) from the perfectibility of humanity and...   [tags: Asia Religion Nature Science Papers]

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U.S. vs Asian school system

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

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Asian Paints Place (Marketing Mix)

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

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