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Amy Tan 's The Joy Luck Club

- Young people read more in the past than they do now. Through two authors, we see two different perspectives that inform each other. One of the author, Bauerlein, gave us a logical perspective through a statistic which states that young people from ages 18 to 24 who read literature had declined from 59.8 percent in 1982 to 42.8 percent in 2002. This shows that there is a decline in reading for young people. While, another author, Barry Lopez, asserts that we need our stories to care for each other and to stay alive which is an emotional perspective....   [tags: Knowledge, Learning, Moral, Asian American]

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The American Civil Rights Movement

- Vincent Chin, a Chinese American, was brutally beaten by two white men with baseball bats in Detroit during the summer of 1982. They had just lost their jobs in the auto-industry because Japanese cars were gaining popularity in America, and they had assumed Chin was Japanese. Chin died a few days later in the hospital due to injuries sustained during the attack. When the case was brought to court, the courts ruled that the two white men has simply been attempting to teach Chin a lesson, and the two men got off with a fine of a few thousand dollars and a couple years ' probation....   [tags: Asian American, United States, Detroit]

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Spring Summer Fall Winter and Spring Ans The Curse of the Golden Flower

- Spring Summer Fall Winter…And Spring (2003) and the Curse of the Golden Flower (2006) are two movies that both reflect the aspects, culture and traditions of the Asian society, captured through the lenses of a movie camera from two different times. The Spring Summer Fall Winter…And Spring (2003) reflects aspects of traditions and modernity from the perspective of Buddhist teachings and the Curse of the Golden Flower (2006) reflects the not so perfect but yet a dysfunctional imperial family from later Tang dynasty....   [tags: cultures, traditions, Asian countries, film]

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The Evolvement of Chinese Stereotypes Representative in Hollywood Movies

- Film, as a traditional and beloved media, has been influential on people's life. We spend time in the cinema to be entertained, touched, scared and experience romantic love story and exotic places. As one of the most famous film industry base in the world, Hollywood, produces and sell their movie products all over the world. During the process of globalization, countries are about to understand others’ culture as well as to realize how one’s culture compares and contrasts with other. Media globalization stands for the process in which film companies deliver images of national cultures to the whole world....   [tags: culture, globalization, asian american, cinema]

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Selling-Out the Asian-American Community in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club

- Selling-Out the Asian-American Community in The Joy Luck Club i wish i could join in the universal praise for amy tan and her best-selling novel "the joy luck club." i wish i could find the latest chinese-american literary dish as appetizing as the rest of the american public does. but i can't. before amy tan entered the scene, public images of asian america had not developed since the middle of the century. the asian american male did not exist except as a barbaric japanese or vietcong soldier....   [tags: Joy Luck Club Essays]

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Japanese American Ethnic Identity By Glenn Fukushima

- At the San Francisco Japantown 100th anniversary symposium, the speaker was Glenn Fukushima who discussed the issue of Japanese American ethnic identity. In his speech he talks about the different identities associated with Japanese American’s. He talks about how to: normalize” the relationship between Japanese Americans and Japan. Also, in his speech he uses a metaphor that is for the Japanese Americans. A little bit of information about Glenn Fukushima his father was in the United State Army, his father was stationed at Fort Ord and Presidio of San Francisco, he lived in San Francisco in 1956 to 1960....   [tags: Asian American, United States, Hawaii]

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Production Plants and Factories in Asia

- With the migration of production plants and factories to Asian countries, as well as service being outsourced to Asia, Asian countries experienced a booming economy in the 21st century (Kenny 2014). This caused rapid developments and urbanization, such as rapid industrial productions, discovery of natural resources, and built environments to fit social and economic needs (Indrawati 2013). However, the prosperity that Asian countries experiences comes with a cost which exceeds monetary value in human society – The environment....   [tags: Rapid Developments, Urbanization, Asian Countries]

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Indonesia's Economy: Socio-Political Challenges in the New Order

- Socio-political challenges post- New Order Suharto’s New Order regime was blatantly corrupt and filled with nepotism, this mixed with the aftermath of the Asian Financial Crisis left a legacy of socio-political challenges for subsequent reformasi governments. These challenges include the legacy of authoritarianism, corruption, depoliticised civil society, a powerful military and an inefficient judiciary and government. (Pohlman) The different reformasi governments failed to comprehensively resolve these challenges, leaving Indonesia riddled in uncertainty, and thus leading to its economic sluggishness....   [tags: Asian Financial Crisis, Financial Growth]

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The Cause Of The Migration Within Japanese Nationals

- Now with all the different religious groups uprising in Japan, this idea of the superior male and inferior female is slowly starting to diminish, since it is the religion of Confucianism the one to blame for this gender divisions. Not just that, but women are starting to stand up and show their worth, but like mentioned before, sadly it isn’t like this for the women in Confucian societies. Migration With a nation that is doing great in its economy, education, health levels but poorly when it comes to gender roles it isn’t really difficult to wonder why Japanese decide to migrate to other countries when at their country they seem to be living and doing pretty great, but can gender division b...   [tags: United States, Hawaii, Asian American]

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Persia's Historical Sites

- Introduction Persia, a mysterious but familiar name, a name that we may only heard about in the Bible or movies, yet we don’t know what it’s really all about. In this paper, I would like to write a guide to unveil the mysteries of this Asian civilization by carefully choosing three historical and archaeological sites: tomb of Cyrus the Great, Apadana palace and Chogha Zanbil Ziggurats. From these sites, we could get a brief idea of ancient Persian civilization. Tomb of Cyrus the Great, Pasargadae The tomb of Cyrus the Great, which is located in Pasargadae, the capital of the Achaemenid Empire....   [tags: asian civilization, bible, cyrus]

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Portrayal of Asian-Americans in the Canceled Sitcom, All American Girl

- Portrayal of Asian-Americans in the Canceled Sitcom, All American Girl Ever since arriving in this country, Asian-Americans have been misunderstood and discriminated against. Lately things have gotten better, but there are still people trying to further improve their situation. Margaret Cho, a Korean-American, is one of them. In the late 1990's she got her own sitcom, All-American Girl. This was a perfect chance to improve the portrayal of Korean-Americans, and Asian-Americans in general. Positive Aspects “All American Girl” showed many positive portrayals of Asians in a modern day society in California....   [tags: Television]

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The Truth Behind America 's Racial History

- Ronald Takaki, an Asian American academic, historian, and author, recounts the history of America through the voices of people of color in the United States in his book on the truth behind America’s racial history, entitled, A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America. Takaki deconstructs common myths about America’s origins in his book hailed by critics and academics as a powerful and accurate retelling of the history of America. In his book, Takaki redirects the predominant focus on whites of European ancestry in history to the contributions made by the many ethnic groups of America in order to give a more accurate perspective on American history....   [tags: Race, United States, Asian American]

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Community Event : The Words Of Womyn

- Community Event: In the Words of Womyn Women of all ages and ethnic backgrounds at one point did not have the freedom to participate in ordinary privileges in their lives like voting, or the experience of being published as a female writer. My experience at Tia Chucha’s “In the Words of Womyn” workshop brought me back to life in a way, reminding me that I have the opportunity and privilege to express my emotions and thoughts freely through poetry or short stories. Realizing this early on during the workshop, I was reminded that there is power in numbers when it comes to women coming together as one powerful force to inspire others who are afraid to against the norm....   [tags: Mind, Thought, Emotion, Asian American]

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Is Ivory A New Phenomenon?

- The use of ivory is not a new phenomenon in today’s society. Since prehistoric times, ivory has been used in different cultures for a variety of reasons. What is new is the rate at which ivory trade is occurring globally. Starting in the early 1970s, attention was starting to form around global ivory trade and its negative effects on both humans and the environment. In Africa especially, much attention is being brought to the soaring death rates of elephants due to a massive increase in poaching rates....   [tags: Elephant, Asian Elephant, Ivory, Africa]

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Visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Viewing the Asian Art Collections

- Visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Viewing the Asian Art Collections The Metropolitan Museum of Art has one of the finest Asian art collections that has enlightened and strengthened my understanding in my personal art experience. The Museum itself is an artistic architectural structure that graces the entire block on 82nd Street in Manhattan. Entering inside, I sensed myself going back into an era, into a past where people traded ideas and learned from each other. It is a past, where I still find their works of yesteryears vividly within my grasp, to be remembered and shared as if their reflections of works were cast for the modern devoted learner....   [tags: Asia Metropolitan Museum of Art Essays]

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The Socioreligious Significance of Rice A comparison between two Southeast Asian societies

- The Socioreligious Significance of Rice A comparison between two Southeast Asian societies ‘Without rice, there is nothing doing.’ Introduction. The fact that rice plays an important role in the lives of the peoples of Southeast Asia is undeniable. It is not just a form of sustenance that nourishes the body; it is also an aspect of everyday life that feeds not only the soul but the unbounded realms of the imaginative human mind. Such proverbs as above are an example of how rice is revered and incorporated in day-to-day living of the peoples in this region....   [tags: essays papers]

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Principle Three : Active Learner

- Principle Three: Active Learner would be the most challenging for me because of the time and energy to insure that cultural mistakes and misshapes would be prevented or downplayed. When you bring the outside world into your classroom, you as the teacher need to still manage your students and the situations that might develop within the classroom. By allowing culture into the classroom you could set off a loose cannon at any moment yet you still need to remain in control and avoid ruffling to many feather in the process....   [tags: Elephant, Asian Elephant, Blubber, Elephants]

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Biography of Genghis Khan

- Genghis Khan was a brilliant leader who made many positive contributions to Asia. He unified the Mongolian clan, conquered and stabilized the Central Asian Plateau and instituted languages, laws, and reforms across Asia. However these contributions came with a heavy cost. Before Genghis Khan, the Central Asian Plateau was in disarray. Using his extraordinary skills in political manipulation and his powerful army, he quickly gained power. He believed that under his control, he could unite the Mongolian Clan and Conquer the Central Asian Plateau....   [tags: Asian History, Mongolian Clan, History]

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African and Asian History

- Christina Miedema GE 135. 3251 April 14, 2014 1) Carefully examine Figure 7.30, Figure 7.35, and Figure 7.36, pay especially close attention to scale and note the changing borders of Israel and the competition for sacred space in this region. View the following videostreams and discuss the difficulties of achieving peace. Is a two-state solution a viable option. (Chapter 7) 2) Explain the history and development of its policies, in addition to characteristics of its natural environment, which make South Africa distinctive from other countries in the region....   [tags: This essay discusses various different topics.]

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The Hepatitis B Virus

- Introduction Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is reported as a major health problem in Africa, Western Pacific and Asian countries especially in sub-Saharan Africa with population 65 million patients that has chronic HBV [3, 4]. The HBV infection is interplay between virus replication and host immune system. Large numbers of regulatory T cell (Treg) are found in the HBV patients because the HBV specific CD8 T cell is inhibited by this Treg cell [5]. By transmitting through the skin or mucous membrane, HBV will cause chronic infection and affect the liver cancer and followed with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) [2]....   [tags: health problem, africa, asian countries]

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The Pew Report On The Hispanic Ethnicity

- The 2012 Pew Report on the US racial demographics notes that Asian Americans are the fastest growing racial minority group in the country. The Pew Report use the popular “model minority” stereotype of Asian Americans to explain the growth and assimilation of this group, insinuating that all Asians in the United States—as a monolithic group—are highly educated and of high occupational status. However, in her investigation of the development of panethnic Asian American identity, Dina Okamoto argues that Asian Americans do not consist of a monolithic racial group; they are of diverse national origins, languages, cultures, and generational statuses but socially constructed as a singular category...   [tags: Race, Ethnic group, Asian American, United States]

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The Immigration And Nationality Act Of 1965

- In 2012, Pew Research Center characterized Asian Americans as the “highest-income, best-educated, and fastest-growing racial group in the United States.” However, Asians in the United States weren’t always considered the “model minority.” Early Asian immigrants—who were mostly from Japan, China, India, and a smaller number coming from Korea—in the United States were mostly low-skilled male laborers, concentrated in ethnic ghettos, and were provided no paths to naturalized citizenship (J.Lee and Bean 2010)....   [tags: Race, United States, Asian American, Ethnic group]

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Immigration And Naturalization Act Of 1965, America, And The Film Children Of Invention

- Within the United States, the attitude towards Asian American immigrants have changed from being seen as a menace to society to becoming praised as the model minority. Under the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965, the United States was looking to accept model immigrants by prioritizing those with higher education and desirable skills for the workforce. This immigration policy caused an influx of middle to upper class Asian immigrants to come to the United States, which is the root for the model minority stereotype that is attached to the Asian American community....   [tags: Asian American, United States, White American]

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A Study On Developing Good Working Relationships

- CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY Introduction According to Shusta et al., (2011), “Many law enforcement agencies have had difficulty finding qualified applicants; however, which has led to a recruitment crisis. This crisis, although influenced by economic circumstances, appears to be primarily the result of changing societal and demographic trends” (p. 82). As the number of Asian immigrants doubled between the years of 1980-1998, increasing by six million people, U.S police departments across the nation struggles to recruit Asian-American officers to reflect the growing Asian population in the country (United States Commission on Civil Rights, 2010)....   [tags: United States, Police, Asian American, Race]

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What Does The Model Minority Myth?

- How and why does the Model Minority Myth continue to be believed and perpetuated in today’s American society. How do Asian Americans navigate living under the Myth and what are the consequences and effects of those navigations, especially regarding self-identity and mental health. How does the Myth affect the different ethnicities that are grouped under the umbrella term of “Asian”. The Myth was started in the late 1960’s with multiple newspaper articles published about the success of Asian Americans and how that success could be attributed to Asian cultural values....   [tags: Asian American, United States, White American]

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Article Analysis : Challenging The Politics

- Article Reflection . . . Challenging the Politics In this article Tianlong Yu inspects the political reasoning for the “model minority” stereotyping of Asian Americans and its impact on education in the United States. A model minority is a minority group whose members are perceived to achieve more socioeconomic success than the population average. This success is typically measured in income, education, low crime rates and high family stability. According to Bennett (2015), “The term model minority originated during the 1960’s at the height of Black protests against institutional racism” (p....   [tags: Asian American, United States, White American]

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Global Issue : Adjusting And Integration

- Global Issue: Adjusting and Integration Review of Subject The United States has always been a nation of immigrants ever since the early days of European settlers. Immigration has transformed America with diversified cultures, ideologies, and religions. The settling immigrant population has occurred during four peak periods and they are as follows: (1) the people of the original colonies; (2) westward expansion during the middle of the 19th century; (3) the rise of cities at the turn of the 20th century; (4) early 1970s and into our current time (Hipsman & Meissner, 2013)....   [tags: Asian American, United States, Vietnam War]

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Analysis Of David Henry Hwang 's ' The Casting Of White Actors '

- In this documentary play, David Henry Hwang places himself center stage, where he comments of the casting of white actors to play Asian roles. Yellow face premiered at center theater group on may 10, 2007, in Los Angeles California, and was honored for its ironic play on culture and identity. Through out the play, Hwang is being critical of society’s views on the importance of race and public figures, and the controversy between these two characters DHH and Marcus Gee. David Henry Hwang and Marcus Gee plays a big role in this documentary play where both have to explains them selves in order to be heard and not be judge for their ancestry....   [tags: Asian American, United States, White American]

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Malaysia's Alternative Strategy

- ... Nations would distribute no or minimal government assistance to local banks and companies facing financial hardship that could not be “saved” by short-term lending assistance. Foreign ownership policies were liberalized, in order to accommodate for increased interdependence on part of companies located who needed foreign investment. State subsidies were reduced, if not eliminated, and state enterprises and agencies that benefited from state sponsorship were to be privatized. The IMF and World Bank hoped that with domestic economic reforms, coupled with measures to curb public spending, would rein in ASEAN member debt and would lay the ground work for sustainable growth and investment in...   [tags: global economy, Asian financial crisis]

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The Immigration Of The United States

- Work and employment have been, and still are one of the prominent reasons why so many Asians continue to immigrate to the United States. As early as the Gold Rush in 1840s, when gold was discovered in the Sacramento Valley in California, which led many Chinese to come to the U.S. to find their fortune and return home rich, Asians (primarily Chinese then) had been coming to the United States. In addition to working in the gold mines, Chinese also worked as small merchants, domestics, farmers, grocers, and starting in 1865, as railroad workers on the famous Transcontinental Railroad project....   [tags: Asian American, United States, Chinese American]

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The Malleable Yet Undying Nature of the Yellow Peril

- The Malleable Yet Undying Nature of the Yellow Peril Racial stereotypes don't die; they don't even fade away. Though Asian Americans today have "achieved" model minority status in the eyes of the white majority in America by "pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps" through our supposedly quiet, dignified demeanor and gritty, "overachieving" work ethic, the terms of the racial discrimination we face remain the same today as they have since the first Asians began settling en masse in the United States more than a century and a half ago....   [tags: Stereotyping History Asian Essays]

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Movie Analysis : Hollywood Worst Habits

- Whitewashing is Hollywood worst habits. Film studios are casting white actor to play as the lead role in movies in which they assume that Americans would rather see a white face than a non-white-person playing for the role, despite what ethnicity the role is call for. Hollywood writers and directors do have a social responsibility to avoid stereotyping ethnicity characters. When watching a film, people often come across seeing actors of color being cast and asked to play stereotypical roles- such as immigrants, maids, thugs and prostitutes....   [tags: White American, Race, Asian American, Film]

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A South Korean Company that Operates in China

- A South Korean Company that Operates in China This report address’s the requirements at hand to select a South Korean company that has operations in China Executive Summary: In 1992, Samsung Electronics adopted the form of a wholly owned subsidiary as the entry mode into China. It’s entry into China was in order to maintain growth due to the tough competition in Korea. China was selected in order to take advantage of its low wages for the mass production of low to medium priced products. The initial manufacturing ground was at Tianjin due to its costal location hence making it easy to export abroad and to major locations in China....   [tags: Asian Economics Manufacturing Essays]

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Summary : ' Grace Chan '

- AMCULT 353 JOURNAL #2  Grace Chan America has always been a land of hope and possibilities. People coming from around the world has once carried the American Dream settling in America imagining they all would have the equal opportunity to achieve success as well as prosperity through determination and hard work. However, in times of economic crisis and situation where racial relationship was tensed portrayed on films like “Who Killed Vincent Chin” and “Rising Sun”, the ides of American Dream seems to differ among by different individuals and families....   [tags: Asian American, White American, United States]

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Don 't Judge A Book By Its Cover

- Don’t judge a book by its cover, don’t judge a race by it stereotypes. When you first look at me, you notice that I’m Asian instant thought is I’m good at math and science but actually that’s not true. My parent immigrated to America in their early 20s. Both had different goals and desires. But one main key objective of providing a better life for their future children and for bragging rights for their parents. My mom wanted to be a clothing designer while my dad wanted to have his own restaurant....   [tags: Asian American, Stereotype, Race, White American]

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Model Minority

- In the beginning when Asians came to America, they had started out with nothing, no foundation, and no help. All they could do was work hard to create a better life with their own hands, someday, in hope that they will succeed. Back in the 1800’s, during the gold rush days, Americans were displeased with the amount of Asian immigrants who came and took their jobs. Since then, Asians were able to survive and to achieve a great amount of success in the US. In order to catch up along with the rest of the world, the government created an example for their own people, known as the model minority....   [tags: asian americans, race, discrimination]

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My Family And The United States After The Vietnam War

- Like the majority of other Vietnamese American families, my family escaped to the United States after the Vietnam War. My dad spent two years in the hand-built wooden refugee camp in Malaysia, near the coast. The struggle was real. They built houses, swam down the ocean to catch fish and survived the cruel weather with little of money. A common goal that brought all these families together to the United States was freedom. Many years later, this goal still holds true. I arrived to the United States at the age of 11 without knowing any English....   [tags: Asian American, United States, White American]

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Racial Discrimination Effect on Labor Market

- The earliest form of racial discrimination against Asian Americans was encountered during the California Gold Rush. The Gold Rush attracted Chinese immigrants who came to California to fill the high demand for laborers. However, as more and more Chinese immigrated to California and the lower-paying labor jobs were filled, the Chinese began filling higher-paying positions typically held by Whites. As a result, an anti-Chinese Movement was formed followed by the enactment of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 which prevented any additional Chinese immigration into the United States....   [tags: California Gold Rush, Asian, Chinese, racism]

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The Challenges Faced By Black Women

- smell good. All these internal thoughts can make it difficult in the classroom environment. Black women were also asked to speak on behalf of their race or gender during class discussion. These represent just some of the challenges Black women face in the classroom. This leads to them feeling anxious and isolated from their peers and hinders their experience. Students of color often feel a “burden of representation” when they attend PWIs which can cause them to have increase stress and anxiety. Latinx Students Over the past several years, there has been an increase in the Latinx population in college attendance (Hernandez & Lopez 2004; Case & Hernandez 2013)....   [tags: Race, Ethnic group, Asian American, Student]

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The Death of Nelson Mandela and the Asian Tsunami

- ... CNN captured Mandela's full life in stages of significance, reflecting a positive outlook in the hero that he was and a down to earth normal person with imperfections ranging from broken marriages and (Karimi,F) Figure 1: Nelson Mandela Page 2 The Telegraph in the UK displays exactly why Nelson Mandela's death was such a huge media spectacle, their headline reads “ Nelson Mandela death: the world's front pages.” they go on to say that the announcement of his death dominated the world newspapers with front page stories on South Africa's hero....   [tags: recent media spectales]

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Criminalization and the Perceived Deviance of Latinos

- There are different context in which labeling has specifically been used in the readings; however, there is an overarching theme in that the labels serve to undermine and to subjugate Latinos, Asian Americans and African Americans. The readings primarily focused on the criminalization and the perceived deviance of Latinos and Latino youth. In the book Punished by Victor Rios, he presents the argument that the consistent labeling by every state run institution that cast young Latinos as criminals or cast “at risk youth” expected to commit crimes is symptomatic of the social structures that creature the criminalization process of young Latinos....   [tags: labeling migrants, latino youth, asian american]

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Joel Spring 's Deculturization And The Struggle For Equality

- Joel Spring’s Deculturization and the Struggle for Equality has made me evaluate myself and my actions regarding race, ethnicity, and multiculturalism. Not only that, it has also pushed me to examine how my friends and family treat different cultures, and how I can guide them to be more open and respectful of those different cultures if necessary. This text exposed me to information that guided me to think harder and deeper, some very surprising information, and made me think about my own personal experiences and how they relate to Spring’s text....   [tags: Asian American, White American, United States]

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Apple and Disney Failure in Asian Markets

- Apple's iPhone is a hit everywhere in the world — except for Japan. Apple’s iPhone has generally been a strong seller worldwide with more than 5 million units sold in the United States alone. The biggest mistake that Apple made when trying to sell its iPhone to the Japanese market was its failure to localize it. Apple completely ignored the needs and the wants of the Japanese public. In 2013, Apple has hit the #1 spot on the top global brand list beating out Coca-Cola. Apple’s had profits of 93 Billion dollars last year and is not going anywhere soon....   [tags: japan, iphone, marketing]

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Cambodia and Association of Southeast Asian Nations

- ASEAN is the regional community established in 1967. The ASEAN’s vision to establish one community under the integration plan which was initiated in 2000 at ASEAN leader summit launched the Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI). The IAI work plans is to implement the blueprint for the integration of the community, which established the integration of the three communities; the ASEAN Political-Security Community, the ASEAN Economic Community, and ASEAN Socio-Cultural community. The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) plans to integrate its members in the year of 2015....   [tags: Economy, Development]

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South Korean Education System and Human Development

- In any society, education of the people is important for the growth and development of the country. As the education level of the population increases, the country grows as a whole toward a large economy. South Korea, for instance, had many events in history that influenced and developed the country to what it is today. In this paper, I will provide a background on the education system of South Korea and show changes that occurred across history. Numbers on human development and government expenditures will further support my argument....   [tags: Asian education, korea ]

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American Ethnic Literature And American Literature

- Americans Literature has an immense amount if history with in it. There are many lessons that we have learned from reading and reviewing the history along with Americans Literature. There are many questions asking what is American Ethnic Literature, and this literature centers on the voices that govern out country. These voices work hard be heard, and will continue to struggle to be heard at all. There is much importance that is carried with in the American ethnic literature. There is a legacy that is there in which we can still....   [tags: Asian American, United States, White American]

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The Role Governments Had in Developing Technologies in the Asia Pacific Countries

- Over the past two decades, Asia Pacific regions have seen considerable improvements in technology. Despite the 1997 Asian financial crisis that spared no member countries, their rapid economic growth grabbed the entire world attention (Hobday, 1995). The question is: has governments contributed in the emergence of Asian Pacific technologies. Using the Republic of Korea, Japan, Taiwan province of China, Singapore and Malaysia as comparative countries, this essay will focus on the role governments had in developing their technologies....   [tags: East Asian Pacific region policies and politics]

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The Workplace Is An Essential Part Of A Person 's Life

- The workplace in general is an essential part of a person’s life to make a living. People will work over a third of their life to fulfil needs such as bill, groceries, and personal needs. For majority of the population, there isn’t much of a problem when they are at work; their manager treats everyone fairly, pay rate is adequate, and they keep their private and public work separate from each other. The rest of the population unfortunately don’t have this fortune. Pay rates vary among colleagues, managers aren’t effective leaders, and the private life might become public in the workforce....   [tags: Employment, Wage, Minimum wage, Asian American]

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An Interview With Andrew Alexander, A Black American Rights Activist

- Vanessa Huang is a Black American rights activist. She responds to issues such as racial profiling and government policing through her poetry. Whereas many other Asian American poets typically write about their ethnic identity, Huang writes about an ethnicity that is not hers—Black American. She writes protest literature, exposing Black American’s inferior treatment by the mainstream culture. In an interview with Andrew Alexander, a journalist for Creative Loafing, Huang speaks about her thoughts on racism in the form of biased imprisonment....   [tags: Race, Racism, Asian American, White American]

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Asian Poets: Biography of Sara Teasdale

- We don’t realize the value of the things we have in our lives, we take them for granted. Sara Teasdale a modern poet, reminds us that in several of her poems. She was skillful of creating three main techniques which are imagery metaphors and similes. Sadly Teasdale did not have an exactly pleasant life; she ended it by committing suicide. But her beautiful work imparting inspirations live still today. Sara Trevor Teasdale was born 1884 in St. Louis, Missouri. Sara Teasdale was named after her grandmother....   [tags: magery metaphors and similes]

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Asian History: Who is Hu Jintao?

- ... This one connection paved the way for numerous opportunities to climb the political party tree and also gain recognition from such accomplishments. Song Ping was a major influence of Hu, who taught him valuable political skills and provided him with training to equip him for future positions. Just as the Cultural Revolution had begun in 1964, Hu followed in the steps of his mentor Song Ping and joined the CCP. For the next ten years, Jintao would do simple construction work until being fully invested in 1974, when he became the Secretary of the Construction Department of Gansu....   [tags: china, song ping, cultural revolution]

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Media And Its Effect On Society

- Due to the rapid advancement of technology, access to different types of media is available for everyone and is no longer just limited to the rich and powerful. Media plays a very significant role in keeping the people well informed but this influence can also be used destructively by misleading the people and causing negative impacts. Media is a very powerful tool used to influence people especially on the sensitive topic of racism. It has grown from just being “black and white” to a global issue that affects many countries throughout the world....   [tags: Race, United States, Asian American, Sociology]

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Stereotypes And Stereotypes Of Food

- What most people notice about other cultures is their food. Some types of food are common amongst other cultures, so most people tend to classify that food with the culture it is most common in. Like white rice is Chinese food or sushi is Japanese food. Classifying certain foods as a part of other cultures isn’t a bad thing. It is a bad thing when negative connotations are added to it. That is called stereotyping. An example of stereotyping is when a person sees a certain type of food and thinks negative thoughts about an ethnic or cultural group....   [tags: Race, United States, White people, Afro-Asian]

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Description and Analysis of the Different Types of Gangs in the US

- Historically, gangs began to develop around the time frame of the 1970’s. Irish gangs have been known to be the first initial gang, followed by the Germans, Jewish, and Italians (Pacheco, 2010, p. 10). Gangs are larger in population and tend to be more prevalent in the United States, compared to other countries. In 2008, statistics showed that there were 20,000 active gangs and more than 1 million gang members in the United States (Pacheco, 2010, p. 12). According to Pacheco (2010) there are different types of gangs....   [tags: street gangs, latino gang, asian gangs]

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Between the Lines: Culture and Business in Asia

- Introduction In my experience learning about Asian business culture one things stands out to me more than any other, the importance of etiquette. In Asia minding your manners and understanding unspoken social cues is just as important, if not more important than making a good business proposition. Accidentally being a little rude can break down a whole business partnership. For every country there are different traditions and different etiquette rules to be followed. Each country also seems to have their very own unspoken set of subtle social cues....   [tags: Asian Business Culture, Business, Work, Jobs]

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Analysis Of ' Hawai ' I Five 0

- The United States is now a widely diverse, multi-cultural nation. Because of this, Americans are becoming more accepting of the “different” people around them. This wonderful on-going process of assimilation can even be seen in contemporary American television where people of different race and different cultures are now being incorporated into shows. The American television series, Hawai’i Five-0, is an example of a show that incorporates people of different race and emphasizes the unique range of cultures found in America....   [tags: United States, Race, Hawaii, Asian American]

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A Survey About An African American

- There was a survey about what word will people comes up when they hear the word “privilege”, people comes up with diversity answers. But most of the African Americans gave the same answer of White. Many of them believed that they are still lived in the world that “white” people could have privilege based on their skin color. There is a fact that with the increase number that “white” police accidently killed African American, most of the police had not been charged for what was happened. However, things has changed since February 12th 2016, a young American born Chinese NYPD officer was found guilty after he accidently killed an unarmed African American in Nov 20th 2014 which is four months...   [tags: Asian American, White American, United States]

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The Issue Of Racial Barriers

- Nothing to Do with Race Over the years, the issue of racial barriers in different industry is becoming an increasingly hot topic among the liberal minds of the society. While many argue that certain celling exists in many industries, the new wave of talents from all over the world constantly challenges these stereotypes. Chinese Americans, a group historically known for breeding hard-workers, is one of the Asian American groups that battles with the stereotypes on the front line. The achievement these Chinese Americans from various industries are able to attract attention from a number of different media including major mainstream online media from both China and America....   [tags: Asian American, United States, Chinese American]

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Elephants And Its Effects On The World

- On Eating Elephants The largest land animal on Earth can stand up to 13 feet tall and weigh up to 15,400 pounds, yet it is still a vulnerable creature. Perhaps this is because it has one of the largest hearts in the world, weighing up to 46 pounds. This shows in the creature’s endangerment and its compassion. Elephant populations have decreased rapidly in recent decades, primarily to habitat loss and ivory poachers. Elephants also experience emotions such as anger, joy, and grief. Perhaps the most astounding, though logical, example of the elephant’s vulnerability is its avoidance of certain acacia trees because of the ants that live on them....   [tags: Elephant, Asian Elephant, Elephants, Fozzie Bear]

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Race And Economical Inequalities Of American Society

- Race and Economical Inequalities in American Society “Traditionally we divide ourselves into races by the twin criteria of geographical location and visible physical characteristics. But we could make an equally reasonable and arbitrary division by the presence of absence of a gene, such as the sickle-cell gene, that confers resistance to malaria. By this reckoning. We’d place Yemenites, Greeks, New Guineans, Thai, and Dinkas in one “race,” Norwegian and several black African people in another” (1994:191) is a quote from Jared Diamond the above quote explains how humans can be separated into different races by some arbitrary category decided by the person doing the characterization ....   [tags: United States, White American, Asian American]

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Water Issues in South Asia

- Water Issues in South Asia If there is any single most important issue that mars bilateral relations among the countries of the subcontinent, it is water. The issues of cross-border water distribution, utilisation, management and mega irrigation/hydro-electric power projects affecting the upper and lower riparian countries are gradually taking centre-stage in defining interstate relations as water scarcity increases and both drought and floods make life too often miserable....   [tags: South Asian Water Conflicts]

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What Does It Be An American?

- What is it to be an American. Asian Americans have important things that separate both cultures and lifestyles. Typically, most Asians still support the fact that if one strives to do well in school and works hard, it will lead to a future of success but that is not completely true. One should be able to pursue their dreams and not necessarily have to have an education to do so. An American should be able to pursue whatever they want or feel is important and not just the status quo. If someone wanted to have ice cream for breakfast or if someone wanted to have McDonalds everyday then do it....   [tags: Asian American, United States, Public transport]

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Ancient Chinese Civilization, East Asia, and Spread of Buddhism

- Today I will be discussing china’s classical age to 256 B.C.E, East Asia and the spread of Buddhism from 256 B.C.E. to 800 C.E., and continue East Asia ‘s history to 1400. China’s classical age consists of its emerging civilization, the early Zhou dynasty, the warring states period, Confucius and the several different schools of thought. From the period of 256 B.C.E and 800 C.E. China was expanded and Buddhism began to spread rapidly. It was also during this period that China shaped much of eastern Asian culture....   [tags: buddhism, China, Zhou dynasty, Asian cultures]

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Chinese Culture And American Culture

- As a professor who teaches American History in China through the Fulbright Program, and as a fourth generation Chinese-American, people always ask me, where can I feel the influence of Chinese culture and American culture respectively. It is a question difficult to answer. It is difficult that one needs to summarize his experience, that one does not know when he acts in Chinese or American ways, especially that one needs to reflect upon many questions which people seldom do. In short, I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii....   [tags: Asian American, United States, Family, Hawaii]

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Immigration Is Not An Imagination

- Immigration is, and has been, never a fair game for the people who do not possess certain privileges. Broadly for the poor and for the people of color, but specifically for people of color, immigration (and perhaps life thereafter) was a site of struggle, then and now. It is not an imagination; however, it is a daunting truth that many of the immigrants live by, both during the turn of the twentieth century and the immigration in the later twentieth century until now. At both times, some were able to assimilate and fully achieve the American status, while some did not, and people who were allowed full incorporation were people with certain privilege: the racial privilege....   [tags: Race, Ethnic group, United States, Asian American]

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Invasive Species

- In 1996, the Asian Longhorn Beetle made its way into the New York and New Jersey creating the decimation of the forests. The Asian Longhorn Beetle has so far caused the cutting of over 10,000 trees in New Jersey, and quarantine of 109 miles in New York today . The spread of this foreign beetle has created great impacts on the environment. The Asian Longhorn Beetle is an invasive specie, a harmful specie from another locations, mainly other countries, that has ended up in a foreign habitat. As time has progressed, invasive species have continued to come into our environment more frequently creating many unforeseen consequences....   [tags: Asian, decimation, spread, beattle]

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Recipe, By Janice Mirikitani

- The two poems, “Recipe” and “We Wear The Mask” highlight different struggles faced by non-white Americans based on their physical features. “Recipe” highlights the taunting Asian Americans received based on the shape of their eyes. “We Wear The Mask” alternatively describes a metaphorical mask the author and many African Americans wore to attempt to fit in with the rest of the world and hide their pain. Both poems deal with struggles of people who don’t quite fit in with the world around them, be it because of their race or any other factor, but both come with a message of how to deal with the pain that the struggles result in....   [tags: Asian American, White American, United States]

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Korean History and Culture

- Prior to the seventeenth century, encompassing more than two and a half centuries, Korea held firm to the tradition of non-reciprocity with countries other than China due to its devastating history of being invaded by neighboring countries. Such invasions included the Japanese invasions of 1592 and 1597 and the Manchu invasions of 1627 and 1636. Due to their closed borders, Korea became known as the “Hermit Kingdom” (Eunjung and Wolpin 2008). It wasn’t until 1875 that Korea had no choice but to accept foreign relations and sign the Treaty of Kanghwa of 1876 with Japan, to their disadvantage (Eunjung and Wolpin 2008; Kim 1980)....   [tags: Japanese Invasion, World History, Asian History]

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Canada Joining Trans-Pacific Partnership

- ... Retrial traders will stand a better chance of increasing their sales. In addition, Canada will experience redefined retail trade policies that will allow increased mobility of labor and intellectual properties. With America being a possible member in the partnership, Canada faces a stiff competition and it has to boost it strategies for marketing its brands beyond American continents. Redefined Trade Agreements Trans –Pacific Partnership will place United State and Canada in a common business field....   [tags: Asian countries trading with North & South America]

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Joe Hisaishi (Mamoru Fujisawa)

- Biography Joe Hisaishi was born on December 6, 1950 in Nagano, Japan under the name Mamoru Fujisawa. His musical training started early on, when he began to take violin lessons at age five. It was around this time that he first discovered his passion for music. Fujisawa truly began to explore this passion in the 70’s, during which, a cultural menagerie of Japanese popular music, new-age, and early electronic music flourished. Inevitably, those genres influenced Fujisawa's early compositions. (Wikipedia) Fujisawa was highly influenced by the new-wave of Japanese electronica such as the Yellow Magic Orchestra and Ryuichi Sakamoto group....   [tags: biography, music, Japan, culture, Asian music]

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A Chinese Immigrant's Experience

- In the late 1800's, the Gold Rush tempted many Asian immigrants to America in hopes of riches and new beginnings. Maxine Hong Kingston's family members immigrated to America due to the Gold Rush and suffered racism and oppression while contributing to the creation of modern day America. Through Chinese fables and stories about the travels from the men in her family, Maxine Hong Kingston uses China Men, a sequel to her award-winning memoir, The Woman Warrior, to describe the outcome of her family's struggles and experiences when they immigrated to America, which eventually leads her to discover her father's secret past....   [tags: 1800's Gold Rush, Asian migration]

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The Representation of the East-Asian Culture in the Cymbeline Poster and the Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Video Cover

- The Representation of the East-Asian Culture in the Cymbeline Poster and the Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Video Cover East Asian culture has changed such as many other cultures over the last few centuries. The famous Cymbeline that has recently been publicized represents East Asian culture as heartless, evil monsters that get the fun of killing each other, as the white Europeans were considered the dominant and the more inferior compared to east Asians as it shows in the poster but the CTHD cover represents east Asians heartfelt, good people that fight for protection than for thrill and that involve equality in the east Asians culture....   [tags: Papers]

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Parenting Styles- An Asian Insight

- In 1978, Dr. Diana Baumrind was the first to define the four parenting styles. Since then, there have been more styles that utilize different category designs. For Baumrind, her categories were responsiveness and demandingness. Responsiveness is defined as warmth: a parent's response to the needs of a child in an accepting and supporting way. Responsiveness can also be used interchangeable with love. Parents use love as a tool to teach right from wrong, increase a child's self-esteem, and encourage individualism....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Country Profile Report

- Introduction: South Korea is a country that has developed into one of Asia's most wealthy countries since partition in 1948. The Republic of Korea was proclaimed in August 1948 and received UN-backed support from the US after it was invaded by the North in 1950.The Korean War ended in 1953 without a peace agreement, leaving South Korea technically at war for more than fifty years. Output& Income: Gross Domestic Product& National Income: GDP in South Korea extended 0.90% in the fourth quarter of 2013 over the previous quarter....   [tags: South Korea, Asian Country, Wealthy Country]

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Governance Mechanisms

- Many countries in Asian Pacific regions including: Japan, Korea, Philippines, and Australia have made advancements in their corporate governance standards and regulations in recent decade. There are two (2) main point of time which is signaling the improvements made in the Asian countries’ corporate governance policies. First period is the time during 1999-2003 after the Asian financial crisis taking place in 1997-1998 and second period is the current time, after the financial crisis 2007-2009 with impacts from US and Europe large economies....   [tags: International Politics, Asian Pacific Region]

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Asian American

- The American Community in the 1900&#8217;s to the 1920&#8217;s was in fact a totally different generation than its successor not only because of cultural and economic reasons but also because of world events and the rise of technology. Americans in the early 1900&#8217;s were a closely knit generation with a sense of community, morals, and obligations. They had an "instilled" set of ideals and values and their lives were very much affected by the rise of technology. Living in America in the early part of the 1900&#8217;s was a hard and trying era through such turbulent times as the Great Depression, World War I, and the Industrial Revolution....   [tags: essays research papers]

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East Asian Civilization

- The Civil Service Examination System of Imperial China served as a qualification system for scholars who wanted to become officials in the Chinese government. Many young men spent their entire lives studying the Four Books, the Five Classics, and memorizing Chinese characters in order to attempt to pass these examinations. The book, China’s Examination Hell, written by Ichisada Miyazaki and translated by Conrad Schirokauer, describes the lengthy, and often rigorous process of taking Civil Service Examinations....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Asians and Kill Bill

- Asians and Kill Bill Sitting in the movie theater, I was baffled to see so many stereotypes touched on in one single film. These stereotypes were not just any kind of stereotype – they were those pertaining to Asians in particular. The obviousness and sheer transparency of the stereotypes made the movie look like a complete joke. The film. Kill Bill. The majority of today’s films starring Asian actors and actresses often contain numerous stereotypes. They cater to the biased views that most non-Asians have of Asian ethnicity and culture....   [tags: Stereotyping Asia Asian Movie Film Essays]

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Filipino Americas

- Filipino Americans      America is considered a melting pot of different ethnic groups. By today’s standard, “American culture” is the result of a variety of races integrating their own cultural beliefs into American society. Throughout the years, the United States has seen a massive increase of people migrating from Asian countries; “they make up 3.6 percent of the U.S. population, a 199 percent increase from 1980 when they constituted only 1.5 percent of the population” (Ng). Like other immigrants, Asians come here in order to seek a better life and experience civil liberties....   [tags: Immigrants Asian Essays]

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Indian Nationalism

- Indian Nationalism Factors Promoting Nationalism Racial arrogance - on the part of the British created resentment by Indians. They were treated as second-class citizens and were given only the poorest jobs. British in positions of power, such as General Mayo (Viceroy of India) openly made statements of racial superiority. Educated Indian professionals - felt they were denied equal opportunities within the "machinery" of British rule (such as the Indian Civil Service). They founded a nationalist movement that initially sought equal status for Indians and eventually sought full Indian independence....   [tags: Asian Asian History]

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