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Foreigners' Tax Scheme in Denmark

- Foreigners' Tax Scheme in Denmark In 1992, a special taxation scheme was introduced in Denmark for high income foreigner who take up residence in Denmark for a limited period of time, this tax scheme also known as the preferential tax regime or special tax scheme in Denmark. It applicable to all foreigner who sign their contracts for work in Denmark after 1st of June 1991. When this scheme is first introduce, there is a special tax rate on labor earnings of 30% for a maximum period of up to 3 years (36 months)....   [tags: income, rate, employer]

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Singaporeans' Communication towards Foreigners

- Introduction This paper discusses Singaporeans’ communication styles towards foreigners in Singapore and in other countries using Communication Accommodation Theory (CAT). In recent years, there has been much furore among Singaporeans about foreigners in Singapore not adapting to our national languages and speaking styles. Mainland Chinese, especially, have come under fire for not picking up English and sticking to their thickly accented Mandarin. Based on their reactions, we think Singaporeans will diverge from foreigners’ communication styles in Singapore....   [tags: Reasons for Divergence and Convergence]

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Is Access For Quality Health Care For Foreigners?

- For the Social Innovation workshop, my team’s topic is about access to quality health care. After researching, we narrowed the topic to quality health care for foreigners. We targeted foreign students who study at community college. Therefore, we decided to hold interviews at City College of San Francisco. We divided our team into two groups with three members in each group. We picked Chinatown campus and Mission campus to represent two big communities, Chinese and Latin communities, that mostly reside in those areas....   [tags: Interview, Semi-structured interview, Health care]

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Entrepeneur Pass Application for Foreigners in Singapore

- What is an entrepreneur pass. To continually become a regional business hub, the Singapore government started offering entrepreneur pass to foreign entrepreneurs from the year 2004. By introducing this scheme, we are able to attract foreign entrepreneurs that can inject vibrancy and innovation to Singapore industries. Besides that, it can also help to increase local employment rate. Applicants must be foreigners that are ready to set up and operate a business in Singapore. They must also meet the stated requirements in order to be eligible for the application....   [tags: Business, Employment]

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Figuring Foreigners Out, A Practical Guide

- Before I begin contrasting my home culture to the host culture at Friends of Refugees, I must explain some social norms of my culture. As I previously stated, I come from a mostly typical American family and display at least five of the norms presented in Craig Storti’s book, Figuring Foreigners Out, A Practical Guide. One norm discussed is Individualism, where identity is found in oneself (Storti, 1999). I experience individualism through the choices I am presented in daily life and through the expectations of others, particularly my family and school....   [tags: Sociology, Family, Heteronormativity, Norm]

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Why Foreigners Specifically Indians View Americans

- Throughout this paper I will highlight how and why foreigners specifically Indians view Americans in such a manner. The similarity shared in this book and articles while not only highlighting the negative but also the positive views of Americans in the eyes of Indians. Most people living in a county where you were born you may forget to take a moment and step back to analyze the environment that you experience daily. It’s fairly easy to get caught in the normalized state of society, being in your own world you may have the tendency overlook things we consider “normal”....   [tags: United States, James Brown]

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Language Barriers for Foreigners

- I have lived in the United States for almost three years now. Being natively of Bangladeshi origin, I experience an extremely different lifestyle than Americans do. It is the lifestyle experienced by those you come from other countries to live in the U.S. Being part of this international community, I am more sensitive to and hence aware of issues that primarily affect the lives of these kinds of people than Americans are. Of these many issues, there is one I have identified that comes up in discussions more frequently than others....   [tags: Immigration English Second Language Communication]

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The Relationship Between Gastronomy Tourism and How it Affects the Economic Environment of Tourism Destinations

- In recent years, the rise in gastronomic tourism reflects major economic transformation in major tourism destinations. Gastronomy has become an important attribute to the development of niche travel and tourism destinations. Culinary or gastronomy tourism entails travel based in part or around culinary activities such as visiting the farmers markets, culinary festivals, eating tours, chef demonstrations, cooking classes, wine-country retreats and et cetera. The growing interest in this tourism has encouraged local communities and major destinations alike to support gastronomy tourism through their creativity and business practices....   [tags: attractions, foreigners]

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Attitude of the Egyptian State and `Ordinary' Egyptians Towards `foreigners'.

- It is a well-established fact that the population of Ancient Egypt was a multicultural one, and that the nation's history is closely linked with that of it's neighbours. `It has been recognized since the early years of Egyptology that by New Kingdom times the population of Egypt was liberally sprinkled with families of foreign origin.' (Ward: 1994.). These `foreigners' included groups such as Nubians, Canaanites, `Asiatics,' (people of Semitic origin to the north-east of Egypt), and Libyans. In geographical terms the land of Egypt is fairly isolated, and cut off from most of its neighbouring countries by harsh desert....   [tags: Ancient History]

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The Superiority of One Race in the United States

- During the up-rise of the United States formulation of the ideology of race superiority and inferiority came into play. As immigrants and other foreign people were making their way into the United states which created an uproar in American society. The reconstruction of Americans to allow the immigrants and foreigners was believed to create a more efficient and effective way for America to become a world power but it also instilled fear of losing basis of American culture. For Americans, it became a crucial turning point for them to dominant against other races by further justifying themselves as the superior race with foreign market affairs, scientific reasoning, whiteness as social categor...   [tags: immigrant, foreigners, melting pot]

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Promoting Natural Beauty and Cultures of Indonesia to The World Promoting Natural Beauty and Cultures of Indonesia to The World

- ... However, Rumah Indonesia may be a good start and has potential to support promoting Indonesia to the world. The second way is through advertisement. Advertisements may have strong affection to people who see it. As proposed by (Mitchell, 1986), advertisements appear to be designed to trigger certain emotional reaction of customers. In the other words, the purpose of advertisement itself is to deliver message to customers in order to get their attention and curiosity. The advertisement saying “VISIT INDONESIA” nowadays is everywhere....   [tags: tourism, advertisement, foreigners]

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The Rise of Nationalism After the French Revolution

- After the end of French Revolution, as the empires slowly diminished, countries wished to become independent and develop nation-states. Possibly one of the first nationalists was Johann Gottlieb Fichte, who attempted to urge Germans to be individual from people of other nation-states. Many years later, more people became interested in nationalism, some in more positive ways than others. Ernest Renan questioned the definition of an actual nation, and what constituted a nation. However, not everyone agreed with nationalism....   [tags: patriotism, xenophobia, foreigners ]

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Two Ways to Belong in America

- In America, it is a common misconception that all foreigners are similar; it is believed that they all have similar dreams and each of them end up chasing after the same jobs. However, this is not the case. Not only do immigrants from different countries hold different dreams, but those with a shared background even have varying hopes and dreams for the future. This is evidenced in Bharati Mukherjee’s essay, “Two Ways to Belong in America.” She utilizes several rhetorical strategies in order to show that immigrants have the ability to be assimilated into the American culture, but that they should not be deported if they choose not to conform to said culture....   [tags: foreigners, dreams, immigrants, culture]

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Homogeneity in South Korea

- Today, here in the United States, we live in a multicultural melting pot where ethnicities around the world are welcome to stay and live. Contrast this to Korea, there is a prevailing idea that homogeneity of the Korean population is essential to keep their cultural and national identity on the peninsula. According to official statistics from Korea’s Ministry of Justice, 1.8 percent of Korea’s 50 million people are foreign citizens with resident status in Korea. The idea of Korean racial purity and xenophobia ultimately results in discrimination and prejudice against foreigners living in Korea and children of mixed Korean blood and is rapidly becoming a social problem that must be dealt wit...   [tags: Foreigners, Culture, Discrimination]

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How Foreigners And Woman Were Perceived

- “A woman is a foreign land, of which, though there he settle young, A man will ne'er quite understand . . .” Patmore- “The Foreign Land” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” is much more than another installment of the much beloved detective Sherlock Holmes using his amazing deductive reasoning to solve a case. It is also a way to examine the accepted practice of degradation of woman and the xenophobic attitudes that were prevalent in Victorian England. The importance of this examination is its relevance to understanding the attitudes and practices not only accepted but expected during the Victorian Era....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Doyle, Stoner]

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International Students in the United Kingdom

- Topic: discuss three problems faced by international students in the UK. Suggest and evaluate possible solutions to these problems. It is widely acknowledged that United Kingdom receives millions of students every year from all around the world. Students aiming for a brighter future choose their most favourite university around UK to complete their higher studies. “The UK is the second leading exporter of international education behind the USA.” (Binsardi, A. & Ekwulugo, F. 2003). Many students prefer to study in the United Kingdom, rather than anywhere else, because of the opportunities offered here, for instance, students are allowed to work as a part-time employee’s while at the same time...   [tags: education, students, foreigners, immigrants]

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Early Immigration in America

- Without the help of immigrant influences, the United States would be a one culture country. Immigrants have shaped the way we [the United States] are today in society. Different ethnicities brought different sports, foods, religions, jobs, education, and cultures when they immigrated. Upon the arrival, many Americans did not approve of the new wave of immigrants practically invading into their country; therefore, authorities placed many Acts and restrictions that immigrants had to face by immigrating to America....   [tags: Culture, Foreigners, Diversity]

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Immigration Policies in Canada

- Canada has a very diverse group of people, each of whom has studied and is a professional in a different skill. From the 2006 Census, about one in five Canadians were born outside the country (McMullen, 2009). Each of these immigrants comes from a different culture and language, and have different characteristics such as gender, age, and education. Yet, it is not an easy process as it once was to immigrate to Canada (Dupuis, 2013). Upon arrival, immigrates face many different forms of barriers, such as: language, proper credentials, abandonment of education and work experience from abroad, discrimination, lower earnings and cultural differences....   [tags: Foreigners, Policies, Barriers]

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Compare the Presentation of Foreigners Abroad in Indian Ink and Room with a View

- Indian Ink and A Room with a View are both set in different eras. A Room with a View is set in the Edwardian era when, like the central character in the book, people were beginning to challenge Victorian attitudes about emotion and sexuality and old ideas about class and religion. It was published in 1908 and was Forster's third novel. Forster's characters, like Forster himself lived in the time of the British Empires pinnacle. The novel is about a young woman, Lucy Honeychurch, whose love for a British socialist and experiences in Florence cause her to question the values that society has imposed on her....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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The Foreigner: A Sacrifice for Society’s Unity

- It lurks outside the city walls, striking fear into the hearts of the community and the people band together united in opposition to this abomination. What is this figure that grips an entire city with fear enough to bind them together. This would be the foreigner, or the representation of the foreign figure. By foreigner, I am not specifically referring to a person from a foreign place, but instead I refer to the idea of a foreign character that dominates all societies throughout history. Every community has a fable, or person that embodies all their fears and imperfections within society....   [tags: The Wolf Man, The Dialogue of the Dogs]

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A Different Foreigner

- A Different Foreigner We have talked about the typical foreigner: Someone living in a country other than their own, having a different culture and different beliefs than everyone else around them. But can one be a foreigner in their own country, their own city, or their own town. If one has different beliefs than those of his/her friends and/or family, can we call that person a ‘foreigner’ if they are going through the same things that Julia Kristeva describes in her book. In today’s culture, the same aspects that apply to foreigners, such as loneliness, separation, and the need to fit in, apply to many teenagers, whether they grow up in a town they have lived in all their lives, or if...   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Social Welfare Reform During The United States

- Social Welfare reforms conversations on who should receive governmental, community, charities aids and other means of assistance has always been controversial in American history. In addition to social welfare reforms, conversation on immigration has also dominated American history. Utilizing polices to shape immigration reform and to draw lines of distinction between the deserve poor and underserve poor goes way back during colonies time. One can argue not much have change since then. Roughly, two centuries ago from colonies era, public commentary on poor and foreigners remain the same....   [tags: Poverty, Poverty in the United States, Foreigner]

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A Foreigner 's View Of China

- A foreigner’s view of China The Chinese are an extremely clever people and unlike the old USSR, saw that communism failed everywhere it was tried. They therefore changed their economy to a capitalist one, but kept the communist party leadership. Those who think a revolution is in the offing fail to realize that just about every person in China might not love the system they live under, but would fight to the death to defend it. No anti-war protests, they’d lose 500 million and not even blink – and if it ever comes to it, they would....   [tags: Communism, Capitalism, China]

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Alienation in Arun Joshi´s The Foreigner

- ... Due to his rootless behavior, the impression gathered by other characters that came in contact with him in which June remarked: “There is something strange about you Something distant. I guess that when people are with you they don’t feel like they are with a human being. May be it is an Indian characteristic but I have a feeling you’d be foreigner anywhere”(5) And Sheila told him sometime after he came to India: “You are still a foreigner, you don’t belong here”(6) Sindi Oberoi leaves an impression on any of the characters with whom he is coming in contact that he is alien....   [tags: indian english novel, suffering of mankind]

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Existential Rootlessness in The Foreigner: A Critical View

- Arun Joshi is quite an exceptional novelist who stands apart from the rest of the novelists, who has taken up the themes of human predicament in almost all his novels. The overall and outstanding quest in all his novels is for a concrete direction and meaning in one’s life. Joshi has been influenced by existential thinkers like Camus, Sartre and this can be observed in his novels. Existentialism is a modern philosophic movement that deals with ‘man’s’ disillusionment and despair which originated in the philosophical and literary writings of Jean Paul Sartre and Albert Camus....   [tags: Joshi, Sindi, novels, existentialism]

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Children Between The Vietnamese Parents And Foreigner Parents

- All parents in the world understand well that the children need to be educated in proper way and as soon as possible, especially in childhood and school age. Parents are the first and the most important teachers for children beside the teachers in school. As we known, the behavior and attitude of children in future is a result of education from their parents. I had a friendly talking with some foreigner parents in past, and I have found some main different points of the way to educate the children between the Vietnamese parents and Foreigner parents....   [tags: Learning, Education, High school, Want]

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Magic Realisim in Foreigner, Egyptian Cigarette, and Enchanted Bluff

- Magic Realisim in Foreigner, Egyptian Cigarette, and Enchanted Bluff Sarah Orne Jewett's "The Foreigner," Kate Chopin's "An Egyptian Cigarette" and Willa Cather's "The Enchanted Bluff" are all stories that contain Magic Realism    Magic Realism is typically defined as a construct of many writers from Third World countries. This style of writing realistic fiction wherein the extraordinary occurs and is not thought of as unusual has been described as a way of breaking away from the constraints of linear time and hierarchical thinking: in other words, as a way of escaping the patriarchal modes of writing that have dominated these often post-colonial countries....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Story of a Foreigner's Education

- Where I am Today It was a beautiful sunny day in the summer; it was my mother’s birthday. There was a lot of people and food. My mother was turning thirty nine. She works for home health aid agency as a homemaker. Taking care of disable and old seniors at their house or one of the homes that the state provides. Also she’s stylist, doing peoples hair, nails, and waxing. August 2006, my mom asked me if I wanted to go to a sickek house. I’ve said to her okay. A sickek person is someone that is born with natural, spiritual gift that can read cards, hands and tell your past, present and future....   [tags: Autobiography Essay, Personal Narrative]

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Misunderstandings of a Foreigner in American Culture

- I still remember the shock I got when I first moved here. What a terribly superficial culture this country has, I thought. The way people treat each other, especially in conversations. At the beginning they ask you: "How are you?" But beware. They don't really want to know how you are, and if you make the mistake of actually giving them a detailed account of your well-being, they'll shun you for weeks. On the other hand, you're required to immediately embrace all new acquaintances with the standard "Nice to meet you." Maybe you weren't even in the mood to meet somebody at this particular moment, and if she or he turns out to be just another perfectly intolerable human being, then you lied to...   [tags: American Culture]

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The Power Of The Federal Government

- HAVING shown that no one of the powers of the federal government is unnecessary or improper, we must expand upon the clause in the proposed Constitution, which grants Congress the power to establish a UNIFORM rule of naturalization. It is of common national sentiment that the United States is to form one consolidated government that will be uniform in its laws and establish a stable, uniform government. It is of utmost importance that the government will have the sole power to establish the rule of naturalization for if each state had the power to prescribe its own distinct rule, in similarity to the current Confederation, then there could be no uniformity among the states....   [tags: United States, United States Constitution]

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The Island Of The United States

- The making of Hawaii into a territory of the United States was quite a catastrophe for the island people. The islands were almost doomed from the start because of its location. Location of the island meant a lot, it would be a good start to capturing all of the Pacific. The inhabitants of the islands were peaceful and kind-hearted. They did what was the best for the community and land. Foreigners who saw this peaceful living thought that it would be easy to manipulate the people so they tried to turn the foreign the land into their land....   [tags: United States]

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The Opium War

- China has 5000 years of history which experienced wars, collapses, failures and successes. The Opium War in the year 1839 and 1856 marked the changing point of China’s trade policy with foreigners, especially with British in opium and tea. China changed from getting tributes to being forced to sign the Nanjing Treaty and Tianjing Treaty with British and French. Due to China’s over confidence and unwelcome attitude toward foreigners and opium, it caused the British to declare the Opium War to China which made Chinese suffer for many years, but at the same time it also forced China to open its doors to the foreigners....   [tags: Chinese History, China Trade]

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Spanish Encomienda versus Japanese Feudal Systems

- Because they were on the completely opposite sides of the globe, the Spanish Encomienda system and the Japanese Feudalist system were remarkably different. Two differences were that the Japanese Feudalist system had one person at the top, in sharp contrast with the Spanish Encomienda which had a group of people at the top and another was that the Spanish Encomienda system divided its society by ethnicity, not simply by power as did the Japanese. One parallel between the two hierarchies was that foreigners were placed at the bottom of the hierarchy in both Japanese and Spanish societies....   [tags: contrast and comparison, world history]

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Foods of the Foreign Born in Relation to Health, by Bertha M. Cooke

- Foods of the Foreign Born in Relation to Health is a cookbook written by dietician Bertha M. Cooke. It was written as a guide for people that immigrated from Europe and other countries into the United States during the 19th Century. Derived from an Americanization study done by The Carnegie Corporation, Cooke dives into the world of understanding foreign cultures through, “studying people in relation to their diets.” Foods of the Foreign Born does draw attention to the cultural differences of immigrants moving into the United States during the 1920s while also focusing on the dietary needs and social characteristics associated with the integration of these immigrants into American society....   [tags: Medical Age, Immigrants In America]

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The Article On A Wild Tongue By Gloria Anzaldua

- Individuals throughout the world seem to range from culture to culture and are able to communicate with each other like civil citizens. The article How to Tame a Wild Tongue by Gloria Anzaldua emphasizes on the importance language is for individuals around the world. Language arises questions involving the presence of foreign individuals in a welcoming area that also reveals a variety of perspectives individuals have towards the world while gradually allowing foreigners to become ashamed of their language....   [tags: Spanish language, Language, Hispanic, Culture]

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Preservation of Each Other´s Cultures

- “Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures” (Chavez). This quotation by Cesar Chavez argues that by preserving something, people are not thinking that other things are not good for their culture. The preservation of their cultural circumstances allows them to empathize with their heritage and it also educates people of other miscellaneous cultures from different regions of the world. In Iron & Silk, Mark Salzman reveals that his journey to China, which brought him home to the United States of America, shocked him....   [tags: hertiage, educate, background, influence]

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My Antonia Essay: Women on the Frontier

- Women on the Frontier in My Ántonia In 1891, marking the elimination of "free land," the Census Bureau announced that the frontier no longer existed (Takaki, A Different Mirror, 225). The end of the frontier meant the constant impoverishment, instead of the wealth they had dreamed of, for a large number of immigrants from the Old World: they came too late. My Ántonia, however, illuminates another frontier, a frontier within America that most immigrants had to face. It was the frontier between "Americans" and "foreigners." The immigrants were still "foreign" to the "Americans" who came and settled earlier....   [tags: My Antonia Essays]

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Women Of Ancient Greek History

- “But how can women achieve anything so grand or noble?” Ancient Greek history was often written by the men that had claimed victory in battle. The women, slaves, and foreigners of Ancient Greece often get forgotten in all the blood, glory, and fame. The legacy of the women, slaves, and foreigners can be seen through the eyes of Greek society by looking closely at some of the materials from Ancient Greece. The role of women in Ancient Greece is different than what we think of today in America. Women in Ancient Greece were thought of as second class citizens....   [tags: Ancient Greece, Sparta, Peloponnesian War]

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John Adams And The United States Of America

- “ A wise and frugal government... shall restrain men from injuring one another... shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits..., and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned .This is the sum of good government (Jefferson,1801) .” This was said by Thomas Jefferson our third President of the United States of American. John Adams our second President of the United States of America, for 4 years as President change the “Free World” to a federalist powerhouse in this new, young country....   [tags: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, United States]

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How Nativism Focuses On The Change Throughout Time

- The aspects that nativism focuses on the change throughout time. Nativism is the extreme opposition of a minority based on the majority’s perception of the minority being foreign and endangering their way of life. (Hingham, 2002) Nativism is based on the fears that the majority population has. If we were able to look into the future it is reasonable to believe that issues that Americans hold dearest and seek to protect would be much more different than the ones that we care about currently. It is important then to keep in mind these fears are often focused on minority groups that very rarely have anything to do with the issue and more importantly a way to protect themselves....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, United States]

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People Have On Americans And On America

- There are many negative views that people have on Americans and on America in general. David Zinczenko thinks that so many American kids are becoming obese because there are more fast food places than there are grocery stores. Vicente Verdu says that America has such a huge impact on other countries that crimes that are happening here are happening there in very similar ways. Other countries are gaining McDonalds and they are changing the menu to fit their culture. Renee Graham commented that American directors are buying the rights to Asian movies and changing them so that Americans can better understand them....   [tags: Barack Obama, United States]

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Native Language

- Language is universal. People voice their ideas, emotions, and thoughts across to the world through language. Multitudes of people across the country speak a varierty of languages. However, a foreigner is reduced to their native language, and sometimes has difficulties mainstreaming English into their dialect. A native language is a foreigner's blueprint for the world to hear. Native language gives homage to a foreigner's culture and home life. Native tongues open doors for education and job opprutunities....   [tags: Language]

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Hawaiian History

- Hawaiians should have rights to their own land and not let foreigners disrupt their daily habits and life. If a foreigner takes allegiance to Hawai’i they not only have the accessibility of a citizen but also the perks that go with citizenship. Foreigners would be able to marry the women of Hawai’i while they have wives back home in their previous motherland. Foreigners that are aiding to Hawai’i can stay as aliens and be just as effective. There is no need for them to gain citizenship and take an oath of allegiance for their help....   [tags: Hawaii]

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The Blacks and Whites of Heart of Darkness

- Every human being is born into a race and a culture. These are what separate one person from another. Is it possible to fit into a place where you don't belong. Your culture and race does not make you who you are, but they do play an important role in molding you. They can limit our beliefs in ourselves and which tasks we find important to learn how to do. With all of these afflictions, we do seam to be on a train with a one way track. Our lives appear as if they are set before us, just waiting for our shoes to fit the roles described therein....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Boxer Rebellion in China

- The Boxer Rebellion in China “China never wanted foreigners any more than foreigners wanted China men, and on this question I am with the Boxers every time. The Boxer is a patriot. He loves his country better than he does the countries of other people. I wish him success. The Boxer believes in driving us out of his country. I am a Boxer too, for I believe in driving him out of our country” – Mark Twain, Berkeley Lyceum, New York, Nov 23, 1900. The Boxer Rebellion soul purpose was to liberate China from foreign influence....   [tags: Boxer Rebellion Chinese History Essays]

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Ming Dynasty China and Xenophobia

- The wolrd has become a place filled with great diversity of cultures. Every singlle country has slowly developed into a somewhat dependent society all because of pre-modern events, even if such events did not contribute to each other. There are various types of religions and ideas which spread and changed each part of the world, such as the silk roads. IF it would have not been for the great divergence we would not have the society we currently have. If it had not been for Ming China and the centuries of xenophobia among their people and empire, our whole word today could have been dominantly Chinese ruled....   [tags: cultural diversity]

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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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South Africa As A Country

- South Africa as a country, is known to be a free, democratic, and a developing country. Even more, most people refer to South Africa as the ‘’ Rainbow nation’’. Mainly because of its multicultural diversity, in addition to its long history of apartheid. However, because of its reputation, it has attracted many migrant foreigners from all over the world. Over the years, South Africa has been a host to a variety of African immigrants. For instance, in the 1980s, they welcomed immigrants from Mozambique and Nigeria....   [tags: Africa, South Africa, African Union]

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Taking a Look at Moscow

- Moscow – is one of the largest megacities in the world. And such as any other mega polis, Moscow has in different extents ecological, political, social, religious, environmental and economic problems. This essay will discuss the issue of positive and negative impact of migration in Moscow. Migration is very topical and affects many people. City government tries to solve issues but there is really huge quantity of factors which prevent to solve problems. And one of these factors is migration. So I am going to describe given issue from social and economic perspectives....   [tags: megacites in the world]

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Exploration Of The New World

- From the earliest stages of exploration of the new world, Indians and Europeans have always had a misconstrued and preconceived impression of the each other. Thus, sowing the seeds of failure not only the Englishmen but the Native Americans as well, but these notions come with experience. However, in the beginning the Native Americans were hospitable and curious of the settlers. The founding of the new world and the very first exploration of this new world, left a premonition of what was to come of the relationship between the natives of the land and the invading foreigners....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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The Damage to Germany after World War Two and its Reconstruction

- The Damage to Germany after World War Two and its Reconstruction Every time there is a war at least one country has to deal with the consequences left behind. After World War II numerous countries had to face reconstruction because they were damaged economically as well as physically. One of these countries was Germany. During the reconstruction of the country a large number of foreign laborers, also known as “Gastarbeiter”, came to Germany due to the shortage of a native workforce. After the economy stabilized Germany kept importing labor rather than taking industry, capital and jobs offshore in search of lower labor costs....   [tags: WWII World War 2 Essays]

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Taiwan' s Tourism Industry

- 1. INTRODUCTION Taiwan is one of the beautiful islands located towards the Southeastern of china ( Stephen, 1999). It has a roughly population of more than 22 million people therefore, one of the most densely populated regions known in the world. Besides having the high population, its environment is considere to be natural and green, as from a distance several mountains are seen with lush forests. It has very beautiful scenic sites and high number of national parks. Initially, Taiwan was populated with indigenous tribes but presently, only a small portion of the tribes can be traced as more than 97% of the people are Han Chinese....   [tags: beautiful islands, china, future trends]

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Law and Order in Shanghai in 19th and Early 20th Century

- Shanghai in the 19th and early 20th century was a unique city. The combination of its status as an entrepôt, the complexity of its society, and the very existence of the International and French concessions all contributed heavily to the difficulty of protecting law and order within the city. The focus here is on the political and civic; the French Concession is not a major object of concern, as it was subject to many of the same vicissitudes and issues as the International Settlement, and differs only slightly in the path it took to handle them....   [tags: extraterritorality, settlement, systems]

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Core Values that Were the Basis for the American Revolution

- Core values that were the basis for the American Revolution and ongoing efforts to further expand and strengthen our nation was and still is Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, We fought for the Common Good, Justice, and Equality. The question is whether or not these democratic ideals were sought to be expanded by reformers during the time period of 1825-1850. The validity of the statement, “Reform movements in the United States sought to expand democratic ideals” can be assessed using these three reformations or movements: the Abolitionist movement, the women’s rights movement, and the reformation of the Naturalization Law....   [tags: Naturalization law]

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The Role of Ethnicity in Literature

- Though it has become less of an issue in recent times, distrust of foreigners has always been an issue. This can be easily observed in Willa Cather’s My Ántonia. Within the first few pages, a statement is made about ‘alienating foreigners’. Jake, a friend and fellow traveler, tells the main character, Jim, that while Ántonia Shimerda has “pretty brown eyes…”, he points out that you are “…likely to get diseases from foreigners.” Jim’s first impression of the Bohemians is that they are illiterate, uneducated, disease-carrying people....   [tags: Culture, Cultural, Diversity]

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The Novel ' Dracula ' By Bram Stoker

- Throughout ‘Dracula’, Stoker presents the idea of ‘foreigner’ through the characterisation of Count Dracula and Professor Van Helsing, who are the two main outsiders in the novel. Dracula, being a supernatural creature, is of Transylvanian descent which makes him such a poignant character. On the other hand, Van Helsing is a Roman Catholic, and is of a Dutch background, which also highlights him as a foreigner within ‘Dracula.’ In this essay I will explore how these two characters are represented and the intention behind the idea of ‘foreigner.’ Firstly, Stoker describes Dracula’s physical appearance in Chapter two, ‘a tall old man, clean shaven save for a long white moustache, and clad i...   [tags: Abraham Van Helsing, Dracula, Dracula]

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The Issue of Xenophobia and How it Leads to Violence

- The shocking and outrageous xenophobia, which is an irrational fear or hatred of foreigners, has hit South Africa. I want to discuss this terrible behaviour with you today because I believe it is important that people should know about the issue of xenophobia and how it leads to violence and racism amongst the people within South Africa, as well as the effects it has on South Africa and its people as a whole. I also believe that if people are more aware of this situation, they can educate others and try finding a solution to decrease and possibly prevent the issue of xenophobia....   [tags: xenophobia, south africa, violence]

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Which Side Do I Take on the English-Only Issues?

- When the United States of America was established, the leaders during that time never passed a law indicating a specific national language for the new country. Born from European immigrants, many European languages were spoken across the nation but English was the un-official universal language used to communicate between the different groups of people. Today immigrants are now settling in the United States whose origins span from all around the world. Even though the majority of America’s known population speaks English as their first language, there are many other growing communities that speak other languages like Arabic, Mandarin, and Spanish as their first language....   [tags: Language ]

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Pros and Cons of Living in a Multi-Ethnic Society

- A multi-ethnic society is a society which includes people from a variety of different races, religions, cultures, backgrounds etc. Multi-ethnic societies can have many negative and positive effects which I am going to explain in the following paragraphs. The benefits of living in a multi-ethnic society are that you get to meet new people and learn interesting things about them. People get a chance to understand others and realise they’re equal to us. It makes people less ignorant and alters stereotypical views they may have had beforehand from media influence or friends/relatives....   [tags: culture, diversity]

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Increasing The Number Of International Students At Universities

- Introduction Increasing the number of international students has been becoming a significant matter recently in Canada. This survey aims to see what are the consequences of this matter and what are the pros of that increase. Also, this survey objects to find out the reasons behind that increase. Canada is the best place for learning English as second language for several reasons such as safety, reputation of institutions, and atmosphere. For these reasons, most of international students choose Canada....   [tags: Student, International student, Canada, Question]

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The Effects Of Waste Disposal On The Environment

- The simplest explanation why the environment matters is that, for humans, the environment-the Earth-is their home. It is where they live, breathe, eat, raise their children, etc. In spite of the importance of the environment, in recent years, people have done many activities which negatively impact the environment such as deforestation, overfishing and especially the waste disposal which is the main serious issue government have to deal with in my country. In Viet Nam, waste disposal is really a big problem caused by many factors....   [tags: Pollution, Waste, Environmentalism, Vietnam]

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Pericles Funeral Oration : The Athenian Era

- Pericles Funeral Oration is a speech that was given by Pericles whom was the Athenian 's Strategos (military commander) and written down by the famous historian, Thucydides that was an Athenian that attended the speech. The speech is Pericles effort to rally the Athenian people and lift their spirits and moral at a funeral after losing soldiers or member of war in the first battle of the Peloponnesian war, so that they would continue the good fight and not give up. Pericles attempts this by telling the Athenian people that their way of life, their form of democracy, what their ancestors fought for, their great military and policies, their constitution are all at stake and they m...   [tags: Peloponnesian War, Ancient Greece]

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The Fallacy of the American Dream

- “The essence of the American dream is the understanding that we are here on this earth and in this land for a higher purpose…Anything that stands in the way of the dream, we must fight. Anything that enhances the dream, we must support.” Steve Forbes could not have said it better. The American Dream is continuing to prosper and flourish since our founding fathers sat together in a room and created a document in which every man may follow. For years the idea of the American Dream has been sturdy, however, as America aged so did the idea of the American Dream....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream ]

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Business Analysis : Real Estate Buyers

- (Continued from the previous page) All books for real estate investors promise huge profits that can be achieved with real estate buying, selling and flipping, but there is no money (just expenses incurred) unless the investor sells a property. This book will explain in details how to expand the real estate buyers’ market all over the world to be able to sell properties even in the tough buyer’s market and often sell for more. You - as a seller of real estate - can find yourself in an unfortunate situation that you have to sell fast and not on the cheap, but your local real estate market is weak and in spite of all your or your realtor’s marketing and advertising efforts your property is sti...   [tags: Property, Real estate, Sales, Real property]

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The Boxer Rebellion and The Great Game in China by David J. Silbey

- ... As a group they were largely autonomous, with no central leader or a ranking system. The Boxer’s were largely composed of poor illiterate males, although they were thought to have a mystical female group called Red Lanterns. The Boxer’s followed a philosophy which when in practice used physical and religious rituals which can make the person supposedly impervious to bullets and physical harm (Page 7). They wore elaborate red clothing and sashes and displayed spiritual martial arts performances in public spaces to display their prowess....   [tags: books analysis]

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Comparison Between The Bacchae and The Medea

- In Euripides’ The Bacchae and in the Medea, there are significant binary oppositions in both plays. Binary opposition is the two opposite terms, such as good versus bad. Binary opposition is used to present both sides of a contrast (Marvin, 1). In The Bacchae and the Medea, Euripides used binary opposition to highlight the central themes. The significant binary oppositions that are used are men versus women, foreigner versus citizen, and god versus man. The contrast between men versus women is an important opposition in both plays....   [tags: binary opposition, euripides, greek society]

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Imperialism Is The Making Of Deals Without Violence

- At the end of the nineteenth century, a new trend among the larger countries came about; imperialism. This is the process of one country taking charge of another country. Imperialism is made up of three main processes. The first process is military force, in this process a country will send military troops into other countries to physically implement new rules and behaviors when necessary. The second aspect of imperialism is global trade. The United States of America is always looking for new ways to bring in money, so by imperializing other countries and using the newly acquired land and goods, the superior country would make a profit....   [tags: United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. state]

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A Year After The Death Of Okonkwo

- A year after the death of Okonkwo the Igbo’s way of life faces extinction, the rise of Christianity has destroyed the faith in the old gods of the tribe except for a devout few. Obierika, Ezinma, Ekwefi are the last members of the Igbo people dedicated to their Gods, resisting the molestation of their belief by the missionaries. Those devoted few left gathered around Okonkwo’s grave outside of his Obi to mourn for the loss of Okonkwo’s life, their culture, and the loss of Nwoye to the Christian faith....   [tags: Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe, Love, Igbo]

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The Treaty of Nanjing

- At the end of the Opium War, China was left defeated. While the loss severely undermined the Qing Dynasty's power, little did they know that their loss would have serious repercussions. The emperor signed a treaty with the British that would later be known as one of the “Unequal Treaties” made in China during this period. The treaty in question was named the treaty of Nanjing (also known as the treaty of Nanking). This treaty would have lasting effects even into recent history. In the 17th century, China implemented the Canton system....   [tags: Chinese History ]

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Waiting for a Kidney

- Waiting for a Kidney In the United States there are 122,365 people waiting for organs to be donated; of those 100,218, are waiting for a kidney transplant. The transplant list is so long that some patients wait up to 10 years to receive a kidney. These patients wait in agony for a kidney they may never receive. An article by Barbara Mantel affirms that the most common reasons for kidney transplant include: Hypertension, Diabetes mellitus, kidney stones, Inherited Kidney disease, and inflammatory effects of drug therapy for other diseases....   [tags: organ donation, transplant]

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Hospitality in Homer's Odyssey

- Hospitality in Homer's Odyssey The first four books of Homer’s Odyssey depict certain instances of hospitality which are filled with generosity. One reason for the importance of this hospitality could have been a respect for foreigners, who were completely at the mercy of their hosts, especially when hosts had themselves been foreigners. A second reason why hospitality may have been important was to see if the guest was disguised as an enemy. In Book 4, Homer tells how Telemakhos and Pallas Athena (disguised as Mentor) visited Menelaos in Sparta....   [tags: Homer Odyssey Essays]

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Why Mongols Were Barbarians Or Acted Barbaric?

- There has been great conversation about whether the Mongols were barbarians or acted Barbaric throughout their lifetime. When looking at the Mongol civilization to determine if they are barbaric or not depends on several factors, what does barbaric mean, how do the Mongol cities act, and how do their people act away from their cities. The major thing to look at when determining if the Mongols are barbaric, what classifies a barbarian and what does it mean to be barbaric. We can see that in the times of ancient Rome, barbarians are just foreigners to their land....   [tags: Mongol Empire, Genghis Khan, Mongols]

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Should Twitter and Facebook be Banned in China?

- Twitter and Facebook are banned in China, because these social tools are deemed sensitive by China government. To be honest, Chinese people do not want Twitter and Facebook are banned in China, because, they want to know the world, furthermore, these social tools can bring other countries people truly know about China. Firstly, there are only four countries in the world cannot use Facebook: Cuba, Iran, North Korea and China. China has the largest population and the third large acreage country in the world, so why does China ban these social tools....   [tags: socila media, social network essays]

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History of the Concept and Image of Vampires

- Vampires are known as mythical beings with white pale glittery skin that drain the essence of life known as blood. As unbelievable as it sounds they actually did exist centuries ago. They weren’t anything like the vampires we see in movies, shows, books, and video games today. A vampire or something analogous to it can be found in most culture and folklores going back to the beginning of time, but it is a mistake to think they have familiar attributes of Count Dracula. The term “vampire” appeared in literature since the 18th century....   [tags: mythical beings, people with different beliefs]

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Scrapping Away the National Service in Singapore

- After reading the supporting article, Revisiting Military Conscription (aka National Service) in Singapore by Bernard F W Loo), I understand that our National Service (NS) is an essential military force that helps us to maintain a well-balance relationship with Malaysia. In order to ensure that Singapore receive sufficient supply of water from Malaysia, Singapore have to put up a threat by showing a strong military force which of course have to begin with enforcing a compulsory NS. In the year 2011, Singapore had recruited a number of 21,000 soldiers while Malaysia’s soldiers have significantly noted to be weakened through the years, this is pointed out by a Lieutenant-General Muhammad Effen...   [tags: military conscription]

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Defining Racism From a Chiristian Perspective

- Defining Racism From a Chiristian Perspective Racism can be defined as prejudice against people of another race or ethnic group. Prejudice means to pre-judge someone - making up your mind on someone or something before you have all the facts. When people are being racist or prejudiced, they use their views to physically or verbally harm others who they see as to be 'different' to them. The Church of England and Roman Catholic are both against racism of any type. Though it is known to be wrong, racism still frequently occurs and thousands of people have died because of it....   [tags: Papers]

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Taking a Look at Chinese Culture

- China is one of the longest standing cultures in the world and has some of the strongest and most stable traditions. The Chinese society is ruled by monarchy and the people of China are organized into a hierarchical system of socio-economic classes known as the four occupations. The four social classes of China are in descending order starting with scholars, peasant farmers, artists or craftsmen, and then merchants or traders. Philosophers, writers, and poets were all highly respected in their society....   [tags: milennial far Eastern traditions and customs]

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Civil Wars, Famine, Religious, And Adventure

- Immigration happens due to civil wars, starvation, religious persecutions and adventure. The rich land in United Stated of America, for instance, attracted many European farmers. It’s also known as a happy country and with this reason most poor and miserable Europeans came to America to look for happiness. Due to this, America is hence is one country that has people of different origins and most of them being immigrants. The increase in immigrants started to raise an alarm to the Native Americans back in 1894....   [tags: United States, African American, Race]

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The Rise and Fall of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920

- ... The Ku Klux Klan was very strict on enforcing the prohibition laws, to a point where they went out and violently attacked, destroyed houses, saloons, and anything valuable to those who had broken the prohibition laws. The KKK’s support for Prohibition represented the single most important bond between Klansman throughout the nation, since every member strongly believed alcohol poisoned the soul (Hanson). Since the KKK had openly supported prohibition and strictly enforced it, it had encouraged Americans with the same conservative views on the topic of prohibition to get involved ....   [tags: political, african americans, hatred]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Land ' By John Higham

- Strangers in the Land, written by John Higham, is a book about the history of nativism and immigration policy. This book roughly takes place through the years of 1865-1920. World War I happened during this time and that had a significant effect on American’s views on immigration. This was a time of economic crisis and chaos in America. The main goal of Strangers in the Land is to give evidence that nativism spreads throughout all of the United States history and is exasperated by crisis that happens in our own country....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, United States]

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