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    Mainland Chinese Immigrants’ Life Like in the U.S.? It was said by the Wall Street Journal that due to American uncertain economic resurgence, after three-year rapid growing, the amount of immigrants into the United States reduced in 2013. On the contrary, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the proportion of global immigration to America was actually growing from 1990 to 2013, and the population of Asian Americans grew about 46% in the last decade, which was faster than other race Americans (Hoeffel

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    Immigration

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    and misunderstanding of a culture. One such act was the Chinese Exclusion Act. Form this one act many immigration laws and acts were made against foreigners. They hoped to control the number of immigrants arriving on the American shores. The Chinese Exclusion Act of May 6, 1882 was just the beginning. This act was the turning point of the U.S. immigration policies, although it only directly affected a small group of people. Prior to the Chinese Exclusion Act there was no significant number of free

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    the roots of a prosperous nation were founded upon one key principle – education. Education, whether taught by a learned scholar or self-taught, has been a vital component of China’s history. There are many maxims in the Chinese language that emphasize the importance the Chinese place on education, for example, one maxim is “in the high mountain of books, industry is the only path leading to the peak; on the boundless sea of learning, diligence is one’s own vehicle of passage”. There are no limits

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    The treatment of Chinese immigrants and Chinese-Americans is often overlooked as the struggles of other ethnic groups in the United States take center stage in history. Many remember the plight of African-Americans and their struggle over basic civil liberties during the 19th and 20th centuries in America. However we shouldn’t forget that the Chinese were another group heavily discriminated against with the use of legal racism in the form of laws violating basic human rights and Sinophobe sentiments

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    Chinese Immigrants of the Past and Present

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    Chinese immigrants to the United States of America have experienced both setbacks and triumphs in the quest to seek a better life from themselves and their families. First arriving in America in the mid-1800s to seek jobs and escape poor conditions in their home country, the Chinese found work as labors and settled in areas known as Chinatowns (Takaki 181-183). In the early years, these immigrants experienced vast legal racism and sexism as women were forbidden to enter the country and the Chinese

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    Chinese Immigration

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    In many aspects, the motivations for the Chinese to come to the United States were similar to those of most immigrants. Some came to "The Gold Mountain," and others came to the United States to seek better economic opportunity. Yet there were others that were compelled to leave China either as contract laborers or refugees. The Chinese brought with them their language, culture, social institutions, and customs. Over time they made lasting contributions to their adopted country and became a vital

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    No Name Women

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    Cultures can shape the identities of individuals. Kingston identity was shape by Chinese and Chinese American culture. "No Name Woman," begins with a talk-story, about Kingston’ aunt she never knew. The aunt had brought disgrace upon her family by having an illegitimate child. In paragraph three, “she could not have been pregnant, you see, because her husband had been gone for years” (621). This shows that Kingston’s aunt had an affair with someone and the result was her pregnancy. She ended up killing

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    Chinese Prostitutes in the 1900s In California, between 1850’s to the Chinese Exclusion Act, most of the Chinese women who came to San Francisco were either slaves or indentured. They were often lured, kidnapped or purchased and forced to work as prostitutes at the brothels which is run by secret society of the Tongs of San Francisco. Chinese prostitutes also were smuggled and had worked at the Chinatown brothels in the Comstock Mines in Nevada. Chinese prostitutes were commonly known as

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    Due to lack of written documentation and evidence, it is speculated that only a small number of people had crossed the ocean to the New World in the 18th century in search for work (Wong, Chinese American Literature 39); however, the majority started to settle during the Gold Rush in 1848, where they worked as railroad builders (ibid.). Most of the immigrants were male bread winners, who separated themselves from their wives and families in China

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    Family Cooking Essay

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    cooking since I move in with them five years ago from China. For this assignment, I interviewed her about the recipe of the Yangzhou fried rice. Most Chinese people won’t consider fried rice as any delicacy; the ingredients are extremely simple and common. My mom said, “In China, most people don’t eat fired rice, because they consider its peasant food”. Chinese people love the

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