Chinese Immigrants Essays

  • Chinese and Japanese Immigrants and the California Dream

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    1850’s, Chinese immigrants began entering California in search of gold and the California dream. They had heard that California was the new frontier, a frontier that would provide them with the opportunity for economic riches. Young and ambitious, many of these Chinese immigrants quickly married in their homeland and set out for the gold rush, promising to return (with wealth). Likewise, in the 1880s, when the state of California was undergoing rapid economic transformation, Japanese immigrants — just

  • Chinese Immigrants To Australia

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    In 1850s, Australian Gold rush attracted many Chinese immigrants to move to Australia as gold miners. However, Australian did not accept Chinese in their community. One of the most efficient methods for reducing Chinese immigrant was introducing new policy called ‘White Australian Policy’ in 1949. Kamp (2013) stated that this policy restricted Asian immigrants to migrate to Australia and established racism ideologies. According to Gao (2011), in the next three decades around 1972, after Whitlam government

  • Essay On Chinese Immigrants

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    A. Thesis Statement A discussion of life experiences of the Chinese immigrants during the Australian gold rushes. B. Introduction The gold rush period was a period of time when gold was discovered in Australia. The gold rush contributed significantly and played a critical role in the Australian economy during the period. In addition, it attracted many foreigners to come to Australia in order to join the gold rush during the nineteenth century. These foreigners came to seek gold in order to pursue

  • Attitudes of Chinese Immigrants in the U.S.

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    Attitudes of Chinese Immigrants in the U.S. Attitudes about personal interest and career choices are influenced by a person‘s culture and age. “I want to be a pilot.” “I want to a lawyer.” Younger generations always decide their interest and what they want to do as their career based on their own benefit. Observing from the past in the U.S., very limited opportunity is offered to the Chinese immigrants. They might consider if they can do it, in stead of if they want to do it or not. Regardless

  • Chinese Immigrants in America

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    After the first wave of Chinese immigrants arrived in the United States in the early 1840s during the California Gold Rush, many Chinese people continued to travel across the Pacific, escaping poor conditions in China with hopes and ambitions for a better life in America. Many more Chinese immigrants began arriving into the 1860s on the Pacific coast for work in other areas such as the railroad industry. The immigrants noticed an increasing demand for their labor because of their readiness to work

  • Chinese Immigrants In San Francisco

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    The Chinese in San Francisco Chinese Americans have made a tremendous impact on America and what America is today. The history of Chinese immigration is very complex and interesting. Every since the mid 1800’s Chinese immigration into the US has been occuring. The Chinese who came to San Francisco, came in large quantity and had the most impact on American society. Even today, you can see the things the Chinese immigrants have done for America and how the influenced how America is today. Therefore

  • Chinese Immigrants In The 1900's

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    During the early 1850s to the late 1990s, Chinese workers started migrating to the U.S in search of the American Dream. The Chinese were the first Asian immigrants to come to the U.S, they first started migrating to the U.S because of the turbulence caused by the opium war. Then more started migrating because of the gold rush. The vast majority of them traveled far and encountered dangerous journeys along their way. In order to escape tyranny, discover wealth during the California gold rush, and

  • 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

  • Discrimination Against Chinese Immigrants

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    numbers of Chinese laborers increased, so did the strength of anti-Chinese sentiment among other workers in the American economy. This finally resulted in legislation that aimed to limit future immigration of Chinese workers to the United States, and threatened to sour diplomatic relations between the United States and China. American objections to Chinese immigration took many forms, and generally stemmed from economic and cultural tensions, as well as ethnic discrimination. Most Chinese laborers

  • The Undeserved Discrimination and Exclusion of the Chinese Immigrants

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    Millions of immigrants over the previous centuries have shaped the United States of America into what it is today. America is known as a “melting pot”, a multicultural country that welcomes and is home to an array of every ethnic and cultural background imaginable. We are a place of opportunity, offering homes and jobs and new economic gains to anyone who should want it. However, America was not always such a “come one, come all” kind of country. The large numbers of immigrants that came during the

  • Many Challenges Faced by Chinese Immigrants

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    The Chinese community in Singapore can be divided into two clusters that is, the Chinese migrants from China that still regarded China, as their “home” as well as the Straits Chinese who mostly did not consider themselves as citizens of China rather, they were British citizens that considered Singapore their home. Straits Chinese or the Queen’s Chinese was not bothered about the politics in China and were mostly educated in English schools. This paper will therefore discuss the challenges in education

  • Opposing Inmigration

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    huddled masses. Immigrants were not seen as equals or people willing to work hard for a better life but rather a diseased parasite that would suck the prosperous and prestigious life that the old immigrants had become accustomed to. American nativist groups during this time period acted in a hypercritical manner with the impression that open immigration would, in the end cause our country to be overtaken and overrun by a far less superior race. One reason that the old immigrants had such negative

  • Researching the Asian American Culture

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    as well as in modern universities and businesses. Historically, the United States has not been kind to Asian immigrants and until as late as 1965, legal discrimination against Asians has been an accepted part of American culture. In the mid-nineteenth century, Chinese immigrants began to come to the United States in response to the gold rush in California. By 1852, over 20,000 Chinese had emigrated to the United States. Many of these would end up working on the Transcontinental Railroad as contract

  • Comparing Social Expectations in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club and Huckleberry Finn

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    partly because of the different ethnicities involved in these two stories. The societal demands on the characters in the Joy Luck Club are very different from the ones expressed in Twain's novel. While the characters in The Joy Luck Club are Chinese immigrants, the characters involved in Twain's novel are White Americans, with the exception of Jim, the Black slave Huck learns to befriend. In critiquing these two novels, one notices that these two novels are in fact very different from each other,

  • The Problem with Immgration to the United States

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    was a law in 1862 restricting American vessels to transport Chinese immigrants to the U.S. The Alien Contract Labor Laws of 1885, 1887, 1888, and 1891 restricted the immigration to the U.S. of people entering the country to work under contracts made before their arrival. Alien skilled laborers, under these laws, were allowed to enter the U.S. to work in new industries. By this time anti-immigrant felling rose with the flood of immigrants and in this period the anti-Catholic, anti-foreign political

  • Immigration

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    stronger nation by: ... protecting refugees at home and abroad" (Immigration and Citizenship 2). Turn to page 5. "Immigration assesses immigrants...standards that do not discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion or sex" (Immigration and Citizenship 5). Disturbed? Turn to page 28. "Canada encourages the admission of business immigrants...that contribute to the nation’s economic and cultural well-being, and create job opportunities" (Immigration and Citizenship 28)

  • Propaganda, Stereotypes, and the War on Drugs

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    prohibition of certain drugs. One of the first drugs that were prohibited was Opium. This was due to the large amount of Chinese immigrants which consumed opium. “Powerful labor unions such as the American Federation of labor feared competition from Chinese laborers who were quite hard working and generally willing to work for lower wages. Labor Leaders vilified the Chinese as opium-crazed fiends who preyed sexually upon young white girls” (Preston, 2001). Since then individuals who consume

  • Amy Tan’s A Mother’s Tongue

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    Being raised by her mother taught her that one’s perception of the world is heavily based upon the language spoken at home. Alternately, people’s perceptions of one another are based largely on the language used. Tan was born to a pair of Chinese immigrants. Her mother understood English extremely well, but the English she spoke was “broken.”(36) Many people not familiar with her way of speaking found it very difficult to understand her. As a result of this, Tan would have to pretend to be her

  • Push and Pull Factors for Chinese Immigrants

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    Push and Pull Factors for Chinese Immigrants In many cases throughout America’s history immigrants have settled here for many different reasons. In conclusion these reasons were known as push and pull factors. Push factors are factors that repel migrants from their country. And pull factors are factors that attract migrants to move. In my main immigrant group which is the Chinese, there were several push and pull factors that I will be mentioning. First, some of the push factors that were included

  • Chinese Immigrants In Australia's Gold Rush

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    international immigration to Australia. The Chinese were one of the many groups that came to Australia in search to strike for gold. In 1853, the first boatload of Chinese miners arrived in Victoria. Most Chinese arrivals in Australia came by sea, from the deprived areas in Southern China, particularly in the areas around Canton. But as the amount of Chinese immigration drastically increased, they tried to limit the number of Chinese entering. A law was forced upon the Chinese only, where they needed to pay