• Asian American Americans Minority Author
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    The author, Ronald Takaki, wishes to illustrate that the perceptions of Asian Americans as a 'model minority' are not entirely accurate. Takaki writes that the facts and figures used to compare Asian-Americans to other, less successful minority groups are misleading. For example, the author writes that although Japanese Americans are seen as upwardly mobile, they have not yet achieved equality. The essay states that 'while Japanese American men in California earned an average income comparable t...
  • Asian American Stereotypes Women Vietnamese Americans
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    Through the Eyes of Asian MenOverviewAsian stereotypes are a product of prevailing myths propagated by various media, from books, plays, movies, television, to even historical propaganda. Generally speaking, the stereotyping of Asian women often swing to extreme types: the docile, subservient sexual object, or the dragon lady. Asian Americans only make up a small percentage of the United States population and live mostly on the west and east coasts of mainland United States and Hawaii. Consequen...
  • Asian American Stereotypes In Film
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    Asian Americans only make up a small percent of the American population. Even more significant is that this percentage live mostly on the west and east coasts of mainland United States and Hawaii; leaving the rest of the American population to most likely get their exposures to Asians through television and movies. However the exposure they have receive throughout the history of cinematography has been hardly flattering. Throughout the course of history Asians in film have been portrayed as evil...
  • Curtis Chang Essay Asian America
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    Curtis Chang Essay Curtis Chang s essay was so effective it made me look at ethnic minorities differently. Ethnic minorities are not anymore issues that everybody seems to ignore, they are now groups with success. The achievement of this ethnic minority shows how they are able to achieve the American dream. Their hard work keep them economically succesful. Magazines like Time, Newsweek and New York Times Magazine gav a a statistic about family median income. The median Asian-America income is mo...
  • Asian Religions In The Usa
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    Asian Religions in the USA In this essay I will discuss the many aspects and ideals of Asian Religions along with their impact and the role they play within the United States. I had a few questions that I had to try and find answers for, in order to complete the connection of Asian Religions to the United States. Why are some Americans and westerners finding Asian Religions as well as Asian thought and philosophy to be more gratifying than traditional western religions and philosophy? How are As...
  • Asian America American Americans Chinese
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    America is a Country based on diversity and immigration of many cultures creating a melting pot people from all over the world living together in freedom. The Asian American ethnic group is also based on diversity and different immigration patterns of different cultures all representing each other under one name Asian American. Asian Americans have a very diverse history and have different subgroups that have different social status. This essay will discuss and analyze the history of and how Asi...
  • East Asian Economic Crisis
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    A large economic downturn in East Asia threatens to end its nearly 30 year run of high growth rates. The crisis has caused Asian currencies to fall 50-60%, stock markets to decline 40%, banks to close, and property values to drop. The crisis was broughton by currency devaluations, bad banking practices, high foreign debt, loose government regulation, and corruption. Due to East Asia's large impact on the world economy, the panic in Thailand, Indonesia, Korea, and other Asian countries has prompt...
  • Slaying The Dragon Asian Women
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    Slaying the Dragon: How Asian Women were Portrayed in Movies " Slaying the Dragon" by Deborah Gee is a comprehensive look at media stereotypes of Asian and Asian American women since the silent era. From the racist use of white actors to portray Asians in early Hollywood films, through the success of Anna May Wong's sinister dragon lady, to Suzie Wong and the '50 s geisha girls, to the Asian-American anchorwoman of today. The movie also shows how stereotypes of exoticism and docility have affect...
  • Portrayal Of Asian Americans
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    Abstract My research focused on the coverage of Asian Americans in contemporary mass media. The following types of media were researched: . Music. Television. Films. Magazines gave several examples where Asian Americans were used to play very simple characters. These roles were defined by stereotypes that exist in America. I also researched instances on counter actions taken by Asian Americans to protest against these negative images. My research also has examples of Asians that have succeeded...
  • Gender Issues American Women
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    Gender equality Gender equality is an issue constantly in conflict within societies of Eastern and Western countries. Although Vietnamese women living in the United States have equal access to jobs and education and are able to be independent, they still choose to "incorporate the new realities of their lives into the ideological confines of the traditional family system" (Kibris 109). Tradition mandates that women are the support system of principles and values of the traditional Vietnamese fam...
  • Slaying The Dragon High School
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    Slaying the Dragon gave the audience a look inside the world of Asian actresses. The entertainment industry is very different for women of Asian descent. I never realized how difficult it was for these women in the earlier years of the film industry. Even today, when asked to name famous Asian actresses, I had a hard time thinking of more than two or three. The Asian women interviewed in this film spoke candidly about their experiences in the entertainment industry. This film shows a comprehensi...
  • Asian Women White American Americans
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    Bob Medline I Don t Know, But They All Look the Same. I am not going to let this b##ch get away with this. I said to myself as I carefully observed my car for the evidence. At the parking lot of my work place, a Mercedes Benz lightly hit my car on the front bumper when the driver was carelessly backing up. Even before I could realize the circumstance, a Caucasian lady got out of the Mercedes and took a quick glance at my car. She said, I don t think I damaged your car. Then, she parked her car....
  • The Identity Crisis Of Asian Canadians
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    Identity is something that emphasized in nowadays society. People talk about "This is the way I am" all the time. However, not so many people paid their attention to "This is the way you are." This is called "self-centric." Since Columbus discovered the New World in the late fifteenth century, the North American culture tends to be more Euro-American-centric. Thus, the social and cultural recognitions for Asian people in North America are never been such important issue. Canada, as part of the ...
  • Asian Gangs The Other Ethnic Gang
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    All throughout the cities of America the urban population has experienced gang activity and gang violence. This is nothing new. The existence of street gangs in this country has existed for many generations. Gangs have been around since the 1950 s and early 1960 s. Gangs are a loosely organized group of three or more people who interact together for a common purpose and usually participate in some kind of illegal activity, whether it be violent crimes or drug dealing or both. In the United State...
  • Asian American Literature Chin Americans Writers
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    Asian Americans seem to be fighting an unwinnable battle when it comes to the content of their writing. Writers are criticized by whites for speaking out against discrimination, and by their fellow Asian Americans for contributing to the stereotypes through their silence. I believe that Asian Americans should include politics in their writing as they so choose, but should not feel obligated to do so, as Frank Chin suggests. For those Asian Americans who make known their discontent with the injus...
  • Asian American Minority Model Americans
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    Asian Americans As Model Minorities Essay, Research Asian Americans As Model Minorities Asian Americans as Model Minorities For 20 years, Asian Americans have been portrayed by the press and the media as a successful minority. Asian Americans are believed to benefit from astounding achievements in education, rising occupational statuses, increasing income, and are problem-fee in mental health and crime. The idea of Asian Americans as a model minority has become the central theme in media portray...
  • Asian Crisis Identification Countries Asia Currency
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    Identification and Origins of the Asian Crisis As the economist Walden Bello said "the evaporation of the Asian economic miracle probably ranks second only to the unraveling of Soviet socialism as the greatest surprise of the last half-century' (Bello). The Asian crisis is a combination of several negative changes in their economy. The characteristics of the Asian Crisis are a lower G. D. P, foreign investment and value of a country's currency. There was a drop of forty to eighty percent in Sout...
  • Asian Financial Crisis Economic International Analysts
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    The Asian Financial Crisis: Causes & Consequences Few financial events have so rocked the world economic order as the Asian financial crisis of 1997-98. Beginning with the collapse of the Thai currency in early July of 1997 and extending through the near meltdown of the South Korean economy in December 1997 through January 1998, the financial crisis toppled one "tiger' after another. The chaos that resulted even challenged the solvency and stability of the once seemingly invincible Asian economi...
  • Asian Superiority Maria Americans Asians Takaki
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    Maria E Wel bourne Eng. 2 J. Corcoran The Celebration of Asian Americans has Obscured Reality Ronald Takaki vocalizes in his article that? The Harmful Myth of Asian Superiority? is not to assume that all Asian Americans are indeed successful, so it? s incorrect to generalize any particular race as superior over another. I believe this is true in the US today Asians in public schools are made to be great students. This mentality fails when we realize that not all students are the same. Takaki? s ...
  • Asian Female Asians Media Caucasian
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    Some Questions for 28 Kisses tackled the issues of the portrayal of Asian women in the media, their neglect of Asian men, and the topic of interracial dating. From the 28 films he finds, each includes a Caucasian male with an Asian female, each acting in a romantic fashion. These films depict Asian females in stereotypically exotic roles such as sultry masseuses and as seductive slaves. Fulbeck also outlines the fact that the media and many films exclude Asian males. He made the point that it is...