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  • Typical Americans
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    Gish Jen's Typical American - To what extend did Ralph Chang become a typical American According to the dictionary: If something is typical it shows all the characteristics that you would expect from a stated person, thing or group. Something which is typical might also show all the bad characteristics that you expect from someone or something, often in a way that is annoying. (Dictionary) Ralph, Theresa and Helen, the main characters of Gish Jen's novel Typical American came to America to seek ...
  • Maxine Hong Kingstons China Men
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    Maxine Hong Kingston (27 October 1940-) Pin-chia Feng National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan See also the Kingston entry in DB Yearbook: 1980. BOOKS: The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts (New York: Knopf, 1976; London: John Lane, 1977); China Men (New York: Knopf, 1980); Hawaii One Summer: 1978 (San Francisco: Meadow Press, 1987); Through the Black Curtain (Berkeley: Friends of the Bancroft Library, University of California, 1987); Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book (New York: Kno...
  • Difference Between Chinese And American Beliefs
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    Maxine Hong Kingston reflects upon her childhood by starting off the second half of the book in titling it At the Western Palace. The irony of the title is that Kingston's family thought that they were bringing her aunt into a better lifestyle from a Communist country. However this proved not to be true. Living in the United States cannot be compared to living in a palace because Moon Orchid lived an easier life in China. Not only was work hard in America but it was also extremely difficult for ...
  • Different From Their Purely Chinese Parents
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    The Joy Luck Club Essay The Generation Gap in The Joy Luck Club "Hey, Ben, are you Japanese or Chinese" I asked. His reply, as it seems to be for a lot of minority groups, was, "Neither, I'm Chinese-American". So, besides his American accent and a hyphenated ending on his answer to the SAT questionnaire about his ethnic background, what's the difference In Amy Tan's captivating novel, The Joy Luck Club, I found out the answer to that question. Through the relationships and experiences of four Ch...
  • Traditional Chinese Values Work In American Culture
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    Gish Jen's In the American Society is, on the surface, an entertaining look into the workings of a Chinese American family making their way in America. The reader is introduced to the life of a Chinese American restaurant owner and his family through the eyes of his American-born daughter. When we examine the work in depth, however, we discover that Jen is addressing how traditional Chinese values work in American culture. She touches on the difference in gender roles, generation gaps between im...
  • Mrs Spring Fragrance Sui Sin Far
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    Mrs. Spring Fragrance Sui Sin Far portrays the effects of "Americanization" on the Chinese who arrived in America during the early 1900's, in her story of "Mrs. Spring Fragrance". She describes the processes that the Chinese characters in the story undergo as they slowly begin to accept the American culture as their own. She shows how they become "Americanized", yet shows how they are still rooted in the Chinese tradition. The piece is presented in a lighthearted tone yet deals with issues of na...
  • Conflict Between Their Chinese And American Identities
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    Chinese Americans The focus of our group project is on Chinese Americans. We studied various aspects of their lives and the preservation of their culture in America. The Chinese American population is continually growing. In fact, in 1990, they were the largest group of Asians in the United States (Min 58). But living in America and adjusting to a new way of life is not easy. Many Chinese Americans have faced and continue to face much conflict between their Chinese and American identities. But m...
  • New Immigration The Population Of The Chinese
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    Andrew Brennan The Chinese Ethnic Group Introduction The ethnic group that I have selected to discuss in this term paper is that of the Chinese. In this paper I will present information on the Asian American identity, Chinese immigration and geographical concentration as well as population growth and other aspect all in the hope to explain the Chinese diverse and growing presence here in the United States. Asian American Identity The Asian American population is booming. Between 1980 and 1990 th...
  • Traditional Parental Value And Chinese Culture
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    Socialization American Born Chinese Children under Chinese Culture According to the American Heritage Dictionary, socialization is "the process of learning interpersonal and interaction al skills that are in conformity with the values of one's society" (American Heritage). It is a process of learning culture. During socialization, children will acquire attitudes, norms, values, behaviors, personalities, etc. within agencies of socialization, which were described as "Agencies of socialization are...
  • Similarities Between American And Chinese Society
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    During our age of globalization, more and more societies around the world start to possess features that are more common. The lifestyles of people in these societies become more similar, due to a global change in cultural values. Today it is even possible to say that there exist Western type of lifestyle, which has been and continues to be rapidly adopted around the globe. China is eastern country with its unique culture, however due to growing trade and information exchange between the United S...
  • Chinese Immigrants And Black Migrants
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    Americanization of Migrants and Immigrants American history can be viewed through many eyes, each offering a diverse analysis of Americanization. I have found W.E.B. Du Bois's concept of double consciousness applies to both foreign born immigrants and black migrants. By examining "Of Our Spiritual Strivings" by W.E.B. Du Bois and historical writings concerning Chinese immigration I will investigate the forces which have shaped the double consciousness of both black migrants and Chinese immigrant...

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