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  • 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 ...
  • Sense Of Economic Self Sufficiency In Chinese
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    Sociological Factors Shape Family Strategies Traditional studies of Chinese-American family life tend to focus purely on cultural determinants, focusing on Chinese traditions and values. A highly favorable attitude towards these families is brought forth by these studies, and these families are thought to be culturally stronger than other minority groups facing difficulties. These determinants are not the only ways in which these families can be characterized, however. The socio-economic determi...
  • Lowe's Father And Glorious Descendent
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    Pardee Lowe penned his autobiography, Father and Glorious Descendent, in 1943. In the book, Lowe tells his story of growing up in the home of first generation Chinese immigrants. Throughout the book he relates the trials and tribulations endured by himself and his family in California, ranging from major events like the Great San Francisco earthquake at the beginning of the century to everyday occurrences like dealing with widespread racism in the white majority. In the end, the author relates h...
  • Chinese Occupation In Tibet
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    Chinese Occupation of Tibet I believe that Chinese occupation in Tibet is a tragedy that should bedel t with before a total genocide of the Tibetan cultures occurs. This is a very serious topic that has been avoided since the late 1940's. Chinese occupation in Tibet is one of the great tragedies in history. The Communist government is trying to completely erase the Tibetan culture. Since the Tibetan religion is Buddhism they have vowed to never hurt another living creature, and because of this t...
  • Brave Orchids Stories Maxine
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    In her autobiography, The Woman Warrior, Maxine talks-story about how she grew up surrounded by the Chinese culture but went to American schools. How her mother told her stories of herself as a shaman and of Fa Mu Lan when Maxine brought home good grades. How she was put down by the Chinese sexism and rebelled from it. This is the story of Maxines search for a compromise between the American culture and the Chinese culture and how she eventually found a balance between the two cultures. When Max...
  • Maxine's Mother And Moon Orchid
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    In the book The Woman Warrior, by Maxine Kingston, a story of a girl trapped between the culture of her family's past and the culture currently surrounding her is presented. The girl, Maxine, enters into conflict with her mother and what can be explained as an old and traditional China. Maxine's own beliefs are found in the newer American way of life with her attempts to assimilate to the culture, making it difficult for her to feel any relation between the two very different environments. It is...
  • Chinese Art The Chinese Culture
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    Chinese Art The Chinese culture is a very interesting topic to learn about. They have many beliefs, customs and traditions that make them unique. Art was very important to the Chinese culture. It was a way to express or symbolize emotions. The Chinese display many different styles as well as techniques to express who they truly are and believe. Art began in China in stone structures. Large carvings were carried out by families rather than one particular person. Throughout the years, Chinese art ...
  • Chinese Thought And Culture
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    Confucius and Mao in the Formation of Chinese Communist Ideology The People's Republic of China is officially classified a communist republic and has been for quite some time now. The Chinese Communist Party thoroughly dominates Chinese society, controlling all major governmental, economical, and cultural institutions. This formation of government can be accredited greatly to Confucius and Mao Zedong. Both of these figures significantly impacted the cultural, socialistic, and ideological beliefs...
  • Gods And Goddesses Of Chinese Mythology
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    Mythology is a collection of myths or the study of ancient traditional stories of gods or heroes, giving an explanation to an unexplained event. For Plato, the fist known user of the term, meant know more than the telling of stories (Kirk 8). Mythology is an important aspect to the world, today. Through the study of myths help us develop an idea of what the cultures were like. It includes hints that exhibit how they lived their lives. Myth is its serious purpose and its importance to the culture...
  • 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...
  • Chinese Nationalist Leader Like Mao Zedong
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    Sun Yat-sen is considered to be a father of' modern China. He began his political career by attempting to organize reform groups of Chinese exiles in Hong Kong. After numerous exiles he returned to China and headed the revolutionary movement. In 1923 he finally emerged as president of China. Little Red Book is the collection of Mao Zedong quotes. During the Chinese Cultural Revolution, this red book was popularly used by the Little Red Guard, which created the cult of Mao... The Opium War, also ...
  • Staple Ingredients Of Phad Thai
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    Phad Thai, a Small Taste of a Large Cultural Heritage Whenever Americans think of oriental cuisine it seems they automatically visualize Chinese food, but the Orient has many other cultures each with their own distinctive styles of cooking. Of course it is only natural for people to automatically equate Chinese food as synonymous with oriental cuisine since it has been the dominant type of oriental cooking readily available to Americans ever since the first Chinese immigrants started to arrive i...
  • Cultural Barrier For Chinese
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    Chinese Anglo-Conformists Assimilation into a society is difficult for anyone, yet is especially difficult for those who have social externalities. Social externalities are those that are visible, physical qualities. There are three forms of assimilation: Anglo-conformity, melting pot, and cultural pluralism. The form of assimilation found in the article, For Chinese in USA, all is not happy by Mei-Mei Chan (USA TODAY) is Anglo-conformity. Anglo-conformity is the become like me form of assimilat...
  • Nature Of Spirituality Religion Many Chinese
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    I. Introduction II. Historical / Immigration Patterns 1840 Chinese laborers came to US for jobs; many employed to work on railroads. 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act- suspended immigration of Chinese to America. 1924 National Origins Quota Act- annual quota = 105 Chinese. 1965 National Origins Quota Act abolished. By 1970, US Chinese population increased by 84 percent.. Cultural Assessment Analysis A. World View a. Why Things Happen "Early Chinese beliefs seem to have been polytheistic and animistic",...
  • Relations Between China And The Outer Zone
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    Confucianism had been predominant in most parts of Chinese history and was an important factor affecting Chinese view of its place in the world order. This is due to the fact that Chinese foreign policy was essentially an external expression of the principles of social and political order guiding Chinese state and society internally at that time. (p 2) Thus, Chinese foreign relations was accordingly hierarchical and non egalitarian, just like the Chinese society which was guided by Confucian pri...
  • Different Traditions In Other Cultures
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    He wears different clothes. She speaks a different language. Why do they do that? When you begin to think about cultures other than your own you tend to think of the things that set them apart from your own culture. Why do you think that is? Is it because that is the way that we, as Americans, were brought up? Or is it simply the blindness that Americans as well as other cultures see towards other cultures that are much different than their own? Many people, as well as I, tend to make assumption...
  • Donald Interest For Chinese
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    Chinese immigration began with the arrival of Chinese miner by the thousands in California, following the discovery of gold in 1848. The hopeless improvement of Chinese economics soon lured more Chinese immigrants to the United States. Some worked on the transcontinental railroad, which was completed in 1869. Others worked in orchids, vineyards, and fields. Some even entered the fishing and manufacturing industries (Encarta). Even though the Chinese helped develop the American West, they became ...
  • Trait Of Eastern Culture
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    The understanding and definition of creativity between the Eastern and Western cultures may differ, as traditional Asian culture is more conservative, while modern culture of the West is more liberal. But in terms of creative thinking, their influences are equally significant.! Creativity is a very wide scope that covers all fields. Creativity is the driving force behind the development of technology, the economy, the arts and culture. This article attempts to look at the issue of creativity fro...
  • Keystones Of The Chinese Culture
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    Aside from all the uncertainties of a teenage day, for me there is one thing I can always count on. One thing rain or shine I know will never fail me. It is the inevitable fact that as long as I am with my parents, I will have rice for dinner. And until a certain point in my life, the question of "Why every night?" had never occurred to me. I simply accepted it as tradition. Tradition is a hard foe to face, but eventually I looked in its stubborn eyes and insisted on Tuesday night being "Campbel...
  • Fish Cheeks By Amy Tan
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    Fish Cheeks Critique Amy Tan, a Chinese-American writer, was born in Oakland, California in 1952. In 1989 she wrote The Joy Luck Club, her first novel which tells of the relationships and struggles between full Chinese mothers and their Americanized Chinese daughters. Although the story was fiction, most of the experiences came from Tan's real life. Besides The Joy Luck Club, Tan has written three more successful novels. Amy Tan's "Fish Cheeks" is a short narrative about when she was a little gi...

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