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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • First Chinese Immigrants
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    Chinese Immigration to North America This essay will show how and why the first Chinese immigrants came to North America, the events that occured in those times, and the contrast between how the first Chinese Canadians and the Chinese of today have been treated. The first immigrants that came from China to Canada began to come soon after the American Revolutionary War. There were immigrants before them, but very, very few. Around 1790, students, merchants, and sailors began to come to America an...
  • Waves Of Chinese Immigrants To America
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    Chinese Immigration It happens everyday before our very eyes. Occurring since long before we can remember, immigration has now become a common place idea. People move because of various reasons such as opportunity, persecution, or just plain wanting a new life. The reasons for immigration are important, as well are the results that arise from that change in location. The United States is widely known to harvest the most immigrants from around the world, but more specifically, the immigration of ...
  • Prospective Chinese Immigrants At Angel Island
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    Interrogations of Chinese Immigrants at Angel Island Like Ellis Island in New York Harbor, Angel Island in San Francisco Bay was an entry point for immigrants in the early 20th century. The Angel Island immigration station processed small numbers of immigrants from Japan, Italy, and other parts of the world and was the key place of interrogation and detention for immigrants from China ("Angel Island Over View, CD-ROM). Angel Island in 1910 to enforce the Chinese Exclusion Act passed in 1882 and ...
  • Chinese Immigration Effects Present Times In America
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    America is made up of every nationality on this planet. There is at least one person of each race and nationality on this continent. Immigrants impact our way of life more than we really know. America is assimilation and a multiculturalism collection of this world's people. When the Americas were first discovered, it was just mere occasions where a fisherman had landed in the Americas and was not aware of what he had found. The actual finding that this was a new continent was monumental. New peo...
  • Blacks And Some Chinese
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    In the present day, people view America as a land where everyone can be seen equal to one another, but this was not always the case. In the 1800's black and Chinese Americans went through a ruthless period of discrimination, due to the white man's ignorance. Even though the Chinese and blacks were singled out they both were treated differently but also had many similarities. Harsh treatment, long hours, and extremely low wages were only a small part of the brutal-ness both races faced. The Chine...
  • Angel Island The Majority Of Chinese Immigrants
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    Chinese Immigration Every person who lives in America is either an immigrant or a descendant of an immigrant. Though we may not consider it, it is a fact that everyone here has come from some other place. The majority of immigrants have come to America voluntarily. Seeking a change they envisioned America as country thriving with different opportunities. For the immigrants it was a chance at a better life, not only for themselves, but for their children. It is estimated that over sixty million p...
  • Immigration Of Chinese Into America
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    Chinese Immigration into America Surprisingly, Asian Americans have been in America for over 150 years. They are as diverse as the immigrants from Europe, ranging from China, Japan, Korea, Cambodia, Korea, Philippines, India, Vietnam, and Laos. (Takaki, page 8) When many people think of American Immigrants, Asians are on the last of their lists. In The Uprooted, Harvard historian, Oscar Handling, prize winning book with the subtitle 'the Epic Story of the Great Migrations that Made the American ...
  • Chinese In America
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    I had been dreaming of going to America for God knows how many years before finally came to this land. The various misfortunes in my life gave me a chance of being sent to America by my university only when I was about to be 40 years old. Thinking th at I would take the chance to root myself here, I went through a hasty experience of taking the GRE and TOEFL tests, sending my credentials everywhere and trying to get information from everywhere. For the past ten months I have been sitting in fron...

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