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Imagine America’s colorful tapestry – every strand tells a story, and every hue signifies a contribution. Now, visualize a dominant thread that weaves through this fabric, intertwining with others, making the pattern more prosperous and vibrant. This thread, often underrepresented yet undeniably crucial, represents the Chinese immigrants. Their journey, marked...

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The agenda that used to reign over the citizens of the People’s Republic of China was characterized by the images that were implemented by Propaganda. The Chinese political system has used different types of artistic expressions for many generations to not only entertain but also enlighten the Chinese people and provide an example of appropriate behavior and thought. When the People’s Republic of China was established in 1949 by the new Chinese communist leader Mao Zedong, Propaganda art was used...
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The non-western society I chose to research about its art tradition is China because its art has one of the oldest traditions in the world and it comes in many forms. Chinese Calligraphy is one of the eight most elegant forms of art in China, in the same ranking as “Zheng (harp), chess, paintings, poems, tea, flowers, and liquor”. Calligraphy has been changing since the Chinese language developed because different dynasties use a different official font for Chinese. China is...
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When my parents first migrated to Australia, we lived in an area which was largely populated by Chinese immigrants. Naturally, I was influenced by Chinese culture and grew to enjoy their, food, culture and social interactions. Many Chinese migrants opened shops which displayed Chinese writing and symbolisms. I was fascinated by these writings and the unique symbols and would try to replicate them as a child creating secret meanings for different patterns only I understood. Not only did I practice...
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Cultural competence involves being aware that there are differences from one’s own cultural and that of others’ culture. To be culturally competent also requires one to respect the differences, obtain knowledge and self-educate on the differences, and anticipate needs based on the differences. Cultural competence and sensitivity are imperative to provide good health care. The goal of this paper is to assist in building cultural competence for providing quality health care in relation to childbearing families. Some of the areas...
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They served with back-breaking labor during both cold winters and hot summers. Hundreds died in explosions, landslides, injuries, and diseases. And even though they made significant contributions to the building of the Transcontinental Railroad, these 15,000 to 20,000 Chinese immigrants have largely been forgotten by history. Looking back, historians claim that the Chinese, who had started to arrive in the United States in large numbers during the California Gold Rush of 1848-1855, were thought too frail for the dangerous, strenuous...
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The American Industrial Revolution took place during the nineteenth century. As a result, new inventions were produced including the Steam Engine. The Steam Engine was a revolutionary invention that was capable of mass transportation. Two companies, the Central Pacific Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad, worked together in order to commence the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. This caused the second wave of immigration, as cheap labor was required for the project. Primarily, the second wave of immigration in America...
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The first colony of Australia was established at Sydney by Captain Arthur Phillip on January 26, 1788. They believed the land was terra nullius or empty land as they couldn’t see any evidence of buildings, crops, land development, fences, borders or governments. This assessment was incorrect as the land belonged to the Aborigines as they had lived there for over 60,000 years. Chinese migration and settlement in New South Wales has a long history. Early records show evidence of Chinese...
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In the 1880s, America started its period of rapid industrialization, and this would ignite the second big wave of immigration into America. Most of these immigrants were coming from Southern, Eastern, and Central Europe with some of them being Italians and Jews. Because many immigrants came here seeking jobs, a new life, and political and religious freedom, they were often discriminated against because they were the large majority who took on factory and hard labor jobs. This wasn’t the first...
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A cultural ambassador is a representative of a culture who serves as a connecting link and a channel of communication between two different countries, consequently enhancing intercultural communication and mutual understanding. A good cultural ambassador not only informs of what exists in their own culture but also conveys the profound meanings hidden within the culture and what they mean to the people in this culture. These deeper symbols and values are what built the culture and what has continued to...
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Did you know that the Chinese language is several thousand years old and is part of the 'Sino-Tibetan' language family? Chinese is a collection of Sinitic dialects (local languages) in the Sino-Tibetan region, spoken by the majority of the Han tribes and many minority ethnic groups in China. About 1.3 billion people (about 16% of the total population) speak Chinese as their first language. Copied Chinese sets are generally regarded by local speakers as a variant of a single language....
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“Because I don't want to be a white coolie in my own country because it's not our country anymore” (Wright). This quote originates from the 1992 Australian film, Romper Stomper, which depicts Hando, the leader of a neo-nazi gang, and his reasons for his nazi obsession. This quote is interesting as it outlines a society of multiculturalism but also hints at ideologies of white nationalism and racism which quite thoroughly encompasses what Romper Stomper is about. Furthermore, the themes of...
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In this essay, I want to inform people about U.S. law policy issues that are applied to migrants, undocumented people, and U.S. citizens. U.S. law policies became an issue for migrants when the United States immigration law enforcement which started with the Chinese Exclusion Act was based on race and was unjust to Chinese Laborers. Over time more policies were set in place to target people because of their race and ethnicity. Moreover, people today are targeted because of their...
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For my research project, I decided to study Chinese cuisine. I chose this because I love Chinese food, but know nothing about it. Chinese cuisine plays a tremendous role in Chinese culture. It is one of the richest and most diverse heritages on the planet. The cuisine started in various regions of China and soon migrated to other parts of the world, such as Southeast Asia, North America, and Western Europe. China is made up of both lowlands and mountain...
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The first ever civilization took place in Mesopotamia between the year 4000B.C.E. After this, river valley civilizations came the classical period (1000B.C.E- 450C.E) which was characterized by a set of great civilizations which constituted China, Persia, India, and Greeko-Roman (Mediterranean) civilizations. These 4 great civilizations did not function independently. They integrated and expanded their territories to cover up large portion of land. However, before we move into discussing this great civilization, and its inventions, it will be important for us...
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In the novel Balzac and the Little Seamstress, Dai Sijie vividly presents the theme of the power of story-telling by exploiting the development of relationships between friends or lovers and the development of individual characters throughout the book. To begin, Dai Sijie conveys the power of storytelling by showing the development of Mai’s storytelling abilities. The two main characters Luo and Ma travel from city to city in the countryside telling well-renowned stories or shows to the people for their...
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Summary In this autobiography, we meet Jade Snow and her Chinese American family, the Wongs. This book starts with Jade in her earliest years as the narrative simply walks us through the Wong family’s whirling world around her. Throughout this book, little Jade grows, and with her grows a more complex and complicated narrative as Jade grows more complex and complicated herself. Jade was born into a traditional Chinese family that continued to follow homeland traditions despite being born in...
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Chinese weddings are opulent festivities that are as an awful lot about the joyful couple as they are about their respective families. They are energetic and colorful ceremonies that are as a lot about the completely satisfied couple as they are about their respective families. Many symbolic components of this ceremony, which are described with the aid of rituals and customs, center attention on the benefits of wealth, plenty, and happiness for the marriage of each pal and household member....
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When looking at the Chinese and American education systems you will notice many differences. Many view Chinese education as very strict and because of that it lays the foundation for success, whereas the American educational system is viewed as a way to stimulate a student’s inner creativity. In Chinese education, they focus on how students use the knowledge they learned in school, and on understanding knowledge systems and structures and how to use that knowledge. Americans are interested more in...
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I vaguely remember that before going abroad, Mr. Zhang my English teacher in China, once asked a classmate a question in a certain class of study would you go abroad if you had a chance? I boldly answered this question, I said: 'Yes, because I want to experience different cultures and civilizations'. What a particularly simple and immature reason. Recalling my educational experience in China, I may be the only Chinese who is bad at mathematics, so I have to...
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Although I grew up with both Chinese and Vietnamese parents, my life is heavily influenced by Chinese culture and traditions. I always take off my shoes before walking into someone’s home, and I go to every Chinese New Year dinner expecting to eat the traditional Peking duck and roasted pig. I am very fortunate to have grown up in the San Gabriel Valley, which boasts one of the largest arrays of authentic Chinese restaurants in the United States. A variety...
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Palaces like the Forbidden City are no exception to this: they show power by their size but the same idea of a courtyard exists in the enclosed walled area called the Imperial City. It may show power with the visibility of the different halls and gates, but the private space inside stays away from people outside. The residential area of the palace is itself separated from the rest of the Imperial City by the Gate of Heavenly Purity. This modesty...
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The true story of an unwanted daughter Chinese Cinderella is the personal novel of Adeline Yen Mah. Adeline Yen Mah’s life was full of family rejection, poor relationships, abandonment, loneliness, low self-esteem, no identity, sorrow, disappointment, and resilience. The hopeless diary of Adeline Yen Mah's childhood encountering youth and entering her fight for affirmation from the time she was bound to the age of fourteen during the 1940s and 1950s, a battle of acknowledgment. All through this discouraging novel the...
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After watching the movie “Crazy Rich Asians” directed by Jon M. Chu, it changed what I thought about my social identity. The movie is about the story of Nick, a guy from a wealthy Singapore family, and his girlfriend, Rachel who is an American-born Chinese and has never been to Asia. They travel to Singapore for the wedding of his best friend Colin. In Singapore, Nick introduces Rachel to his mother Eleanor, while his cousin Astrid finds out that her...
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Stereotypes are implicit biases that affect the way people perceive others. It's important to understand that all ethnicities, races, and cultures have good and bad stereotypes. Chinese children have stereotypes that classify them as extremely intelligent, but without their parents, that stereotype wouldn't exist. Demanding parenting is a tactic used amongst many ethnic groups, but the following essay takes a look at rather Chinese moms are superior or not. Amy Chua's article 'Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior' expresses why demanding...
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‘Eat a Bowl of Tea’ was written by Louis Hing Chu, and made into a film, directed by Wayne Wang in 1989. It takes place in the time after World War II when the United States has gotten rid of its strict immigration laws for China since it was an ally during the war. It began in 1875 with the Page Act which prevented Chinese women the ability to immigrate to the United States. In 1882, Chinese laborers were denied...
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China is facing an unprecedented challenge as its people struggle with a myriad of social problems arising from the incredible economic growth in the past decade. I aspire to meet the challenge and effect positive social changes by leveraging my bicultural background, business experience and passion for philanthropy. Unlike more developed countries where the combination of social enterprises, non-profit organizations and corporate and individual donations help to drive meaningful social projects, similar entities in China are undeveloped and lack financial...
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Throughout the history of the world, powerful kingdoms have existed. These kingdoms included the Chinese dynasties. Within the history of the Chinese dynasties, including the Shang, Zhou, Qin, Han, Tang, and Song, many created significant cultural markers such as calligraphy and oracle bones under the direction of ruling families, both good and bad. Together, the emperors, inventions, and conflicts are the basic structure of China’s dynasties. The Chinese dynasties are some of the most influential dynasties through their inventions, religion,...
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The ideology and term of suicide or killing oneself to get out of life is turning into a trend in this modern society. Most of the ones that expresses the idea meant it as a joke and do not mean to actually conduct a self-harm activity. Many memes and jokes regarding killing themselves because they’ve succumb to a difficult task, seeing something ‘stupid that it hurts their brains’ and even merely wanting to get out of life can be seen...
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‘A Chinese Life’ is an autobiographic graphic novel written by Li Kunwu and Philippe Ôtié. The book presents a personal journey through China’s modern history, from the creation of the republic of China in 1949 till the present. The book covers two of the most important events in the development of modern Chinese state that are: The Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution. Artist Li Kunwu was born in China’s poor southwest in 1955, he went hungry in the...
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For a large period of time women throughout the world, especially in China were seen as wives who were intended to cook, clean and take care of their children. Women in rural areas spent their entire days taking care of the house and looking after their husbands. They had a lot of duties and responsibilities that they had to fulfil in order to be respected by their husbands and society. Women in China in particular had a lot of pressure...
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