Essays Tagged: "Chinese American"

Chinese and Chinese American Wedding Celebrations

In today's society, Chinese wedding ceremonies have been woven into American wedding heritage. Many Chinese have adapted ... and great pains are taken to ensure a good match and bountiful prosperity. This is why traditional Chinese weddings have many complex customs and ceremonies. They serve the important function of prov ... ey serve the important function of providing an auspicious start for the bridal couple.In the past, Chinese families enlisted the help of matchmakers to choose marriage partners. Couples also consulte ...

(5 pages) 60 0 4.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Amy Tan's "The Joy Luck Club".

daughter, and why each one is the way she is. Amy Tan explores the difficulties in growing up as a Chinese-American and the problems assimilating into modern society. The Chinese-American daughters t ... hey didn't try to comprehend their culture, which was a big part of understanding their traditional Chinese mothers. The swan feather in the beginning of the book was a symbol of all hopes and dreams ...

(12 pages) 153 0 4.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This is a detailed essay about the new emergence of SARS. The history, the physiology, the symptoms, and the treatment are discussed.

the disease. Based in Hanoi, the 46-year-old Italian epidemiologist was called in after a visiting Chinese-American businessman, Johnny Cheng, became gravely ill and the disease mystified Vietnamese ... atomy of an outbreak in one Hong Kong apartment block - responsible for a third of all cases in the Chinese city - is still being studied and may suggest some capacity to infect while airborne.The mos ...

(4 pages) 58 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

"Eating Chinese Food Naked"

crullers to soup and ribs food is a key ingredient to the relationships in Mei Ng's novel, "Eating Chinese Food Naked." Stuck in a family with lack of affection, Ruby, a Chinese American college grad ... Afraid of losing her family's sense of culture, Bell always tried to intertwine American food with Chinese. When Bell was told about her son's barbecue, Bell said "Maybe I'll bring cook some noodles ...

(4 pages) 31 0 2.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

Talking-Story in Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston

ver learned. Her memoirs, The Woman Warrior, celebrate this victorious journey from a once silenced Chinese immigrant to a liberated Chinese-American young woman. The most integral part of this coming ... ng, discipline, and acceptance of social obligation. Also within this framework, a key principal of Chinese "parenting is that children be taught and disciplined from an early age, as soon as they can ...

(6 pages) 52 0 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Mother/Daughter Conflict in Amy Tan's "Two Kinds" and "Best Quality".

1). Their inability to understand one another largely stems from cultural differences; Suyuan is a Chinese woman who flees to America for a better life, while June is destined to demonstrate her self ... because she is a first generation immigrant from mainland China (Xu 3). As a result, Suyuan speaks Chinese and broken English, while June speaks English and fractured Chinese. Furthermore, the commun ...

(8 pages) 147 1 3.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American


urse of my childhood.These concepts can be unusual if you are from a different culture, such as the Chinese culture. According to the author of Chinese Americans and Their Immigrant Parents, May Paoma ...

(3 pages) 37 0 4.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Chinabration-Follow Your Xin

On April 1, 2006, Chinese American Society presented an annual Chinese culture show at Haymarket Theatre. The main the ... inese culture show at Haymarket Theatre. The main theme of the culture show was following your xin, Chinese for heart. The plot followed an average Chinese student named Xin that she was not pleased w ... e from anxiety about being a doctor. She finally decided to follow her heart and secretly enter the Chinese Idol talent show offering the first place prize of a recording contract without her mother's ...

(2 pages) 16 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

To what extent can we trust the figure of victims of Nanjing Massacre in "The Rape of Nanking"?

f Nanking massacre in "The Rape of Nanking -the forgotten holocaust of World War"? Which written by Chinese-American, Iris Chang."The Rape of Nanking -the forgotten holocaust of World War" is a book w ... 8 February during Sino-Japanese War. According to this book, Japanese army killed more than 300,000 Chinese citizens. In order to evaluate a number of victims of Nanjing massacre in "the Rape of Nanki ...

(7 pages) 43 0 1.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

U.S. China Relations Post September 11th

Throughout history Chinese-American relations have generally been volatile, especially after the fall of the Soviet Uni ... s to establish hegemony in East Asia and threaten U.S. interests. While there are many irritants in Chinese-American relations, there are also many stabilizing factors. The People's Republic of China ... mon enemy, which has greatly stabilized relations.In addition, while there is still a great deal of Chinese mistrust at American intentions, there is also the grudging realization that the United Stat ...

(6 pages) 71 0 3.8 Nov/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

The theme of identity as developed within the novel "The Woman Warrior" by Maxime Hong Kingston

r illustrates the progression of the search for her identity as a female torn between two cultures: Chinese and American. Maxine Hong Kingston, in my opinion, subverts the traditional definitions of w ... from a cultural viewpoint. This is used in an attempt to question cultural institutions within both Chinese and Chinese-American societies. She challenges the tradition of those who attempt to define ...

(5 pages) 64 0 4.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Amy Tan

que and moving way.A significant portion of Tan's works resorts back to her own background, being a Chinese-American. Also the American born daughter and China born mother plays a big role in both The ... her from the stress that she had accumulated from the long grueling hours work. Once she wrote of a Chinese American girl that played chess and that her mother was her worst adversary and best ally (F ...

(3 pages) 13 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


llowing essay we are going to be comparing and contrasting two stories from two well known writers. Chinese-American Silence by Maxine Hong Kingston and Salvation by Langston Hughes . The Main Similar ... ars of resentment ,for he has lied to everybody, and does not seem to grasp the courage to admit it.Chinese-American Silence by Maxine Kingston , is about a girl confronted with problems of her cultur ...

(4 pages) 9 0 3.0 May/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The Joy Luck CLub

JOY LUCK CLUB Amy Tan Published in 1989 Chinese American Major and minor characters: The novel consists of 8 major and minor characters. The ... clearly for herself. Lena St. Clair, the rogue of the group. She was of course raised in the Chinese tradition of sticking to strictly Asian traditions. She broke this code of conduct and marri ... hina and later moved to America. They all had daughters, and soon had to learn how to combine their Chinese heritages with their daughters' American circumstances. Each mother desired to enlighten her ...

(5 pages) 33 0 4.3 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Differences of the Elementary Education Between China and America

I. IntroductionA.Different emphases of Chinese and American elementary educationSchool, as the second class in a child's growth, plays an i ... differences lying in the different situation, different countries have different education systems. Chinese and American education systems attract more and more attention due to their geographic, poli ... find their distinction especially on the elementary education ground.Everything is two-sided. Both Chinese education and American education have their advantages and disadvantages. Here, I'd like to ...

(21 pages) 118 0 5.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Asian American Loyalty Throughout War

wo groups that have been victims of this persecution are Japanese Americans during World War II and Chinese Americans during the Korean War and into the Cold War. The effort to prove their loyalty dur ... d turmoil within their respective communities. Although under different circumstances, Japanese and Chinese Americans experienced similar "forced opportunities" to demonstrate their loyalty to the Uni ...

(6 pages) 26 0 4.3 Nov/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

The joy luck club essay

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 Chi ... ck Club, I found out the answer to that question. Through the relationships and experiences of four Chinese mothers and four Chinese-American daughters, I was able to see a massive difference between ...

(3 pages) 31 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Helping Others in My Community

ustomers with quality care and service, even during harsh blizzard conditions.As a first-generation Chinese-American, I am also committed to helping new arrivals adjust to life in the United States. F ... o life in the United States. For the past two years, I have accompanied my mother each month to the Chinese-American Support Center, a mecca in San Diego for new arrivals from mainland China. Although ...

(2 pages) 20 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Concept of identity explored in ' when i was growing up' by Nellie wong

u ask. Haven't I told you enough? It is through this that she finally accepts her own identity as a Chinese American and finds her own place in the world.

(3 pages) 11 0 0.0 Jun/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry

Chinese Invincible Women Fight With The Tragic Fate In The Past

In the Chinese culture, the gender role stereotype is something that women today need to be aware of. The i ... amilies have been living in the United States. The contents of their two books are the situation of Chinese American life experiences, family and difficulties within the generational problems that occ ... e in America. They talk about the past, the legends passed down from generations and the beliefs of Chinese culture. The two stories expose the fate of women suffering from patriarchy and sexism in Ch ...

(8 pages) 18 0 0.0 Jun/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers