A framework for immigration: Asians in the United States by Uma A. Segal

By Uma A. Segal

Even though stereotypically portrayed as educational and monetary achievers, Asian american citizens usually dwell in poverty, underserved by way of human companies, undercompensated within the team, and topic to discrimination. even though usually perceived as a unmarried, homogenous staff, there are major variations among Asian American cultures that impact their event. Segal, an Asian American immigrant herself, analyzes Asian immigration to the united states, together with immigrants' purposes for leaving their international locations, their charm to the united states, the problems they face in modern U.S. society, and the background of public attitudes and coverage towards them. Segal observes that the profile of the Asian American is formed not just by means of the immigrants and their descendents yet through the nation's reaction to their presence.

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When immigrants have the psychological strength to cope with these stresses, they are more likely to adjust and be able to control the direction of their lives. On the other hand, they may experience posttraumatic stress disorder. Without sufficient and appropriate social and emotional support, and perhaps therapy, they may find the immigration experience unsatisfactory and remain unhappy, resenting their lives in the new land and pining for their homeland and all that is familiar. Finally, a characteristic that immigrants cannot change is the color of their skin.

Through the centuries, a distinctly Chinese civilization emerged with a unique philosophy, language, writing, and art, and it has persisted to the present. China long viewed itself as the center of the universe, calling itself Zhongguo, or the Middle Kingdom, and it saw little threat from surrounding societies that it perceived as being barbaric. Of particular concern about Chinese history is that often Chinese scholars have experienced pressure to interpret the past in conformity with the political imperatives of the present (Roberts 1998), and historians and social scientists have raised probing questions about the state of historiography in China (Shinn and Worden 1994).

China long viewed itself as the center of the universe, calling itself Zhongguo, or the Middle Kingdom, and it saw little threat from surrounding societies that it perceived as being barbaric. Of particular concern about Chinese history is that often Chinese scholars have experienced pressure to interpret the past in conformity with the political imperatives of the present (Roberts 1998), and historians and social scientists have raised probing questions about the state of historiography in China (Shinn and Worden 1994).

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