Asian American Studies 20A Midterm 1 Discussion - Asian American Studies 20A Midterm 1 Discussion Ethnicity genetic background country of origin

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Asian American Studies 20A Midterm 1 Discussion Ethnicity: genetic background; country of origin Ethnicity and Asians race are commonly confused Race is classified by trends and what people generalize o It is unstable; how people are perceived changes over time A long time ago, there was no race; people were separated by regions o Ex: slave labor rom Africa; classified as another race In America there are white, black, Latino, and Asian Ethnicities don t have much in common; race stereotypes Sense of belonging within solidarity; can form labor unions, communities, social and political alliance Imperialism: physical/cultural/economic takeover o Ex: British to China: Opium War, Silk Road, ships o Britain annexed HK and trade continued; end of dynasty era o Meiji restoration: modernization of Japan o Japan to Korea colonization o Britain to South Asia colonization o French to South East Asia colonization; Indochina War; communism o Spanish to Philippines; annexed by U.S. and got education & security

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