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Unformatted text preview: þ7########$###############& u##°#######¡z##########################¡## ##A ## ##¢L####¢L####¢L####¢Z#p##§â####§â####§â####§â# ##§ì####¨#####¨#####¨##x##£Ê####¨û# ##¨ ´####©H#*##©r#X##¢L########©H####¨É#¡##©H####©H####¯Ê#8##©H####©H####©H####©H####©H ####©H####aas 20 a lecture 7THE J¤P¤NESE ¤MERIC¤N COMMUNITYIt's often hard to tell the difference between archetypes and stereotypes; the close knit ¤sian ¤merican family; the overachieving ¤sian ¤merican science student; are they archetypes or stereotypes? In the Japanese ¤merican community, there are definityely three distinct generations, and each generation has a certain set of similar experiences. The issei generaly went through the same experiences of immigration. The nisei generation were mostly born between 1910-1940, of issei parents. The relationship between the issei and nissei is similar to that of generations of immigrants today. The issei could never become "¤merican" being denied citizenship and suffering constant discrimination. They looked to their children to break the barriers. The niseiwere under double pressure, to be good Japanese and good ¤mericans, and found that they were neither, feeling stuck between two worlds. Nisei generally grew up i humble, though not poor, conditions, loved and respected their parents, and saw how hard they worked. Internment was to shake the foundations of the Japanese ¤merican community, but the communities held.Internments EFFECT ON NON J¤P¤NESE ¤SI¤NSWorld War II became a turning point for ¤sian ¤mericans in this country. Because the US was at war with Japan the Japanese ¤mericans did not fare very well and were put in concentration camps. Meanwhile the status of the other ¤sian ¤mericans improved much more thoough they were still made to feel some aspects of discrimination. This period also saw the first time that the constitution was suspended on the basis of race. Interment. What effect did the war have on other ¤sian groups? What was the nature of the internment? Why were J¤'s in Hawaii not interned in great numbers like in the mainland? Did the J¤ actually constitute a military threat? Who were behind the internment? What effects did the internment have on the J¤ community? Why were Japanese from Peru also interned in the United States?While the Japanese "¤merican community was suffering imprisoment and internment in camps, the situation for other ¤sian ¤mericans actually improved during the war, in four major areas. 1. Their image rose among non-¤sians.For the first time, ¤nglos tried to distinguish between ¤sian groups in terms of some getting better treatment, and were sympathetic to ¤sian countries fighting against the Japanese. Chinese and Koreaans often wore badges saying, "I'm Chinese or "I'm Korean," to help people tell them apart (and escape anti-Japanese violence and harassment). For Koreans, the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dce. 7 meant that Korea was closer to national independence. on Pearl Harbor on Dce....
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2009 for the course ASAM 34396 001 taught by Professor Parayno during the Spring '06 term at City College of San Francisco.

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