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1 Paper #1 TITLE: Intergenerational conflict in Fifth Chinese Daughter & Promises Kept: The Life of Issei Man John Kim 47517686 Sociology 51 2-20-08 Professor Mazumdar
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47517686, p.1 Both families are influenced by traditional Asian values, which can lead to intergenerational conflict between the first generation and the second generation in different ways. The traditional Asian values can be difficult for the second generation to understand, because it’s different than the American values. While the American family focuses more on the individuals, the traditional Asian family focuses on collectivistic ideology which are family well being, family value, family honor, and etc. Because of these differences, the second generation who were born in America have a conflict with their parents emphasize traditional Asian values. When comparing the books Fifth Chinese Daughter and Promises Kept , there are similarities and differences that the authors use to illustrate the intergenerational conflict between the first generation and the second generation in both families. The different issues in the intergenerational conflict such as dating, education, and the different treatment between sons and daughters are portrayed in both books. The intergenerational conflict is an important theme in both books, and their experiences made them stronger as they tell their stories in their point of view. There are similarities between Fifth Chinese Daughter and Promises Kept in terms of the people that the second generations date. For example, in Fifth Chinese Daughter , there was a clash between Jade Snow Wong and her parents when Jade was dating Joe. (Wong, 43). In traditional Chinese culture, the parents need permission to go out with someone they approve and late at night. For example, when Jade wanted to go out with Joe late at night, her parents disallowed her because it was dangerous for a young girl to go out on a date late with a guy. Jade could not understand why her parents would not allow her to go out late, because in American
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2008 for the course SOC 51 taught by Professor Mazumdar during the Spring '08 term at UC Irvine.

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