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ASAM 5 - 3/30 (asam5.wordpress.com) History of Asians Americans: 1865-1869: Labor/Transcontinental Railroad The Rise of the Anti-Chinese Movement: 1865-1869: Labor/Transcontinental Railroad The completion of the railroad is the beginning of the end: anti-Chinese movement to expel them for economic and racial reasons The move to ghettos Suffer for being isolated from overall society 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act: The Act bans immigration of Chinese laborers to the United States and prohibits Chinese from becoming naturalized citizens, Although initially designed for the Chinese, as each of the other four early Asian groups arrive: Japanese, Asian Indian, Filipino, Koreans; the same Chinese Exclusion law will be bent, twisted, and arbitrarily added onto, in changing permutations, to restrict naturalization rights as well Ozawa and Thind In the early 20 th century, racial classification was broken up into three main groups: Aryan, Negro, Oriental, Citizenship was denied to Orientals In 1922 the US Supreme court had decided that a Jap man, Takao Ozawa, residing in the US for a long time, was no eligible for citizenship because he was not Aryan Thind and his lawyers argued that he was Caucasian Citizenship denied based on the ideas of the “common man” Neil Gotanda on Asian radicalization: Within the US, if a person is racially identified as African American or white, that person is presumed to be legally a WS citizen and socially an American Pearl Harbor and Executive Order 9066 In 1942, President Roosevelt signs Executive order 9066 authorizing the secretary of war to delegate a military commander to designate military areas “from which any and all persons may be excluded” EO 9066 effectively results in the forcible removal of the entire Wst Coast Japanese American population from their communities in California, Washington and Oregon. 1965 Immigration Act The 1924 Immigration Act known as National Origins Quota Act specified that “no alien ineligible to citizenship shall be admitted to the US” Dominant Themes Labor and the travails of working class life Orientalism and Asian representation Femininity and masculinity
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Divided national loyalties Feminism and the critique of Asian patriarchy and Asian American nationalism Generational conflict Model minority Assimilation Race between black and white. Four main goals for class: The multiplicity of the Asian America experience The aesthetics of Asian American literature On America General Education 4/1/10 Lecture 2: Carlos Bulosan, America is in the Heart Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) The Jungle Book The US and Philippines Colonial presence in the Philippines starts in the 16 th century with the arrival of the Spanish, who would stay on the island over the next 400 odd years.
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  • Spring '10
  • Asian American Literature, Bulosan, Asian American nationalism, Asian representation Femininity, American nationalism Generational

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