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midterm study guide #2 - Title Leaves from the Mental...

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Title Author - Ethnicity Genre Theme Historical Context Close Reading Leaves from the Mental Portfolio of an Eurasian Sui Sin Far (Edith Eaton) – Chinese European Memoir “becoming Chinese” – the journey of recognizing both her Chinese&European culture and becoming more appreciative Never accepted as fully Chinese nor European no place for both, a binary proposing a problem a hybrid that stands both sides is created From America is the Heart Carlos Bulson – Filipino American Memoir American paradox – kind and cruelty Filipinos were brought to U.S. as cheap labor during the height of the depression. Many whites blamed Filipinos for stealing their jobs thus a huge racism problem was created. ABCs (American- Born Chinese) Genny Lim – Chinese American Poem Generation gap – between a new group “ABCs” and native Chinese who immigrated to the United States Chinese faced huge discrimination from the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882; Chinese built railroads but no credit was given
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