CHC FINAL PROJECT FINISH THIS BY FRIDAY OR ELSE

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CHC Seminar 2 The Peopling of New York City Professor Grazyna Drabik Benny Wong Too Asian To Be White Too White To Be Asian Throughout human history, we have instinctively defined ourselves by our culture and society in which we were raised. People have been emigrating from one place to another since the dawn of time. Within each wave of immigration, immigrants often find themselves struggling to find a sense of self-identity. In our current world, people are saying that the world is getting smaller with all these advances in technology. However I believe that the world is not getting smaller, but also it is getting even bigger. People are able to immigrate to almost wherever they want to go in the world at any time. One of the main challenges that prevent people from doing so is the sense of cultural identity. Despite the fact that I am not an immigrant, I too, know the struggles of maintaining a bi-cultural identity. Most of my experiences come from when I was in elementary school to junior high. However I still feel that even to this day, I still struggle in coming up with this identity for myself. This all leads back to the quintessential question that we constantly ask ourselves: Who am I? I had a very interesting childhood was I was growing up. I remember that I used to live in Brighton up until I was 4 years old. Up till that point (from what my parents tell me), I had normal childhood as an infant and toddler. One of the great changes that I remember was going back to Hong Kong after living in Brighton. This happened because my family had just bought our home in Marine Park and due to my parents having an immense workload, they decided to send my sister and I to Hong Kong for a year. Even though I was only 4 years old at the time, I
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could still remember the events as if they were yesterday. As my sister and I arrived in Hong Kong, we were stunned. We had never seen anything
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2011 for the course CHC 102 taught by Professor Drabik during the Spring '11 term at CUNY City.

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