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Asian_US (4 slides)[1] - Return of Hong Kong to mainland...

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1 Asians in the United States Kittler and Sucher, Food and Culture. Thomson/Wadsworth Part of The Chinese-American Experience Film SF State AV #85872 Chinese in the U.S. Chinese immigration to U.S. early 1850 s 1848 gold in Calif. Still Land of the Golden Mountain Mining later less lucrative, Chinese started businesses, e.g. restaurant owners/laundries. 1863 Central Pacific Line - built by 10,000 Chinese workers. 1870 - 63,000 male Chinese all in West Coast. 1882 - Chinese Exclusion Act. Chinese immigrants were from Guangdong or Canton. Mostly worked and returned. 1920, population dropped to 1870 levels. Chinese in the U.S. (2) Chinese Congregated in Chinatown. Largest in S.F. Conditions crowded; no assimilation. 1943 - could become naturalized U.S. citizens. After War II, Chinese are better educated. Recent Immigrants Communism caused exodus Pro-democrat demonstration Tiananmen Square in 1989 - Chinese Student Protection Act of 1992.
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Unformatted text preview: Return of Hong Kong to mainland China Taiwan’s uncertain future incr. immigration Chinese in the U.S. (3) 2/3 Asians foreign born. Mostly in CA, NY Chinese Americans value education. College & graduate degrees with professional employment. Mostly in upper and middle classes. Recent immigrants not as educated and work in low-paying jobs. BI-POLAR population. 2 Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: May 2008 Report Education 49% Asians ages >25 have a bachelor’s degree compares with 27% all Americans ages> 25. 20% Asians have graduate (master’s or Asians have graduate (master s or doctorate) or prof. degrees compares w 10% for all Americans ( Source : 2006 Am. Comm. Survey) Household Income $64,238 median household income for single-race Asians in 2006, the highest among all race groups ( Source : Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the U.S.: 2006)...
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