ERIC Number: ED155230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Contacts and Conflicts; The Asian Immigration Experience.
California Univ., Los Angeles. Asian American Studies Center.
In this curriculum guide to the Asian immigration experience, the topics discussed include: major immigration periods, early contributions of Asian immigrants, Chinese immigration, Japanese immigration, Filipino immigration, Korean immigration, early Asian women in America, Asian immigration to Hawaii, anti-Asian hostility, the exploitation of Asian farm workers, Asian war brides, recent trends in immigration, Samoan immigration, a recent immigration chart, and personal annecdotes and letters. The guide attempts to show that despite the hardships confronted in America, Asians contributed to the building of our society. Chinese immigrants proved to be indispensable in the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869. Japanese immigrants on the West Coast who entered the agricultural field helped to develop orchards, vineyards, and gardens on land that was either not used or in poor usage. The labor of Filipino immigrants in the 1920's and 1930's replaced that of the Chinese and Japanese laborers. Asians continue to play a significant social role in America today. Asians have progressed so much that they constitute a "success story" in the view of some people. Others note that economic discrimination against Asians exists and that while anti-Asian racism is subtle, it is very real. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Chinese Americans, Cultural Background, Cultural Enrichment, Curriculum Guides, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Status, Females, Filipino Americans, History, Immigrants, Japanese Americans, Korean Americans, Racial Discrimination, Samoan Americans
Asian American Studies Publications, University of California, 3232 Campbell Hall, Los Angeles, California 90024 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Asian American Studies Center.