ERIC Number: ED248287
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug-17
Reference Count: 0
Asian American-Pacific American Relations: The Asian American Perspective.
This paper examines the migration and settlement history of Asians into the United States and the interaction of the major Asian immigrants with each other and with American society. An important thesis is that, because the differences between Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are much greater than the similarities between them, they should no longer be treated as a single social entity. The term "Asian" is used to refer to persons originating in China, Japan, Korea, India, the Philippines, and Vietnam. "Pacific Islanders" represents Chamarros (from Guam), Samoans (both East and West), Native Hawaiians, and Tongans. The paper is divided into five major parts: (1) "Asian Immigration History, 1849-Present"; (2) "Settlement Patterns and Labor History"; (3) "Community Structure, Inter-ethnic Relations and Cultural Development"; (4) "Contemporary Issues" (including education, employment, health and mental health, community development, cultural integrity, and civic participation); and, finally, (5) "Asian Americans' Perceptions of and Attitudes towards Pacific Islander". (KH)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Bilingual Education, Community Attitudes, Community Characteristics, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Health, Immigrants, Labeling (of Persons), Pacific Americans, Political Influences, Population Distribution, Social Integration, Stereotypes, United States History
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office for Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Asian/Pacific American Concerns.
Authoring Institution: Association for Asian/Pacific American Studies, Seattle, WA.
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