ASA 3 Midterm Study Guide

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University of California - Davis
Asian American Studies

ASA 3 Lecture Study GuideWho is the largest Asian American group in the United StatesChinese 9Know the specific history for each Asian American groupChinese During late 1800s they occupied low paying jobsChinese Exclusion Act of 1882barred entry of Chinese laborers because they were seen as a threat Paper sonsChinese claiming relations to those already in US forge identitySF earthquakecaused Chinese documents to be losthard for Chinese to prove that there were Chinese family in the USpaper sonsBecause of hostility between US and Japanese during WWII Chinese were seen betterImmigration Act of 1965Chinese immigrants consisted of professionals They used their skills to good use and they also affected other Asians by helping model the model minorityJapanese Entered US during 1800s as contract farm laborers in Hawaiisimilar to KoreaOccupied low paying jobs yet not as deprived as Chinese counterpartsGentlemens Agreement Act 1908barred Japanese laborers but allowed Japanese women to come and join their husbands in the USincrease Jap women demographicndPicture Brides2 generation Japanese wives immigrated to US to marrysaw picture of women from Japan and agreed to marry themincrease Jap women demographicReluctance faced by European AmericansWWIIforced relocation into campsThey are most highly acculturated Asian American groupJapanese strived to be Americans as much as possible due to horrible treatment they facedSouth AsiansFarmers were not allowed to own land so they were forced to help AmericansRacially unclassifiedUS v Bhagat Singh Thind South Asian American were seen as nonwhite and could not be naturalized also similar for Pacific IslandersFarmers married Mexican women to own land Britain conquering India made it hard for Indians to be naturalized during 1900sImmigration Act of 1965Brain Drainpeople were trained in their own country then sent to US to help build an industryKoreans More influx after the Korean War The poor living conditions in Korea coupled with need for laborers in Hawaii lead to immigration due to potential strike as wellsimilar to JapaneseAnother wave of immigrants came in 1950swives of servicemen war brides and war orphans US servicemen married Korean women during their long stay at Koreaincrease Korean women demographicOrphans experienced not fitting in community and feeling different from adopted familiesImmigration Act of 1965though skilled it was hard to find jobs due to language barrier so instead they opened their own small businessesFilipinosPhilippines was colonized by the US in 1898Filipinos were seen as Nationals different status and had privileges than other AsiansTydingsMcDuffie Act of 1934Filipinos were no longer NationalsCombination of Spanish Rule from WestFilipino culture having eastern and western influence3 waves 19091934 laborers and college students pensionados 19301964 families of war veterans 19651984 both professionals and working class
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