Han Chinese Essays

Chinese Exclusion Act

The Chinese exclusion act was a movement that prohibited Chinese immigration; people used it as a discrimination against Chinese people. In one year Chinese immigration dropped from 40,000 to 23. This shows how people where violent and discriminant to Chinese fellows. In 1879 an anti-Chinese play was created by Henry Grimm; the point of the document was the problem of Chinese people taking over American jobs, this was written in San Francisco, CA. In 1879 there was an anti-Chinese sentiment,…

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Chinese New Year

Do you celebrate Chinese New Year with your family and friends? Well in “Begin with a Bang” by Jasper Connor and “The Night Of Lights,” by Brenda Comper, both discuss Chinese celebrations. Did you know that each tradition the Chinese people must perform has its own symbolic meaning? Chinese New Year is very different from other New Year celebrations. It has its own significance celebration and traditions. For example, in “Begin With A Bang” by Jasper Conner he talks about…

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Folk Songs of the Han

Introduction Of the one billion people in China, over 93% belong to the Han nationality. Consequently,the Chinese cultureto which most scholarsrefer is usually the Han culture. However, within the Han Chinese culturethere are differences in custom, dialect, etc. , due to historical events and geographic conditions. Chinese ethnomusicologists in recent years have developed the study of Han Chinese folk songs based upon geographic factors and have labelled this study “Music Geography. ” According to Miao Jing and Qiao Jianzhong, two…

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Chinese Discrimination in the United States

The Chinese immigrated to the United States in during the 1800s; Official records show that before 1857, 46 Chinese immigrants were in the United States. Over the next 30 years more that 200,000 Chinese had immigrated to the United States. This immigration wave was largely because of the push of the awful conditions in China and the pull of the discovery of gold, and, job opportunities in the west (Immigration and the United States, Schafer, 2006). During the 1860s railroad…

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Chinese Business Culture

In accordance with our theories, it is necessary for Western exporters to learn about the Chinese business culture in order to be successful in marketing in China. There is an old Chinese proverb, “Enter village, follow customs”. The Chinese civilization has a long history and evidence shows that the way to get things done in China is to do it in the Chinese way. Chinese business culture is the key to the Chinese way of doing business and their style…

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