In the novel Donald Duk, author Frank Chin exemplifies the positive effects of becoming a multicultural person through the main character Donald Duk and other characters throughout the book. Throughout the novel Donald proves to be one who represents assimilation. He completly shuts down any idea of embracing his heritage because he is caught up with the idea that being Chinese is inferior to being American. From the beginning, Donald is clearly insecure about himself and the way people look at him. "He does not like people laughing at him name.
During imperialism, china remained loyal to their many traditional values. The Chinese disliked western ideas because it interfered with Confucianism. The Chinese believed that it would be best for them if they stayed with their language and religious beliefs. They also did not believe in the new technology because it went against their beliefs. Most of china’s wealth came from land so people saw no reason to expand its industries.
Around the dawn of the first millennium, the Han and Roman attitudes toward technology were both of self betterment, however the Han Empire in China placed a much greater worth on technological enhancements than the Roman Empire did. However, it should be noted that every document was written by someone of the upper class, giving no insight into how people of lesser status felt towards technology. This, plus the fact that there are no female perspectives, shows how only a very narrow segment of a larger society felt towards technological advancement. An additional document from either would provide only further to help the understanding of societal attitudes to technology. The Han's view of technology was very self glorifying.
Both of these places have very difficult geography. A mountain range called the Qinling cuts from west to east, making the eastern part of Classical China isolated from the rest of the civilizations of India and the West. This mountain range also separates Northern and southern china. Because of the infrequent contact with foreigners, the Chinese thought they were more superior and diverse than other places and made their own culture. Thinking this, they called china the “Middle Kingdom,” or Zhonggou, meaning the center of the world.
Another case about Asian was Abercrombie & Fitch T-shirts with the logo “Two Wongs make it White” and the Two Wongs implied the yellow face working in laundry as cheap labors. The differences between west and east were ordinary, while Western cultures are perceived or believed capable of change and modernization, Asian cultures are considered (in contrast) ancient (Rosen). White always had the privilege thought to despise the Asian culture and wanted to civilize them. The simple racism often came from the privilege thought and resulted in the stereotypes of Asian. Meanwhile, Asian as a ethnic race in American society, were lack of enough desire to correct the stereotypes and they didn’t have too much political right, only to know to work hard, study hard and come back home.
Each group practices crime in different ways, for instance Japanese and Chinese tend to commit less violent crimes and murders than Vietnamese, Laotians, and Cambodians. Most Asian culture centers around tradition, patriarchal control, and self containment. Not only are language and historical fear major factors in the gap between crimes committed and the reporting of these crimes, but also the fact that Asians tend to believe they should handle their own issues. Much like the genital
Despite the understandable similarities between the two sources, the illustrations of the situation from the Broken Spears compared to that from Las Casas’ account differ in the underlying goals of each along with the lucid cultural disparity. Considering the fact both groups (and authors) experienced the same circumstances, it is expected that the indigenous’ and Las Casas’ accounts comprise of similar depictions of the devastation that occurred. Both give similar accounts surrounding the mannerisms and reactions of the Spanish, but mainly the Mexica. Both sources share views of the Spanish as viciously forceful in their ultimate pursuit of gold as well.
Xunzi, on the other hand, says that humans are naturally bad and “lack any inborn guide to right conduct” (p. 256). A heavy emphasis is placed on learning, because according to Xunzi virtue is attained (and bad nature is fixed) through learning, ritual, and nurture (pp. 258-259). Without these rituals and teachings, chaos and violence would arise (p. 298). While Mencius says almost nothing about ritual, Xunzi has clear beliefs and expectations of it.
The British showed discrimination throughout history towards the Irish, for they treated them in an extremely mean manner. The English colonizers thought of them as sluggish people, who were criminals, and formed a two-tiered social structure; in addition they were prevented from purchasing land, bear office and could not marry other colonizers (Takaki 27). Altjough race was not the deciding factor for this discrimination, the English showed they felt superior to another group. The Irish were thought to be savages and this same type of thoughts was then directed toward Indians, for the first English colonizers in the New World found that the Indians reminded them of the Irish (29). However, with the Indians, race played a factor because they were of dark complexion unlike the Irish and the English wondered if they were different kinds of savages.
They have been suppressed and labelled as inferior human beings; stripped of their rights and dignity, and still prevailed in an immense display of great will and solidarity. The Chinese have as well been violated of their basic human rights in America; they have been unjustly penalized by unfair taxes and immigration barriers based on their skin color and nationality. Countless doors of entry to the United States have been closed upon them, but instead of passively accepting defeat, they sought justice through the legal system and found ways to better themselves through unity and solidarity. The countless contributions on behalf of both the Chinese and Africans, have completely transformed America into a culturally rich and diverse country. They have provided a backbone to the structure of the United States through agriculture, arts, industry, and invention.