Adjusting To a Different Culture Narrative Essay by pepperpot

Adjusting To a Different Culture
A personal account of a Chinese immigrant adjusting to life in the United States.
# 113928 | 1,427 words | 0 sources | 2008 | PH

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This paper is the personal account of a Chinese immigrant who migrated to the United States at the age of 16. The author recounts how life was before the migration and describes how the first few years in her new country were for her. The paper outlines the assimilation process of the author and how she overcame not only her own apprehension of a new culture, but also her parents' disapproval of her being too Americanized.

From the Paper:

"After that assurance that I will always treasure my Chinese identity, my father was more open to seeing me go out with my friends, talking in English, and even suggesting that we go to the nearby McDonald's for Sunday lunch instead of the Chinese restaurant his friends owned. There are still times, however, when my parents would frown at me and worry out loud that I'm turning "too American" for their tastes, but they would shrug it off afterwards."

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