Chinese Immigration to the United States
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This paper examines the Chinese immigrant population in the United States from a province and county of China, Fu Zhou (Fu Jian), a region where the people have traditionally been very different from mainstream Chinese culture. The paper explores the issues faced by these immigrants from Fu Zhou and the challenges that they face in the future. The paper also includes the personal perspective of the author, an Asian-American, in terms of his own views of the problems of immigration and the problems of negative community attribution that many immigrants from Fu Zhou undergo, since they are often looked down upon by mainstream Chinese (Cantonese) immigrants as being uncivilized and overly eager to do anything for money. Finally, the paper addresses the unequal treatment suffered by many immigrant communities in America, as well the conspicuous consumption favored by the Chinese back home in Fu Jian who 'live large' while their American family members work impossibly long hours to bring them the fruits of their labor.
From the Paper:"In New York especially, the majority of Chinese immigrants who hold viable commercial and tourist space in Chinatown are Cantonese. This means that they are from the south of China, mostly from the Guangzhou province or from Hong Kong (Xiang Gang). They are an established immigrant community with labor relations boards and
viable opportunities for the community's grievances to be addressed. Many Americans think of China as being more unified than it really is in terms of groups within the mainland. There are many Chinese who speak different languages within China, and even though Mandarin is supposed to be the official (government) language, there are often language barriers between different people. Mandarin is different from Cantonese, but many Cantonese Chinese can also speak Mandarin, since the newspapers and television programs in China are often in this language."
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