Interview with a Chinese American Term Paper by Nicky

A discussion on an interview with a young Chinese American of a homosexual orientation.
# 150717 | 1,646 words | 0 sources | 2012 | US
Published on Mar 31, 2012 in Asian Studies (Asian American) , Gender and Sexuality (Homosexuality)

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The writer of the paper describes the interview with a young Chinese American, called Chiun Lai for the purpose of this report. The writer describes this man's history and his experiences resulting from his minority status as Asian-American and homosexual. The writer uses this interview to highlight the challenges faced by Asian homosexual young men that are ignored not only by the popular media, but also by academic institutions.

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"Chiun grew up in a Chinese neighborhood of New York City. His family was and still is very traditional. Chiun's mother cares for their home, their finances and the education of the children, while his father operates the American branch of the family's business. Having been in the United States for two generations, the family is fairly affluent, with Chiun and his 4 siblings receiving a high quality education and a good home. Chiun has two brothers and two sisters, all of whom are younger than himself, and none of whom have displayed homosexual tendencies.
"Chiun first became aware of his sexuality when he was around 13 years old. All his friends were beginning to date girls and bragging about how far they could go with them. Chiun became aware that his sexual interest lay not with the girls, but rather with his friends. At first, this shamed and confused him. Chiun thought there was something wrong with him, and tried everything to cultivate his interest in girls. He had no support system to help him through this difficult growth stage."

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