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Title:Chinese-American and Japanese-American college students' perceptions and attitudes: Asian heritage in contact with the American cultural environment
Author(s):Dorosheff, Donald Henry
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Gottlieb, Alma J.; Weller, Charles
Department / Program:Education, Bilingual and Multicultural
Education, Guidance and Counseling
Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies
Discipline:Education, Bilingual and Multicultural
Education, Guidance and Counseling
Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Education, Bilingual and Multicultural
Education, Guidance and Counseling
Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies
Abstract:Ten Chinese American and ten Japanese American students were interviewed individually and in a group setting to record their perceptions regarding conflicts between their Asian heritage and the American environment. This qualitative study recorded the conflicting perceptions which illustrate the difference between Asian American experiences and those of white Americans. The significant differences found were differentiation based on physiognomy, stereotyping based on generalizations of "model minority," and racism from negative perceptions of "those Orientals."
But Asian American students also referred to a unique and beneficial position from American cultural influence combined with their Asian heritage. They acknowledged an "ability to see both sides $\...$ the benefit of knowing two cultures."
This study recorded accounts which describe the experiences of these situations in the voices of Chinese American and Japanese American university students. These descriptions produce a realistic picture of the current Asian American experience and provide an experiential expression through the interview transcripts.
Issue Date:1990
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/23676
Rights Information:Copyright 1990 Dorosheff, Donald Henry
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9114223
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9114223


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