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Chinese Immigration into America Surprisingly Asian Americans have been in America for over 150 years They are as diverse as the immigrants from Europe ranging from China Japan Korea Cambodia Korea Philippines India Vietnam and Laos Takaki page 8 When many people think of American Immigrants Asians are on the last of their lists In The Uprooted Harvard historian Oscar Handlin prize winning book with the subtitle the Epic Story of the Great Migrations that Made the American People completely left out the uprooted from the lands across the Pacific Ocean Takaki page 10 This paper will give some information pertaining to the Chinese immigration into America China is one of the worlds oldest civilizations It influence have reverberated throughout Asia Its presence is felt in many of the surrounding cultures The Chinese people have tried to keep their society pure from outside sources When foreigners entered their homeland and poisoned the population with drugs the culture could not stop the imminent alteration of their ways China was weakened severely and was taken advantage of by many countries Chinese came to America for a myriad of reasons The main reason was because of the myth of the Gam Saan Golden Mountain Other reasons were due to overpopulation poverty hunger flooding high taxes bad economy collapsing government and crop failure Takaki page 38 James Marshall discovery of gold in California in 1848 prompted many Chinese to take a sojourn into America to get rich quick A young man in Canton wrote to his brother in Boston saying good many Americans speak of California Oh Very rich country O hear good many Americans and Europeans go there very much I think I shall go to California next summer Stories like these built up this dream of the Golden Mountain The plan for most Chinese was to make their fortune and return home to their family The dream
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