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 Asian American Health
Asian American diversity extends to socioeconomic indicators, with members found throughout the spectra of poverty to wealth, and illiteracy to advanced education (U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features).
Asian Americans have among the highest rates of tuberculosis and hepatitis B in the United States.
Asian Indians have an unusually high rate of coronary artery disease, and parasitic infections are particularly widespread among Southeast Asian refugees (Cancer Facts on Asians and Pacific Islanders).
asianamericanhealth.nlm.nih.gov /intro.html   (272 words)

  
 Asian American
Asian Americans are people having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent.
Asian Americans have historically been overlooked due to the “myth of the model minority”: the erroneous notion that Asian Americans are passive, compliant, and without problems or needs.
Asian Americans suffer disproportionately from certain types of cancer, tuberculosis, and Hepatitis B. Factors contributing to poor health outcomes for Asian Americans include language and cultural barriers, stigma associated with certain conditions, and lack of health insurance.
www.cdc.gov /omh/Populations/AsianAm/AsianAm.htm   (713 words)

  
 ASIAN-AMERICAN OPPORTUNITIES
Asians are a highly diverse group comprised of people from different countries and cultures, and speaking different languages.
The level of service they are looking for, which they often find at Asian banks or at American banks with well-trained Asian staff, involves in-language service, but also more hand-holding where the staff will explain processes in detail, help them to fill out the forms, and allay anxieties and concerns along the way.
To identify the needs gaps of Asian businesses, the best test is to ask yourself what you would be feeling - what your needs would be - if you were to emigrate to Asia with your family and had to start a business.
www.directmag.com /mag/marketing_asianamerican_opportunities   (1211 words)

  
 Asian American Heritage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Asians were one of the groups that found it hard to come to the United States, and once they had immigrated, found their lives restricted in ways that other immigrant groups did not encounter.
In spite of these obstacles, Asian Americans have contributed in many ways to our nation's history and continue to be one of the largest new immigrant groups today.
Have students explore the Asian American Statistics map and make notes on the number of immigrants from Asian countries, the states that they immigrated to, and the peak years of immigration.
teacher.scholastic.com /activities/asian-american/tguide.htm   (2214 words)

  
 AATC Links
Asian Story Theater is a non-profit organization which uses live theater as a medium for both education and entertainment, to broaden multicultural awareness and understanding among children and teachers by dramatizing modern and classic Asian tales.
Pan Asian Rep is the professional theatre founded to celebrate Asian American artistic expressiveness on the living stage.
SALAAM Theatre (South Asian League of Artists in AMerica) is a not-for-profit professional multidisciplinary theatre company celebrating South Asian American artistic excellence through creative risk-taking and experimentation that challenges all boundaries, connects all peoples and links all forms of creative expression in the spirit of progressive solidarity.
www.asianamericantheater.org /links.html   (986 words)

  
 The Asian Pacific American Legal Center
The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) was established in 1983 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) and has become the largest organization in southern California that provides Asian and Pacific Islander (API) and other communities with multi-lingual, culturally sensitive services and legal education.
Asian Pacific American and Muslim community organizations today applauded the arrest of a downtown Los Angeles resident on Monday for allegedly sending dozens of threatening letters and hypodermic syringes with needles to members of the Asian, Jewish, and Muslim communities.
We are Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community organizations and members raising the voices of our communities in the immigration reform debate and working towards a broad, inclusive immigrant rights movement.
www.apalc.org   (878 words)

  
 Asian American - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Asian immigration increased significantly after the 1965 Immigration Act altered the quota system, and the preference for relatives, designed to reduce the number of Asian immigrants eventually acted to accelerate their numbers.
Asian Americans were considered a minority when the University of California needed to show how many non-white students were enrolled in its campuses.
Asian Americans are under-represented in some professional fields such as law, but they are no longer under-represented in general as law students.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Asian_American   (6289 words)

  
 Asian (people) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term Asian people (also Asians, Asian race, or just Asian) is, strictly, a demonym for people from Asia; in actuality, however, it is generally used differently in different countries to refer to people from a particular region or subregion of Asia.
Those of East Asian origin, such as the Chinese or Vietnamese (referred to as Oriental in the UK and the Commonwealth), are usually not included in the term.
Bobby Jindal, who is of Indian descent, would be categorized as an "Asian or Asian British" by the 2001 UK Census, the 2006 Australian Census as a "Southern and Central Asian" and an "Asian" on the 2000 USA Census.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Asian   (2034 words)

  
 Asian-Nation : Asian American History, Demographics, & Issues :: The First Asian Americans
Article and discussion about the first Asians in America and early period of Asian American history, including the Gold Rush in California, the Transcontinental Railroad, anti-Asian movement, the Chinese Exclusion Act, and the efforts of many Asians to fight against such injustices.
Asian Americans: Oral Histories of First to Fourth Generation Americans from China, the Philippines, Japan, India, the Pacific Islands, Vietnam and Cambodia.
As presented in the excellent PBS documentary series Ancestors in the Americas, the first Asians to come to the western hemisphere were Chinese Filipinos who settled in Mexico.
www.asian-nation.org /first.shtml   (1240 words)

  
 AsianWeek.com: Feature: Is the Republican Party Failing to Attract Asian American Voters?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
He also realizes that the number of Asian American voters is increasing while the number of APIs registering as Republicans is shrinking.
“Asian Americans seem to be registering more as Democrats,” said Margaret Fung, executive director of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) in New York.
Rather than voting for a candidate because of a political affiliation, Asian Americans vote for candidates who support specific issues or who are Asian American, he said.
www.asianweek.com /2000_07_27/feature1_asianamervoters.html   (588 words)

  
 Asian American Studies Program, WCAS, Northwestern University
Asian American Studies is a vital component of a liberal education that seeks to broaden awareness and appreciation of the world.
Asian American Studies deepens understanding of the multi-racial history and character of the United States and also provides an opportunity to place the American experience within a larger global context.
Asian American Studies at Northwestern aims to provide students with an understanding of Asian American experiences as fundamental to the ongoing development of America and as linked to both the experiences of other racial minorities in the United States and the experiences of Asian migrants across the world.
www.asianamerican.northwestern.edu   (207 words)

  
 Asian American Net
Asian American Organizations Asia in General Asian Studies Schools Doing Business in Asia
The mission of Asian American Net is to promote and strengthen cultural, educational, and commercial ties between Asia and North America.
"The fastest growing ethnic and nationality groups in the United States" are Asian community groups...
www.asianamerican.net   (174 words)

  
 Asian-Nation : Asian American History, Demographics, & Issues
While Asian Americans "only" make up about 5% of the U.S.'s population (as of May 2005), we are one of the fastest growing racial/ethnic groups (in terms of percentage increase) in the U.S. The Asian American community has received a lot of scrutiny over the years but in many ways, still remains misunderstood.
First, I define "Asian Americans" as the population living in the U.S. who self-identify as having Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry, in whole or in part, regardless of whether they're U.S.- or foreign-born, a U.S. citizen or not, length of residence, or in the U.S. legally or illegally.
Of course, being "Asian" is not necessarily the same as being "Asian American" and I focus on this distinction throughout Asian-Nation.
www.asian-nation.org   (1308 words)

  
 NAAAP National
The National Association of Asian American Professionals is the largest and fastest growing Asian American professional organization in the U.S. and Canada.
As Asian Americans become a significant part of the corporate workplace and as companies diversify their workforce, it's important that companies see the value in addressing the needs of their Asian American employees and involving them in their diversity programs.
The National Association of Asian American Professionals is proud to congratulate Indra Nooyi on her recent appointment as President and CEO of Pepsico Inc.
www.naaap.org   (575 words)

  
 Celebrating Asian American Heritage Foundation (CAAHF)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
AsiaFest is an Asian American Heritage festival held each of the past three years at Haggard Park in downtown Plano.
According to the US Census Bureau, 16.5 percent of Plano residents is of Asian descent, and close to 20 percent of the PISD student body is Asian.
Your contribution will not only be greatly appreciated by the Asian American community, but also delivers a strong message of supporting diversity to employees, customers, and the community at large.
www.asianamericanheritage.org   (296 words)

  
 San Diego Asian American Repertory Theatre
Asian American Repertory Theatre is a professional, non-profit performing arts organization now celebrating its 10 year anniversary.
AART was formed in November 1995 by five local Asian/Pacific American artists (Vince Soberano - founding Artistic Director 1995-1996, Andy Lowe - Artistic Director 1997-2005, Jennifer Wong, Jyl Kaneshiro, and Donna Maglalang), and incorporated as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in 1999 by Arnold Marquez.
AART is dedicated to the production of plays by Asian American dramatists, and the development and support of Asian American theatre artists.
www.asianamericanrep.org /AboutUs.html   (680 words)

  
 Asian-American Poetry
But I also wonder whether such a lack of collaboration is essentially a byproduct itself of a particular tradition in contemporary American poetry that presumes a poem to have only one author and thus approaches collaborative poems with some measure of bewilderment.
In some Asian cultures, oral history is the primary means through which poetry is generated, shared, and passed down from generation to generation.
The Asian Student Associations at various colleges and universities are another potential source of funding and assistance.
asianamericanpoetry.blogspot.com   (4153 words)

  
 Asian American Film
Asian American filmmaker Eric Byler, whose feature film "AMERICANese" plays tomorrow at the Hawaii International Film Festival and has just been picked up by IFC Films, is using his filmmaking talents in a new realm -- politics.
Originally written as a Ph.D. dissertation at the University of California, Los Angeles, Hollywood Asian is a pioneering study of Philip Ahn (1905-1978), the first Korean American actor in Hollywood and son of a celebrated Korean nationalist An Ch’ang-ho.
Three big Asian American film events this week -- the Los Angeles Korean International Film Festival, the DC APA Film Festival, and the Independent South Asian Film Festival (Seattle) are screening a slew of Asian American features and shorts.
www.asianamericanfilm.com   (1220 words)

  
 Asian American Film: Minute Movies
Minute Movies is sponsored by the Asian American feature film "Robot Stories," which opens theatrically on Feb. 13 in NYC, Feb. 20 in DC, and Mar. 12 in LA.
Two years earlier, over 120,000 American citizens of Japanese ancestry were uprooted from their homes and incarcerated in 10 concentration camps spread out in the most desolate parts of the United States.
After various stints in student films at USC, UCLA and the American Film Institute (AFI), he produced, directed, shot and edited the 1984 documentary short, "E-Z Rock: Asian American Breakdancer," which screened in Asian-American film festivals in Los Angeles and New York.
www.asianamericanfilm.com /archives/000748.html   (909 words)

  
 Online NewsHour Forum: The Asian-American community reacts to allegations of illegal campaign contributions -- March ...
Whether the charges are true or not, Asian-Americans say they are being lumped together with Asian corporations and labeled as "foreigners" who have no right to interfere with the American political process.
Media coverage of allegations of questionable campaign contributions to the Democratic National Committee, and the investigation, which targeted individuals with Asian surnames, has sparked a wave of protest from a wide coalition of Asian Pacific American groups.
Your question were answered by professor Frank Wu of Howard Law School, who has written several articles on Asian Pacific Americans' reaction to the John Huang controversy, and reporter Mark Hosenball, who has been covering the investigation for Newsweek Magazine.
www.pbs.org /newshour/forum/march97/asian-americans_3-21.html   (659 words)

  
 CMMR - Asian - Pacific Island Resources
The Asian Division Reading Room serves as a focal point to orient and assist researchers who seek to avail themselves of the immense opportunities afforded by Asian materials throughout the Library of Congress.
To explore the complexities of communication with Asian and Pacific Islanders (API) children and their families, this digest describes the overt and covert dimensions of the various API cultures, and discusses APIs' socioeconomic background and life experiences that affect their communication behavior.
On the basis of research on the Samoan American community of urban Los Angeles, the authors argue against two common misconceptions of multiculturalism: (1) that language is a precise indicator of cultural orientation; and (2) that members of multicultural communities are in one culture at a time.
www-rcf.usc.edu /~cmmr/Asian.html   (4114 words)

  
 Asian-American Images
It is important for all young children to find themselves and their cultures reflected in the literature we share with them.
While there are many fine renditions of Asian folk tales for young children, we are only beginning to have a wealth of realistic images of Asian and Asian-American children in picture books.
"Asian Pacific American people have been separated from Asia and the Pacific by geography, culture, and history for more than seven generations.
www.scils.rutgers.edu /~kvander/ChildrenLit/asian.html   (266 words)

  
 Gender, Race and Ethnicity in Media: Communication Studies Resources: The University of Iowa
A not-for-profit Asian American media arts center founded in 1976, is dedicated to encouraging the development of Asian American media arts.
"Also known as an 'Asian American magazine for those who aren't blinking,' Monolid was created two years ago by a group of Stanford and Berkeley graduates.
Our mission is to encourage communication, understanding, and unity in the Asian American community in a time when the search for an Asian Identity continues to enthrall and challenge."
www.uiowa.edu /~commstud/resources/GenderMedia/asian.html   (614 words)

  
 Asian / Asian American Music Reviews
It was put out by Asian American Arts & Media, Inc., a non-profit organization that existed from the early 80's to mid-90's.
As a collector of Asian American recordings (lp's, cassettes, cd's) I had the opportunity to play some of this music on my Asian American radio show, "Gold Mountain." For many years, the magazine-like program aired on WPFW 89.3 FM, the DC community station owned by Pacifica.
Meanwhile, I, eventually, hope to explore the notions of Asian American music -- what it might be, whether there is a viable "Asian American aesthetic", and how it fits into the musical categories one runs into.
members.tripod.com /~tfeng   (1469 words)

  
 CET -- RESOURCES: Asian American history web sites and resources
The UCLA Asian American Studies Center is one of the largest teaching, training and research programs in the U.S. The web site includes many good resources and publications, including the online publication Crosscurrents.
The Wing Luke Asian Museum in Seattle, WA, is devoted to preserving and exhibiting Asian Pacific American culture, history and art with a pan-Asian perspective.
Published by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center, Amerasia Journal is considered the most comprehensive and intellectually provocative single source on Asian American history and culture.
www.cetel.org /res.html   (1237 words)

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