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  United States - MSN Encarta
United States (Overview), United States of America, popularly referred to as the United States or as America, a federal republic on the continent of North America, consisting of 48 contiguous states and the noncontiguous states of Alaska and Hawaii.
The United States is discussed in seven articles: this overview, as well as separate articles on United States (Geography), United States (People), United States (Culture), United States (Economy), United States (Government), and United States (History).
Accordingly, a second theme of this set of articles on the United States is the growth of democracy in the nation and in its institutions and culture.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761573010/United_States.html   (1739 words)

 chen/Being Chinese, Becoming Chinese American. Chapter 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Central to this vision of Chinese nationalism was the idea of a constitutional government, with the preservation of the monarch as a unifying symbol of the Chinese nation and the maintenance of the existing social and cultural framework.
Chinese World's tactics were based on the assumption that the Chinese in the United States still identified closely with their native districts and that Xinning people, the largest group of Chinese in the United States at the time, would all be united against their common enemy, Chung Sai Yat Po.
The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 was made permanent in 1904, and maltreatment of the exempt classes of Chinese immigrants continued, in violation of diplomatic treaties between China and the United States.
www.press.uillinois.edu /epub/books/chen/ch1.html   (14955 words)

 Chinese Immigration
Chinese restaurants are found in small towns and large cities across the United States.
Chinese labor was also sought elsewhere in America, on the east coast and in the south to substitute for the now freed slaves.
Chinese cultivating, planting, and harvesting in vineyards, orchards, and ranches were useful by supplying great numbers of fruits and vegetables.
nhs.needham.k12.ma.us /cur/kane98/kane_p3_immig/China/china.html   (2169 words)

 Asian Americans - Chinese Immigration
Government intervention concerning hostility to Chinese immigration began with a treaty with China in 1868 giving Chinese in the United States the privileges of travel or residence as citizens of nations with most favored status, but excluded the right of naturalization.
The percentage of Chinese in Hawaii rose from one-tenth of one percent in 1853 to twenty-two percent in 1884.
Many Chinese restaurants and laundries had to close their doors, and because the defense industry needed manpower, Chinese were recruited to work in the defense industry.
www.asianamericans.com /ChineseImmigration.htm   (3146 words)

 Chinese Super Bargains, Chinese Computers / Notebooks, Chinese Dictionary, Chinese ESL-English as Second Language, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Chinese, like the other languages of the Sino-Tibetan family, is a tonal language, meaning that different tones, or intonations, dis-tinguish words that otherwise are pronounced identically.
Chinese is written with thousands of distinctive characters called ideographs which have no relation to the sound of a word.
The earliest Chinese characters were pictographs, such as a crescent for the moon, or a circle with a dot in the center to represent the sun.
www.worldlanguage.com /Languages/Chinese.htm   (1165 words)

 chen/Being Chinese, Becoming Chinese American. Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
This is a study of the transformation of Chinese identity in the United States between 1911 and 1927.
While the rise of the United States was accompanied by expansionism, industrialization, capitalist democracy, and Christianity, the decline of China was caused partly by Western expansionism and partly by internal struggles over how to cope with challenges posed by the aggressive outside forces in the modern world.
The disappointments in China's presence at the exposition and in the Chinese government's acceptance of the Twenty-one Demands served as an impetus for the development of a Chinese American identity, the essence of which was embodied in the formation of the China Mail Steamship Company.
www.press.uillinois.edu /epub/books/chen/intro.html   (2946 words)

 Five Views: An Ethnic Historic Site Survey for California (Chinese Americans)
Chinese American miners reworked old claims at times and in places where they were prevented by law or racial violence from filing their own claims.
Widespread use of the term "coolie" to persuade American voters that all Chinese immigrants were slaves, and that their immigration to the United States ought to be prohibited, has given the term racist connotations.
All sorts of fanciful explanations are given — that the Chinese accidently brought the seeds to this country in the cuffs of their trousers (their trousers did not have cuffs), or that the Chinese brought the seeds to this country because they were homesick.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/5views/5views3b.htm   (2998 words)

 The International District
The Chinese Exclusion Act was a very important law that was passed as part of the United States immigration policies.
It is one of the most racist laws passed by the United States government.
The Chinese workers were hard workers who came to the land of the opportunity for a better way of life.
library.thinkquest.org /05aug/01272/brian/exclusion.htm   (273 words)

 Gold Rush and Anti-Chinese Race Hatred - 1849
The state legislature was wholly in sympathy with the anti-foreign movement, and as early as 1850 passed the Foreign Miners’ License law.
By the time this was done, however, the Chinese had become the most conspicuous body of foreigners in the country and therefore had to bear the brunt of the attacks upon the foreign element.
Most of the Chinese were in San Francisco, so the principal efforts were made in that city, The famous “pig-tail ordinance” required all convicted male prisoners to have their hair cut within one inch of their heads.
www.sfmuseum.org /hist6/chinhate.html   (3102 words)

 BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Chinese diaspora: United States
America's Chinese community is keen to retain its distinct cultural identity - and even second generation immigrants try to remain true to their Chinese roots.
William Dao, an associate at the Museum of Chinese in the Americas, was born in the US to Chinese parents, and is very proud of his cultural heritage.
The Chinese government has not yet granted him permission to do so, and he is currently studying at Columbia University.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/asia-pacific/4308955.stm   (883 words)

 Asian Pacific Americans and Immigration Law
United States - Supreme Court declared Congress had the right to legislate expulsion through executive orders; Chinese community had raised money to bring this before the Court to test the Geary Act.
All Chinese excluded from the United States, Washington, D.C., and all U.S. territories
And those who have been in the United States illegally for more than a year will have to wait 10 years before they will be allowed to return legally.
academic.udayton.edu /race/02rights/immigr05.htm   (1555 words)

 The Space Review: Mysterious dragon: myth and reality of the Chinese space program
The Chinese believed that the reason was because they had not yet demonstrated their technological capabilities in space.
After the Chinese launched their first manned spacecraft into orbit in 2003, they were shocked and disappointed to learn that the Americans had no interest in space cooperation.
One frequent critic of American rhetoric about the Chinese pointed out that the Chinese seemed to be developing some of the same military space programs as the United States, which is essentially a symmetric response, not an asymmetric one.
www.thespacereview.com /article/492/1   (2313 words)

 Door Open for Chinese Students in United States, Officials Say - US Department of State
U.S. officials are increasing efforts to promote the United States as a study-abroad destination, to provide accurate information on the visa process and to dispel rumors that the United States has been closing its doors to students. 
She said that the Department of State is working hard to allow international students, exchange visitors, scientists and business people to apply for – and receive – visas in a timely and efficient manner.
According to State Department statistics, the United States issued more visas in 2004 to Chinese nationals in the F-1 (student) and J-1 (exchange visitor) categories; it issued 18,089 and 7,310 of these visas respectively in 2004, compared to 16,169 and 5,460 in 2003.
usinfo.state.gov /eap/Archive/2005/Mar/30-121750.html   (669 words)

 Chinese Lasers Threaten United States Security, Says LuckyDuck.com
Worse, our government is powerless to stop their import." He points to a Chinese website offering the overpowered lasers to anyone with the $499 purchase price.
The Chinese device fits in a pocket and runs from a couple of household batteries.
Acres complained to the United States Food and Drug Administration which regulates laser sales and expressed concern to the Department of Homeland Security: "Despite the billions we spend on nationally security, there's apparently nothing much to be done.
www.ereleases.com /pr/20060228011.html   (473 words)

 Chinese Language Programs in American Schools
Increasingly leaders across public and private sectors are recognizing the rise of Asia as one of the central facts of the twenty-first century.
Interest in learning Chinese is steadily growing among American youth, but the number of existing school programs is small and the present infrastructure to meet this demand is weak.
The expansion of capacity in Chinese language will require innovations and investments similar to those in other fields deemed important to the nation.
www.askasia.org /chinese/buildingcapacity.htm   (1046 words)

 chinese relations with united states - Books, journals, articles @ The Questia Online Library
Chinese Checkers (United States Relations with China) (Editorial...international relations, but from the...more at odds with the United States were penalized...trade problem with China is the fact that the United States--as the most...
The United States had joined the consensus on both...contribute to UNFPA in 1986 in consonance with the stated principles and procedures...
United States with an outstanding...means and with the consent...1979 Taiwan Relations bill was...time for the United States to endorse...
www.questia.com /search/chinese-relations-with-united-states   (1833 words)

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The unfortunate but inescapable fact is that the ominous result of the civil war in China was beyond the control of the government of the United States.
Nothing that this country did or could have done within the reasonable limits of its capabilities could have changed that result; nothing that was left undone by this country has contributed to it.
It was the product of internal Chinese forces, forces which this country tried to influence but could not.
www.lycos.com /info/chinese-civil-war--united-states.html   (302 words)

 United States in Chinese : OccidentalOriental : CafePress.com
United States in Chinese Long Sleeve Dark T-Shirt
United States in Chinese Women's Long Sleeve Dark
United States in Chinese Women's Cap Sleeve T-Shir
www.cafepress.com /occidentorient/2017746   (105 words)

 Chinese Herbal Medicine - United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Chinese Herbal Medicine United States Chinese Herbal Medicine
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Business Mastery is carried by bookstores, libraries and more than 850 schools and associations worldwide.
www.nmsnt.org /html/Directory/dir/86/1.php   (504 words)

 Department of State Washington File: Door Open for Chinese Students in United States, Officials Say
Department of State Washington File: Door Open for Chinese Students in United States, Officials Say
Washington – U.S. officials are increasing efforts to promote the United States as a study-abroad destination, to provide accurate information on the visa process and to dispel rumors that the United States has been closing its doors to students. 
The United States welcomed more than 60,000 students from China during the 2003-2004 academic year, and U.S. officials would like to see that figure increase.
canberra.usembassy.gov /hyper/2005/0330/epf308.htm   (623 words)

 Internet Resources: China
United States Army Area Handbook; poorly formatted Gopher electronic edition
A recoding of the Army Area Handbook on Chinese history in HTML format by Leon Poon, Graduate Student, Department of Physics, Institute for Plasma Research.
Excerpts (some in Chinese, some in English) and some summaries of three Chinese novels, Shui-hu chuan ("Tale of the Water Margin"), Hsi-yu chi ("Journey to the West"), and Hung-lo meng ("Dream of the Red Chamber").
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~dee/CHIINRES.HTM   (501 words)

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