Learning Objectives

9.1 Understand the population characteristics of Asian Americans and the 10 largest Asian American groups.
9.2 Explain the history of Chinese and Japanese Americans, including their cultural characteristics, their immigration patterns, their contact situations, their development in the United States, and the nature and importance of each enclave.
9.3 Explain the patterns of the recent immigration from Asia.
9.4 Understand how prejudice and discrimination affected Asian Americans in the past and today.
9.5 Apply the concepts of assimilation and pluralism to explain the contemporary situation of Asian Americans, especially acculturation, secondary structural assimilation, and primary structural assimilation.
9.6 Compare Asian Americans with other minority groups and explain the important differences, including the evidence that Asian Americans be considered “model minorities.”