Chinese Immigration

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Thuya Kyaw 11/20/11 Pd.7 Mr. Coder

There are many immigrants coming to the United States. A lot of them are from Asia. Chinese immigrants are largest among Asian immigrants, which is approximately 2.7 Millions. In the book “Chinese Immigration”, the author Marissa Lingen discusses about how Chinese immigrants have problems back home and how they face new challenges coming here.

After World War II, Mao Zedong became the leader of China. He started to turn China into a communist country. Chinese economy started suffering from communist system, and so did China’s people. During the early 1960s, at least 20 million people died of starvation. The conditions started to become very bad in China. Great Leap Forward proved to be failure and many peasants were starved. Even most basic food staples are becoming unavailable to hungry peasants. Almost all Chinese immigrants to the United States, Canada, or other countries during the early 1970s believed that by leaving China they had escaped a horrible fate not only for them but for their children and grandchildren. In 1976, Mao Zedong, who was the leader of China, died. Although he was the one who was responsible for the policies the killed millions of Chinese people, he had also developed the national identity of Communist China. Many Chinese people felt a sense of shock and loss that is hard for most Westerners to understand upon his death. Hua Guofeng became Communist Party chairman shortly after Mao’s death. But he was replaced in early 1980s by Deng Xiaoping, who had strong ideas about how to improve the economic situation of the Chinese people. In 1980, he decided to attempt to solve...
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