Asian American Study

Asian American Study

  • Tiananmen Square protests of 1989- there were significant cultural exchanges between the peoples of the United States and the Chinese, which influenced the educational artistic and cultural shifts experienced in China before the Tiananmen Square protests in the year 1989. America enacted a number of measures to respond to the violation of human rights in china. There was disruption in trade agreements between the two countries.
  • October 1999: Bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade: The event damaged the relationship between the United States and china further, with China holding the US government liable for the loss of property and lives.
  • 2005: China passes the Anti-Secession 2005. China declared to resort to force in the event that Taiwan sought to secede and gain independence
  • April 2006: Peoples Republic of China President Hu Jintao visits the United States.
  • American Presidential Elections 2008- Emergence of political storm on America’s relations with china and America’s economic recession.
  • September 2009 attacks- there were changes in the nature of America’s relations with China. The two countries promised to support the war on terror.
  • February 19th 2010: President Obama is visited by Dalai Lama. The event inflamed relations between China and the united states.
  • 2012: Chinese government criticizes Obama’s defense strategy, which was presumed to isolate China in East Asia in the year.
  • March 2012: China cuts its purchase of crude oil from Iran and its involvement in issues related to North Korea and Syria
  • March 2013: China and United states come to an agreement to impose new sanctions on North Korea’s nuclear activity, which established the basis for a united nations Security Council vote. Presented a new platform for cooperation between the united states and China
  • June 2013: President Obama meets President Xi Jinping in California for a meeting in California. Considered as one of the most important meetings in a span of 40 years of relations between the two nations since President Mao and Nixon.

 

 

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This is my Asian American Study Class’s homework. Please write the timeline using own words and list date, what happens about Asian American, and using one or two sentence to describe.

 

Format must like sample paper!!! Follow all requirements!!

 

In this assignment you will make a personal timeline of Asian/American History. This personal timeline will include significant events that have happened in your life – such as your birth, graduations, travel, and birth of other relatives, movement, so on and so forth. You will conduct research in order to list significant events in Asian/American history that have occurred simultaneous to those events in your life.

As an example, some of you were first year students at Miami University in August 2015. In August and September 2015, the U.S. stock market experienced record lows and the blame was placed on the “Chinese economy.”

Although for some of you, these events do not seem related, this exercise is intended to help you understand the discourses that surround you which implicate you in relations between the United States and Asia. For some of you, this exercise will hit much closer to home because you may identify as Asian or Asian American and have familial, social, political, and historical ties to Asian nations.

I expect 20-25 personal entries and 20-25 concurrent events in Asian/America throughout your lifetime.

The final version of this assignment is due Friday, April 29. We will have class time designated for beginning and continuously working on this assignment throughout the semester. I highly recommend that you do not wait until late April to seriously work on this assignment.

Format: .This assignment should be completed on a Word of Google document. However, you are welcome to get creative with your timeline, presenting it through a web-based media such as website, Prezi, or video. Please discuss with me if you would like to pursue a more creative option.  A works cited page is required – this should include any historical resources, news, and websites you consult in the making of your timeline.

 

Sample Paper Next Page

 

 

 

Format like this

 

Although not the same assignment, this project I did may provide something like an example: “Woodcock_A Personal Timeline of the Philippines”(link)

A Personal Timeline of the Philippines1

 

  • March 17, 1521 – Ferdinand Magellan lands at Homonhom island, Philippines (he died

 

April 27 in Mactan, Cebu, Philippines)

 

  • June 19, 1861 – birth of José Rizal, who becomes National Hero. He leaves in 1882 to

 

study medicine in Spain. He is author of the novel Noli Me Tangere (1887). He returns to

 

the Philippines in 1892. Following a series of exiles and returns, Rizal was a leader in the

 

Philippine Revolution beginning August 26, 1896. He was captured and then imprisoned

 

from Nov. 3 until his execution, Dec. 20 of that year.

 

  • 1898 – the Spanish-American War. US forces arrive in the Philippines July 17, the

 

Spanish surrender August 14. The Treaty of Paris is sighed December 10, providing for

 

cession of the Philippines to the US.

 

  • November 24, 1913 – Carlos Bulosan born, Pangansinan, Philippines

 

  • September 11, 1917 – Ferdinand Marcos born, Sarrat, Illocos Norte, Philippines.

 

  • 1934 –Tydings-McDuffie Act

 

  • 1935 – Commonwealth of the Philippines established, Manuel Quezon elected first

 

president; promise of full independence within 10 years

 

  • 1941 – Japanese innovation of the Philippines, December 8. President Quezon removed to

 

Corregidor Island; US and Filipino troops retreat to Bataan.

 

  • 1942 – Japanese troops enter Manila January 2; Martial law declared January 3; President

 

Quezon relocated to US February 20; Bataan Death March begins April 9

 

  • November 29, 1942 – birth of Dolores Balais, Nicolyn’s grandmother; Leyte

 

  • 1944 – US forces raid Manila September 21; General Douglas MacArthur lands in Leyte

 

  • February 24, 1945 – Japanese surrender to US & Filipino troops as Battle of Manila ends.

 

  • July 4, 1946 – US recognizes Independence of the Republic of the Philippines

 

  • 1946 – Bulosan’s America is in the Heart published

 

  • 1949 – Birth of Jessica Hagdorn, author of Dogeaters, in Manila, Philippines

 

  • September 11, 1956 – death of Bulosan, Seattle, WA

 

  • 1963 – Hagedorn immigrates to San Francisco, CA

 

1 This began as a list in a creative writing class in 2007 and has been intermittently updated over

 

the past five/six years. I have included it here inspired by Jessica Hagedorn herself. At the end of

 

the published script of Dogeaters: A Play About the Philippines, Hagedorn includes “The

 

Philippines: A Personal Chronology” (117-122).

 

  • July 19, 1964 – Birth of Nicolyn’s mother, Vilma Caquilala; Labangon, Cebu City,

 

  • November 9, 1965 – Ferdinand Marcos elected president

 

  • November 7, 1969 – Marcos re-elected

 

  • September 22, 1972 – Marcos declares Martial Law; September 23 – Sen. Benigno

 

  • January 17, 1981 – Martial Law lifted

 

  • August 21, 1983 – B. Aquino assassinated

 

  • December 17, 1987 – birth of Manny Pacquio, Kibawe, Bukidnon, Philippines

 

  • 1985 – Vilma immigrates to Hiawassee, GA, USA

 

  • February 6, 1986 – Presidential election in which Marcos declares himself winner,

 

opponent Corazon Aquino (widow of B. Aquino) disputes; People Power Revolution

 

ousts Marcos and Aquino becomes (first female) president. Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos

 

flee, exile in Hawaii.

 

  • March 19, 1987 – Vilma marries Robert Woodcock; Hiawassee, GA

 

  • September 28, 1989 – Ferdinand Marcos dies, Honolulu, HI.

 

  • October 1989 – Vilma returns to Cebu City, Philippines

 

  • November 1, 1989 – Nicolyn Woodcock born, Cebu City, Philippines

 

  • 1990 – Hagedorn’s Dogeaters, the novel, published

 

  • May 16, 1990 – Vilma and Nicolyn arrive in Charleston, SC.

 

  • September 11, 2001 – WTC (NYC), Pentagon (DC) attacks & Pennsylvania field crash –

 

  • May 2, 2002 – Nicolyn visits Philippines for the first time at age 12

 

  • 2003 – Dogeaters: A Play About the Philippines published.

 

  • June 14, 2005 – Nicolyn visits Philippines at age 16

 

  • November 16, 2007 – Dogeaters, the play, premieres in Manila

 

  • June 9, 2010 – Election of current president Benigno Aquino III

 

  • October 2013 – Typhoon Yolanda hits Leyte, Philippines

 

  • October 2013 – Zagat ranks Filipino food the fastest growing trend in the US food scene

 

  • December 2015 & January 2016 – Nicolyn visits the Philippines after 10 years.

 

 

 

Information you need:!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

April 24, 1963 my Dad’s Birth in China

May 20, 1964 my Mom’s Birth in China

Jan 11, 1994 my birthday. (Chinese girl born in China)

 

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