2012 Student Research Conference:
25th Annual Student Research Conference

Asian American Identity
Erik Moody
Dr. Huping Ling, Faculty Mentor

Asian American immigrants have had a rough time assimilating into western culture. Immigration from Asian countries has not always been well accepted in the United States of America. There have been many laws passes to exclude Asian Americans from becoming citizens and limited their rights. The hardships of retaining ones identity while attempting to assimilate in to a foreign culture has not been well documented. This study aims to evaluate the difficulty maintaining ones heritage in a foreign land. We hypothesize that immigrants will have a difficult time maintaining ones heritage and assimilating into the new society. Another hypothesis is that native born Asian Americans will feel a sense of disconnect with their cultural roots. Interviews will be conducted using a sample of Asian Americans both immigrants and native born. They will be interviewed and the data obtained will be transcribed.

Keywords: Asian American , Identity

Topic(s):Asian-American Studies

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 308-4
Location: OP 2117
Time: 1:45

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