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    Korean American Culture

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    values, beliefs, and practices of Korean Americans can affect healthcare, as well as, any biological factors that can influence healthcare provided to Korean Americans. Korean Americans will usually use their traditional medicine alongside of Western medicine (Kim, Kim, & Duong, 2002). Hanbang, is the traditional Korean medicine; it is very much an integral part of their culture, whether they…

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    disparate manners of identity construction can be illustrated on how both narratives distinguish themselves from others in terms of being a foreigner. Roberts summarizes Hyun’s ambiguous position in both Korean and German societies, “ In Korea, he is a foreigner legally, In Germany, he is a foreigner emotionally.” (Roberts, 29) And Roberts also adds another fact to explain why the second generation of Korean-Germans are forceful to identify themselves as Koreans, “The sort of hyphenated identity…

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    Los Angeles’s Koreatown is the symbolic heart of Korean American. The Korean cultures have been integrated in American society in different aspects, such as cuisines, beliefs, social services, and cultural events. However, because of language, cultural, and psychological barriers, Korean Americans still struggle with issue and challenges especially in employment and public health. Many cannot surpass the hardships of the glass ceiling, while others have limited access to public health services…

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    There is clearly a stranglehold on the North Korean people today that’s causing them to socially asphyxiate as compared to the rest of the world. They’re shoveled handfuls of lies by their own government and kept in horrible conditions for the most part because they’ve been too brainwashed to notice. The North Koreans were obviously not fond of Americans as the book demonstrated and it truly did open a gate of curiosity to see if that’s what the rest of the world thought of the United States.…

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    The Korean-American War The Korean American War was one of the well known wars from the past. It was a war that was trying to be prevented, but when war is coming you can 't prevent it you can just get ready for it. It was a nice little invasion until America jumped in to help defend what we now call South Korea. This small battle between the North and the South of Korea started little, but when an additional country jumps in you can 't do much but call this war. The Korean War started when…

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    American Beauty Standards Compared to Korean Beauty Standards Both Koreans and American have similar idea of the perfect body. American women tend to want a flat stomach, long legs and a very low weight. However, this ideal body is physically impossible to achieve for a large percentage of American women. For example, if the shows on TV channels like TLC, show how unrealistic it is to attain this goal. Like the show Botched, that shows the extent people would go to look a certain way to be…

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    The Korean War was a war between the North and South Korea, and each side had allies to help them throughout the war. The US had a force in South Korea, while China help fighting with North Korea, and the Soviet Union was also on the North Korean side when war happened. The Korean War itself was a war for many reason, while the North and the South Korea was a civil war, there was no compromise for Korea’s future. The North was led by leaders, Josef Stalin leading the Soviet Union, Mao Zedong…

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    Korean American Identity

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    Laura Lee ENGL131 Professor Cohen Final Paper As a second-generation Korean-American, I have lived most of my life immersed in two different cultures. Both of my parents and my family are first-generation Koreans yet I was born in America. Through balancing my dual identity, as being both Korean and American, I am able to blend the two cultures together, through the incorporation of aspects of both cultures, in order to gain a sense of a true authentic self. Although my identity as a…

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    Korean-American Culture

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    The author examines the results of a study conducted on 40 second-generation Korean American university students living in the United States. The main topics of this article are the role of cultural identity and heritage language maintenance. She argues that in the United States, immigrant children's proficiency in English improves while their heritage language declines. The focus of this study is to determine the proficiency level and use of heritage language among second-generation…

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    Korean-American Identity

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    Identity is crucial in times of struggle and crisis. As a first generation Korean-American living in the United States, I understand that adversity is omnipresent and inevitable. Throughout my life, I have faced hardships solely due to my race. For example, I constantly experience discrimination on the basketball court and lacrosse field. During my first varsity basketball game, I heard slander in the opponent’s crowd as someone screamed, “You don’t belong in this gym, go back to China!” In that…

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