Chinese Immigrants in the United States
In their study, Yeh et al relay confessions made by Chinese immigrant students who due to their inability to converse in English opt to be out making, which is more practical to them. This is not because they are uneducated but immense challenges that come with being unable to communicate in English even in the society while asking for directions or other services (Yeh et al 40). Because of inability to communicate well in English, they end developing “perpetual foreigner syndrome”, which contributes to their woes and sometimes stagnating some in life, as they exhibit lack of confidence (Yeh et al 40). Thesis This research, besides offering advices to the immigrants through accounts of successful entrepreneurs in American, seeks to highlight varied experiences, which Chinese immigrants encounter once they find themselves in American soil, where everything is utterly contrary to their homeland settings.
In their book, Chin and Duck relay challenging experiences, which Chinese encounter once they reach America in pursuit of American Dream, which are cultural conflicts and language barrier as they try to fit in the American societal fabric. Hence, prompt many of them settle for low jobs that give them meager earnings, despite known to be hard working. Most of them end up suffering as they can only settle for low jobs offered by their few established Chinese, who are also not well up in managing to pay them salaries equal to other American already established Corporations. Sometimes this prompts some of them stagnate instead of thriving in a land where they came for the realization of their dreams. This is because of fierce competition evident in America, tough, according to Chinese, is a synonym of “dreamland” whereby by being optimistic, they will be successful but end up suffering more contrary to their expectations (Gelatt 39). Majority of Chinese immigrants’ dreams that prompt them to go to America for their realization is an illusion (“US Fed News Service”). This is evident in the recent released Chinese documentary concerning the first ever student from China to have studied in America thereby inspired many of them to embrace the same trend. However, this documentary similar to numerous accounts relayed about non-natives realizing their dreams in American soil does not explicitly expound what most of them undergo. Hence, end up fantasizing the state of US as a better place than any one in Chinese could thing of leave alone heaven. This is a misguided perception and conviction because what they have in mind before reaching American turns to be opposite in reality. Since, circumstances are contrary to numerous accounts relayed about successful minority of Chinese who do not tell them disheartening challenges they have encountered in America to be who they are. Therefore, most in each year flock in this dreamland deeming they will attain what they aspire but turn out to be opposite due to evident and inescapable challenges of cultural gap especially Chinese mentality of collectivistic dream compared to American