Sample Research Paper on History in China


       My name is Huang Ho, Born in 1970 in Beijing China. I am the first born in the family of eight-six girls and two boys. My family lived in abject poverty to an extent that it was very difficult to get even the basic needs like food and education. However when I was about eight years, things began to change because my father got a job as a gas station attendant which enabled him to earn a living however meager the pay was. This assuaged the problems we had in the family, because we would at least get food. I went to school late when I was about ten years because of poverty. This was the time that there were political  tension in China because of the one party dictatorship of the China  Communist Party(CPP).However, I managed to emigrate to the United States of America courtesy of The Missionaries of Charity when I was in grade four. I had to leave my family behind because the requirements for one to get a visa were very stringent and the missionaries were only willing to support one person.  The sole aim of these missionaries was to give me a decent education because I was bright.                                                                                                                             They helped me join a good public school in the state of Kansas where I did very well academically which made my teachers proud of me. My host family also helped me to get a permanent work permit after high school in order to enable me get a job and avoid running into conflicts with the authority. I later joined a college in 1985 and graduated thereafter with an associate degree in human resource management. Immediately after graduating, I got a job in a chain supermarket where I worked for one year. Later, I met a Chinese who had come to do shopping who gave me detailed information about the life in Arizona where he was living. He had just come to see a friend in Kansas. I decided to relocate to Arizona a month later in 1988. I decided to move to there because I wanted to feel at home. There were very few people of Chinese origin who were living in the state of Kansas and this made me to feel a little bit isolated and not at home.                                                                                                                                                          In Arizona the large community of the Chinese people made me to feel comfortable. At the same time, there high tech jobs in Arizona which were well paying, and as somebody who wanted to get money in order to support  my extended family at home ,I welcomed the stay in there  and the prospects it was bringing. I also wanted to relocate to Arizona because some of my relatives were living there and this would make me feel at home further since I would have somebody to run to in case I had a problem. There were also great opportunities for me to further my education there due to the cost of getting education being low in comparison with Kansas. Finally, the cost of living and housing was low and essential commodities like food and gas were cheaper in Arizona. The life in Arizona was good and interesting because of the large Asian community that lived there.  I am the grandson of Guan Hi, who was interviewed in the earlier interview in 1930. He even witnessed the vents of the Second World War. He had only two sons and I am the first born of his second born son who is now deceased.                                                                                                                                Based on the census that was carried in 2010, the number of the Asian community in Arizona is growing very fast. There was a total of 176,695 Asians based on that census. This is double the number found in the 2000 census which was 92, 23.It was said to be the fastest growing in the history of Arizona at the rate of 36.6 percent. Previously, the Asian population comprised mainly of Chinese but it has become diverse through the growing number of Vietnamese, Cambodians and the Burmese. However, the number of the Chinese is not the highest because for the first time it has been overtaken by the Indians and the Philipinos. It is also not the fastest growing community in Arizona. The total population of the Asian community grew by 43.3 based on the census of 2010.The Asian community in general grew faster than other communities in the whole of Arizona.                                                                                                                            Before the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, which was also called the HartCeller Act, the population of Asians in Arizona and the whole of the United States of America was very low due to the restrictions that were imposed on the people from Asia. The Immigration Act was enacted by the 89th Congress of The United States of America, but it became effective in June 30th 1968.This was an amendment of the previous 1952 act. The act did away with the Origins Formula that was used in America since the Emergence Quota Act. The focus criteria for allowing people to immigrate to the United States of America based on this new act, would be based on the skills and the family relationships with citizens of the United States of        America. Previously the law favored the people who came from Northern and western European states and was against the ones who came from Africa and Asia. President Lyndon Johnson signed it into law at the statue of liberty; the authorities said that it would not influence the culture of America through the immigration of people from different cultures. They were wrong, because, the demographics of America were completely changed because the doors for immigration were opened for people from Asia, Africa and the Middle East. This is how a big number of Asians and especially the Chinese found themselves in the United States of America and especially Arizona.                                                                                                                                                             The Asian community and especially the Chinese, still maintain their culture. This is seen through the Chinese restaurants that exclusively prepare Chinese food. The films watched and the media itself has strong elements of the Chinese culture. The Chinese have even the Chinese cultural center which promotes   Chinese culture. The Chinese believe that their culture is very important and they cherish their tradition highly, that is why they  have not assimilated to the mainstream culture fully except through learning English and other few things                                                                                                                                                                  The Support  Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhood Act(SB 1070), has generated a lot of controversy after it was signed by Governor Jan Brewer in April 2010 into law. The authorities were given permission to question the   immigration status of anyone they   thought is an illegal immigrant, if they had “reasonable suspicion.’ This was regarded as a violation of the rights of individuals because it would target the minority groups and violate their rights. The law elicited very strong protests from human rights groups, business people and even legislators.                                                                                                                                                                     As defined by the USA population, between 1930 and 2000, the ethnic and racial minorities grew by 30 percent. The Chinese civil war that took place between 1927 and 1950 between the forces   loyal to Kuomintang and the ones of the Chinese People’s Party (CPP), was caused by their difference in thinking. It took place when the Second World War was also going on, between 1939 and1945.The Soviet Union, which was also participating in the Second World War supported the two parties in the conflict. However, the Chinese civil war was fought on communist ideals while the world war II was fought by capitalist countries though in both wars the fight was based on personal interests and also helping foes in the time of crisis. The Chinese Civil War made the Chinese desire to leave their country.