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date: 29 November 2022

Asian Americans: Overviewlocked

Asian Americans: Overviewlocked

  • Seon Mi KimSeon Mi KimSilberman School of Social Work, Hunter College
  •  and Pallassana R. BalgopalPallassana R. BalgopalUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


Prior to the liberalization of immigration policies in 1965 only the Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Pilipino and Indians (people from India) immigrated to the US. Although, this group of immigrants often share some common values, religion and diet they all have dominantly different cultural variables including spoken languages. This group is like other immigrants work hard and have excelled in all different professional fields. Being different in their biological appearance they are frequently victims of violence. This entry presents an overview of this ethnically diverse cluster of immigrants from all parts of the Asian continent and provides insight for social workers for culturally sensitive interventions.


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