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Academic Version: Applying my personal experiences and academic research as a professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies to provide a more complete understanding of political, economic, and cultural issues and current events related to American race relations, and Asia/Asian America in particular.

Plain English: Trying to put my Ph.D. to good use.

June 6, 2005

Written by C.N.

American Kids Learning Chinese

CBS News has a story that describes the growing popularity of Chinese language classes in elementary and secondary schools around the country. Apparently, more and more parents feel that as China emerges as the next superpower, it would give their children an edge later in life to be able to communicate directly in Chinese.

I suppose it’s a positive trend — not only in terms of kids actually learning Chinese (which has the largest number of native speakers in the world), but also in that it indirectly promotes better respect and understanding of the Chinese culture, and by implication, Asian and Asian American culture as well.


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