American Born Chinese

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How might we defend the use of racial stereotypes in the graphic novel "American Born Chinese"?

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History of Chinese Immigration in the West

Can we summarize the history of Chinese immigration in the United States and identify key points where racism was prevalent?

Understanding Stereotypes

Can we recognize how assumptions and stereotypes influence our attitude and restrict us from making fair judgments about someone?

Symbolism

Can we give examples of symbolism found in American Born Chinese?

Symbolism of the Shoes

Let's examine the symbolic meaning of the Monkey King's shoes and their correlation in the story of Jin Wang.

Irony

Can we recognize the irony in the Monkey King being buried under the rocks and identify how Jin Wang might have been responsible for his own burden?

Inferiority Complex

Can we define the term "Inferiority Complex" and give an example from American Born Chinese?

Understanding Cultural Identity

Can we locate the points in the story were identity transformation became a crisis and identify the triggers that caused it?

Coming of Age

Let's examine the ironic situation of the Monkey King where, instead of strength, it was his acceptance of his identity that lead to a resolution of his crisis.

American Born Chinese

How might we defend the use of racial stereotypes in the graphic novel "American Born Chinese"?