At the same time, where it's appropriate, I describe issues that affect specific Asian groups, such as the Japanese "internment" or recent suspicions about Chinese espionage.
But the main focus of Asian-Nation is on issues and experiences that affect all Asian Americans, especially in the context of how we are typically treated as though we are all the same.
Finally, despite what some academics believe, I do not feel that it is possible to discuss these issues in a completely "non-biased" or "objective" way.
Its purposes are to: First, I define "Asian Americans" as the population living in the U. who self-identify as having Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry, in whole or in part, regardless of whether they're U. Second, while there is certainly a lot of unique characteristics and differences within the diverse Asian American community, unfortunately I cannot detail the specific issues and experiences of every single Asian ethnic group.The Golden Phoenix, a restaurant on the Sunshine Coast.The last customers have left for the night, and Pearl can unwind. I also use the following terms to mean the same thing: Asian American, Asian Pacific American (APA), and Asian Pacific Islander (API).By necessity, much of the data and discussion within Asian-Nation focuses on the dozen or so largest Asian ethnic groups that represent the vast majority of the Asian American population.I'm sure that some readers will object to this but as Bill Cosby once said, "I don't know what's the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody." As many social scientists have noted, there are two primary stereotypes that continue to affect Asian Americans. That is, many people are either unable or unwilling to distinguish between different Asian ethnicities -- Korean American from a Japanese American, Filipino American from an Indonesian American, etc.