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For Chinese Americans, immigration-related factors were associated with depression and anxiety disorders and suicidal ideation. The higher prevalence of these disorders might be attributed to the psychological strains experienced by those who are at higher risk of cultural by: Overall, the findings suggest that the culture–gene co-evolutionary theory of mental disorders is more suitable to explain difference in the prevalence of major depression between China-to-US immigrants and US-born Chinese Americans, suggesting that maybe disconnection from the collectivist culture expose the genetic risk for mental disorders Cited by: 9. It was only in , when China became America's ally in World War II, that congress finally repealed the Exclusion Act. Even then, Chinese immigration was still limited to a mere people a year. Chinese Immigration and the Chinese Exclusion Acts. In the s, Chinese workers migrated to the United States, first to work in the gold mines, but also to take agricultural jobs, and factory work, especially in the garment industry. Chinese immigrants were particularly instrumental in building railroads in the American west, and as Chinese laborers grew successful in the United States, a.
Such feelings were accompanied by anti-Chinese riots and pressure, especially in California, for the exclusion of Chinese immigrants from the United States. The result of this pressure was the Chinese Exclusion Act, passed by Congress in This Act virtually ended Chinese immigration for nearly a . This was reversed in , after the Civil War. In , the Immigration Act encouraged immigration to address labor shortages caused by the Civil War. In , the Chinese Exclusion Act prohibited the immigration of Chinese laborers. This was later expanded to most Asian countries. In , Canada passed another Chinese Immigration Act, which stopped Chinese immigration. Chinese people living here had to register with the government or they could be deported. They were allowed to go home to China for visits and then to . #N#Background History of Chinese Immigration to America: History in China. This article contains interesting facts, statistics, timeline and the history of Chinese Immigration to America. In the 's the people of China were dominated by the imperial system under the powerful Qing (aka Ch’ing or Manchu) dynasty and the Chinese feudal system.
Causes of Chinese Immigration. A series of event that ran almost concurrently in China and the United States prompted large-scale Chinese immigration to our shores. The conditions on the Chinese coastal regions were far from ideal. There was such overcrowding that population "averaged more than a thousand people per square mile" (Olsen 69). Yeung and his co-authors note that, while major depression is just as common among Asian Americans as in the overall U.S. population, a lack of familiarity with mental illness and a cultural stigma against psychiatric disorders lead to most cases of depression among Asian Americans going unrecognized and untreated. Any Chinese who left the United States had to obtain certifications for reentry, and the Act made Chinese immigrants permanent aliens by excluding them from U.S. citizenship. After the Act’s passage, Chinese men in the United States had little chance of ever reuniting with their wives, or of starting families in their new homes. Complete prohibition of Chinese immigration to the United States ended. A view of the Chinese emerged as gallant fighters against the aggressive Japanese. Executive Order fully integrated Asian-Americans into U.S. Army units serving overseas. Chinese-Americans worked alongside whites in jobs on the home front.