The East Asian cultural sphere developed from the Yellow River civilization. Southeast Asia's migration waves of more varied ethnic groups are relatively recent. Commercial interaction with South Asia eventually lead to the adoption of culture from India and China (including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism). That year, the Census counted about 260,000 Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders (NHPI). In 1990, the category "Other Asian or Pacific Islander" was added to the questionnaire along with a write-in area for all unspecified groups of Polynesian, Micronesian or Melanesian cultural backgrounds.
Cultural Characteristics. Customs and Traditions In South Asia, there are many customs and traditions. Many of the countries have separate festivals and special holidays that are specific to their country. In India, Republic Day and Independence Day are celebrated across the entire country. In Bhutan, it is important to show respect to the king. Chapter 9: Asian Americans. study guide by chelseaphoge includes 23 questions covering vocabulary, terms and more. Quizlet flashcards, activities and games help you improve your grades.
Pacific Islanders in California “Men’s natures are alike; it is only their habits that carry them far apart.” — Confucius The aim of this tool is to facilitate your evaluation work by highlighting the relevant cultural traits of the various ethnic subgroups within the Asian/Pacific Islander.