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Asian

MedspeakUK A person who, for the purposes of equal opportunity monitoring, has an Asian ethnic origin, which includes (but is not limited to) British Asians, regardless of where they were raised or educated.
MedspeakUS A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent, including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
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Throughout the parody in Chinatown Hustler, Notorious MSG uses the image of the hustler as a vehicle to interrogate and play with assertions of Asianness.
Just like Terry Watada's narratively reconstructed Atsuko Hatanaka, they might entrust their hopeful wishes to the promising talisman of a daruma, expectantly filling in one of its blank eyes and, borrowing symbolic endurance from the Buddhist monk's story of perseverance, they would resolve to work hard in order to become successful in the alien new land that was often hostile to their Asianness and gender.
We are committed to the emergence of the Asianness of the Church in Asia.
However problematic the concept of both Asia as a unique cultural unit and the supposed values that are seen as specifically linked to it, there was a clear articulation of difference, if not outright opposition, to a Western value-system and life-style which they saw as being linked to feminism and at odds with Asianness.
Asian identity and cultural values now have a place at the NBA table and within the global marketplace, but the visibility of Asianness comes through a homogenized and flat presentation of cultural identity, nor unlike the representation of black NBA stars.
It's only in the past 10 years that the whole concept of South Asianness has taken off.
My Asianness is as much a part of me as my Britishness, and it's no big deal.
By contrast, the Philippines is observed floundering, not because it is more reluctant to shed traditional values, but rather, according to the Somjees, because it has failed to acknowledge its Asianness, has sought to be something it is not, and thus has been wanting in arousing a leadership with its roots in the soil of the country.
The question of Asianness, for instance, is central to the Asiacentric terrain of inquiry, but what constitutes Asianness is debatable.
We can guess from the contributions what Asia might comprise, but we remain unsure about what are the elements of Asianness that are being recentred (other than that they derive from places, peoples, and cultures usually associated with Asia (China, Japan, India, the Malay-Indonesian world, and those of mobile Anglo-Indians, Okinawans, and Japanese who carry with them something rooted in Asian history, culture, and geography)).
She is today known not only in Pakistan or Aasia but across the world, not for her nationality or Asianness, but for quite another reason altogether.
Focusing on normative identity politics, Jolivette Mecenas examines the public articulation of Asianness in order to comprehend how Asian identities are racialized.

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