Chinese AmericansThe Chinese American community is thefourth largest overseas Chinese communityin the world, behind the Chinesecommunities in Thailand, Malaysia, andIndonesia. The Chinese American communityis the largest ethnic group of AsianAmericans, comprising 25.9% of the AsianAmerican population as of 2010. Theyconstitute 1.2% of the United States,including those with partial Chinese ancestry.According to the 2010 census, the ChineseAmerican population numberedapproximately 3.8 million.
Opening Discussion• What do you know about the Chinese communities in other countries?• Do you know anyone who has lived in another country?• Why do you think people would want to move their family to another country?
•What do you think of these American-Chinesedishes? Do they look delicious? Which of themwould you like to try?•Does it surprise you that Chinese people inventedthese dishes? How similar are they to Chinese foodin this country?•Do you think a restaurant like Panda Expresswould be successful in this city? Why or why not?
What do you think?• Why do Chinese people build a close Chinese community, even when they are living in another country?• Why do you think people wanted to keep the Chinese out of the United States?• Why do you think that Chinese Americans have a reputation for being good students? If you would like to review this English corner, go to www.englishslide.com