China has also seen an improvement in the U. In the U. Across the countries surveyed, many say the U.
And in most of these countries, there is overwhelming support for U. Backing is also strong among the other members of the U. Majorities support U. In 10 of the 15 countries in which this question was asked, men are more likely than women to support anti-ISIS efforts led by the U. The gender gap is widest in Japan, Canada and Spain. The narrowest gender gap is in the United States.
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In addition to questions about the U. American optimism is alive and well in the eyes of those surveyed in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Majorities in every country except for China and India believe that people in the U. Seven-in-ten or more in all 10 European nations surveyed associate optimism with Americans. Overwhelming shares of Japanese, Australians and Canadians also describe Americans as hopeful in their outlook.
Americans are also widely viewed as having a strong work ethic. In 14 of 16 publics polled, majorities describe Americans as hardworking. This represents a percentage-point increase from , when the question was last asked in Spain.
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The image of Americans as tolerant is less firmly implanted than either a reputation for optimism or hard work. Besides the U. Within some countries, views on American tolerance divide sharply along ideological lines, with those on the right of the ideological spectrum more likely to say people in the U. The survey also asked whether respondents associate three negative traits — arrogance, greed and violence — with Americans. Majorities or pluralities in nine countries associate haughtiness with people in the U. Roughly seven-in-ten Greeks, Canadians and Australians associate a sense of superiority with people in the U.
Elsewhere, the survey finds roughly half or fewer agreeing that Americans are greedy. Pictures of presidents are knitted into the fabric of American culture and society. Portraits of presidents and first ladies, such as those unveiled this week of Barack and Michelle Obama, make big news, whether they are made on photographic paper or canvas. In Congress debated renaming the holiday to pay tribute to Lincoln, who was born on February 12, But if you see something that doesn't look right, click here to contact us!
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Twice a week we compile our most fascinating features and deliver them straight to you. This Day In History. Arnold Genthe, Chinatown , c. Genthe staged some scenes and heavily edited others.
He removed anything that detracted from the exotic image that he wanted to convey: cropping out images of white people, English-language signs, telephone poles, and even electrical wires. He labeled his photographs, too. Genthe declared the new Chinatown too commercial and declined to take new pictures. With the rise of motion pictures, the superficial representation of Chinese immigrants increased although the use of actual Chinese actors did not. White actors were cast instead.
I remember the first time I saw D. It was broadcast on public TV when I was in elementary school.
However, it took me a while to realize the man was only supposed to be Chinese. He was played by the white actor Richard Barthelmess in yellowface, with taped eyes and a fake braided wig. My students were mostly Asian American and we laughed at the broad stereotypes portrayed by all the white actors in yellowface. Afterward, one Korean international student in the class stood up; he was shaking.
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What would it have been like to grow up in a country that had shown images of Chinese made by Chinese? Wong, wrote and directed The Curse of Quon Gwon.