This essay discusses the reasons why Chinese restaurants are popular, from the perspective of a Chinese restaurant owner. Kapur attributes the success of Chinese restaurants to the fact that they offer good food at a reasonable price, and explains that this is due to the discrimination against Chinese immigrants in the past, who were forced to open small businesses like restaurants.
This essay discusses how traditions impact personality development by looking at the example of traditional Chinese and Japanese identity formation. It argues that while both cultures place emphasis on group membership and conformity, traditional Chinese culture is more likely to lead to individualistic personality traits, while traditional Japanese culture is more likely to lead to collectivistic personality traits.
This essay uses the author’s work experience to illustrate how sociological theories can be used to understand the social world. The author applies social identity theory, social structure theory, culture theory, and social values theory to their work experience in order to better understand the role that each plays in shaping one’s social identity.