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The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker

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Publisher Comments:

Beyond black and white, native and alien, lies a vast and fertile field of human experience. It is here that Eric Liu, former speechwriter for President Clinton and noted political commentator, invites us to explore.

In these compellingly candid essays, Liu reflects on his life as a second-generation Chinese American and reveals the shifting frames of ethnic identity. Finding himself unable to read a Chinese memorial book about his father's life, he looks critically at the cost of his own assimilation. But he casts an equally questioning eye on the effort to sustain vast racial categories like “Asian American.” And as he surveys the rising anxiety about China's influence, Liu illuminates the space that Asians have always occupied in the American imagination. Reminiscent of the work of James Baldwin and its unwavering honesty, The Accidental Asian introduces a powerful and elegant voice into the discussion of what it means to be an American.

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A young former speechwriter for President Clinton and the child of Chinese immigrants explores the place of Asian Americans in contemporary American politics and society, the nature of race, and the price of assimilation. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

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Eric Liu is a fellow at the New America Foundation and a contributor to Slate and MSNBC. A former speechwriter for President Clinton, he founded The Next Progressive, an acclaimed journal of opinion, and edited the anthology Next: Young American Writers on the New Generation.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307428103
Subtitle:
Notes of a Native Speaker
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Liu, Eric
Author:
Eric Liu
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Political
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Culture conflict
Subject:
Asian americans
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - General
Subject:
Chinese americans
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States Race relations.
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Asian American
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Chinese American
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Social Science : Minority Studies - General
Subject:
Biography-Political
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19990907
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
206

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Political
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Asian American
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Immigration
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Racism and Ethnic Conflict
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker
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Product details 206 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307428103 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A young former speechwriter for President Clinton and the child of Chinese immigrants explores the place of Asian Americans in contemporary American politics and society, the nature of race, and the price of assimilation. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Eric Liu is a fellow at the New America Foundation and a contributor to Slate and MSNBC. A former speechwriter for President Clinton, he founded The Next Progressive, an acclaimed journal of opinion, and edited the anthology Next: Young American Writers on the New Generation.
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