Synopses & Reviews
This groundbreaking book traces the transformation of Asian Americans from a few small, disconnected, and largely invisible ethnic groups into a self-identified racial group that is influencing every aspect of American society. It explores the events that shocked Asian Americans into motion and shaped a new consciousness. Helen Zia, the daughter of Chinese immigrants, writes as a personal witness to the dramatic changes involving Asian Americans.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -327) and index.
About the Author
, a graduate of Princeton University's first co-educational class, is an award-winning journalist who has covered Asian American communities and political movements for twenty years. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Table of Contents
Beyond our shadows. From nothing, a consciousness -- Surrogate slaves to American dreamers -- The awakening. Detroit blues: "Because of you motherfuckers" -- To market, to market, New York style -- Gangsters, gooks, geishas, and geeks -- Up from innocence. Welcome to Washington -- Lost and found in L.A. -- For richer, for poorer -- Moving the mountain. Out on the front lines -- Reinventing our culture -- The last bastion -- Living our dreams.