Synopses & Reviews
In more than 30 powerful, candid interviews, individuals from New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles render a portrait of the Korean-American community grappling with racial tensions, class and gender differences, and differing notions of family and home. Includes a concise overview of Korean history and a Foreword by Obie Award winner Anna Deavere Smith.
"Fascinating . . . [East to America
] provides a panoramic view of the Korean community." —Los Angeles Times
"A riveting book! . . . The new history of the West." —San Jose Mercury News
In this collection of powerful, candid oral histories, a wide cross section of Korean Americans renders a portrait of a community grappling with racial tensions, class and gender differences, and differing notions of family and home.
About the Author
Elaine H. Kim is a professor of Asian American studies and chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Her previous books include Asian American Literature: An Introduction to the Writings and Their Social Context
. She lives in Oakland, California.
Eui-Young Yu is a professor of sociology at California State University, Los Angeles. He is the editor of Black-Korean Encounter: Toward Understanding and Alliance. He lives in Los Angeles.