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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
by Anne Fadiman
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors... (read more)

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Stubborn Twig: Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family (Oregon Reads)
Stubborn Twig: Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family (Oregon Reads)
by Lauren Kessler
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Stubborn Twig is a classic American story, a story of immigrants making their way in a new land. It is a living work of social history that rings with the power of truth and the drama of fiction, a moving saga about the challenges of becoming an American.... (read more)

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Fresh Off the Boat
Fresh Off the Boat
by Eddie Huang
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“Long before I met him, I was a fan of his writing, and his merciless wit. He’s bigger than food.” —Anthony Bourdain NATIONAL BESTSELLER Eddie Huang is the thirty-year-old proprietor of Baohaus — the hot East Village hangout... (read more)

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Desert Exile
Desert Exile
by Yoshiko Uchida
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In the spring of 1942, shortly after the United States entered into war with Japan, the federal government initiated a policy whereby 110,000 persons of Japanese ancestry were rounded up and herded into camps. They were incarcerated without indictment... (read more)

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Making Asian American Film and Video: History, Institutions, Movements (Asian American Studies Today)
Making Asian American Film and Video: History, Institutions, Movements (Asian American Studies Today)
by Jun Okada
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The words andldquo;Asian American filmandrdquo; might evoke a painfully earnest, low-budget documentary or family drama, destined to be seen only in small film festivals or on PBS (Public Broadcasting Service). In her groundbreaking study of the past... (read more)

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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
by Anne Fadiman
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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down explores the clash between a small county hospital in California and a refugee family from Laos over the care of Lia Lee, a Hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy. Lias parents and her doctors both wanted what... (read more)

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Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans Au Of...
Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans Au Of...
by Ronald Takaki
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In a blend of narrative history, personal recollection, and oral testimony, Ronald Takaki presents a sweeping history of Asian Americans. He writes of the Chinese who laid tracks for the transcontinental railroad, of plantation laborers in the canefields... (read more)

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Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People
Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People
by Helen Zia
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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... (read more)

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Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China
Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China
by Leslie T Chang
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Making Asian American Film and Video: History, Institutions, Movements (Asian American Studies Today)
Making Asian American Film and Video: History, Institutions, Movements (Asian American Studies Today)
by Jun Okada
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The words andldquo;Asian American filmandrdquo; might evoke a painfully earnest, low-budget documentary or family drama, destined to be seen only in small film festivals or on PBS (Public Broadcasting Service). In her groundbreaking study of the past... (read more)

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Vietnamerica: A Family's Journey
Vietnamerica: A Family's Journey
by G B Tran
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A superb new graphic memoir in which an inspired artist/storyteller reveals the road that brought his family to where they are today: Vietnamerica   GB Tran is a young Vietnamese American artist who grew up distant from (and largely indifferent to... (read more)

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Asian America Through the Lens : History, Representations, and Identities (98 Edition)
Asian America Through the Lens : History, Representations, and Identities (98 Edition)
by Jun Xing
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In Asian America Through the Lens, Jun Xing surveys Asian American cinema, allowing its aesthetic, cultural, and political diversity and continuities to emerge.... (read more)

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Strangers from a Different Shore
Strangers from a Different Shore
by Ronald Takaki
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In a blend of narrative history, personal recollection, and oral testimony, Ronald Takaki presents a sweeping history of Asian Americans. He writes of the Chinese who laid tracks for the transcontinental railroad, of plantation laborers in the canefields... (read more)

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Asian America: Sociological and Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Asian America: Sociological and Interdisciplinary Perspectives
by Pawan Dhingra
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Asian Americans are the fastest growing minority population in the country. Moreover, they provide a wonderful lens on the experiences of immigrants and minorities in the United States more generally, both historically and today. In this timely new text,... (read more)

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Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History
Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History
by Yunte Huang
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Hailed as "irrepressibly spirited and entertaining" (Pico Iyer, ) and "a fascinating cultural survey" (Paul Devlin, ), this provocative first biography of Charlie Chan presents American history in a way that it has never been told before. Yunte Huang... (read more)

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Washington Papers #68: America Is in the Heart: A Personal History
Washington Papers #68: America Is in the Heart: A Personal History
by Carlos Bulosan
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First published in 1946, this autobiography of the well-known Filipino poet describes his boyhood in the Philippines, his voyage to America, and his years of hardship and despair as an itinerant laborer following the harvest trail in the rural West... (read more)

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I Begin My Life All Over: The Hmong and the American Immigrant Experience
I Begin My Life All Over: The Hmong and the American Immigrant Experience
by Lillian Federman
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I Begin My Life All Over is an oral history of 36 real-life strangers in a strange land, an intimate study of the immigrant experience in contemporary America.... (read more)

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The Chinese in America: A Narrative History
The Chinese in America: A Narrative History
by Iris Chang
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In an epic story that spans 150 years and continues to the present day, the bestselling author of "The Rape of Nanking" tells of a people's search for a better life--the determination of the Chinese to forge an identity and a destiny in a strange land... (read more)

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Lucky Child: A Daughter of Cambodia Reunites with the Sister She Left Behind (P.S.)
Lucky Child: A Daughter of Cambodia Reunites with the Sister She Left Behind (P.S.)
by Loung Ung
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After enduring years of hunger, deprivation, and devastating loss at the hands of the Khmer Rouge, ten-year-old Loung Ung became the "lucky child," the sibling chosen to accompany her eldest brother to America while her one surviving sister and two... (read more)

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On Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family
On Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family
by Lisa See
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Out of the stories heard in her childhood in Los Angeles's Chinatown and years of research, See has constructed this sweeping chronicle of her Chinese-American family, a work that takes in stories of racism and romance, entrepreneurial genius and... (read more)

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