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Asian American Voices
Asian American Voices
by Deborah Gill Straub
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U·X ·L(r)announces a 2nd edition of its New York Public Library Outstanding Reference Book," U·X ·L(r)Asian American Reference Library." Rich with photos and completely revised and updated through 2002, with five new primary source documents and 60... (read more)

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Getting Saved in America Getting Saved in America: Taiwanese Immigration and Religious Experience Taiwanese Immigration and Religious Experience
Getting Saved in America Getting Saved in America: Taiwanese Immigration and Religious Experience Taiwanese Immigration and Religious Experience
by Carolyn Chen
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What does becoming American have to do with becoming religious? Many immigrants become more religious after coming to the United States. Taiwanese are no different. Like many Asian immigrants to the United States, Taiwanese frequently convert to... (read more)

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Golden Bones: An Extraordinary Journey from Hell in Cambodia to a New Life in America
Golden Bones: An Extraordinary Journey from Hell in Cambodia to a New Life in America
by Sichan Siv
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While the United States battled the Communists of North Vietnam in the 1960s and '70s, the neighbouring country of Cambodia was attacked from within by dictator Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. The Khmer Rouge imprisoned, enslaved, and murdered the educated... (read more)

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Asian Americans: Personality Patterns, Identity, and Mental Health
Asian Americans: Personality Patterns, Identity, and Mental Health
by Laura Uba
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This widely adopted text synthesizes an extensive body of research on Asian American personality development, identity, and mental health. Uba focuses on how ethnocultural factors interact with minority group status to shape the experiences of members of... (read more)

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Latehomecomer: a Hmong Family Memoir (08 Edition)
Latehomecomer: a Hmong Family Memoir (08 Edition)
by Kao Kalia Yang
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In search of a place to call home, thousands of Hmong families made the journey from the war-torn jungles of Laos to the overcrowded refugee camps of Thailand and onward to America. But lacking a written language of their own, the Hmong experience has... (read more)

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Suburban Sahibs: Three Immigrant Families and Their Passage from India to America
Suburban Sahibs: Three Immigrant Families and Their Passage from India to America
by S Mitra Kalita
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America has long been a destination, then a launching pad, for newcomers seeking better lives. In recent years, immigration by South Asians to the United States has increased dramatically, doubling between the 1990 and 2000 censuses. Rather than settling... (read more)

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Children of the Occupation: Japan's Untold Story (Series in Childhood Studies)
Children of the Occupation: Japan's Untold Story (Series in Childhood Studies)
by Walter Hamilton
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From 1942 to 1946, as America prepared for war, 120,000 people of Japanese descent were forcibly interned in harsh desert camps across the American west. In Artifacts of Loss, Jane E. Dusselier looks at the lives of these internees through the lens of... (read more)

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Negotiating Ethnicity: Second-Generation South Asian Americans Traverse a Transnational World
Negotiating Ethnicity: Second-Generation South Asian Americans Traverse a Transnational World
by Bandana Purkayastha
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In the continuing debates on the topic of racial and ethnic identity in the United States, there are some that argue that ethnicity is an ascribed reality. To the contrary, others claim that individuals are becoming increasingly active in choosing and... (read more)

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The Dream of Water
The Dream of Water
by Kyoko Mori
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"POETIC . . . REMARKABLY HONEST . . . Mori describes her experiences with an admirable mixture of forthrightness and restraint." --The Wall Street Journal In an extraordinary memoir that is both a search for belonging and a search for... (read more)

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The Rice Room: Growing Up Chinese-American from Number Two Son to Rock 'n' Roll, Updated and Expanded Edition
The Rice Room: Growing Up Chinese-American from Number Two Son to Rock 'n' Roll, Updated and Expanded Edition
by University Of California Press
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Praise for the first edition: and#147;Ben Fong-Torres ran and wrote the music section of Rolling Stone and at the same time kept his other foot in the dark, secret world of San Franciscoand#8217;s Chinatown. Itand#8217;s an amazing story.and#8221;and#151;... (read more)

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The Columbia Documentary History of the Asian American Experience
The Columbia Documentary History of the Asian American Experience
by Franklin Odo
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This collection of key documents presents the rich Asian American heritage through primary sources -- speeches, diary entries, editorials, advertisements, court opinions, legislation, songs, and poems -- along with expert, concise editorial commentary... (read more)

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Fugitive Visions: An Adoptee's Return to Korea
Fugitive Visions: An Adoptee's Return to Korea
by Jane Trenka
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The powerful second memoir by the author of the widely acclaimed The Language of Blood made in Korea > cheap goods > cheap labor > cheap womb > cheap adoption > cheap immigration > cheap immigrant > cheap yellow daughter >... (read more)

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The Choke Artist: Confessions of a Chronic Underachiever
The Choke Artist: Confessions of a Chronic Underachiever
by David Yoo
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An award-winning writer takes a groundbreaking look at the experience and psyche of the Asian American male.    Alex Tizon landed in an America that saw Asian women as sexy and Asian men as sexless. Immigrating from the Philippines as a... (read more)

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The Columbia Guide to Asian American History
The Columbia Guide to Asian American History
by Gary Okihiro
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Offering a rich and insightful road map of Asian American history as it has evolved over more than 200 years, this book marks the first systematic attempt to take stock of this field of study.... (read more)

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Asian American Women: Issues, Concerns, and Responsive Human and Civil Rights Advocacy
Asian American Women: Issues, Concerns, and Responsive Human and Civil Rights Advocacy
by Lora Jo Foo
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Asian American Women: Issues, Concerns, and Responsive Human and Civil Rights Advocacy reveals the struggles of Asian American women at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder where hunger, illness, sweatshop labor, exposure to hazardous chemicals and... (read more)

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Shock of Arrival: Postcolonial Reflections
Shock of Arrival: Postcolonial Reflections
by Meena Alexander
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Contents Overture Another Voice Piecmeal Shelters Piecemeal Shelters Art of Pariahs Language and Shame Alphabets of Flesh Passion Skin Song Whose House is This? House of a thousand Doors Hotel Alexandria Sidi Syed's Architecture Tangled Roots Poem by the... (read more)

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Everything You Need to Know about Asian American History (Revisededition)
Everything You Need to Know about Asian American History (Revisededition)
by Himilce Novas
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One can hardly understand American history without knowing the crucial role people of Asian ancestry have played in shaping our past, politics, and culture. Exploding myths and stereotypes, with more than fifty pages of new material, this absorbing and... (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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"An ingenious and absorbing book that provides a convincing new mode for examining the Chinese experience through both Chinese and Western eyes. It will permanently change the way we tell this troubled yet gripping story." --Jonathan Spence, author of... (read more)

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Encountering the Chinese: A Modern Country, an Ancient Culture
Encountering the Chinese: A Modern Country, an Ancient Culture
by Wenzhong Hu
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Decode Chinese values and cultural norms while identifying cross-cultural factors that often lead to failed business negotiations with Encountering the Chinese. In this third edition, the advice and recommended skills enable Westerners and the Chinese to... (read more)

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Blue Dreams: Korean Americans and the Los Angeles Riots
Blue Dreams: Korean Americans and the Los Angeles Riots
by Nancy Abelmann
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Finalist, 1995 Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Current Interest... (read more)

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