Asian Americans in the Twenty-first Century

Oral Histories of First- to Fourth-generation Americans From China, Japan, India, Korea, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Laos
(Book - 2008)
Asian Americans in the Twenty-first Century
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The collective term "Asian American" comprises more than twenty distinct nationalities and ethnic groups, and today there are more than 12 million Asian Pacific Americans living in the United States. In this all-new collection of fascinating interviews with students, lawyers, engineers, politicians, stay-at-home moms, and activists, Joann Faung Jean Lee again draws upon her great skill and sensitivity as a journalist to reveal a rich mosaic of Asian American identities. We hear a range of voices: Dale Minami recounts his historic involvement in a landmark legal case that changed the way America understands the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II; Ruby Chow remembers how she used her position as a beloved restaurateur to launch a successful campaign for county councilwoman in Seattle, Washington; and Daniel Jung speaks of the complexities of African American and Korean relations in Los Angeles, where his father owned a liquor store when Daniel was a teenager in the 1990s. Candid and compelling, the interviews reveal intimate and often conflicting thoughts about Asian American identities, immigration, family, relationships, and educational and professional achievement.
Title: Asian Americans in the twenty-first century
oral histories of first- to fourth-generation Americans from China, Japan, India, Korea, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Laos
Publisher: New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, 2008.
Characteristics: ix, 277 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.
Local Note: 53 60 74 143 148
Additional Contributors: Lee, Joann Faung Jean 1950-
ISBN: 9781595581525
Statement of Responsibility: [compiled by] Joann Faung Jean Lee
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-269) and index.
Subject Headings: Asian Americans Biography. Asian Americans Social conditions. Asian Americans Ethnic identity. Asian Americans Cultural assimilation. Oral history United States.
Topical Term: Asian Americans
Asian Americans
Asian Americans
Asian Americans
Oral history
LCCN: 2008020422
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