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Asian American X: An Intersection of Twenty-First Century Asian American Voices
     

Asian American X: An Intersection of Twenty-First Century Asian American Voices

by Arar Han, John Hsu
 

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ISBN-10: 0472068741

ISBN-13: 9780472068746

Pub. Date: 08/05/2004

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

"This diverse collection, like Asian America itself, adds up to something far more vibrant than the sum of its voices."
-Eric Liu, author of The Accidental Asian

"There's fury, dignity, and self-awareness in these essays. I found the voices to be energetic and the ideas exciting."
-Diana Son, playwright (Stop Kiss) and co-producer (Law &

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"This diverse collection, like Asian America itself, adds up to something far more vibrant than the sum of its voices."
-Eric Liu, author of The Accidental Asian

"There's fury, dignity, and self-awareness in these essays. I found the voices to be energetic and the ideas exciting."
-Diana Son, playwright (Stop Kiss) and co-producer (Law & Order: Criminal Intent)

This refreshing and timely collection of coming-of-age essays, edited and written by young Asian Americans, powerfully captures the joys and struggles of their evolving identities as one of the fastest-growing groups in the nation and poignantly depicts the many oft-conflicting ties they feel to both American and Asian cultures. The essays also highlight the vast cultural diversity within the category of Asian American, yet ultimately reveal how these young people are truly American in their ideals and dreams.

Asian American X is more than a book on identity; it is required reading both for young Asian Americans who seek to understand themselves and their social group, and for all who are interested in keeping abreast of the changing American social terrain.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472068746
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
08/05/2004
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
1,363,033
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents ACKNOWLEDGMENTS....................XI
INTRODUCTION, by Arar Han and John Y. Hsu....................1
1. LABEL US ANGRY, by Jeremiah Torres....................15
2. 1984, by Sunita Puri....................19
3. DEATH OF A BUTTERFLY, by Felix Poon....................26
4. A PLACE WHERE I WANT TO BE, by Nupur Chaudhury....................34
5. COMINGS AND GOINGS, by Vinh Nguyen....................39
6. SEOUL SEARCHING, by Rebecca J. Kinney....................52
7. CHINESE AGAIN, by Yijing Yang....................58
8. BEING OIL, by May Chang....................63
9. DOUBLE-A, by Mai Anh Huynh....................70
10. ABC FOR LIFE, by Katie Leung....................76
11. HOW NOT TO EAT PHO: Me and Asia America, by Michael Sue....................85
12. A LITTLE TOO ASIAN AND NOT ENOUGH WHITE, by Matthew Noerper....................92
13. HALF AND HALF, by Jenny Chen....................100
14. CHINA PEARL, by Julie Jia-Yi Greene....................106
15. ROOTS AND WINGS, by Joann Yi Jung Huh....................112
16. CREATING MYSELF, by Curtis Steuber....................118
17. DRAWING THE BOUNDARIES, by Priscilla Chan....................122
18. LOST AND FOUND IN ASIAN AMERICA, by Jessica Kawamura....................130
19. BROWN IN FADED BLUE GENES, by Janet Miñano....................133
20. OUT AND ABOUT: Coming of Age in a Straight White World, by Michael Kim....................139
21. UNDERSTANDING LIFE, MA, AND ME, by Joyee Goswami....................149
22. ANOTHER AMERICAN MUTT, by Cavan Reagan....................154
23. SHEN AI SHI REN, by Wendy Hu....................160
24. BROWNSKIN, by May Ling Halim....................167
25. THE CONFESSION: Part Two, by Shiv Desai....................175
26. THE JAZZIAN SINGER, by Francine Di....................182
27. REMINISCINGS, by Shiuan Butler....................192
28. THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME, by Phillina Sun....................201
29. THIN ENOUGH TO BE ASIAN, by Uyen-Khanh Quang-Dang....................206
30. LANGUAGE AND IDENTITY, by Jeffrey Ryuta Willis....................214
31. WHO AM I?, by Gordon Wang....................222
32. DOPPELGÄNGER, by Frederick Macapinlac....................227
33. CAUGHT BETWEEN CULTURES: Identity, Choice, and the Hyphenated American, by Margot Seeto....................231
34. THE PARADOX OF BEING TOO CHINESE AND NOT CHINESE ENOUGH, by Bryant Yang....................238
35. I AM GOING HOME, by Duncan Zheng....................244

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