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Asian Americans: Oral Histories of First to Fourth Generation Americans from China, the Philippines, Japan, India, the Pacific Islands, Vietnam and Cambodia
     

Asian Americans: Oral Histories of First to Fourth Generation Americans from China, the Philippines, Japan, India, the Pacific Islands, Vietnam and Cambodia

by Joann Faung Jean Lee
 

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Since the first three documented Chinese arrived in this country in 1848, more than six million Asians have followed. The huge immigrations of recent years have prompted a surge of interest in the new Asian American experience. In Asian Americans, these immigrants and their families present their own stories—why they came to America and what it means

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Since the first three documented Chinese arrived in this country in 1848, more than six million Asians have followed. The huge immigrations of recent years have prompted a surge of interest in the new Asian American experience. In Asian Americans, these immigrants and their families present their own stories—why they came to America and what it means to be Asian in America today.

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"A welcome look at the diversity of Asian American cultures." Reference and Research Book News

"No reader . . . can go away from the book without a sense of the immense complexity of Asian America today." The Journal of Asian Studies

Children's Literature - Mary Quattlebaum
Kids are curious about other cultures, but few Asian-related children's books reflect what's going on today what has happened historically and how immigrant families have fared. These oral histories of Americans from China, the Philippines, Japan, India, the Pacific Islands, Vietnam and Cambodia offer illuminating perspectives on family, interracial marriage, Americanization and a host of other topics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565840232
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
12/28/1992
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,046,824
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x (d)

Meet the Author


Joann Faung Jean Lee is the author of the oral histories Asian Americans and Asian Americans in the Twenty-first Century, both published by The New Press, and of Asian American Actors: Oral Histories from Stage, Screen, and Television. She currently teaches at William Paterson University and previously taught at Queens College, CUNY, and at the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. Lee was formerly a broadcast journalist for CNN. She lives in Northvale, New Jersey.

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