Balancing Two Worlds: Asian American College Students Tell Their Life Stories

Balancing Two Worlds: Asian American College Students Tell Their Life Stories

by Andrew Garrod
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801473845

ISBN-13: 2900801473844

Pub. Date: 03/28/2007

Publisher: Cornell University Press

Balancing Two Worlds highlights themes surrounding the creation of Asian American identity. This book contains fourteen first-person narratives by Asian American college students, most of whom have graduated during the first five years of the twenty-first century. Their engaging accounts detail the students' very personal struggles with issues of assimilation, gender,…  See more details below

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Balancing Two Worlds highlights themes surrounding the creation of Asian American identity. This book contains fourteen first-person narratives by Asian American college students, most of whom have graduated during the first five years of the twenty-first century. Their engaging accounts detail the students' very personal struggles with issues of assimilation, gender, religion, sexuality, family conflicts, educational stereotypes, and being labeled the "model minority." Some of the students relate stories drawn from their childhood and adolescent experiences, while others focus more on their college experiences at Dartmouth.

Anyone who wants to learn about the changing concept of race in America and what it's like to be a young American of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Burmese, or South Asian descent-from educators and college administrators to students and their families-will find Balancing Two Worlds a compelling read and a valuable resource.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900801473844
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Introduction: Asian Americans: "Now Becoming Aware of Their Own Personality"   Russell C. Leong     1
Generating New Identities
Sticks and Salt   Phuoc Nguyen     17
Distilling My Korean American Identity   Patrick S.     37
Turning against Myself   Amy Lee     47
Challenging the "Model Minority" Label
Receding Past, Advancing Future   Kenneth Lee     67
Balancing on the Hyphen   Fuyuki Hirashima     90
Korea Is My Heart and Soul, America Is My Mind and Spirit   Leah Lee     108
Origins and Ethnicities
In Search of a Sangam   Asha Gupta     125
A Muslim Citizen of the Democratic West   Aly Rahim     137
American Pie   Dean Krishna     150
My Permanent Home   Sabeen Hassanali     169
What Are You?
A Little Plot of No-Man's-Land   Ki Mae Ponniah Heussner     187
Multihued   Anthony R. Luckett     203
Emerging Diversities
No Such Thing...   Johnny Lee     221
Farewell My Tung-Tew   Vincent Ng     242
Afterword: Revolution and Revelations: The Personal Journey and the Definition of Community   Vernon Takeshita     259
About the Editors, the Introduction Author, and the Afterword Author     269

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