Voices of the Heart: Asian American Women on Immigration, Work, and Family

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Asian American women have played significant roles in Asian American history, yet their voices are not often heard. A firsthand look at Asian women of the Midwest, Voices of the Heart is a comprehensive and comparative oral history that includes Chinese, Japanese, Filipina, Korean, and Asian Indian women as well as the newer Asian groups of Vietnamese, Laotians, Hmong, Thais, and Pakistanis. Huping Ling gathers these women's heartfelt stories about their journeys to America, their aspirations, their strides in ...
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Voices of the Heart: Asian American Women on Immigration, Work, and Family

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Asian American women have played significant roles in Asian American history, yet their voices are not often heard. A firsthand look at Asian women of the Midwest, Voices of the Heart is a comprehensive and comparative oral history that includes Chinese, Japanese, Filipina, Korean, and Asian Indian women as well as the newer Asian groups of Vietnamese, Laotians, Hmong, Thais, and Pakistanis. Huping Ling gathers these women's heartfelt stories about their journeys to America, their aspirations, their strides in education and employment, their cultural heritage, and their family dynamics. The women featured tell how their experiences align with their expectations of life in America, and the challenges of adjusting to a new culture while preserving their own. These colorful personal stories allow for a unique glimpse into the worlds of these often overlooked women.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931112680
  • Publisher: Truman State University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Pages: 385
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Huping Ling has published seven books, including the 1999 Ford Foundation Award for Jinshan Yao: A History of Chinese American Women. She is professor of history at Truman State University and holds a doctorate from Miami University.
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Table of Contents


Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
A Historical Review and Synthesis of Asian American Women     xvii
Chinese     1
The First America-born Women     4
Foreign-born Women in Professional Fields     13
Interracial Marriage     45
Attaining Education     54
Filipinas     71
Immigrant Women at Work     73
Filipinas in the Health Industry     78
The Younger Generation: Defining Identity     93
Interracial Marriage     109
Japanese     127
The Concentration Camp Experience     130
Interracial Marriage and Immigrant Women in Professional Fields     133
Attaining Education     150
Koreans     175
Adoptees     177
Life of Immigrant Women     194
Interracial Marriage     209
Generational Conflict     247
Asian Indians and Pakistanis     255
At Home and Preserving Traditions     257
Foreign-born Women in Professional Fields     269
Factory Work and the Hotel Business     291
Attaining Education     301
Vietnamese, Laotians, Hmong, and Thai     317
The Refugee Experience     319
Vietnamese Adoptees     350
Interracial Marriage     358
Generational and Cultural Conflict     367
The Asian American Mosaic     373
About the Author     376
Works Cited     377
Index     381
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