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 descentfrom educators and college administrators to students and their familieswill find Balancing Two Worlds a compelling read and a valuable resource.
|Publisher:||Cornell University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
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"As wonderfully diverse and complex as life itself, these narratives crafted by Asian American college students and their guides unfold in the reading, and reveal identity and community, like memory and history, to be situated and fragmentary formations."