Everything You Need to Know About Asian American History (RevisedEdition) by Lan Cao, Himilce Novas
One can hardly understand American history without knowing the crucial role people of Asian ancestry have played in shaping our past, politics, and culture. Exploding myths and stereotypes, with more than fifty pages of new material, this absorbing and accessible reference answers such questions as:
• Where and when did the history of Chinese America begin? • What is Zen? • Why do Filipinos have Spanish names? • How did the U.S. get involved in Vietnam? • What is the difference between Hindu and Hindi? • And much, much more.
In a lively question-and-answer format, Everything You Need to Know About Asian-American History provides a complete understanding of the traditions and ideas that people of Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, Indian, and Pacific Island descent have contributed to American life.