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Yellow Light

Yellow Light

The Flowering of Asian American Arts

  • Author: Amy Ling
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • ISBN: 9781566398176
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 374
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Amy Ling brings together in one comprehensive volume poets, novelists, dramatists, musicians, songwriters, composers, filmmakers, choreographers, and performance artists who span three generations and represent the broad spectrum of ethnicities that make up Asian America. They share thoughts on their work, their audiences, and their relationship to the Asian American rubric and American life and culture. They provide a rare glimpse of the inspirations and aspirations out of which their energy and ideas grow and place their work, each differently, in the complex fabric of American life. An indispensible anthology of work and an inspiring and provocative cultural record, Yellow Light casts a revealing glow on the contradictions, influences, imagination, and humanity expressed through the vastly varied creative projects of Americans with Asian roots. This book will engage readers interested in Asian American literature, film, and culture and students and scholars of Asian American studies, American culture, and multicultural studies. What is Asian America? a place? a race? a frame of reference? a government-imposed expedient? a box to check on a form? It's a dream in the heart Like Bulosan's claim, a tug in the gut, a gleam of recognition: Asian ancestry American struggle. --Amy Ling Author note: The late Amy Ling was Professor in the Department of English and the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She authored numerous books, including Between Worlds: Women Writers of Chinese Ancestry and Chinamerican Reflections, a chapbook of poems and paintings.

Encyclopedia of Asian American Artists

Encyclopedia of Asian American Artists

  • Author: Kara Kelley Hallmark
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313334511
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 281
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Offers career biographies, bibliographies and places to see each artist's work, and also features basic information including birth and death dates, country of ancestry or origin, and his or her predominant media.

Queering Contemporary Asian American Art

Queering Contemporary Asian American Art

  • Author: Laura Kina,Jan Christian Bernabe
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • ISBN: 0295741368
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 296
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Queering Contemporary Asian American Art takes Asian American differences as its point of departure, and brings together artists and scholars to challenge normative assumptions, essentialisms, and methodologies within Asian American art and visual culture. Taken together, these nine original artist interviews, cutting-edge visual artworks, and seven critical essays explore contemporary currents and experiences within Asian American art, including the multiple axes of race and identity; queer bodies and forms; kinship and affect; and digital identities and performances. Using the verb and critical lens of �queering� to capture transgressive cultural, social, and political engagement and practice, the contributors to this volume explore the connection points in Asian American experience and cultural production of surveillance states, decolonization and diaspora, transnational adoption, and transgender bodies and forms, as well as heteronormative respectability, the military, and war. The interdisciplinary and theoretically informed frameworks in the volume engage readers to understand global and historical processes through contemporary Asian American artistic production.

Unnamable

Unnamable

The Ends of Asian American Art

  • Author: Susette Min
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 081476312X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 272
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Redraws the contours of Asian American art, attempting to free it from a categorization that stifles more than it reveals. Charting its historical conditions and the expansive contexts of its emergence, Susette Min challenges the notion of Asian American art as a site of reconciliation or as a way for marginalized artists to enter into the canon or mainstream art scene. Pressing critically on the politics of visibility and how this categorization reduces artworks by Asian American artists within narrow parameters of interpretation, Unnamable reconceives Asian American art not as a subset of objects, but as a medium that disrupts representations and embedded knowledge. By approaching Asian American art in this way, Min refigures the way we see Asian American art as an oppositional practice, less in terms of its aspirations to be seen—its greater visibility—and more in terms of how it models a different way of seeing and encountering the world. Uniquely presented, the chapters are organized thematically as mini-exhibitions, and offer readings of select works by contemporary artists including Tehching Hsieh, Byron Kim, Simon Leung, Mary Lum, and Nikki S. Lee. Min displays a curatorial practice and reading method that conceives of these works not as “exemplary” instances of Asian American art, but as engaged in an aesthetic practice that is open-ended. Ultimately, Unnamable insists that in order to reassess Asian American art and its place in art history, we need to let go not only of established viewing practices, but potentially even the category of Asian American art itself.

One Way Or Another

One Way Or Another

Asian American Art Now

  • Author: Melissa Chiu,Karin M. Higa,Susette S. Min
  • Publisher: Other Distribution
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 127
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Contemporary Asian American artists––with a strong sense of being American and an acute critical consciousness of world matters––grapple with issues of identity in a way that sets them apart from their predecessors. Whereas many Asian American artists of a previous generation directly referred to an Asian sense of self in their works, it can be argued that younger Asian American artists only sometimes make reference to it or omit it entirely. This creatively designed book focuses on recent works by seventeen Asian American artists born in the late 1960s and 1970s––including Patty Chang, Kaz Oshiro, and Jean Shin––to explore this pivotal generation of artists, the prevalent themes in their art, and the different ways they configure identity in their work. One Way or Another features examples of painting, sculpture, and video and installation art––many previously unpublished––and includes essays that discuss the shifting meaning of Asian America over the last decade and address the issues of mixed heritage and the emergence of an evolving Asian American identity in an increasingly globalized society.

Asian American Art

Asian American Art

A History, 1850-1970

  • Author: Gordon H. Chang,Mark Dean Johnson,Paul J. Karlstrom,Sharon Spain
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 0804757526
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 547
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Presents a comprehensive study of the lives and artistic productions of Asian American artists from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Fresh Talk/Daring Gazes

Fresh Talk/Daring Gazes

Conversations on Asian American Art

  • Author: Elaine H. Kim,Margo Machida,Sharon Mizota
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520235355
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 210
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Pairing work by 24 contemporary Asian-American visual artists with responses provocatively drawn from cultural critics and other artists, this book explores themes of geographical movement, Asian sexuality, miscegenation, the loss of home, war, history, and memory.

Unsettled Visions

Unsettled Visions

Contemporary Asian American Artists and the Social Imaginary

  • Author: Margo Machida
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822391740
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 384
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In Unsettled Visions, the activist, curator, and scholar Margo Machida presents a pioneering, in-depth exploration of contemporary Asian American visual art. Machida focuses on works produced during the watershed 1990s, when surging Asian immigration had significantly altered the demographic, cultural, and political contours of Asian America, and a renaissance in Asian American art and visual culture was well underway. Machida conducted extensive interviews with ten artists working during this transformative period: women and men of Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Vietnamese, Korean, and Japanese descent, most of whom migrated to the United States. In dialogue with the artists, Machida illuminates and contextualizes the origins of and intent behind bodies of their work. Unsettled Visions is an engrossing look at a vital art scene and a subtle account of the multiple, shifting meanings of “Asianness” in Asian American art. Analyses of the work of individual artists are grouped around three major themes that Asian American artists engaged with during the 1990s: representations of the Other; social memory and trauma; and migration, diaspora, and sense of place. Machida considers the work of the photographers Pipo Nguyen-duy and Hanh Thi Pham, the printmaker and sculptor Zarina Hashmi, and installations by the artists Tomie Arai, Ming Fay, and Yong Soon Min. She examines the work of Marlon Fuentes, whose films and photographs play with the stereotyping conventions of visual anthropology, and prints in which Allan deSouza addresses the persistence of Orientalism in American popular culture. Machida reflects on Kristine Aono’s museum installations embodying the multigenerational effects of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and on Y. David Chung’s representations of urban spaces transformed by migration in works ranging from large-scale charcoal drawings to multimedia installations and an “electronic rap opera.”

Asian American art, 1850-1970

Asian American art, 1850-1970

  • Author: Gordon H. Chang,Mark Dean Johnson,Paul J. Karlstrom,Sharon Spain
  • Publisher: Stanford General Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 547
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Presents a comprehensive study of the lives and artistic productions of Asian American artists from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Asian American Society

Asian American Society

An Encyclopedia

  • Author: Mary Yu Danico
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1483365603
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 2104
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Asian Americans are a growing, minority population in the United States. After a 46 percent population growth between 2000 and 2010 according to the 2010 Census, there are 17.3 million Asian Americans today. Yet Asian Americans as a category are a diverse set of peoples from over 30 distinctive Asian-origin subgroups that defy simplistic descriptions or generalizations. They face a wide range of issues and problems within the larger American social universe despite the persistence of common stereotypes that label them as a “model minority” for the generalized attributes offered uncritically in many media depictions. Asian American Society: An Encyclopedia provides a thorough introduction to the wide–ranging and fast–developing field of Asian American studies. Published with the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS), two volumes of the four-volume encyclopedia feature more than 300 A-to-Z articles authored by AAAS members and experts in the field who examine the social, cultural, psychological, economic, and political dimensions of the Asian American experience. The next two volumes of this work contain approximately 200 annotated primary documents, organized chronologically, that detail the impact American society has had on reshaping Asian American identities and social structures over time. Features: More than 300 articles authored by experts in the field, organized in A-to-Z format, help students understand Asian American influences on American life, as well as the impact of American society on reshaping Asian American identities and social structures over time. A core collection of primary documents and key demographic and social science data provide historical context and key information. A Reader's Guide groups related entries by broad topic areas and themes; a Glossary defines key terms; and a Resource Guide provides lists of books, academic journals, websites and cross references. The multimedia digital edition is enhanced with 75 video clips and features strong search-and-browse capabilities through the electronic Reader’s Guide, detailed index, and cross references. Available in both print and online formats, this collection of essays is a must-have resource for general and research libraries, Asian American/ethnic studies libraries, and social science libraries.

Envisioning Diaspora

Envisioning Diaspora

Asian American Visual Arts Collectives from Godzilla, Godzookie to the Barnstormers

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Timezone 8
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 265
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Foreword by Margo Machida. Text by Alexandra Chang.

They Painted from Their Hearts

They Painted from Their Hearts

Pioneer Asian American Artists

  • Author: Mayumi Tsutakawa,Alan Chong Lau,Kazuko Nakane
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 88
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Examines the work of 18 Asian Pacific American artists creating in the Pacific Northwest during the period from 1900 to 1960. Essays on art in Seattle, Asian American painters of Washington state, early Asian American photographers, and the legacy of Asian American art accompany color paintings and

Asian American Culture: From Anime to Tiger Moms [2 volumes]

Asian American Culture: From Anime to Tiger Moms [2 volumes]

From Anime to Tiger Moms

  • Author: Lan Dong
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1440829217
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 792
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Providing comprehensive coverage of a variety of Asian American cultural forms, including folk tradition, literature, religion, education, politics, sports, and popular culture, this two-volume work is an ideal resource for students and general readers that reveals the historical, regional, and ethnic diversity within specific traditions. • Provides readers with a broad understanding of the variety and commonalities in Asian American culture, enabling a fuller comprehension of Asian American history, experience, and cultural expressions • Offers comprehensive, in-depth, and accessibly written coverage that addresses a wide variety of Asian American cultural forms such as folk tradition, literature, religion, education, politics, sports, and popular culture • Highlights differences among Asian American cultures and identifies important achievements through biographies of key figures as well as spotlights on historical events, legal cases, and significant artifacts in sidebars • Presents sources for more information on the subjects discussed with Further Readings for each entry

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

  • Author: Joan M. Marter
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0195335791
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 2608
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Where is American art in the new millennium? At the heart of all cultural developments is diversity. Access through recent technology engenders interaction with artists from around the world. The visual arts in the United States are bold and pulsating with new ideas.

Traditions Transformed

Traditions Transformed

Contemporary Works by Asian American Artists in California

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art, American
  • Page: 16
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War Baby/love Child

War Baby/love Child

Mixed Race Asian American Art

  • Author: Laura Kina,Wei Ming Dariotis
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780295992259
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 292
  • View: 8434
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War Baby / Love Child examines hybrid Asian American identity through a collection of essays, artworks, and interviews at the intersection of critical mixed race studies and contemporary art. The book pairs artwork and interviews with 19 emerging, mid-career, and established mixed race/mixed heritage Asian American artists, including Li-lan and Kip Fulbeck, with scholarly essays exploring such topics as Vietnamese Amerasians, Korean transracial adoptions, and multiethnic Hawai'i. As an increasingly ethnically ambiguous Asian American generation is coming of age in an era of "optional identity," this collection brings together first-person perspectives and a wider scholarly context to shed light on changing Asian American cultures. This multiauthor volume features a foreward by Kent A. Ono, a co-authored preface and introductory essay by the editors, 19 original artist interviews conducted by the editors, and original essays from Wei Ming Dariotis and the contributing authors: Camilla Fojas, Stuart Gaffney, Rudy Guevarra, Jr., Eleana J. Kim, Richard Lou, Margo Machida, Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu, Lori Pierce, Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, Ken Tanabe, and Wendy Thompson-Taiwo. Laura Kina is associate professor of art, media, and design at DePaul University. Wei Ming Dariotis is associate professor of Asian American studies at San Francisco State University. "War Baby / Love Child is an interesting, original, and innovative project that expands the field of Asian American studies by using visual art as a point of entry and analysis for the discipline." -Mark Johnson, editor of Asian American Art: A History, 1850-1970 "One of the strengths of this original volume is its holistic combination of interviews with premier fine artists along with the textual, historical, and scholarly context provided by established and emerging scholars in Asian American Studies." -Nitasha Sharma, author of Hip Hop Desis: South Americans, Blackness, and Global Race Consciousness

Ideals of Beauty

Ideals of Beauty

Asian and American Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 192
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"For admirers of Asian and American art or visitors to the Smithsonian museums, this beautifully illustrated book offers an enticing taste of the Galleries' rich and diverse holdings - a curator-led tour through more than one hundred masterworks: American

The Columbia Guide to Asian American History

The Columbia Guide to Asian American History

  • Author: Gary Y. Okihiro
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231505957
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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Offering a rich and insightful road map of Asian American history as it has evolved over more than 200 years, this book marks the first systematic attempt to take stock of this field of study. It examines, comments, and questions the changing assumptions and contexts underlying the experiences and contributions of an incredibly diverse population of Americans. Arriving and settling in this nation as early as the 1790s, with American-born generations stretching back more than a century, Asian Americans have become an integral part of the American experience; this cleverly organized book marks the trajectory of that journey, offering researchers invaluable information and interpretation. Part 1 offers a synoptic narrative history, a chronology, and a set of periodizations that reflect different ways of constructing the Asian American past. Part 2 presents lucid discussions of historical debates—such as interpreting the anti-Chinese movement of the late 1800s and the underlying causes of Japanese American internment during World War II—and such emerging themes as transnationalism and women and gender issues. Part 3 contains a historiographical essay and a wide-ranging compilation of book, film, and electronic resources for further study of core themes and groups, including Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Hmong, Indian, Korean, Vietnamese, and others.

Rethinking the Asian American Movement

Rethinking the Asian American Movement

  • Author: Daryl Joji Maeda
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136599258
  • Category: History
  • Page: 200
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Although it is one of the least-known social movements of the 1960s and 1970s, the Asian American movement drew upon some of the most powerful currents of the era, and had a wide-ranging impact on the political landscape of Asian America, and more generally, the United States. Using the racial discourse of the black power and other movements, as well as antiwar activist and the global decolonization movements, the Asian American movement succeeded in creating a multi-ethnic alliance of Asians in the United States and gave them a voice in their own destinies. Rethinking the Asian American Movement provides a short, accessible overview of this important social and political movement, highlighting key events and key figures, the movement's strengths and weaknesses, how it intersected with other social and political movements of the time, and its lasting effect on the country. It is perfect for anyone wanting to obtain an introduction to the Asian American movement of the twentieth century.