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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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

Leading the way

Leading the way

Asian American artists of the older generation

  • Author: Irene Poon
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 108
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Irene Poon's book pays tribute to 25 Asian American artists she has known and photographed during her own distinguished career. She has compiled a book about the pioneers she found to emulate when she began creating images of the world around her, both within and beyond her own San Francisco Chinatown. Selected art works and photographic portraits provide an insightful introduction to the Asian American artists active from the 1930s through the 1960s. Many of these artists continue to be productive in the 21st century. Poon's sensitive portraits of senior Asian American artists from California, Hawaii, Washington State, and New York City has great significance for Asian Pacific American studies and the history of art in America. Among the artists included are George Tsutakawa, Mineacute; Okubo, Johsel Namkung, and Jade Snow Wong.

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.

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

Asian American Art

A History, 1850-1970

  • Author: Gordon H. Chang,Sharon Spain
  • Publisher: Stanford General Books
  • ISBN: 9780804757522
  • 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.