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Screening Asian Americans

Screening Asian Americans

  • Author: Peter X. Feng
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: 9780813530253
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 308
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A Choice Outstanding Academic Title "Cover to cover, Screening Asian Americans, a collection of 15 essays, is fabulous."-AsianWeek.com "This scholarly book uses 15 contributors to explore the various images of Asians, many of which have been negative."-Burlington County Times This innovative essay collection explores Asian American cinematic representations historically and socially, on and off screen, as they contribute to the definition of American character. The history of Asian Americans on movie screens, as outlined in Peter X Feng's introduction, provides a context for the individual readings that follow. Asian American cinema is charted in its diversity, ranging across activist, documentary, experimental, and fictional modes, and encompassing a wide range of ethnicities (Filipino, Vietnamese, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and Taiwanese). Covered in the discussion are filmmakers--Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Ang Lee, Trinh T. Minh-ha, and Wayne Wang--and films such as The Wedding Banquet, Surname Viet Given Name Nam, and Chan is Missing. Throughout the volume, as Feng explains, the term screening has a twofold meaning-referring to the projection of Asian Americans as cinematic bodies and the screening out of elements connected with these images. In this doubling, film representation can function to define what is American and what is foreign. Asian American filmmaking is one of the fastest growing areas of independent and studio production. This volume is key to understanding the vitality of this new cinema. A volume in the Depth of Field Series, edited by Charles Affron, Mirella Jona Affron, and Robert Lyons Peter X Feng teaches English and women's studies at the University of Delaware.

Asian American Issues

Asian American Issues

  • Author: Mary Yu Danico,Franklin Ng
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313319655
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 191
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Students will become informed on and debate 8 major issues discussed in Asian American communities today.

Asian Americans and the Supreme Court

Asian Americans and the Supreme Court

A Documentary History

  • Author: Hyung-chan Kim
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313272349
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1164
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Covering the past 150 years, this documentary history critiques major Supreme Court decisions on litigations that Asian Americans brought before the Court. Separate sections written by contributing scholars focus on cases pertaining to the question of the government's right to exclude, expel, or deport persons of Asian ancestry, the constitutional question of U.S. citizenship for persons of Asian ancestry, the alien laws of California and Washington, and Japanese internment. A seventh section casts the problem of denying Asian Americans their constitutional rights within the framework of Asian American "foreignness" as viewed by white America. The final chapter reviews major immigration laws passed by Congress in the 20th century and discusses the implications of the Immigration Act of 1990. The volume concludes with a case, name, and subject index.

Asian Americans

Asian Americans

An Agenda for Action : a Conference Summary

  • Author: Fortunata M. Azores
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Asian Americans
  • Page: 53
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Asian Americans and the Media

Asian Americans and the Media

  • Author: Kent A. Ono,Vincent Pham
  • Publisher: Polity
  • ISBN: 0745642748
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 235
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This volume provides an overview of the complex relationship between Asian Americans and the media. It looks at the involvement of Asian Americans in the media industries and how alternative and independent media counteract traditional stereotypes.

Asian Americans

Asian Americans

From Racial Category to Multiple Identities

  • Author: Juanita Tamayo Lott
  • Publisher: Rowman Altamira
  • ISBN: 9780761991731
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 115
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Does race matter? Having witnessed the civil rights movement and changes in immigration laws, we continue to ask ourselves this complex question. In the United States, racial status and identity has historically been defined by the White majority. Asian Americans: From Racial Category to Multiple Identities shows that race continues to be a major organizing principle in the US. Using census data on "Blacks," "White Ethnics," and "Nonblack Minorities," Lott deconstructs widely accepted majority/minority classifications to reveal the multiplicity of identities surrounding each group.

Asian American Politics

Asian American Politics

  • Author: Andrew Aoki,Okiyoshi Takeda
  • Publisher: Polity
  • ISBN: 074563446X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 235
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An introduction to the study of Asian American participation in US politics. It covers historical and cultural context, political behaviour and attitudes, interest groups and parties, elected officials, and public policies that have an important impact on Asian Americans.

Asian Americans

Asian Americans

Achievement Beyond IQ

  • Author: James Robert Flynn
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780805811100
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 169
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This authoritative book shows how the gap between a group's mean IQ and achievement can be precisely measured, and then partitioned between two factors -- an important methodology with potential application for all ethnic groups. In this case, the author shows that Chinese Americans' occupational achievements are generally far beyond their IQ -- as if they had a mean IQ 21 points higher than they actually do. This unique approach to explaining group achievement emphasizes non-IQ factors such as historical origins, family, work ethic, educational tradition, personality traits, and social institutions.

Strangers from a Different Shore

Strangers from a Different Shore

A History of Asian Americans (Updated and Revised)

  • Author: Professor of Ethnic Studies Ronald Takaki,Ronald Takaki
  • Publisher: eBookIt.com
  • ISBN: 1456611070
  • Category: History
  • Page: 591
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In an extraordinary blend of narrative history, personal recollection, & oral testimony, the author presents a sweeping history of Asian Americans. He writes of the Chinese who laid tracks for the transcontinental railroad, of plantation laborers in the canefields of Hawaii, of "picture brides" marrying strangers in the hope of becoming part of the American dream. He tells stories of Japanese Americans behind the barbed wire of U.S. internment camps during World War II, Hmong refugees tragically unable to adjust to Wisconsin's alien climate & culture, & Asian American students stigmatized by the stereotype of the "model minority." This is a powerful & moving work that will resonate for all Americans, who together make up a nation of immigrants from other shores.

Asian American Dreams

Asian American Dreams

The Emergence of an American People

  • Author: Helen Zia
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 9781429980852
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
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The fascinating story of the rise of Asian Americans as a politically and socially influential racial group This groundbreaking book is about the transformation of Asian Americans from a few small, disconnected, and largely invisible ethnic groups into a self-identified racial group that is influencing every aspect of American society. It explores the junctures that shocked Asian Americans into motion and shaped a new consciousness, including the murder of Vincent Chin, a Chinese American, by two white autoworkers who believed he was Japanese; the apartheid-like working conditions of Filipinos in the Alaska canneries; the boycott of Korean American greengrocers in Brooklyn; the Los Angeles riots; and the casting of non-Asians in the Broadway musical Miss Saigon. The book also examines the rampant stereotypes of Asian Americans. Helen Zia, the daughter of Chinese immigrants, was born in the 1950s when there were only 150,000 Chinese Americans in the entire country, and she writes as a personal witness to the dramatic changes involving Asian Americans. Written for both Asian Americans -- the fastest-growing population in the United States -- and non-Asians, Asian American Dreams argues that America can no longer afford to ignore these emergent, vital, and singular American people.

Is Lighter Better?

Is Lighter Better?

Skin-tone Discrimination Among Asian Americans

  • Author: Joanne L. Rondilla,Paul R. Spickard
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742554948
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 148
  • View: 360
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Colorism is defined as "discriminatory treatment of individuals falling within the same 'racial' group on the basis of skin color." In other words, some people, particularly women, are treated better or worse on account of the color of their skin relative to other people who share their same racial category. Colorism affects Asian Americans from many different backgrounds and who live in different parts of the United States. Is Lighter Better? discusses this often-overlooked topic. Joanne L. Rondilla and Paul Spickard ask important questions such as: What are the colorism issues that operate in Asian American communities? Are they the same issues for all Asian Americans for women and for men, for immigrants and the American born, for Chinese, Filipinos, Koreans, Vietnamese, and other Asian Americans? Do they reflect a desire to look like White people, or is some other motive at work? Including numerous stories about and by people who have faced discrimination in their own lives, this book is an invaluable resource for people interested in colorism among Asian Americans."

Asian Americans in the Twenty-first Century

Asian Americans in the Twenty-first Century

Oral Histories of First- to Fourth-generation Americans from China, Japan, India, Korea, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Laos

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 277
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The collective term 'Asian American' comprises more than 20 distinct nationalities and ethnic groups. In this all-new collection of fascinating interviews with Asian Americans, Lee draws upon her skill and sensitivity as a journalist to reveal a rich mosaic of Asian identities.

Asian/American

Asian/American

Historical Crossings of a Racial Frontier

  • Author: David Palumbo-Liu
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780804734455
  • Category: History
  • Page: 504
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This book argues that the invention of Asian American identities serves as an index to the historical formation of modern America. By tracing constructions of "Asian American" to an interpenetrating dynamic between Asia and America, the author obtains a deeper understanding of key issues in American culture, history, and society. The formation of America in the twentieth century has had everything to do with "westward expansion" across the "Pacific frontier" and the movement of Asians onto American soil. After the passage of the last piece of anti-Asian legislation in the 1930's, the United States found it had to grapple with both the presence of Asians already in America and the imperative to develop its neocolonial interests in East Asia. The author argues that, under these double imperatives, a great wall between "Asian" and "American" is constructed precisely when the two threatened to merge. Yet the very incompleteness of American identity has allowed specific and contingent fusion of "Asian" and "American" at particular historical junctures. From the importation of Asian labor in the mid-nineteenth century, the territorialization of Hawaii and the Philippines in the late-nineteenth century, through wars with Japan, Korea, and Vietnam and the Cold War with China, to today's Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation group, the United States in the modern age has seen its national identity as strongly attached to the Pacific. As this has taken place, so has the formation of a variety of Asian American identities. Each contains a specific notion of America and reveals a particular conception of "Asian" and "American." Complicating the usual notion of "identity politics" and drawing on a wide range of writings—sociological, historical, cultural, medical, anthropological, geographic, economic, journalistic, and political—the author studies both how the formation of these identifications discloses the response of America to the presence of Asians and how Asian Americans themselves have inhabited these roles and resisted such categorizations, inventing their own particular subjectivities as Americans.

Asian American Panethnicity

Asian American Panethnicity

Bridging Institutions and Identities

  • Author: Yen Espiritu
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • ISBN: 9781566390965
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 222
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With different histories, cultures, languages, and identities, most Americans of Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, and Vietnamese origin are lumped together and viewed by other Americans simply as Asian Americans. Since the mid 1960s, however, these different Asian American groups have come together to promote and protect both their individual and their united interests. The first book to examine this particular subject, Asian American Panethnicity is a highly detailed case study of how, and with what success, diverse national-origin groups can come together as a new, enlarged panethnic group. Yen Le Espiritu explores the construction of large-scale affiliations, in which previously unrelated groups submerge their differences and assume a common identity. Making use of extensive interviews and statistical data, she examines how Asian panethnicity protects the rights and interests of all Asian American groups, including those, like the Vietnamese and Cambodians, which are less powerful and prominent than the Chinese and Japanese. By citing specific examples—educational discrimination, legal redress, anti-Asian violence, the development of Asian American Studies programs, social services, and affirmative action—the author demonstrates how Asian Americans came to understand that only by cooperating with each other would they succeed in fighting the racism they all faced.

Asian American Ethnicity and Communication

Asian American Ethnicity and Communication

  • Author: William B. Gudykunst
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 0761920420
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 244
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This book examines Asian American ethnicity and communication, looking at: immigration patterns, ethnic institutions, family patterns, and ethnic and cultural identities. William Gudykunst focuses on how communication is similar and different among Chinese Americans, Filipino Americans, Japanese Americans, Korean Americans, and Vietnamese Americans. Where applicable, similarities and differences in communication between Asian Americans and European Americans are also examined. Gudykunst concludes with a discussion of the role of communication in Asian immigrants' acculturation to the United States.

Asian Americans in Class

Asian Americans in Class

Charting the Achievement Gap Among Korean American Youth

  • Author: Jamie Lew
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • ISBN: 9780807746936
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 133
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This in-depth examination: debunks the simplistic "culture of poverty" argument that is often used to explain the success of Asian Americans and the failure of other minorities; illustrates how Asian Americans, in different social and economic contexts, negotiate ties to their families and ethnic communities, construct ethnic and racial identities, and gain access to good schooling and institutional support; offers specific recommendations on how to involve first-generation immigrant parents and ethnic community members in schools to foster academic success; and looks at implications for developing educational policies that more fully address the needs of second-generation children."--BOOK JACKET.

Glass Ceilings and Asian Americans

Glass Ceilings and Asian Americans

The New Face of Workplace Barriers

  • Author: Deborah Woo
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742503359
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 241
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Throughout the history of the United States, fluctuations in cultural diversity, immigration, and ethnic group status have been closely linked to shifts in the economy and labor market. Over three decades after the beginning of the civil rights movement, and in the midst of significant socioeconomic change at the end of this century, scholars search for new ways to describe the persistent roadblocks to upward mobility that women and people of color still encounter in the workforce. In Glass Ceilings and Asian Americans, Deborah Woo analyzes current scholarship and controversies on the glass ceiling and labor market discrimination in conjunction with the specific labor histories of Asian American ethnic groups. She then presents unique, in-depth studies of two current sites--a high tech firm and higher education--to argue that a glass ceiling does in fact exist for Asian Americans, both according to quantifiable data and to Asian American workers' own perceptions of their workplace experiences. Woo's studies make an important contribution to understanding the increasingly complex and subtle interactions between ethnicity and organizational cultures in today's economic institutions and labor markets.

Distinguished Asian Americans

Distinguished Asian Americans

A Biographical Dictionary

  • Author: Dorothy C. L. Cordova,Chung H. Chuong,Robert H. Hyung Chan Kim,Franklin Ng,Jane Singh
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313289026
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 430
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Profiles distinguished Asian Americans ranging from historical figures to athletes and including both prominent and less familiar individuals who have made significant contributions in their fields.

Adaptation, Acculturation, and Transnational Ties Among Asian Americans

Adaptation, Acculturation, and Transnational Ties Among Asian Americans

  • Author: Franklin Ng
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780815326939
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 254
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This volume traces the modern critical and performance history of this play, one of Shakespeare's most-loved and most-performed comedies. The essay focus on such modern concerns as feminism, deconstruction, textual theory, and queer theory.

Asian Americans in New England

Asian Americans in New England

Culture and Community

  • Author: Monica Chiu
  • Publisher: UPNE
  • ISBN: 1584657944
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 252
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The first interdisciplinary contribution to studies about Asian Americans in New England