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Koreans in Minnesota
Koreans in Minnesota
Paperback      ISBN: 1681341336

Minnesota has long been home to people from the Korean Peninsula--from early arrivals in the mid-twentieth century to their expanding family networks as well as students and professionals in the decades that followed. About thirty thousand Koreans live in Minnesota today, many of them first-generation immigrants. Many more are part of the Korean adoptee community, its members more strongly connected to Minnesota than any other state.
In this newest addition to the People of Minnesota series, Koreans in Minnesota introduces readers to the history of Korean immigration here, including settlement patterns and the formation of religious and social communities. Organizations ranging from the Korean American Association of Minnesota--the cornerstone of Korean immigrant society--to the Korean Service Center, which provides social services to elderly Koreans, to AK Connection, a networking alliance of adult adopted Koreans, to educational groups and institutions that teach the Korean language and culture help to tell the stories of this varied group.
Author Sooh-Rhee Ryu builds the narrative through interviews with community members and extensive archival work. A personal account by Mrs. Soon Ja Lee tells of arriving in 1953 and, along with her husband, helping to build Minnesota's Korean American community.

Chinese-ness: The Meanings of Identity and the Nature of Belonging
Chinese-ness
The Meanings of Identity and the Nature of Belonging
Hardcover      ISBN: 1681340429

Is Chinese identity personal, national, cultural, political? Does it migrate, become malleable or transmuted? What is authentic, sacred, kitsch? Using documentary and conceptual photographic strategies, acclaimed photographer Wing Young Huie explores the meaning of Chinese-ness in his home state of Minnesota, throughout the United States, and in China.

Huie, the youngest of six children and the only one born in the United States, grew up in Duluth, Minnesota, where images of pop culture fed, formed, and confused him. At times his own parents seemed foreign and exotic. His visit to China in 2010 compounded the confusion: his American-ness made him as visible there as his Chinese-ness did in Minnesota.

To make sense of his experiences, Huie photographed and interviewed people of Chinese descent and those influenced by Chinese-ness. Their multifaceted perspectives project humor and irony, as well as cultural guilt and uncertainty. In a series of diptychs, Huie wears the clothes of Chinese men whose lives he could have lived, blurring the boundary between photographer and subject.

How does Chinese-ness collide with American-ness? And who gets to define those hyphenated abstract nouns? Part meta-memoir and part actual memoir, Chinese-ness reframes today's conversations about race and identity.

All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir
All You Can Ever Know
A Memoir
Paperback      ISBN: 1948226375

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What does it mean to lose your roots--within your culture, within your family--and what happens when you find them?

Nicole Chung was born severely premature, placed for adoption by her Korean parents, and raised by a white family in a sheltered Oregon town. From childhood, she heard the story of her adoption as a comforting, prepackaged myth. She believed that her biological parents had made the ultimate sacrifice in the hope of giving her a better life, that forever feeling slightly out of place was her fate as a transracial adoptee. But as Nicole grew up--facing prejudice her adoptive family couldn't see, finding her identity as an Asian American and as a writer, becoming ever more curious about where she came from--she wondered if the story she'd been told was the whole truth.

With warmth, candor, and startling insight, Nicole Chung tells of her search for the people who gave her up, which coincided with the birth of her own child. All You Can Ever Know is a profound, moving chronicle of surprising connections and the repercussions of unearthing painful family secrets--vital reading for anyone who has ever struggled to figure out where they belong.

Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics
Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics
Paperback      ISBN: 0295744359

Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics brings together groundbreaking essays that speak to the relationship between Asian American feminisms, feminist of color work, and transnational feminist scholarship. This collection, featuring work by both senior and rising scholars, considers topics including the politics of visibility, histories of Asian American participation in women of color political formations, accountability for Asian American "settler complicities" and cross-racial solidarities, and Asian American community-based strategies against state violence as shaped by and tied to women of color feminisms. Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics provides a deep conceptual intervention into the theoretical underpinnings of Asian American studies; ethnic studies; women's, gender, and sexual studies; as well as cultural studies in general.

Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics
Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics
Hardcover      ISBN: 0295744367

Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics brings together groundbreaking essays that speak to the relationship between Asian American feminisms, feminist of color work, and transnational feminist scholarship. This collection, featuring work by both senior and rising scholars, considers topics including the politics of visibility, histories of Asian American participation in women of color political formations, accountability for Asian American "settler complicities" and cross-racial solidarities, and Asian American community-based strategies against state violence as shaped by and tied to women of color feminisms. Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics provides a deep conceptual intervention into the theoretical underpinnings of Asian American studies; ethnic studies; women's, gender, and sexual studies; as well as cultural studies in general.

Asian/Americans, Education, and Crime: The Model Minority as Victim and Perpetrator
Asian/Americans, Education, and Crime
The Model Minority as Victim and Perpetrator
Paperback      ISBN: 1498526462

Asian/Americans, Education, and Crime: The Model Minority as Victim and Perpetrator analyzes Asian/Americans' interactions with the U.S. criminal justice system as perpetrators and victims of crime. This book contributes to a limited amount of scholarly writing so that researchers, policymakers, and educators can gain a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the relationship between Asian/Americans and the criminal justice system. In reality, Asian/Americans in the United States are both the victims of crime and the perpetrators of crime. However, their characterization as the "model minority" masks the victimization and violence they experience in the twenty-first century.

Asians and Pacific Islanders in American Football: Historical and Contemporary Experiences
Asians and Pacific Islanders in American Football
Historical and Contemporary Experiences
Hardcover      ISBN: 1498560970

This book sheds light on experiences relatively underrepresented in academic and non-academic sport history. It examines how Asian and Pacific Islander peoples used American football to maintain a sense of community while encountering racial exclusion, labor exploitation, and colonialism. Through their participation and spectatorship in American football, Asian and Pacific Islander people crossed treacherous cultural frontiers to construct what sociologist Elijah Anderson has called a cosmopolitan canopy under which Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and people of diverse racial and ethnic identities interacted with at least a semblance of respect and equity. And perhaps a surprising number of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have excelled in college and even professional football before the 1960s. Finally, acknowledging the impressive influx of elite Pacific Islander gridders who surfaced in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century, it is vital to note as well the racialized nativism shadowing the lives of these athletes.

Building Tradition: Pan-Asian Seattle and Life in the Residential Hotels
Building Tradition
Pan-Asian Seattle and Life in the Residential Hotels
Paperback      ISBN: 1634059670

Marie Rose Wong peers through the lens of single-room occupancy (SRO) hotels to capture the 157-year origin story of Seattle's pan-Asian International District. This gorgeous, meticulous book layers together interviews, maps, and insights from over a decade of primary research to provide an urgent history for Asian American activists and urban planners.

From Seven Rivers to Ten Thousand Lakes: Minnesota's Indian American Community
From Seven Rivers to Ten Thousand Lakes
Minnesota's Indian American Community
Paperback      ISBN: 168134114x

Immigrants from the Indian subcontinent have been coming to Minnesota for more than half a century, and today more than forty thousand people of Indian descent live in the state, contributing to a wide variety of professional, educational, and cultural fields. Drawing on historical and cultural legacies from their ancestral home, first-, second-, and third-generation Indian Americans have played significant roles in shaping Minnesota's community and culture.
Through personal stories and vivid photographs, From Seven Rivers to Ten Thousand Lakes offers an overview of the Indian people and the conditions that have spurred immigration to Minnesota; the experiences of settling in the state and establishing a community here; the professional, political, and economic contributions of Indian Americans in Minnesota, including both permanent and visiting residents; and the pursuit and celebration of cultural and religious traditions in this, their adopted home. Profiles of prominent individuals, businesses, and organizations that form the cornerstones of the Indian American community in Minnesota round out the narrative.
Based on extensive interviews and archival research, as well as on personal experience as an involved member, Preeti Mathur tells of this vibrant community's past and present, while Dr. S. K. Dash's foreword looks to its bright future.

Indian Americans of Massachusetts
Indian Americans of Massachusetts
Paperback      ISBN: 1625859449

Indians are the most recent immigrants in Massachusetts. Though a tiny minority, their contributions are numerous and far-reaching. Swami Vivekananda arrived in Boston in 1893 and left a lasting legacy of Hindu philosophy. Sushil Tuli opened a unique community bank, Leader Bank, as the first and only minority-owned bank in the state of Massachusetts. The Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation at MIT, created with the grant of $20 million by Desh and Jaishree Deshpande, empowers MIT's researchers to make a difference in the world by developing innovative technologies. Author Meenal Atul Pandya details the influence of Indians on Massachusetts history.