Asian-American Studies
Beyond the Narrow Gate: The Journey of Four Chinese Women from the Middle Kingdom to the Middle America
Beyond the Narrow Gate
The Journey of Four Chinese Women from the Middle Kingdom to the Middle America
Paperback      ISBN: 0452277612
Chronicles the fates of four extraordinary Chinese women, forced to flee China in 1947 after the Communist takeover, as they meet in Taiwan in 1948 and struggle to build new lives for themselves in America. Reprint.
Beyond the Tiger Mom: East-West Parenting for the Global Age
Beyond the Tiger Mom
East-West Parenting for the Global Age
Hardcover      ISBN: 0804849528
How do Asian parents prime their children for success from a young age by encouraging them to achieve academic excellence? Why do Asian kids do so well in math and science? What is the difference between an Asian upbringing and a Western one? These are just a few of the fascinating questions posed and discussed in Beyond the Tiger Mom, a captivating new book by educator, author, and mother, Maya Thiagarajan. In this research-backed guide, she examines each of the "tiger mother" stereotypes and goes beneath the surface to discover what happens in Asian parenting households. How do Asian parents think about childhood, family, and education and what can Western parents learn from them? And what benefits does a traditional Western upbringing have that Asian parents, too, may want to consider? Some of the takeaways of this parenting book include: - The best of Asian parenting practices — such as how to teach children math, or raise tech-healthy kids - Teaching your child to broaden his or her attention span - Finding the right balance between work and play, while including family time - Helping your child see failure as a learning experience - And many, many more insights Each chapter offers interviews with hundreds of Asian parents and kids and ends with a "How To" section of specific tips for Asian and Western parents both to aid childhood education and development inside and outside the classroom. Woven into this narrative are her reflections on teaching and parenting in locations that span the East and West. In this book, Thiagarajan synthesizes an extensive body of research on child education and Asian parenting both to provide accessible and practical guidelines for parents.
Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self
Big Little Man
In Search of My Asian Self
Hardcover      ISBN: 0547450486
Why do so many people find Asian women sexy but Asian men sexless? Alex Tizon’s family emigrated from the Philippines when he was four. He quickly learned to be ashamed of his face, his color, his physical size. In movies and on television he saw Asian men as “servants, villains, or geeks, one-dimensional, powerless, sneaky little men.
Blossoms in the Gold Mountains: Chinese Settlements in the Fraser Canyon and the Okanagan
Blossoms in the Gold Mountains
Chinese Settlements in the Fraser Canyon and the Okanagan
Paperback      ISBN: 198791550x
Third book by de facto expert on Chinese Immigration to BC reveals never-before-told stories relevant to food, politics and national heritage. In this long awaited third book, author Lily Chow further explores Chinese settlement in BC. In the nineteenth century, thousands of Chinese immigrants arrived in British Columbia to work as labourers. After the Fraser Gold Rush and the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway ended, many Chinese could not afford to return to their home in China. Blossoms in the Gold Mountains is the story of those that stayed in BC and settled in the Fraser Canyon, Okanagan and the Spallumcheen Valley. The interior of BC was a logical place for many Chinese to settle. There they could work for farmers, orchardists and ranchers helping to cultivate and deliver crops to market. Many others set up small businesses servicing the communities that were developing all over the province. And as these Chinese communities, known as Chinatowns, became established more Chinese made the journey to Canada to join their family members. The immigrants faced racial prejudice and discriminatory immigration policies. The government restrictions in immigration were lifted in 1947 but the widespread racism continued for decades. Despite the challenges and obstacles, the Chinese settlers were determined to succeed in their new country. Blossoms in the Gold Mountains is a collection of intriguing personal stories that portray the experiences and challenges of both the early Chinese settlers and their descendants. This is a book of human endeavor, not just a record of history.
Born to Kill: The Rise and Fall of America's Bloodiest Asian Gang
Born to Kill
The Rise and Fall of America's Bloodiest Asian Gang
Paperback      ISBN: 0061782386
An Edgar Award-nominated account of organized crime activities in New York's Chinatown at the end of the twentieth century offers insight into the plights of Vietnam War orphans, the leadership of megalomaniacal psychopath David Thai, and the brave contributions of former gang member Tinh Ngo. 25,000 first printing. Reprint.
Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling: Career Strategies for Asians
Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling
Career Strategies for Asians
Paperback      ISBN: 0060731222
A career guide for Asian-American workers cites the population's growing numbers as well as its struggles to achieve equality in corporate America in spite of high aptitude and educational levels, counseling readers on how to overcome cultural factors that may have resulted in career-compromising misunderstandings or misrepresentations. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
The Bride Price: A Hmong Wedding Story
The Bride Price
A Hmong Wedding Story
Paperback      ISBN: 1681340364
When Mai Neng Moua decides to get married, her mother, a widow, wants the groom to follow Hmong custom and pay a bride price, which both honors the work the bride's family has done in raising a daughter and offers a promise of love and security from the groom's family. Mai Neng, who knows the pain this tradition has caused, says no. Her husband-to-be supports her choice. What happens next is devastating, and it raises questions about the very meaning of being Hmong in America. The couple refuses to participate in the tshoob, the traditional Hmong marriage ceremony; many members of their families, on both sides, stay away from their church wedding. Months later, the families carry out the tshoob without the wedding couple. But even after the bride price has been paid, Mai Neng finds herself outside of Hmong culture and at odds with her mother, not realizing the full meaning of the customs she has rejected. As she navigates the Hmong world of animism, Christianity, and traditional gender roles, she begins to learn what she has not been taught. Through a trip to Thailand, through hard work in the garden, through the birth of another generation, one strong woman seeks reconciliation with another.
The Broken Country: On Trauma, a Crime, and the Continuing Legacy of Vietnam
The Broken Country
On Trauma, a Crime, and the Continuing Legacy of Vietnam
Paperback      ISBN: 0820351172
The Broken County explores the cultural and psychological effects of Vietnam on both Southeast Asian refugees and returning U.S. veterans. Rekdal examines the complicated ways in which we struggle to comprehend and memorialize the war.
The Burden of White Supremacy: Containing Asian Migration in the British Empire and the United States
The Burden of White Supremacy
Containing Asian Migration in the British Empire and the United States
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1469630273
From 1896 to 1924, motivated by fears of an irresistible wave of Asian migration and the possibility that whites might be ousted from their position of global domination, British colonists and white Americans instituted stringent legislative controls on Chinese, Japanese, and South Asian immigration. Historians of these efforts typically stress similarity and collaboration between these movements, but in this compelling study, David C. Atkinson highlights the differences in these campaigns and argues that the main factor unifying these otherwise distinctive drives was the constant tensions they caused. Drawing on documentary evidence from the United States, Great Britain, Australia, Canada, South Africa, and New Zealand, Atkinson traces how these exclusionary regimes drew inspiration from similar racial, economic, and strategic anxieties, but nevertheless developed idiosyncratically in the first decades of the twentieth century. Arguing that the so-called white man's burden was often white supremacy itself, Atkinson demonstrates how the tenets of absolute exclusion--meant to foster white racial, political, and economic supremacy--only inflamed dangerous tensions that threatened to undermine the British Empire, American foreign relations, and the new framework of international cooperation that followed the First World War.

The Chinese in America: A Narrative History
The Chinese in America
A Narrative History
Paperback      ISBN: 0142004170
Chronicles the history of Chinese immigrants in the United States, identifying their contributions to the nation's development, from the construction of the transcontinental railroad to scientific and technological advances.