American Born Chinese

Author: Gene Luen Yang

Publisher: First Second

ISBN: 1466805463

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

View: 8601

A tour-de-force by rising indy comics star Gene Yang, American Born Chinese tells the story of three apparently unrelated characters: Jin Wang, who moves to a new neighborhood with his family only to discover that he's the only Chinese-American student at his new school; the powerful Monkey King, subject of one of the oldest and greatest Chinese fables; and Chin-Kee, a personification of the ultimate negative Chinese stereotype, who is ruining his cousin Danny's life with his yearly visits. Their lives and stories come together with an unexpected twist in this action-packed modern fable. American Born Chinese is an amazing ride, all the way up to the astonishing climax. American Born Chinese is a 2006 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature, the winner of the 2007 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album: New, an Eisner Award nominee for Best Coloring and a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. This title has Common Core Connections

A Study Guide for Gene Yang's "American Born Chinese"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410339750

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 26

View: 5421

A Study Guide for Gene Yang's "American Born Chinese," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Chinese America

Stereotype and Reality : History, Present, and Future of the Chinese Americans

Author: Birgit Zinzius

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820467443

Category: Social Science

Page: 319

View: 7755

"Chinese America - Stereotype and Reality" is a comprehensive and fascinating textbook about the Chinese in America. Covering more than 150 years of history, the book documents the increasing importance of the Chinese as a social group: from immigration history to the latest immigration legislation, from educational achievements to socio-cultural and political accomplishments. Employing the author's detailed knowledge of the Chinese Diaspora, combined with her meticulous research, the book explores the history, diversity, socio-cultural structures, networks, and achievements of this often-overlooked ethnicity. It highlights how, based on their current position, Chinese Americans are well-placed to play a major role in future relations between China and the United States - the two largest economies of the twenty-first century.

The "Chinese" Way of Doing Things

Perspectives on American-born Chinese and the Chinese Church in North America

Author: Samuel Ling,Samuel D. Ling,Clarence Cheuk

Publisher: P & R Publishing

ISBN: 9781892632029

Category: Religion

Page: 232

View: 9882

We are pleased to launch this series of books to help Christian leaders, missionaries, international student ministers, seminarians, and mission-minded Christians understand the complex relationship between the Christian gospel and Chinese culture.

Solving the Immigrant Church Crisis

The Biblical Solution of Parallel Ministry (Acts 6:1–7)

Author: Ronald M. Rothenberg

Publisher: Ronald M. Rothenberg


Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 4351

Solving the Immigrant Church Crisis: The Biblical Solution of Parallel Ministry (Acts 6:1-7) addresses the crisis of the immigrant church in which complex cultural and linguistic factors create a reticence on the part of immigrants to transfer financial and decision-making authority to succeeding generations, and this results in a culturally irrelevant ministry to those generations, an exodus of believers from the church, a spiritually immature remnant, and an inability to reach the lost. The thesis of this book is that parallel ministry, based on Acts 6:1-7, is the biblical solution to the crisis in the immigrant church. While there are at least two main aspects of this crisis, a spiritual-relational and an ecclesiastical aspect, this book focuses on the ecclesiastical aspect of defining the biblical structure of church government. Specifically, this book is for immigrant churches primarily in the United States and offers them a biblical and practical solution to the problem plaguing them for over two centuries of how to minister effectively to the succeeding generations.

Chinese American Transnationalism

The Flow of People, Resources, and Ideas Between China and America During the Exclusion Era

Author: Sucheng Chan

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781592134489

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 2194

The third volume in a trilogy that offers the most comprehensive account to date of the Chinese American experience during the exclusion era.

Claiming America

Author: K. Wong,Sucheng Chan

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781566395762

Category: History

Page: 217

View: 3251

A fascinating collection of essays that recovers the lives and experiences of individuals who staked their claim to Chinese American identity. The first section of the book focuses on the in-coming immigrants. The second section looks at their children, who deeply felt the contradictions between Chinese and American culture, but attempted to find a balance between the two.

Chinese in Chicago, 1870-1945

Author: Chuimei Ho,Soo Lon Moy

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738534442

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 2220

The first wave of Chinese immigrants came to Chicagoland in the 1870s, after the transcontinental railway connected the Pacific Coast to Chicago. In 1882, the Chinese Exclusion Act prevented working-class Chinese from entering the U.S., except men who could prove they were American citizens. For more than 60 years, many Chinese immigrants had acquired documents helping to prove that they were born in America or had a parent who was a citizen. The men who bore these false identities were called "paper sons." A second wave of Chinese immigrants arrived after the repeal of the Act in 1943, seeking economic opportunity and to be reunited with their families.

Chinese Women Traversing Diaspora

Memoirs, Essays, and Poetry

Author: Sharon K. Hom

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135599971

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 9784

The contributors to this volume were born in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong; they have been immigrants, foreign students, settlers, permanent residents, citizens, and-above all-"travelers." They are both geographic inhabitants of various overseas diaspora Chinese communities as well as figurative inhabitants of imagined heterogeneous and hybrid communities. Their migratory histories are here presented as an interdisciplinary collection of texts in distinctive voices: law professor, journalist, historian, poet, choreographer, film scholar, tai-chi expert, translator, writer, literary scholar.

Avatar - Der Herr der Elemente 1: Das Versprechen 1

Author: Gene Luen Yang

Publisher: Cross Cult

ISBN: 3959812868

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 80

View: 1680

Endlich auch als eComic. Die Fortsetzung zur beliebten TV-Serie "Avatar: Der Herr der Elemente"! Mit Hilfe seiner Freunde besiegte Aang, der verschollene und von Katara und Sokka - einem Geschwisterpaar vom Wasserstamm - wiedergefundene Avatar, Feuerlord Ozai und beendete so den in seiner 100-jährigen Abwesenheit stattgefundenen Expansionskrieg der Feuernation. Zuko, Ozais Sohn, der vom Erzfeind zu einem der treuesten Freunde Aangs wurde, ist der neue Feuerlord. Zusammen mit Erdkönig Kuei versprechen Aang und Zuko nun den Frieden zwischen den vier Nationen wiederherzustellen. Ein erster Schritt dahin soll die Auflösung der zahlreichen Kolonien sein, die die Armee der Feuernation im Erdkönigreich errichtete und die die Menschen wie eine alte Wunde an ihr Leid erinnern. Eine konfliktreiche Aufgabe steht der neugegründeten "Bewegung zur Wiederherstellung der Harmonie" bevor: die Rückführung der Kolonialisten! Doch manche leben schon seit Generationen im Erdkönigreich und wollen bleiben. In der ältesten Kolonie Yu Dao beginnt sich auch schon eine Gegenbewegung zu bilden, die sich hinter den Stadtmauern verbarrikadiert und die plötzlich auch Feuerlord Zuko auf ihrer Seite hat. Aang versteht die Welt nicht mehr ... zumal so schon wieder ein Krieg droht ... und dann ist da noch das Versprechen, das Aang Zuko geben musste! Wendungsreich, spannend und nicht selten mit einem humorvollen Augenzwinkern: ein Lese-Abenteuer für jung und alt! Von Eisner-Award-Gewinner Gene Luen Yang ("Bester Autor"), den Machern des TV-Hits Bryan Konietzko, Michael Dante DiMartino und dem Gurihiru-Studio!

Chinese-Western Intimacy and Marriage

An Invisible International Hierarchy

Author: Bo Qin

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3867418969

Category: Social Science

Page: 548

View: 3337

In the era of the global village, intercultural marriage between different races and nationalities is frequent. The existence of intercultural marriages and intimacy between Chinese and Westerners is evident and expanding in societies throughout both China and the Western world. Although marriage is a very private affair for the individuals who participate in it, it also reflects and connects with many complex factors such as economic development, culture differences, political backgrounds and transition of traditions, in both China and the Western world. As a result, an ordinary marriage between a Chinese person and a Westerner is actually an episode in a sociological grand narrative. By employing a three-dimensional, multi-level theoretical framework based on an integration of theories of migration, sociology and gender and adopting a qualitative research paradigm, this book aims to present a true picture of Chinese-Western Intercultural Marriage with a focus on the Chinese perspective, and the main body of this study combines three theoretical approaches in order to explore the intercultural marriage fully using a panoramic view. By examining the history, reality and the conflicts of Chinese-Western intercultural marriage, this books tries to find the connections between the micro private affairs and the macro national power, and seeks the possibilities to construct the explanatory mechanism from macro reality (nation, state & race) to micro variables (intercultural marriage). It provides an academic perspective of producing the general knowledge on the basis of constructing a local knowledge. In this way this study will provide more than an anecdotal description of Chinese-Western Intercultural marriage, but will present a profound analysis of the forces underpinning this cross-cultural phenomenon. Dr. Qin Bo obtained his PhD in Sociology from the University College Cork, National University of Ireland in 2012. He is a lecturer at the Party School of Sichuan Committee of the Communist Party of China in Chengdu and a Post-doctoral Fellow of Fudan University in Shanghai.

The Chinese in America

A Narrative History

Author: Iris Chang

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101126876

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 6360

In an epic story that spans 150 years and continues to the present day, Iris Chang tells of a people’s search for a better life—the determination of the Chinese to forge an identity and a destiny in a strange land and, often against great obstacles, to find success. She chronicles the many accomplishments in America of Chinese immigrants and their descendents: building the infrastructure of their adopted country, fighting racist and exclusionary laws, walking the racial tightrope between black and white, contributing to major scientific and technological advances, expanding the literary canon, and influencing the way we think about racial and ethnic groups. Interweaving political, social, economic, and cultural history, as well as the stories of individuals, Chang offers a bracing view not only of what it means to be Chinese American, but also of what it is to be American.

Der Heros in tausend Gestalten

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3458752609

Category: History

Page: 494

View: 4206

Apollo, der Froschkönig aus dem Märchen, Wotan, Buddha und zahlreiche andere »Helden« aus Volkssagen und Religionen – sie alle lassen sich auf den einen Heros zurückführen, den Ursprung aller Mythen. Und gleichzeitig stellen sie verschiedene Versionen und Ausformungen des Heldentypus dar. Durch umfassende Vergleiche und Deutungen bringt Campbell die Eigenheiten, die Gemeinsamkeiten und die Unterschiede dieser zeitlosen Symbole ans Licht. »Der Heros in tausend Gestalten« ist ein unumgängliches Standardwerk der Mythenforschung – ein Handbuch über die Helden der Menschheitsgeschichte und deren Bedeutung, das auch dem interessierten Laien die Geschichte des Heros verständlich nahebringt.

Trans-Pacific Interactions

The United States and China, 1880-1950

Author: V. Künnemann,R. Mayer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230101305

Category: History

Page: 210

View: 9987

This book explores particular facets of the history and representation of the Pacific Rim region, focusing on the interactions between the United States and China at the beginning of the twentieth century. It critically examines contemporary discourses on such seemingly recent concepts as transnationalism and cultural citizenship, showing that they can actually be traced much further back, and that they are closely tied to the debates around nationalism, global capitalism, and religion of the time. This series of reflections on political exchanges and conflicts offers a special focus on the cultural - literary, popular, and religious - implications of these interactions.

The Transnational History of a Chinese Family

Immigrant Letters, Family Business, and Reverse Migration

Author: Haiming Liu

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813535975

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 257

View: 8006

Family and home are one word--jia--in the Chinese language. Family can be separated and home may be relocated, but jia remains intact. It signifies a system of mutual obligation, lasting responsibility, and cultural values. This strong yet flexible sense of kinship has enabled many Chinese immigrant families to endure long physical separation and accommodate continuities and discontinuities in the process of social mobility. Based on an analysis of over three thousand family letters and other primary sources, including recently released immigration files from the National Archives and Records Administration, Haiming Liu presents a remarkable transnational history of a Chinese family from the late nineteenth century to the 1970s. For three generations, the family lived between the two worlds. While the immigrant generation worked hard in an herbalist business and asparagus farming, the younger generation crossed back and forth between China and America, pursuing proper education, good careers, and a meaningful life during a difficult period of time for Chinese Americans. When social instability in China and hostile racial environment in America prevented the family from being rooted in either side of the Pacific, transnational family life became a focal point of their social existence. This well-documented and illustrated family history makes it clear that, for many Chinese immigrant families, migration does not mean a break from the past but the beginning of a new life that incorporates and transcends dual national boundaries. It convincingly shows how transnationalism has become a way of life for Chinese American families.