Serve the people
Karen L. Ishizuka

Serve the people

making Asian America in the long sixties

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Written in English

About the Edition

"The political ferment of the 1960s produced not only the Civil Rights Movement but others in its wake: women's liberation, gay rights, Chicano power, and the Asian American Movement. Here is a definitive history of the social and cultural movement that knit a hugely disparate and isolated set of communities into a political identity - and along the way created a racial group out of marginalized people who had been uncomfortably lumped together as Orientals. The Asian American Movement was an unabashedly radical social movement, sprung from campuses and city ghettos and allied with Third World freedom struggles and the anti-Vietnam War movement, seen as a racist intervention in Asia. It also introduced to mainstream America a generation of now internationally famous artists, writers, and musicians, like novelist Maxine Hong Kingston. Karen Ishizuka's definitive history is based on years of research and more than 120 extensive interviews with movement leaders and participants. It's written in a vivid narrative style and illustrated with many striking images from guerrilla movement publications. 'Serve the people' is a book that fills out the full story of the Long Sixties."--Publisher description.

Table of Contents

Foreword / Jeff Chang
Introduction : Wherefore Asian America?
Act I : American Chop Suey. Growing up alien in America
Living in B&W
Act II : Once in Movement. Yellow power
Spontaneous arisings
To serve the people
Arts of activism
Other wars
Act III : Finding Our Truth. Self-appraisals and evaluations
Generations to come.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-255) and index.


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E184.A75 I84 2016

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xiii, 270 pages
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