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Everything you need to know about Asian American history

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This edition was published in by Plume in New York.

Written in English

366 pages

One can hardly understand American history without knowing the crucial role people of Asian ancestry have played in shaping our past, politics, and culture. Yet many standard history books fail to fully capture the contributions and experiences of Asian Americans, and too many of us know little more about these people and their customs than Bruce Lee movies and take-out Chinese food. For example, you may not know that tennis star Michael Chang is the youngest player to ever win a U.S. Open match. Or that traditionally the hula is a religious dance performed in remembrance of Hawaiian gods. Or that ginseng, a popular herbal remedy, was first grown in the forests of Korea.

In a lively question-and-answer format, this informative guide chronicles all the important dates and figures in Asian-American history, and also provides a complete understanding of the traditions and ideas that people of Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, Indian, and Pacific Island descent have brought to bear on American life.

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Everything You Need to Know About Asian-American History
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Everything you need to know about Asian American history
1996, Plume
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Everything you need to know about Asian American history

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Work Description

One can hardly understand American history without knowing the crucial role people of Asian ancestry have played in shaping our past, politics, and culture. Yet many standard history books fail to fully capture the contributions and experiences of Asian Americans, and too many of us know little more about these people and their customs than Bruce Lee movies and take-out Chinese food. For example, you may not know that tennis star Michael Chang is the youngest player to ever win a U.S. Open match. Or that traditionally the hula is a religious dance performed in remembrance of Hawaiian gods. Or that ginseng, a popular herbal remedy, was first grown in the forests of Korea.

In a lively question-and-answer format, this informative guide chronicles all the important dates and figures in Asian-American history, and also provides a complete understanding of the traditions and ideas that people of Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, Indian, and Pacific Island descent have brought to bear on American life.

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In the last two centuries, many peoples from Asia have ventured to the United States to forge new lives.
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Classifications

Library of Congress E184.A75 C36 1996
Dewey 973/.0495

Everything you need to know about Asian American history

This edition was published in by Plume in New York.


Edition Description

One can hardly understand American history without knowing the crucial role people of Asian ancestry have played in shaping our past, politics, and culture. Yet many standard history books fail to fully capture the contributions and experiences of Asian Americans, and too many of us know little more about these people and their customs than Bruce Lee movies and take-out Chinese food. For example, you may not know that tennis star Michael Chang is the youngest player to ever win a U.S. Open match. Or that traditionally the hula is a religious dance performed in remembrance of Hawaiian gods. Or that ginseng, a popular herbal remedy, was first grown in the forests of Korea.

In a lively question-and-answer format, this informative guide chronicles all the important dates and figures in Asian-American history, and also provides a complete understanding of the traditions and ideas that people of Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, Indian, and Pacific Island descent have brought to bear on American life.

Table of Contents

Chinese Americans
Japanese Americans
Filipino Americans
Southeast Asian Americans
Korean Americans
Asian Indian Americans
Pacific Islander Americans.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-355) and index.

Genre
Miscellanea.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
973/.0495
Library of Congress
E184.A75 C36 1996

The Physical Object

Pagination
xviii, 366 p. :
Number of pages
366

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL965612M
Internet Archive
everythingyounee00caol
ISBN 10
0452273153
ISBN 13
9780452273153
LC Control Number
96001942
OCLC/WorldCat
34149491
Library Thing
1031368
Goodreads
4588717

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