Author: Gene Luen Yang
Publisher: First Second
Release Date: 2006-09-05
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
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.
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Author: Kevin Y. Lu
Release Date: 2010-12
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
The first sixteen years of his life had been colorful and complicated. There had been easy times, but there were difficult ones as well, but all were integral stages in life. Now, author Kevin Y. Lu shares the insights to his life as an American Born Chinese in his newly published memoir, ABC. In eleven briefly written vignettes, the author encapsulated the interesting moments of his first sixteen years. Engaging, thoughtful, and candid, these quick glimpses of his life allow readers to also see the momentous milestones that led to his maturation. He describes how depressed he was in "Broke at Age Three" when his mother taught him the value and importance of money; how he felt after "Cutting risk" when his mother encouraged him, only six years old at that time, to use real cooking knives instead of just plastic knives; how dejected he was when his mother confiscated his Gameboy because he was unintentionally manipulating her trust; how wronged he felt when his teacher didn't appreciate his cleverly written "Trump's Play"; and how prescient he was when pondering the significance of awards; and how incorrect his original thoughts were about the divine power teachers have over their students. He turns to a more serious tone as he relates his work experience in the business world through real estate; and finally his international job experience which allowed him to understand the reasons for the differences between America's and Australia's economy. These and more await readers as they get to know the author through the pages of ABC. From simple childhood adventures to involvement in serious business, the life of this Asian American has been far more complex than even he had thought.
Genau wie so viele Teens in New York sieht auch Craig Gillner die Aufnahme in die Manhattan Executive Pre-Professional High School als Ticket in die Zukunft an. Doch als er den Aufnahmetest bestanden hat, beginnen seine Selbstzweifel, immer stärker zu werden. Schließlich, als es für ihn nur noch die Alternative Selbstmord gibt, weist er sich selbst in die Psychiatrie ein. Und genau dort, wo es niemand vermuten würde, in Gesellschaft einer Gruppe von seltsamen Menschen um seinen ägyptischen Zimmernachbarn, der sich seit Jahren weigert, sein Bett zu verlassen, einen chassidischen Juden, der an den Folgen zu heftigen Acid-Genusses leidet und eines sexsüchtigen Transsexuellen, findet Craig zurück zu alten längst vergessenen Stärken.
Author: Samuel Ling
Publisher: P & R Publishing
Release Date: 1999
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.
Author: Chuimei Ho
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Release Date: 2005
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.
Author: William L. Eng
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Chinese Americans
A recurring problem in Chinese churches is the conflict that commonly arises between OBC (overseas-born Chinese) and ABC (American-Born Chinese) leaders. 90% of the Chinese churches in the U.S. have been established in recent years to minister to the needs of OBCs. As long as there are new Chinese immigrants arriving, there will be a need for Chinese churches, and conflicts between OBCs and ABCs will arise. Chinese churches must minister to the whole family, adults and children. When the ABCs are neglected, they will drop out of the churches, leaving only their parents to worship there. The Chinese who value very highly the unity of the family will find their own families divided. The wave of English services for the ABCs in parallel to traditional Chinese services for the OBCs at first were seen as divisive, but now are a recognized first step to correct the situation. Besides, half of the American-Chinese population are ABCs, few of whom are reached for Jesus Christ, requiring the nurturing of strong ABC ministries and churches. Even among the ABCs themselves there is a large difference in their acculturation rate into the American culture so that what is suitable for first generation ABCs may not work for third generation ABCs. This book attempts to spell out a biblical perspective on the cultural differences between OBCs and ABCs as part of an appeal to them to learn more about each other's ways of thinking, values and styles of ministry. The primary focus of the book, however, is to help both OBC and ABC leaders find ways as equal partners to improve the effectiveness of their ministries to ABCs within the Chinese churches. The need for a viable ministry to ABCs is urgent for two reasons: 1) even if the immigrant flow were to be curtailed, Chinese churches would still be needed for many decades after several generations have been born in America in order to serve immigrants with strong Chinese cultural family values. 2) ABC ministries are best poised to help ABCs resist going the way of the world once assimilated in American culture and to reach out to the unchurched Chinese in America.
Author: Sharon K. Hom
Release Date: 2013-07-04
Genre: Political Science
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.
Author: K. Wong
Publisher: Temple University Press
Release Date: 1998-01-09
Genre: Social Science
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.