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Recollecting Early Asian America: Essays In Cultural History
by Josephine Lee
contributions by Imogene Lim and Yuko Matsukawa
Temple University Press, 2002
Cloth: 978-1-56639-963-0 | Paper: 978-1-56639-964-7 | eISBN: 978-1-4399-0120-5
Library of Congress Classification E184.O6R43 2002
Dewey Decimal Classification 973.0495001

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
As a book about cultural memory and retrieval, this collection of essays asks readers to reconsider who represents Asian America and what constitutes its history. Defining the early period as spanning the nineteenth century and the 1960s, the original essays here speak to the difficulty of recovering a past that was largely unrecorded as well as understanding the varied experiences of peoples of Asian descent. Interdisciplinary in approach, the essays address the Asian American individuals and communities that have been omitted from "official" histories; trace the roots of persistent racial stereotypes and myths; and retrieve artistic production that raises vexed questions of what counts as "art" or as Asian American. By reconsidering the political, cultural, and material history written in the last three decades, this volume contributes to a new understanding of Asian America's past and relationship to the present.

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