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The accidental Asian : notes of a native speaker

Author: Eric Liu
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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What is race for? That bracing question animates every page of The Accidental Asian, a powerful work from one of the nation's leading young voices. In these personal and poignant reflections on assimilation, Eric Liu articulates a vision of American identity that will provoke and inspire. Weaving narrative and analysis into a series of elegant essays, Liu addresses a broad range of questions: Is whiteness America's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Liu, Eric.
Accidental Asian.
New York : Random House, c1998
(OCoLC)605325742
Online version:
Liu, Eric.
Accidental Asian.
New York : Random House, c1998
(OCoLC)608157175
Named Person: Eric Liu; Eric Liu
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Liu
ISBN: 0679448624 9780679448624
OCLC Number: 38048676
Description: 206 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Eric Liu.
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What is race for? That bracing question animates every page of The Accidental Asian, a powerful work from one of the nation's leading young voices. In these personal and poignant reflections on assimilation, Eric Liu articulates a vision of American identity that will provoke and inspire. Weaving narrative and analysis into a series of elegant essays, Liu addresses a broad range of questions: Is whiteness America's fundamental race problem? Are Asian Americans really the New Jews? Should we fear the rising might of China? What does a journey through Chinatown reveal about our own lives? What might intermarriage mean for Asian Americans - and for the future of race itself?

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