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When Half Is Whole : Multiethnic Asian American Identities.

Author: Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu
Publisher: Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2012.
Series: Asian America.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"I listen and gather people's stories. Then I write them down in a way that I hope will communicate something to others, so that seeing these stories will give readers something of value. I tell myself that this isn't going to be done unless I do it, just because of who I am. It's a way of making my mark, leaving something behind ... not that I'm planning on going anywhere right now."So explains Stephen  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu
ISBN: 9780804783958 0804783950
OCLC Number: 815651262
Description: 1 online resource (246 pages).
Contents: Prologue; Chapter 1: Flowers Amidst the Ashes; Chapter 2: We Must Go On; Chapter 3: For the Community; Chapter 4: English, I Don't Know!; Chapter 5: Bi Bi Girl; Chapter 6: I Am Your Illusion, Your Reality, Your F; Chapter 7: Grits and Sushi; Chapter 8: I Cut across Borders as If They Have No; Chapter 9: Victims No More; Chapter 10: American Girl in Asia; Chapter 11: Found in Translation; Epilogue; Notes; Recommended Readings; About the Author.
Series Title: Asian America.

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"I listen and gather people's stories. Then I write them down in a way that I hope will communicate something to others, so that seeing these stories will give readers something of value. I tell myself that this isn't going to be done unless I do it, just because of who I am. It's a way of making my mark, leaving something behind ... not that I'm planning on going anywhere right now."So explains Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu in this touching, introspective, and insightful examination of mixed race Asian American experiences. The son of an Irish American father and Japanese mother, Murphy-Shigema.

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"What a moving and thought-provoking book! Brilliantly nuanced, searingly honest, and beautifully written, When Half Is Whole raises profound, often uncomfortable questions about race, identity, and Read more...

 
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