WorldCat Identities

Chin, Frank 1940-

Works: 119 works in 234 publications in 4 languages and 8,371 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Drama  Juvenile works  Bildungsromans  Literature  Monologues (Drama)  Domestic fiction  Miscellanea  Trivia and miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewer
Classifications: PS3553.H4897, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Frank Chin
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Most widely held works by Frank Chin
Aiiieeeee! An anthology of Asian-American writers by Frank Chin( Book )

23 editions published between 1974 and 1997 in English and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of short stories and excerpts from plays and novels, written over the course of four decades by Asian-American authors of Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino descent
Donald Duk : a novel by Frank Chin( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the eve of the Chinese New Year in San Francisco's Chinatown, twelve-year-old Donald Duk attempts to deal with his comical name and his feelings for his cultural heritage
Moving parts : monologues from contemporary plays by Nina Shengold( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 125 monologues by Mamet, Shepard, August Wilson, and others
The chickencoop Chinaman ; and, the year of the dragon : two plays by Frank Chin( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two plays about the stereotypical Asian-American who is quiet, hardworking, and removed from the white community
Gunga Din highway : a novel by Frank Chin( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Chinese-American family saga featuring the Kwans of Los Angeles. The protagonists are movie actor Longman Kwan, "The Chinaman Who Dies" in countless Hollywood epics, and his son, Ulysses, who despises his father's dream of one day playing Charlie Chan. The novel features an assortment of characters, family conflicts and Chinese mythology. By the author of Donald Duk
Born in the USA : a story of Japanese America, 1889-1947( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This unique oral history presents the Japanese American saga as told by those who lived through it. Frank Chin details the lives of first and second generation Japanese Americans before World War II with a rich kaleidoscope of images drawn from interviews, popular songs, novels, and newspaper articles. The heart of his story is the tragedy that followed the bombing of Pearl Harbor, when Japanese American citizens lost their homes and property and were forced into internment camps. The author deftly weaves interviews and testimony from the Japanese American Citizen's League (JACL) with opposing, in-depth conversations with those who resisted the JACL's support for U.S. policy. This shameful episode in American history resonates deeply today as we witness similar erosions of civil rights in the name of wartime security."--Book Description,
The confessions of a number one son : the great Chinese American novel by Frank Chin( )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Meticulously reassembled from multiple extant drafts, Frank Chin’s 'forgotten' novel is a sequel to The Chickencoop Chinaman and follows the further misadventures of Tam Lum, the original play’s witty protagonist. Haunted by the bitter memories of a failed marriage and the untimely death of a beloved family member, Tam flees San Francisco’s Chinatown for a life of self-imposed exile on the Hawaiian island of Maui. After burning his sole copy of a manuscript he believed would someday be hailed as “The Great Chinese American Novel,” Tam stumbles into an unlikely romance with Lily, a former nun fresh out of the convent and looking for love. In the process, he also develops an unusual friendship with Lily’s father, a washed-up Hollywood actor once famous for portraying Charlie Chan on the big screen. Thanks in no small part to this bizarre father/daughter pair, not to mention an array of equally quirky locals, Tam soon discovers that his otherwise laidback island existence has been transformed into a farce of epic proportions."--Back cover
The Chinaman Pacific & Frisco R.R. Co. : short stories by Frank Chin( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories set among the Chinese-American community of Oakland, California
Year of the dragon by Michael Cimino( Visual )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deep in the secret heart of New York's Chinatown lies a criminal menace a thousand years old, the triad, a network of ruthless corruption and power. As the new godfather of the organization, Joey Tai decides it's time to war on the entrenched interests, both Italian and Oriental, in the lucrative drug trade. A confrontation ensues between Joey Tai and Captain Stanley White and only one will survive
No-no boy by John Okada( Book )

2 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After World War II Ichiro returns home to Seattle after four years--two spent in a Japanese internment camp, and two in prison for refusing to fight in the U.S. Army--and finds himself rejected by still-frightened whites as well as his own people
Outlaws of the marsh by Nai'an Shi( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famous Chinese classic reflects many traditional themes of Chinese folklore, including the commom peoples' struggle against oppression
1988 International Conference on Computer Processing of Chinese and Oriental Languages, August 29-September 1, 1988, Toronto, Canada : [proceedings] by International Conference on Computer Processing of Chinese and Oriental Languages( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bulletproof Buddhists and other essays by Frank Chin( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frank Chin is perhaps the most instantly recognizable voice in Chinese American writing today. A self-proclaimed "transcendent Chinaman pagan heathen barbarian," Chin searches out (or stumbles on) the right people and situations, vividly recording the outcome in distinctively American terms. Here are six of his best essays, spanning the past forty years. Making his way across the U.S. to Cuba, Chin is arrested as an American spy some time between Castro's revolution and the missile crisis. He meets Ben Fee, the man who integrated San Francisco, and is introduced to Southeast Asian gangs and culture in San Diego. He discovers Chinese bachelor society along the California-Mexico border and travels to Singapore, where he speculates on the fear and suppression of Chinese culture among Chinese Singaporeans. Back at the home front, he encounters the new white racism along Interstate 5 during the Gulf War."--BOOK JACKET
Tales from the Water margin( Book )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Janice Mirikatani, Joaquin Legaspi and Momo Yashima( )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Chin interviews Janice Mirikatani, the editor of Aion magazine, a journal of Asian-American writing; Joaquin Legaspi, a writer and activist who is on the faculty of the Asian Studies department at San Francisco State; and Momo Yashima, actor and member of the Brotherhood of Artists, a group of Asian-American artists who are protesting the casting of a Caucasian actor in a Japanese part in an upcoming SF production of the musical comedy Lovely Ladies and Kind Gentlemen. Mirikitani reads the poems No Words, Beyond Silence, Death Is Not the Same Darkness, and The Question Is. Legaspi reads the poems Friendship, Sphinx, and Mist, and discusses his involvement in community organizing in support of the International Hotel in San Francisco. Yashima's interview, which was pre-recorded separately, is not included on this tape; tape ends with Chin's introduction of Yashima. Contains sensitive language
Outer isolation by Vektor( Recording )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of Japanese America, 1889-1947( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A divided community : personal stories of the Resisters of Conscience of WWII and the journalist who reported their fight for justice( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Close to 300 Japanese-American young men chose to challenge in court the U.S. government's decision to intern Americans of Japanese descent in relocation camps and to draft men out of these camps in 1942. The only journalist who wrote about this was James Matsumoto Omura. The film describes the personal experiences of three of these men: Yosh Kuromiya, Frank Emi, and Mits Koshiyama
An Asian American perspective 1976 : bicentennial calendar( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historia de Ricky Story of Ricky( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Donald Duk : a novel
Donald Duk : a novelMoving parts : monologues from contemporary playsThe chickencoop Chinaman ; and, the year of the dragon : two playsGunga Din highway : a novelBorn in the USA : a story of Japanese America, 1889-1947The Chinaman Pacific & Frisco R.R. Co. : short storiesNo-no boyBulletproof Buddhists and other essaysA story of Japanese America, 1889-1947
Alternative Names
Frank Chin Amerikaans schrijver

Frank Chin chinesisch-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Frank Chin écrivain américain

Frank Chin escritor estadounidense

チン, フランク


赵健秀 1940-