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East eats West : writing in two hemispheres

Author: Andrew Lam
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Heyday Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From cuisine and martial arts to sex and self-esteem, East Eats West shines new light on the bridges and crossroads where two hemispheres meld into one worldwide 'immigrant nation.' In this new nation, with its amalgamation of divergent ideas, tastes, and styles, today's bold fusion becomes tomorrow's classic. But while the space between East and West continues to shrink in this age of globalization, some cultural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Andrew Lam; Andrew Lam
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Lam
ISBN: 9781597141383 1597141380
OCLC Number: 611552937
Description: vi, 169 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction. --
Ode to the bay --
Wild, wild east --
My teacher, my friend --
Waterloo --
One Asian writer's lesson: love your immigrant parents, follow your bliss --
From rice fields to microchips: the Vietnamese story in California --
Who will light incense? --
Mourning the loss of the tiger --
Singing in the family --
California cuisine of the world --
In search of Hermes' belt --
Stress, Vietnamese-style --
Too much self-esteem can be bad for your child --
From Mao to Yao Ming --
Tragedy and the new American childhood --
Our man Obama: the post-imperial presidency --
Ph(o)netics --
Letter to a young Iraqi refugee to America --
Can ghosts cross the ocean? --
Buddha and ancestral spirits in suburbia --
Letters from a younger brother. --
About the author.
Responsibility: Andrew Lam.

Abstract:

"From cuisine and martial arts to sex and self-esteem, East Eats West shines new light on the bridges and crossroads where two hemispheres meld into one worldwide 'immigrant nation.' In this new nation, with its amalgamation of divergent ideas, tastes, and styles, today's bold fusion becomes tomorrow's classic. But while the space between East and West continues to shrink in this age of globalization, some cultural gaps remain. In this collection of twenty-one personal essays, Andrew Lam, the award-winning author of Perfume Dreams, continues to explore the Vietnamese diaspora, this time concentrating not only on how the East and West have changed but how they are changing each other. Lively and engaging, East Eats West searches for meaning in nebulous territory charted by very few. Part memoir, part meditation, and part cultural anthropology, East Eats West is about thriving in the West with one foot still in the East."--Back cover.

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