AMS EC - Ariel Shin Grace Wang TA Megan Bayles 12 March...

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Ariel Shin Grace Wang, TA Megan Bayles 12 March 2015 I went to a discussion hosted by two authors discussing their respective books. Both authors are American Studies Professors and they both discussed two very different issues relating to Asian countries. While Grace talked about the intersection of music and Asians, Julie discussed the fetish-ization of eco terms. The first author, Grace Wang, discussed her book Soundtracks of Asian America . She talked about Leehom Wang, an extremely popular musician in Asia. He was a second generation Asian American, born and raised in Rochester, NY. He played the violin and piano, in addition to learning mandarin. Her book highlighted the path that Asians have taken to achieve fame. One obstacle she highlighted in her book was racism. Leehom Wang achieved critical acclaim in Asia while he is virtually unrecognizable in America. While he was born in America, his race binds his fame. Asian Americans have faced a history of exclusion in America, evidenced through the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. This history and racism that Asian Americans face is central to
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  • Grace Wang, Leehom Wang, TA Megan Bayles

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