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ASA essay1 - TITLE Yo Yo Ma, Lucy Liu, Brenda Song, and Ang...

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TITLE Yo Yo Ma, Lucy Liu, Brenda Song, and Ang Lee are amongst the 15.2 million Asian Americans in the United States. The accomplishments and fame of these individuals are well known all over the world, but their background and history go unacknowledged. Asian Americans have played an important role throughout history. Starting in the 19 th century, Asian Americans have faced hostility and oppression—and were consequently transformed into agents of history (Chan p. xiii). The experiences of the Asian Americans in Milton Murayama’s “All I Asking for Is My Body” portray both aspects of victimization, the dealing of victimization, as well as historical agency. For example, Asian Americans encountered the problems of hostility and oppression. In Murayama’s novel, Makoto (Makot), the son of a Japanese prostitute who caters to the needs of Filipino plantation workers, lives a life full of commodities. He is able to have luxuries such as flowers, plants, and curtains in his home as well as a Model
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course ASA 10 taught by Professor Kim during the Spring '11 term at UC Davis.

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