Between the Western nations and China is no common psycho-
logical speech. Their thought processes are radically dissimilar.
There is no intimate vocabulary. The Western mind penetrates
the Chinese mind but a short distance when it nds itself in a
In the series:
Asian American History and Culture
edited by Sucheng Chan, David PalumbopLiu, and Michael Omi
IN POPULAR CULTURE
Robert G. Lee
Temple University Press PHILADELPHIA Introduction
Marking the Oriental
William Gibson: Johnny Mnemonic
I put the shotgun in an Adidas bag and padded it out with four pairs of tennis socks, not my
style at all, but that was what I was aiming for: If they think you're crude, go technical; if they
Asian American Final review
American Born Chinese
American Born Chinese is a graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang.
The story of American Born Chinese consists of three separate tales.
The first tale is based upon the legendary folk tale of Sun Wukong, or The M
LOOKING FOR AMERICA L/m'cc
I searched for myself M t. P; If cfw_42 (.
in the pages of Time,
among the brilliant and beautiful, best sold and discovered.
I looked for myself on the screen
wooed by Gable and Brand-t) and McQueen,
on the tube selling Colgate
At Heart Mountain, 1942
from Premonitions: The Kaya Anthology of New Asian North American Poetry, ed. Walter K.
A picture comes and then goes: slow light, cheap sacking
over the windows. You remember mostly
a blankness, willing i
11/29 American Born Chinese
Jins story : Chinatown to suburb
Teacher introduce jin wang
Why put this scene?
Teacher not know jing history
Jing out of place not fitting in
Make assumption from teacher
kwangs relationship to henry
everything filters through henrys perspective
narrator see things through his own lens
john kwang not see kwang but henry relate to it
kwang speak English
not just perfectly but also speak for boat pe
12/1 American Born Chinese / native speaker
Kingston invent his own version of story
Yang not give us frame freely interpret monkey king
As reader, what that means?
Challenge/issue AA writer face: use mythological story/concern readers unfamiliar with
distinguishing verb types
1. Is it an irregular verbs? Yes Irregular No 2. Does the dictionary form ends with ? No verb Yes
3. Look at the sound (vowel) before . I. a/u/o + verb II. i/e+ verb
be mi to e
Topic Conversation Topic 1: First Date Talk with your partner about your first date. Start the conversation with
Topic 2: Childhood Talk with your partner about your childhood days. Start the conversation with
Topic 3: High School Talk with your
East Asian 103: First Semester Japanese (Fall 2008)
Course Objectives Development of the four basic skills of communication and cultural understanding: Ability to listen to and understand everyday conversation. Ability to communicate everyday needs
EA 103: First Semester Japanese (Fall 2008) Lessons 5-6 Lesson 5 Dialog 1 Grammar 1, 2, 3 Practice I, II
Reading Review Dialog II, III Grammar 4, 5 Test (L1-4) Review
Practice III, IV Practice V
Practice VI Rev
EA 103: First Semester Japanese (Fall 2008) Lessons 3-4 Date W R F Quiz Dialog I Grammar 4, 5, 7 Dialog II Grammar 6, 8 Lecture Lesson 2 Quiz Lesson 3 Grammar 1, 2, 3 TA Session Practice IA, B, C Practice ID, E review Practice II, III, IV Ass
Lesson 1 & 2 Question Words
X QW 1 2 3 4 5 Madison 6 7 8 9 M- 10 M-
Lesson 2 Quiz
Hiragana (New Vocabulary) Numbers Particles (wa, o, no, mo, ne, yo, ka) Dialog Completion
Can you buy/order in Japanese? Can
Answer Key: X(husband) topic often(adverb) with my husband Destination/goal X Duration direct object
Location Location of existence X
location of action (at a coffee shop in front o
Particle Exercises: Answers (1)
Topic goal of movement place of action(waiting) direct object (wait for d.o.) direct object (wait for d.o.) place of existence (verbs of existence) Alone (
a) WWII is a watershed event, a crucial dividing line in the history of Asian Americans. The war changed life of asian immigrants especially Filipinos, Koreans, Asian Indians, Chinese and Japanese Americans. This event influenced the immigrants and t
1. The 1965 immi gr ati on Act abo lis hed nati on al origins quotas act from 1924 immigration law and provided for annual admission of 170,000 Eastern Hemisphere immigrants limited to 20,000 per country per year. There were few contributing factors
Compul so ry Q ue st io n
1. Political disfranchiseme -
In 1790 Naturalization Act limited naturalization to aliens who were free white persons and thus left slaves, free African Americans, and later AsianAmericans.
B.S Thind vs. U.S. shows
1. Des cribe were
the co ntext
of pos t 1965 immi gr ati on fr om Asia . Wha t le adin g up to the immigr ati on from Asia
the circums ta nces
durin g the p eri od? The 1965 immigration Act abolished national origins quotas act from 1924 immigra
2. Composition of Asian American today Nations of origin: 31.2 % of total legal immigrants are from Asia, 55.5% allowed under employment preference. 49.9 % of foreign-born that are citizens are Asians. Among foreign born Asian immigrant, 3,502,021 ar
- There were 5 different groups of Asian immigrants, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian, and Filipino, under different circumstances.
1) First, Chinese immigration started in 1850s, the major movement.
southern China was suffering f
The papers in this volume grew out of a workshop Edith Hagen KOO
sponsored by the Joint Committee on Korean Studies
of the Social Science Research Council and the
American Council of Learned Societies.