American Born Chinese

A tour-de-force by rising indy comics star Gene Yang, American Born Chinese tells the story of three apparently unrelated characters: Jin Wang, who moves to a new neighborhood with his family only to discover that he's the only Chinese ...

Author: Gene Luen Yang

Publisher: First Second

ISBN: 1466805463

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

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A tour-de-force by rising indy comics star Gene Yang, American Born Chinese tells the story of three apparently unrelated characters: Jin Wang, who moves to a new neighborhood with his family only to discover that he's the only Chinese-American student at his new school; the powerful Monkey King, subject of one of the oldest and greatest Chinese fables; and Chin-Kee, a personification of the ultimate negative Chinese stereotype, who is ruining his cousin Danny's life with his yearly visits. Their lives and stories come together with an unexpected twist in this action-packed modern fable. American Born Chinese is an amazing ride, all the way up to the astonishing climax. American Born Chinese is a 2006 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature, the winner of the 2007 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album: New, an Eisner Award nominee for Best Coloring and a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. This title has Common Core Connections

A Study Guide for Gene Yang s American Born Chinese

This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410339750

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Study Guide for Gene Yang's "American Born Chinese," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

ABCs for the American Born Chinese

Learn the ABCs with Chinese American vegetables, fruits, and other foods. Written and illustrated by a Chinese American.

Author: Cathy Lu

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Learn the ABCs with Chinese American vegetables, fruits, and other foods. Written and illustrated by a Chinese American.

American Born Chinese

Alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture. Presented in comic book format.

Author: Gene Luen Yang

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ISBN: 9781451715484

Category: Chinese Americans

Page: 126

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A Study Guide for Gene Yang s American Born Chinese

This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more.

Author: Cengage Learning Gale

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ISBN: 9781375375900

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A Study Guide for Gene Yang's "American Born Chinese," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

American Born Chinese

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From Exclusion to Inclusion A Shift in the Perception of Native and Asian Americans Through Graphic Stories A Comparison of Political Cartoons from the 1800s to Trickster American Born Chinese and Level Up

These three books introduce trickster figures as characters that represent cultural ideals, teach important morals, and assist with overcoming stereotypes strongly portrayed in late 1800s political cartoons.

Author: Coley Summerlin

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By comparing political cartoons from the late 1800s to graphic novels published in the 21st century, one can trace the changes in social acceptance of Native and Asian Americans and examine the role tricksters hold in overcoming stereotypes and encouraging these cultural groups to rise above being othered by society through teaching morals. Political cartoons that are used in this comparison include Thomas Nast's "Move On!," "Making White Men Good," "Celestial," and "Uncle Sam's Thanksgiving Dinner" that show some people during the late 1800s believed in equality for all cultural groups but failed by including excessive visual labels that othered Native and Asian Americans. Works such as "The Right Way to Dispose of Sitting Bull and His Braves," published in The Daily Graphic, and George Frederick Keller's "A Statue For Our Harbor" include racist views of Native and Asian Americans and were used to incite fear and hatred of these groups. Categorized by cultural emphasis, these political cartoons are paired with one of three graphic novels: Trickster: Native American Tales A Graphic Collection edited by Matt Dembicki, American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang, and Level Up by Gene Luen Yang and illustrator Thien Pham. These three books introduce trickster figures as characters that represent cultural ideals, teach important morals, and assist with overcoming stereotypes strongly portrayed in late 1800s political cartoons.

Occupational Status of the American born Chinese College Graduates

Author: Beulah Ong Kwoh

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Category: Chinese

Page: 252

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NOVELS FOR STUDENTS

Author: CENGAGE LEARNING. GALE

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Red hot Rebel Read

Booklet produced to guide high school visits and a community discussion with author Gene Luen Yang on September 22 and 23, 2008.

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Category: American Born Chinese

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Booklet produced to guide high school visits and a community discussion with author Gene Luen Yang on September 22 and 23, 2008.

Reclaiming Racial ethnic Identity Vs Reconstructing Asian American Masculinity in Gene Luen Yang s American Born Chinese

Gene Luen Yang’s American Born Chinese aptly touches on the dual identity crisis of being an American and (or) an Asian through the story of an American-born Chinese named Jin Wang.

Author: Hyun Joo Yoo

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Category: Asian Americans

Page: 56

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Gene Luen Yang’s American Born Chinese aptly touches on the dual identity crisis of being an American and (or) an Asian through the story of an American-born Chinese named Jin Wang. Jin is a teenage boy who grapples with his bicultural identity and suffers from double consciousness in the American school environment. Even though American Born Chinese serves as an invaluable resource for examining themes such as acceptance, assimilation, diversity, and identity, it should be critically pointed out that the story in American Born Chinese unfolds only from the perspective of a heterosexual, male character. Yang’s story is replete with white, patriarchal values and expectations, such as physical dominance and aggression, toughness, competition, athleticism, heterosexuality, economic achievement, and sexual prowess, and naturalizes the hierarchy between white male masculinity and Asian American male masculinity. That is, Yang’s graphic novel uncritically conforms to and reinforces hegemonic Western versions of masculinity and manhood as the ideal. Thus, in reading American Born Chinese, we should reconsider the very definition of what it means to be “male,” as well as what it means to be “Chinese American” in the U. S.

100 Statements about American Born Chinese That Almost Killed My Hamster

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "American Born Chinese.

Author: Emma Skinner

Publisher: Lennex

ISBN: 9785458849371

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "American Born Chinese." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Level Up

Whimsical and serious by turns, Level Up is a new look at the tale that Yang has made his own: coming of age as an Asian American.

Author: Gene Luen Yang

Publisher: Square Fish

ISBN: 9781250108111

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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Dennis Ouyang lives in the shadow of his parents' high expectations. They want him to go to med school and become a doctor. Dennis just wants to play video games - and he might actually be good enough to do it professionally.But four adorable, bossy, and occasionally terrifying angels arrive just in time to lead Dennis back onto the straight and narrow: the path to gastroenterology. It's all part of the plan, they tell him. But is it? This powerful piece of magical realism brings into sharp relief the conflict many teens face between pursuing their dreams and living their parents'. Partnered with the deceptively simple, cute art of newcomer Thien Pham, Gene Yang has returned to the subject he revolutionized with American Born Chinese. Whimsical and serious by turns, Level Up is a new look at the tale that Yang has made his own: coming of age as an Asian American.

A Study of American born and American reared Chinese in Los Angeles

Author: Kit-King Louis

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Category: Assimilation (Sociology)

Page: 322

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Saints

Saints tells Vibiana's story, and the companion volume, Boxers, tells the story of Little Bao, a young man who joins the Boxer Rebellion.

Author: Gene Luen Yang

Publisher: First Second

ISBN: 1466843837

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 176

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China, 1898. An unwanted fourth daughter, Four-Girl isn't even given a proper name by her family. She finds friendship-and a name, Vibiana-in the most unlikely of places: Christianity. But China is a dangerous place for Christians. The Boxer Rebellion is murdering Westerners and Chinese Christians alike. Torn between her nation and her Christian friends, Vibiana will have to decide where her true loyalties lie . . . and whether she is willing to die for her faith. ---- Boxers & Saints is a groundbreaking graphic novel in two volumes. This innovative format presents two parallel tales about young people caught up on opposite sides of a violent rift. Saints tells Vibiana's story, and the companion volume, Boxers, tells the story of Little Bao, a young man who joins the Boxer Rebellion. American Born Chinese author Gene Luen Yang brings his trademark magical realism to the complexities of the Boxer Rebellion, and lays bare the universal foundations of extremism, rebellion, and faith.

Dragon Hoops

In his latest graphic novel, Dragon Hoops, New York Times bestselling author Gene Luen Yang turns the spotlight on his life, his family, and the high school where he teaches. Gene understands stories—comic book stories, in particular.

Author: Gene Luen Yang

Publisher: First Second

ISBN: 1250783143

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 448

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In his latest graphic novel, Dragon Hoops, New York Times bestselling author Gene Luen Yang turns the spotlight on his life, his family, and the high school where he teaches. Gene understands stories—comic book stories, in particular. Big action. Bigger thrills. And the hero always wins. But Gene doesn’t get sports. As a kid, his friends called him “Stick” and every basketball game he played ended in pain. He lost interest in basketball long ago, but at the high school where he now teaches, it's all anyone can talk about. The men’s varsity team, the Dragons, is having a phenomenal season that’s been decades in the making. Each victory brings them closer to their ultimate goal: the California State Championships. Once Gene gets to know these young all-stars, he realizes that their story is just as thrilling as anything he’s seen on a comic book page. He knows he has to follow this epic to its end. What he doesn’t know yet is that this season is not only going to change the Dragons’s lives, but his own life as well.

Boxers

Boxers & Saints is an innovative new graphic novel in two volumes - the parallel stories of two young people caught up on opposite sides of a violent rift.

Author: Gene Luen Yang

Publisher: First Second

ISBN: 1466843802

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

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China,1898. Bands of foreign missionaries and soldiers roam the countryside, bullying and robbing Chinese peasants. Little Bao has had enough. Harnessing the powers of ancient Chinese gods, he recruits an army of Boxers - commoners trained in kung fu who fight to free China from "foreign devils." Against all odds, this grass-roots rebellion is violently successful. But nothing is simple. Little Bao is fighting for the glory of China, but at what cost? So many are dying, including thousands of "secondary devils" - Chinese citizens who have converted to Christianity. Boxers & Saints is an innovative new graphic novel in two volumes - the parallel stories of two young people caught up on opposite sides of a violent rift. American Born Chinese author Gene Luen Yang brings his clear-eyed storytelling and trademark magical realism to the complexities of the Boxer Rebellion and lays bare the foundations of extremism, rebellion, and faith. Discover the other side of the Boxer Rebellion in Saints - the companion volume to Boxers.

Intra group and Inter group Attitudes and Perceptions of American born Chinese and Foreign born Chinese

Author: Marion Lisan Kwan

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Category: Chinese Americans

Page: 154

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The Shadow Hero

The comic had a short run before lapsing into obscurity, but the acclaimed author of American Born Chinese, Gene Luen Yang, has finally revived this character in Shadow Hero, a new graphic novel that creates an origin story for the Green ...

Author: Gene Luen Yang

Publisher: First Second

ISBN: 1466858672

Category: Young Adult Fiction

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In the comics boom of the 1940s, a legend was born: the Green Turtle. He solved crimes and fought injustice just like the other comics characters. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret identity... The Green Turtle was the first Asian American super hero. The comic had a short run before lapsing into obscurity, but the acclaimed author of American Born Chinese, Gene Luen Yang, has finally revived this character in Shadow Hero, a new graphic novel that creates an origin story for the Green Turtle. With artwork by Sonny Liew, this gorgeous, funny comics adventure for teens is a new spin on the long, rich tradition of American comics lore.

A Comparative Study of American born Chinese and Non American born Chinese Students Language Learning Motivation Language Acquisition and Ethnic Identity Development in Chinese Language Schools

This dissertation is a non-experimental comparative and correlational study.

Author: Sarah C. Tsai

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Category: Chinese

Page: 330

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