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About Face: Performing Race in Fashion and Theater

By Dorinne Kondo NEW YORK, NY, ROUTLEDGE PRESS, 1997 260 PAGES +REFERENCES + INDEX Dorinne Kondo, Professor of Anthropology and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, has published a collection of eight provocative essays about race, ethnicity, and gender issues. Although I was initially put off by the feminist-political agenda that Ms. Kondo espouses, there is enough rational and interesting academic research here to recommend it for a class in either ethnic ...

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THE SIBERIAN TIGER and the Country of Tiger Tales

JANUARY 28, 1998 BEGAN THE YEAR OF THE TIGER, OR LUNAR YEAR 4697. BUT THE TIGER, WHOSE POPULATION THROUGHOUT ASIA WAS AROUND 100,000 AT THE TURN OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, IS NOW IN DANGER OF EXTINCTION. TEACHERS OF SCIENCE, SOCIAL STUDIES AND LITERATURE CAN BRING THE CRISIS OF THE TIGER’S ENVIRONMENTAL PLIGHT AS WELL AS ITS PLACE IN ASIAN CULTURE TO THE ATTENTION OF THEIR STUDENTS BY PRESENTING AN INTEGRATED CURRICULUM— DESCRIPTION, HABITAT AND SPECIES CONSERVATION, ALONG WITH HISTORY AND FO...

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A Girl Like Me and Other Stories

By Xi Xi, Various translators Afterword by Stephen C. Soong HONG KONG: THE RESEARCH CENTRE FOR TRANSLATION CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG 1996. 134 PAGES. These ten stories by Xi Xi, the pen name for Zhang Yan, are explorations of settings, themes, and characters which should be of interest to students of Asian literature, culture and society. The back cover states, “There is in these stories a haunting . . . lyricism, an intense feminine sensitivity, reacting to the unique environment...

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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China

by Jung Chang NEW YORK: ANCHOR BOOKS PUBLISHED BY DOUBLEDAY, 1992 ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED BY SIMON & SCHUSTER, 1991 524 PAGES Jung Chang’s autobiographical history, Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China, contains enough romance and adventure to interest a high school student, and enough historical and cultural detail to satisfy a history or literature teacher’s pedagogical needs. Curious yet critical, the average high school student knows little more about China than what he or she h...

Book Review, Resources

Winds of Change: Korean Women in America

by Diana Yu SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND: WOMEN’S INSTITUTE PRESS, 1991 356 PAGES + APPENDIX + INDEX Although the title of this book is a misnomer, it is a fortunate one. Diana Yu’s study of Korean women is not just about Korean women in America. Part One contains substantial and interesting information about the historical as well as current conditions of women in Korea. Part Two considers different groups of immigrants to America, the behavior of both male and female Korean immigrants, a...