William Wong's Yellow Journalist: Dispatches from Asian America (Mapping PDF

By William Wong

ISBN-10: 1566398290

ISBN-13: 9781566398299

Who're Asian american citizens? Are they the remnants of the "yellow peril" portrayed within the media via tales on Asian road gangs, unscrupulous political fundraisers, and artful nuclear spies? Or are they the "model minority" that the media current as constantly outranking eu americans in math rankings and violin performances?In this humorous, sobering, and regularly enlightening assortment, journalist William Wong reviews on those and different anomalies of the Asian American event. From its establishing tribute to the Oakland Chinatown of Wong's youth to its remaining tribute to Tiger Woods, "Yellow Journalist" portrays the many-sided legacies of exclusion and discrimination. The tales, columns, essays, and commentaries during this assortment take on such continual difficulties as media racism, criminal activity, inter-ethnic tensions, and political marginalization. As a gaggle, they make a powerful case for the centrality of the Asian American historic reports in U.S. race family members. The essays conceal many topics, from the private to coverage, from the intense to the silly.You will study a bit Asian American heritage and much concerning the nuances and complexities of the modern Asian American adventure. If there's an overriding topic of those tales and essays, it's the multi-faceted variation of ethnic Asians to the typical American tradition, the fascinating roles that they play in our society, and the standard in their achievements to give a contribution to a greater society. invoice Wong's highschool journalism instructor took him apart in the course of his senior 12 months and advised him he must be "twice as good" to be successful at his selected occupation. be triumphant he did, and "twice as good" he's. As Darrell Hamamoto comments in his Foreword, "'Chinaman,' chinese language American, Asian American; any means you slice it, invoice Wong is one straight-up righteous Yellow Man." author and journalist William Wong has been neighborhood commentator for the scoop Hour with Jim Lehrer and a columnist for the "San Francisco Examiner", "Oakland Tribune", and "Asian Week", between different courses.

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This was when I was in my mid-twenties, wearing the signature flat-top cut of quasi-nerds of the late 1950s and early 1960s. I was a Peace Corps volunteer living in Iligan City on the big southern island of Mindanao, where I was assigned as an English teacher. The Iligan City barbershop I frequented was an air-conditioned oasis from the sticky humidity of the tropical island nation. And I had never experienced such a sensuous haircut. The barber took his time, even with my buzzcut, to meticulously trim all unnecessary facial hairs.

Something else in the courtyard rubble caught my eye, a piece of bamboo with straw wrapping. It resembled a sheath. I picked it up to give to my son in America, who was just about to turn twelve and who loved knives and swords. Because of their different travel arrangements, Li Keng, Roger, Lai Wah, and Allison never had a chance to revisit the village after the quick hit on November 9. Flo, Ed, Felicia, Bradley, and I, however, had greater flexibility and we decided to return for a longer, more leisurely visit the next day.

As though tethered by an invisible umbilical cord, I return to Chinatown frequently, mostly to shop for food and to eat. Very few of my generation own businesses or live there anymore. As thriving as it is today, business leaders are worried about increasing competition from suburban Asian shopping malls that have lots of free parking. But I can’t resist the 24 Hometown: In the Shadow of San Francisco chaotic allure of Chinatown, despite parking headaches, dirty streets, and sometimes trenchant odors.

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