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Asian American women have played significant roles in Asian American history, yet their voices are not often heard. A firsthand look at Asian women of the Midwest, Voices of the Heart is a comprehensive and comparative oral history that includes Chinese, Japanese, Filipina, Korean, and Asian Indian women as well as the newer Asian groups of Vietnamese, Laotians, Hmong, Thais, and Pakistanis. Huping Ling gathers these women's heartfelt stories about their journeys to America, their aspirations, their strides in education and employment, their cultural heritage, and their family dynamics. The women featured tell how their experiences align with their expectations of life in America, and the challenges of adjusting to a new culture while preserving their own. These colorful personal stories allow for a unique glimpse into the worlds of these often overlooked women.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Oct 10, 2007
Publisher Truman State University Press
ISBN 1931112681 ISBN13 9781931112680
Availability 0 units.
More About Huping Ling
Huping Ling is Professor of History at Truman State University and Executive Editor for the "Journal of Asian American Studies." She has published eleven books and over one hundred articles. Most recently, she coedited "Asian American History and Culture: An Encyclopedia" (2010).
Huping Ling currently resides in Kirksville. Huping Ling was born in 1956.
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A more complete view of Americana and American history in general. May 6, 2008
The voices of Asian American women in Asian American history, unfortunately, all to often go unheard. "Voices of the Heart: Asian American Women on Immigration, Work, and Family" offers a chance for them to be heard, speaking out in heartfelt stories about their journeys to America, their hopes, dreams, and how they have began to cope with life in America. Author Huping Ling interviewed a grand variety of Asian American women to get the most complete story possible. Highly recommended to anyone who seeks a more complete view of Americana and American history in general.