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Transpacific Feminities: A Complex History Dissected

Transpacific Feminities: A Complex History Dissected

Lisa Factora-Borchers August 7, 2013 0

In travel writing and tourist guide books, it’s easily understood why readers are overwhelmed by the amount of information telling them where to begin, how to travel and what to explore. The more complex

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A House with Many Stories

A House with Many Stories

Chizu Omori August 7, 2013 0

Over the years, the production of books dealing with the Japanese-American experience continues to flourish with attention now being paid to aspects which have not received a great deal of attention. As an immigrant

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Nikkei History on a Field of Dreams

Nikkei History on a Field of Dreams

David Takami August 7, 2013 0

In the spring of 1942, the Bainbridge High School baseball team started its season only a few days before the forced evacuation of all of the island’s residents of Japanese descent. In a touching

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Myanmar at a Crossroads

Myanmar at a Crossroads

Don Watanabe August 7, 2013 0

Those  interested in learning about the history, culture, politics, religions about the  remote and underreported on region encompassing Burma and its surrounding countries,  should read “Where China Meets India: Burma and the New Crossroads

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Love Evolves Cultural Identity

Love Evolves Cultural Identity

Nalini Iyer August 7, 2013 0

On the eve of India’s independence, Rohini, a wealthy Hindu girl, and Hanif, a middle-class Muslim musician, meet at a Bombay college and fall in love. As the subcontinent is partitioned into two nations,

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No Ordinary Judge: The Memory of Those Loved and Lost

No Ordinary Judge: The Memory of Those Loved and Lost

Tamiko Nimura August 7, 2013 0

As the second woman to be elected to Malaysia’s Supreme Court, Yun Ling Teoh is no ordinary judge. Yet, in 1987, she takes an early retirement without explanation. During her supervisor’s speech at her

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Three Friends and the Collusion of Culture

Three Friends and the Collusion of Culture

Bruce Fulton August 7, 2013 1

Don Lee has set himself a daunting task in this, the successor to his Edgar Prize-winning “Country of Origin” and his second novel, “Wrack & Ruin.” He utilizes a well-worn topic —“the way we

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Pacific Reader

Pacific Reader

The International Examiner August 3, 2012 0

Here’s a summary of the Pacific Reader: Remembering Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes: The Legacy of Fil-Am Labor Activism Race in a Small Wisconsin Town Creates Tension in “Wingshooters” Bao Phi: Writing What Others

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Remembering Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes: The Legacy of Fil-Am Labor Activism

Remembering Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes: The Legacy of Fil-Am Labor Activism

Alonzo Suson August 1, 2012 0

How do I begin to review a book when it is part of my story as well as many others? Reading through Ron Chew’s “Remembering Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes: The Legacy of Filipino

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Race in a Small Wisconsin Town Creates Tension in “Wingshooters”

Race in a Small Wisconsin Town Creates Tension in “Wingshooters”

Henry Clark Travaglini August 1, 2012 0

In the vein of “To Kill A Mockingbird,” Nina Revoyr creates in “Wingshooters” an atmospheric piece of fiction that peers into the issue of racism in a descriptive setting—rich in Americana. The book concerns

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