Rise--A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now

Item # 158090.

RISE A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now

By Jeff Yang, Phil Yu, and Philip Wang.  

RISE is a love letter to and for Asian Americans--a vivid scrapbook of voices, emotions, and memories from an era in which a culture was forged and transformed, and a way to preserve both the headlines and the intimate conversations that have shaped the community into what it is today. 

The timing could not be better for this intimate, eye-opening, and frequently hilarious guided tour through the pop-cultural touchstones and sociopolitical shifts of the 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, and beyond. Jeff Yang, Phil Yu, and Philip Wang chronicle how we’ve arrived at today’s unprecedented diversity of Asian American cultural representation through engaging, interactive infographics (including a step-by-step guide to a night out in K-Town, an atlas that unearths historic Asian American landmarks, a handy “Appreciation or Appropriation?” flowchart, and visual celebrations of both our "founding fathers and mothers" and the nostalgia-inducing personalities of each decade), plus illustrations and graphic essays from major AAPI artists, exclusive roundtables with Asian American cultural icons, and more, anchored by extended insider narratives of each decade by the three co-authors. RISE is an informative, lively, and inclusive celebration of both shared experiences and singular moments, and all the different ways in which we have chosen to come together. 

Hardbound: 496 pp.

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