Bulletproof Buddhists and Other Essays

Bulletproof Buddhists and Other Essays

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Frank Chin is perhaps the most instantly recognizable voice in Chinese American writing today. A self-proclaimed qtranscendent Chinaman pagan heathen barbarian, q Chin searches out (or stumbles on) the right people and situations, vividly recording the outcome in distinctively American terms. Here are six of his best essays, spanning the past forty years. Making his way across the U.S. to Cuba, Chin is arrested as an American spy some time between Castro's revolution and the missile crisis. He meets Ben Fee, the man who integrated San Francisco, and is introduced to Southeast Asian gangs and culture in San Diego. He discovers Chinese bachelor society along the California-Mexico border and travels to Singapore, where he speculates on the fear and suppression of Chinese culture among Chinese Singaporeans. Back at the home front, he encounters the new white racism along Interstate 5 during the Gulf War.Way back before the war, you yut chut moon how, first thing out the door, if you dona#39;t speak Four Towns dialect, no one would understand what you were talking. aquot;The Sam Yup, of the Three Towns, are Chungshan, Poon Yur, Soon Gup.

Title:Bulletproof Buddhists and Other Essays
Author: Frank Chin
Publisher:University of Hawaii Press - 1998

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