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Author Huie, Wing Young, 1955-

Title Looking for Asian America : an ethnocentric tour by Wing Young Huie / Wing Young Huie ; foreword by Frank H. Wu ; essay by Anita Gonzalez ; travelogue by Tara Simpson Huie
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2007


Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 107 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Foreword / Frank H. Wu -- Preface : Jesus Christ Superstar -- Autobiography and ethnocentricity / Anita Gonzales -- Looking for Asian America -- Ming Wo Cookware -- Locke -- Elmer and Larkin -- Stephen and Chihiro -- Slope County -- Oregon Motel -- Bruce Lee -- Ping -- Saigon y'all -- Martin Yan -- Lilly and Steamy -- Elvis -- Molokai -- Splendid China Theme Park -- Judy and Juxin -- Views from the road / Tara Simpson Huie
Summary In search of contemporary Asian America, celebrated photographer Wing Young Huiethe only member of his family not born in Chinatraveled with his wife, Tara, through nearly forty states to explore and document the funny, touching, and sometimes strange intersection of Asian American and American cultures. Looking for Asian America illustrates their rich and surprising journey across the United States. Through Huies eyes, keenly aware of his own Midwestern roots and perspective, we witness such images as a Vietnamese Elvis, Miss Congeniality on her cell phone in San Franciscos Chinatown, a Hm
Notes "The exhibition Nine Months in America: an ethnocentric tour by Wing Young Huie premiered at the Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, April 17-August 1, 2004. This book is an extension of the exhibition, which included more than one hundred photographs and videotaped interviews with many of the people Wing photographed. I was the cocurator of the exhibition"--Foreword
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Subject Huie, Wing Young, 1955- -- Exhibitions
Huie, Wing Young, 1955-
Asian Americans -- Portraits -- Exhibitions
PHOTOGRAPHY -- Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions -- General.
PHOTOGRAPHY -- Individual Photographers -- Artists' Books.
PHOTOGRAPHY -- Photoessays & Documentaries.
PHOTOGRAPHY -- Subjects & Themes -- General.
Asian Americans
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs
Form Electronic book
Author Gonzalez, Anita.
Wu, Frank H., 1967-
Minnesota Museum of American Art.
ISBN 9780816654000