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Release Date: January 11, 2022
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Author: Jeff Yang, Phil Yu, Philip Wang Narrator: Narrator Info Added Soon Publisher: HMH Adult Audio Audio Length: Release Date: January 11, 2022 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780358581888

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Cultural critic Jeff Yang, blogger Phil Yu of Angry Asian Man, and Wong Fu Productions’ Philip Wang team up (with iconic guests!) for a graphic romp through the ups and downs of how, over the past three decades, Asian Americans went from quiet and invisible to incredibly relevant and irresistibly cool

The first generation of U.S.-born Asian Americans raised after 1965’s Hart-Cellar Act passed would have found it difficult to imagine that sushi and boba would one day be beloved by all, that a Korean boy band named BTS would be the biggest musical act in the world, that one of the biggest movies of 2018 would be Crazy Rich Asians, or that a Facebook group for Asian American identity memes would be 2 million members strong. And that’s not mentioning the execs working behind the scenes at major companies; the activists and representatives fighting for equity; and the singers, rappers, dance crews, and social media pioneers making their mark on pop culture. And still: Asian America is just getting started.

In 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 Phil Wang chronicle how we’ve arrived at today’s unprecedented diversity of Asian American cultural representation through engaging, interactive graphics (like a step-by-step walk-through of a typical night out in Koreatown...for those who probably won't remember it the day after), charts (how much has yellowface fluctuated decade over decade?), graphic essays from major AAPI artists, exclusive roundtables with Asian American cultural icons, and more, framed by extended insider narratives of each decade by the three co-authors. Rise is an informative, lively, and inclusive celebration of community, and will remain a cultural touchstone for years to come.

 

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  • Awkwafina. Andrew Yang. Mindy Kaling. Kamala Harris. We’ve never before lived in a moment where so many Asian American names have been on the tips of American tongues--the first generation of U.S.-born Asian Americans raised after 1965’s Hart-Cellar Act passed would have found it difficult to imagine that sushi and boba tea would one day be beloved by all, that a Korean boy band named BTS would be on the cover of Time, that one of the biggest movies of 2018 would be Crazy Rich Asians, or that a Facebook group of Asian American identity memes would have almost 2 million members. And that’s not mentioning the Asian American execs behind the scenes at some of the biggest companies in history, the Asian American activists and representatives fighting for equity, the singers, rappers, dance crews, YouTubers, and Instagram pioneers making their mark on pop culture.Relatively speaking, we’ve only just arrived here. A little over thirty years ago, the country’s only real Asian American icon was Sixteen Candle’s Long Duk Dong. Moving through the pop-cultural touchstones and sociopolitical shifts of the 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s and beyond, Jeff Yang and his fellow co-writers chronicle how we’ve arrived at today’s unprecedented diversity of Asian American cultural representation, through engaging, interactive graphics (like side-by-side comparisons of all of our beloved Asian grocery stores), charts (what’s the exact ratio of yellowface to actual representation per decade?), comics from major artists like Gene Luen Yang, exclusive interviews with Asian American comedians, essays from each three of the co-authors, and more. Rise is an informative, lively, and inclusive celebration of community, and will remain a cultural touchstone for years to come. 

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