American Born Chinese
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American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
Book DescriptionThis is a tour-de-force new work by rising indie comics star Gene Yang. "American Born Chinese" maps the adolescent Chinese-American experience through three separate but interwoven stories. One story centres on Jin Wang, a Chinese-American student at an all-white California high school. Jin is plagued by jocks and bullies, so when another Chinese student transfers to the school, Jin wants nothing to do with him. Next is a comic update of the legendary story of the Monkey King, an ancient Chinese morality tale. Finally, there's the gross and surreal stereotype of Chin-Kee, the ultimate negative Chinese cliche, complete with a sitcom-style "laugh track". These three apparently unrelated tales come together in an astonishing climax - all with a mighty blast of humour, surprising poignancy and skilled artistry.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781596431522
(197mm x 130mm x 18mm)
Imprint: First Second
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Gene Luen Yang
Gene has grown a following of on-line readers as well as through his self-published mini-comics. He has shown his outstanding talent in a number of small press comics, but nowhere more than in his new, bold and personal project. He works as a high school teacher in the US.
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