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Integrating ethnic identity with American mainstream culture is a complex task, and in Leaving Deep Water Claire Chow deftly explores the many ways that women of Asian descent have created a place for themselves in modern society. Drawing on the personal narratives of dozens of women from China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Vietnam, and other Asian countries, Chow explorIntegrating ethnic identity with American mainstream culture is a complex task, and in Leaving Deep Water Claire Chow deftly explores the many ways that women of Asian descent have created a place for themselves in modern society. Drawing on the personal narratives of dozens of women from China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Vietnam, and other Asian countries, Chow explores such common themes as coming of age, parental expectations, marriage and divorce, career experiences, family relationships, and aging. These intimate reflections are deeply moving, the voices unique, and the stories eye-opening, bringing a new perspective to the multicultural experience. Leaving Deep Water offers guidance, inspiration, and a shared sense of struggle while breaking down myths and celebrating the human ability to craft a new identity in a new place. • There are more than 25 million Americans of Asian or Pacific Island descent. • Published to coincide with Women's History Month. • Will appeal to teachers, therapists, and other professionals who work in a multicultural setting as well as to the readers of Amy Tan, Maxine Hong Kingston, and other Asian-American writers. • Leaving Deep Water has strong course adoption potential....

Title : Leaving Deep Water: The Lives of Asian-American Women at the Crossroads of Two Cultures
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ISBN : 9780525940753
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 320 Pages
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Leaving Deep Water: The Lives of Asian-American Women at the Crossroads of Two Cultures Reviews

  • Sydney O (Сидней О)
    2019-05-14 19:24

    This is a series of stories about Asian ethnic groups living in the US and how many of them have handled being first generation immigrants; and how they see certain situations in general. It was okay... some of the women weren't likeable, but some of the women had some stories to tell about their families, especially their mothers.

  • Marissa
    2019-04-26 17:42

    This is an interesting compilation of stories told by a group of Asian American women. (East Asian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Thai) This book discusses relationships that different Asian American women have with thier families, American society, their spouses/significant others, their children, and their own ideas about identity. I don't like the autor- she seems very detached and there were a few women, who I did want to smack upside the head. But overall I think it was a worthwhile read and it did teach me a few things about understanding the way I think.

  • Connie
    2019-05-21 15:22

    Great book, discusses relationships of mother/daughter in modern day society, the pressure of marriage, sexuality, and especially the guilt trip our mothers give to us. I definitely recommend reading for all females who are trying to figure out their mothers, and why we cant say no.

  • Tu
    2019-04-22 19:29

    these essays echo the asian-american female experience pretty well.

  • pjr8888
    2019-04-25 13:19

    my copy is dedicated by the author:To Paul: Thanks so muchfor your presencehere.Clair S. Chow