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ISBN: 0756977452 / ISBN-13: 9780756977450

American Born Chinese


A tour-de-force by rising indie comics star Yang, "American Born Chinese" tells the story of three apparently unrelated characters whose lives and ... Show synopsis

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  • American Born Chinese (Perfection Learning) – Hardcover (2006)
    by Gene Luen Yang

    American Born Chinese
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    Hardcover, Perfection Learning

    ISBN: 0756977452
    ISBN-13: 9780756977450

    A tour-de-force by rising indy comics star Gene Yang, American Born Chinese tells the story of three apparently unrelated characters: Jin Wang, who moves to a new neighborhood with his family only to discover that he's the only Chinese-American student at his new school; the powerful Monkey King, subject of one of the oldest and greatest Chinese fables; and Chin-Kee, a personification of the ultimate negative Chinese stereotype, who is ruining his cousin Danny's life with his yearly visits. Their lives and stories come ... Show more

  • 1. Hardcover, Perfection Learning, 2006


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Overall customer rating: 5.000

Excellent read!!!

by rosabas on Nov 14, 2011

This graphic novel is cleverly conceived and thoroughly engaging. It is essentially about the split in personal identity experienced by a young American-born Chinese, Jin Wang (perhaps a pseudonym for the author?) who both loathes his Chinese identity and desires to be something he is not, white. Woven in with his storyline is the ancient Chinese legend of the Monkey King, essentially the embodiment of Jin's desire and loathing. All throughout, Yang manages to weave in motifs of his Christian faith, but he does so non-intrusively. Kudos to Yang for a great work of fiction which will inspire its readers.

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