For years, he was a leader in the effort to obtain redress from the American government for the violation of the human rights of the Peruvian Japanese internees. Higashide’s moving memoir was translated from Japanese into English and Spanish through the efforts of his eight children, and was first published in 1993.
Adios to Tears: The Memoirs of a Japanese-Peruvian Internee in U.S. Concentration Camps - Born in hokkaido, Higashide emigrated to Peru in 1931. Kudo, eldest daughter of Seiichi Higashide. Adios to tears is the very personal story of seiichi Higashide 1909–97, whose life in three countries was shaped by a bizarre and little-known episode in the history of World War II. He was interned behind barbed wire at the Immigration and Naturalization Service facility in Crystal City, Texas, for more than two years.
After his release, Higashide elected to stay in the U. S. By the late 1930s he was a shopkeeper and community leader in the provincial town of Ica, but following the outbreak of World War II, he―along with other Latin American Japanese―was seized by police and forcibly deported to the United States. And eventually became a citizen.
The Making of African America: The Four Great MigrationsPenguin Books - In this masterful account, one of the nation's most distinguished historians, Ira Berlin, offers a revolutionary-and sure to be controversial-new view of African American history. In the making of african america, Berlin challenges the traditional presentation of a linear, progressive history from slavery to freedom.
With an engrossing, berlin traces the transit from Africa to America, Virginia to Alabama, Lagos to the Bronx, Biloxi to Chicago, accessible narrative, and in the process finds the essence of black American life. An award-winning historian's sweeping new interpretation of the African American experience.
The Making of African America: The Four Great Migrations - Instead, he puts forth the idea that four great migrations, between the seventeenth and twenty-first centuries, lie at the heart of black American culture and its development.
The Distance Between Us: A MemoirWashington Square Press - Unvarnished, resonant” BookPage story of a childhood spent torn between two parents and two countries. The distance Between Us A Memoir. Also available in Spanish as La distancia entre nosotros. As her parents make the dangerous trek across the mexican border to “El Otro Lado” The Other Side in pursuit of the American dream, Reyna and her siblings are forced into the already overburdened household of their stern grandmother.
Funny, and lyrical, heartbreaking, the distance between Us poignantly captures the confusion and contradictions of childhood, reminding us that the joys and sorrows we experience are imprinted on the heart forever, calling out to us of those places we first called home. In this poignant memoir about her childhood in Mexico, Reyna Grande skillfully depicts another side of the immigrant experience—the hardships and heartbreaks of the children who are left behind.
The Distance Between Us: A Memoir - Sonia nazario, pulitzer prize winner, and author of Enrique's JourneyReyna Grande vividly brings to life her tumultuous early years in this “compelling. When their mother at last returns, reyna prepares for her own journey to “El Otro Lado” to live with the man who has haunted her imagination for years, her long-absent father.
A Discontented Diaspora: Japanese Brazilians and the Meanings of Ethnic Militancy, 1960–1980Duke University Press Books - He does so by exploring particular experiences of young Japanese Brazilians who came of age in São Paulo during the 1960s and 1970s, an intensely authoritarian period of military rule. As second-generation nikkei brazilians of japanese descent moved from the agricultural countryside of their immigrant parents into various urban professions, they became the “best Brazilians” in terms of their ability to modernize the country and the “worst Brazilians” because they were believed to be the least likely to fulfill the cultural dream of whitening.
Lesser analyzes how nikkei both resisted and conformed to others’ perceptions of their identity as they struggled to define and claim their own ethnicity within São Paulo during the military dictatorship. Lesser draws on a wide range of sources, oral histories, including films, advertisements, photographs, wanted posters, police reports, government records, newspapers, and diplomatic correspondence.
A Discontented Diaspora: Japanese Brazilians and the Meanings of Ethnic Militancy, 1960–1980 - The most populous city in brazil, são paulo was also the world’s largest “Japanese” city outside of Japan by 1960 He focuses on two particular cultural arenas—erotic cinema and political militancy—which highlight the ways that Japanese Brazilians imagined themselves to be Brazilian. Used book in Good Condition.
. Believing that their own regional identity should be the national one, residents of São Paulo constantly discussed the relationship between Brazilianness and Japaneseness. As he explains, young nikkei were sure that their participation in these two realms would be recognized for its Brazilianness.
Memories of a Future Home: Diasporic Citizenship of Chinese in PanamaStanford University Press - The distance Between Us A Memoir. Memories of a future home offers an intimate look at how diasporic chinese in Panama construct a home and create a sense of belonging as they inhabit the interstices of several cultural-national formations―Panama, their nation of residence; China/Taiwan, their ethnic homeland; and the United States, the colonial force.
Juxtaposing the concepts of diaspora and citizenship, this book offers an innovative framework to help us understand how diasporic subjects engage the politics of cultural and political belonging in a transnational context. In essence, this book explores the contingent citizenship experienced by diasporic Chinese and their efforts to imagine and construct "home" in diaspora.
Memories of a Future Home: Diasporic Citizenship of Chinese in Panama - While the history of asian migration to Latin America is well documented, we know little about the contemporary experience of diasporic Asians in this part of the world. Used book in Good Condition. It does so by examining the interaction between continually shifting geopolitical dynamics, as well as the maneuvers undertaken by diasporic people to negotiate and transform those conditions.
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The Chinese in Mexico, 1882-1940University of Arizona Press - An estimated 60, 000 chinese entered Mexico during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, constituting Mexico's second-largest foreign ethnic community at the time. The distance Between Us A Memoir. From these documents, romero crafts a vividly personal and compelling story of individual lives caught in an extensive network of early transnationalism.
Romero details the development, " a network encompassing china, latin America, labor contracting, shaped and traveled by entrepreneurial Chinese pursuing commercial opportunities in human smuggling, Canada, and the Caribbean, wholesale merchandising, after 1882, of the "Chinese transnational commercial orbit, and small-scale trade.
The Chinese in Mexico, 1882-1940 - Romero's study is based on a wide array of Mexican and U. S. Used book in Good Condition. Immigration and naturalization Service and the 1930 Mexican municipal census manuscripts. Robert romero argues that Chinese immigrants turned to Mexico as a new land of economic opportunity after the passage of the U. S. Used book in Good Condition.
. It draws from such quantitative and qualitative sources as oral histories, INS interviews, census records, consular reports, and legal documents.
Brazil-MaruCoffee House Press - Used book in Good Condition. Informative and timely. Kirkus the distance Between Us A Memoir. Though often seeming more a work of reportage than a novel, full-bodied creations offering sufficient balance, Yamashita's characters are vital, as well as answers to the questions raised. But even the most idealistic communities have problems, emile, successively, kantaro, record the events and personalities that threatened the group: Kantaro, and Genji, over the years, Haru, the visionary and dilettante, and, whose enterprises from baseball to chicken-farming had unforeseen consequences; the bitter divisions caused by WW I that led to the murder of an original founder; the effects of the enduring passion of Yergo for Haru; and the increased assimilation with neighboring Brazilians.
Christian, well-educated, and reasonably affluent, they sought to establish communities where Christian and Japanese values could flourish. Used book in Good Condition. From japanese-american writer yamashita: a story of Japanese emigration set, 1990, like her first novel Through the Arc of the Rain Forest, in Brazil.
Brazil-Maru - Used book in Good Condition. A secondary theme, suggested by the quotes from the philosopher Rousseau that precede each section, is the nature of education in a new world where emigrants' children often have only 'natural and purely physical knowledge. Young emile begins with his recollections of his 1925 arrival in Brazil as a small child; the uncomfortable journey to the settlement where families already there helped them clear land; and the hard work required to become self-sufficient.
Paradoxically, assimilated Guillerme notes in an epilogue that thousands of unemployed Japanese-Brazilians are currently working in Japan as menial labor.
Immigrant Acts: On Asian American Cultural PoliticsDuke University Press Books - Distance from the american national culture constitutes Asian American culture as an alternative site that produces cultural forms materially and aesthetically in contradiction with the institutions of citizenship and national identity. Wars in asia, in which the Asian is seen as the perpetual immigrant, as the “foreigner-within.
In immigrant acts, she argues that rather than attesting to the absorption of cultural difference into the universality of the national political sphere, racial, the Asian immigrant—at odds with the cultural, and linguistic forms of the nation—displaces the temporality of assimilation. Extending the range of asian american critique, American cultures, immigration, Immigrant Acts will interest readers concerned with race and ethnicity in the United States, and transnationalism.
Immigrant Acts: On Asian American Cultural Politics - In immigrant acts, lisa lowe argues that understanding Asian immigration to the United States is fundamental to understanding the racialized economic and political foundations of the nation. Rather than a sign of a “failed” integration of Asians into the American cultural sphere, this critique preserves and opens up different possibilities for political practice and coalition across racial and national borders.
In this uniquely interdisciplinary study, cultural, political, Lowe examines the historical, and aesthetic meanings of immigration in relation to Asian Americans. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Lowe discusses the contradictions whereby Asians have been included in the workplaces and markets of the U.
The Japanese in Latin America Asian American ExperienceUniversity of Illinois Press - Daniel M. Masterson, with the assistance of sayaka funada-classen, as well as the subsequent cultural networks that sprang up within and among them, examines Japanese agricultural colonies in Latin America, and the changes that occurred as the Japanese moved from wage labor to ownership of farms and small businesses.
Used book in Good Condition. The distance Between Us A Memoir. Combining detailed scholarship with rich personal histories, The Japanese in Latin America is the first comprehensive study of the patterns of Japanese migration on the continent as a whole. Used book in Good Condition. Japanese migration to latin America began in the late nineteenth century, and today the continent is home to 1.
The Japanese in Latin America Asian American Experience - 5 million persons of Japanese descent. When the united states and canada tightened their immigration restrictions in 1907, Japanese contract laborers began to arrive in mines and plantations in Latin America. Used book in Good Condition. Illuminating authoritative research with extensive interviews with migrants and their families, The Japanese in Latin America examines the dilemma of immigrants who maintained strong allegiances to their Japanese roots, even while they struggled to build lives in their new countries.
Masterson also explores recent economic crises in Brazil, and Peru, Argentina, which combined with a strong Japanese economy to cause at least a quarter million Latin American Japanese to migrate back to Japan.