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Nisei Soldiers Break Their Silence

Author: Linda Tamura
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295804467
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Nisei Soldiers Break Their Silence is a compelling story of courage, community, endurance, and reparation. It shares the experiences of Japanese Americans (Nisei) who served in the U.S. Army during World War II, fighting on the front lines in Italy and France, serving as linguists in the South Pacific, and working as cooks and medics. The soldiers were from Hood River, Oregon, where their families were landowners and fruit growers. Town leaders, including veterans' groups, attempted to prevent their return after the war and stripped their names from the local war memorial. All of the soldiers were American citizens, but their parents were Japanese immigrants and had been imprisoned in camps as a consequence of Executive Order 9066. The racist homecoming that the Hood River Japanese American soldiers received was decried across the nation. Linda Tamura, who grew up in Hood River and whose father was a veteran of the war, conducted extensive oral histories with the veterans, their families, and members of the community. She had access to hundreds of recently uncovered letters and documents from private files of a local veterans' group that led the campaign against the Japanese American soldiers. This book also includes the little known story of local Nisei veterans who spent 40 years appealing their convictions for insubordination. Watch the book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHMcFdmixLk

John Okada

Author: Frank Abe
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295743530
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No-No Boy, John Okada�s only published novel, centers on a Japanese American who refuses to fight for the country that incarcerated him and his people in World War II and, upon release from federal prison after the war, is cast out by his divided community. In 1957, the novel faced a similar rejection until it was rediscovered and reissued in 1976 to become a celebrated classic of American literature. As a result of Okada�s untimely death at age forty-seven, the author�s life and other works have remained obscure. This compelling collection offers the first full-length examination of Okada�s development as an artist, placing recently discovered writing by Okada alongside essays that reassess his lasting legacy. Meticulously researched biographical details, insight from friends and relatives, and a trove of intimate photographs illuminate Okada�s early life in Seattle, military service, and careers as a public librarian and a technical writer in the aerospace industry. This volume is an essential companion to No-No Boy.

Enduring Conviction

Author: Lorraine K. Bannai
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 029580629X
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Fred Korematsu�s decision to resist F.D.R.�s Executive Order 9066, which provided authority for the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, was initially the case of a young man following his heart: he wanted to remain in California with his white fianc�e. However, he quickly came to realize that it was more than just a personal choice; it was a matter of basic human rights. After refusing to leave for incarceration when ordered, Korematsu was eventually arrested and convicted of a federal crime before being sent to the internment camp at Topaz, Utah. He appealed his conviction to the Supreme Court, which, in one of the most infamous cases in American legal history, upheld the wartime orders. Forty years later, in the early 1980s, a team of young attorneys resurrected Korematsu�s case. This time, Korematsu was victorious, and his conviction was overturned, helping to pave the way for Japanese American redress. Lorraine Bannai, who was a young attorney on that legal team, combines insider knowledge of the case with extensive archival research, personal letters, and unprecedented access to Korematsu his family, and close friends. She uncovers the inspiring story of a humble, soft-spoken man who fought tirelessly against human rights abuses long after he was exonerated. In 1998, President Bill Clinton awarded Korematsu the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Cities Of Others

Author: Xiaojing Zhou
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295805420
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Asian American literature abounds with complex depictions of American cities as spaces that reinforce racial segregation and prevent interactions across boundaries of race, culture, class, and gender. However, in Cities of Others, Xiaojing Zhou uncovers a much different narrative, providing the most comprehensive examination to date of how Asian American writers - both celebrated and overlooked - depict urban settings. Zhou goes beyond examining popular portrayals of Chinatowns by paying equal attention to life in other parts of the city. Her innovative and wide-ranging approach sheds new light on the works of Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese American writers who bear witness to a variety of urban experiences and reimagine the American city as other than a segregated nation-space. Drawing on critical theories on space from urban geography, ecocriticism, and postcolonial studies, Zhou shows how spatial organization shapes identity in the works of Sui Sin Far, Bienvenido Santos, Meena Alexander, Frank Chin, Chang-rae Lee, Karen Tei Yamashita, and others. She also shows how the everyday practices of Asian American communities challenge racial segregation, reshape urban spaces, and redefine the identity of the American city. From a reimagining of the nineteenth-century flaneur figure in an Asian American context to providing a framework that allows readers to see ethnic enclaves and American cities as mutually constitutive and transformative, Zhou gives us a provocative new way to understand some of the most important works of Asian American literature.

Der Tag An Dem Ich Zaubern Lernte

Author: Natalie Lloyd
Publisher: Bloomoon
ISBN: 3845808950
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Als Felicity mit ihrer Mutter und ihrer kleinen Schwester in dem kleinen Städtchen Midnight Gulch ankommt, kann sie die Magie um sich herum deutlich spüren. In ihrem Bauch flattert es, hinter ihren Ohren prickelt es und ihr Herz klopft wie wild. Dieser Ort ist etwas ganz Besonderes! Und tatsächlich stecken die Bewohner voller Überraschungen. Der Legende nach floss früher sogar Magie durch ihre Adern ... oder tut sie das noch immer? Und wenn ja, wie können ihre neuen Freunde Felicity dabei helfen, ein altes Geheimnis zu lüften und endlich, endlich ein Zuhause für sich und ihre Familie zu finden?

Bevor Er Nimmt Ein Mackenzie White Mystery Buch 4

Author: Blake Pierce
Publisher: Blake Pierce
ISBN: 1640291547
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Von Blacke Pierce, Bestseller Autorin von VERSCHWUNDEN (Ein Nummer 1 Bestseller mit über 80 Fünf Sterne Reviews) kommt Buch #4 aus der spannenden Mackenzie White Mysterie Reihe. In BEVOR ER NIMMT (ein Mackenzie White Mystery – Buch 4) bekommt die neu ernannte FBI Agentin Mackenzie White eine neuen, beunruhigenden Fall. Frauen werden im ländlichen Iowa vermisst und ein Muster stellt sich heraus. Es wird vermutet, dass ein Serienmörder sich mit ansteigender Geschwindigkeit austobt. Mit ihren mittelwesterlichen Wurzeln wird Mackenzie als perfektes Match dafür ausgewählt. Aber Mackenzie ist abgeneigt davon in den Mittleren Westen zurückzukehren, dieses Mal in eine schonungslose ländliche Umgebung, die sie zu sehr an ihre Kindheit erinnert, die Geister in ihrem Schrank. Sie sucht ebenfalls den Mörder ihres Vaters, mit Dunkelheit die sie überall auf diesem Trip begleitet. Tief eingetaucht in die Welt der Farmen, Silos, Schlachthäuser an langen Wegstrecken auf leeren Highways, fühlte Mackenzie sich, als wenn sie in die Tiefen ihrer Psyche fällt und in die Albträume, vor denen sie immer Angst gehabt hatte, sich ihnen zu stellen. Im tötlichen Katz-und Maus Spiel erkennt sie am Ende die Psychose des Mörders gegen den sie kämpft und erkennt, dass das Land ihrer Kindheit noch dunklere und verwickelte Horrorgeschichten enthält, als sie sich je hätte vorstellen können. Ein dunkler Psychothriller, BEVOR ER NIMMT ist Buch #4 in einer fesselnden neuen Reihe – mit einem liebenswerten neuen Charakter – der Sie bis spät abends lesen lässt. Buch #5 in der Mackenzie White Mystery Reihe wird schon bald verfügbar sein.

Qigong

Author: Kenneth S. Cohen
Publisher: O.W. Barth eBook
ISBN: 3426424622
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Qigong heißt wörtlich: „mit der Lebensenergie arbeiten“. Alle Übungen der bekannten chinesischen Bewegungspraxis haben die Stärkung der Lebenskraft zum Ziel. Sie dienen somit der generellen Gesunderhaltung und Kräftigung, der Vorbeugung und Behandlung von Krankheiten und nicht zuletzt der psychischen Stabilisierung und spirituellen Entwicklung. Der Qigong-Meister Kenneth Cohen erklärt in diesem international als Grundlagenwerk anerkannten Klassiker nicht nur die Übungspraxis und die philosophischen Grundlagen, sondern er widmet sich auch eingehend dem Verständnis der Heilfunktionen. Dabei berücksichtigt er vor allem auch den westlichen Zugang aus naturwissenschaftlicher, bioenergetischer und medizinischer Sicht. Aus den detaillierten Anleitungen zu den Zyklen „Die acht Brokate“ oder „Das Spiel der fünf Tiere“ sowie mit Hilfe der wirksamen Atem- und Entspannungsübungen kann sich jeder ein individuelles Übungsprogramm zusammenstellen und Qigong erfolgreich in den Alltag integrieren