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Bulletproof Buddhists and Other Essays

Bulletproof Buddhists and Other Essays

(1997)
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Frank Chin is perhaps the most instantly recognizable voice in Chinese American writing today. A self-proclaimed "transcendent Chinaman pagan heathen barbarian, " Chin searches out (or stumbles on) the right people and situations, vividly recording the outcome in distinctively American terms. Here are six of his best essays, spanning the past forty years. Making his way across the U.S. to Cuba, Chin is arrested as an American spy some time between Castro's revolution and the missile crisis. He meets Ben Fee, the man who integrated San Francisco, and is introduced to Southeast Asian gangs and culture in San Diego. He discovers Chinese bachelor society along the California-Mexico border and travels to Singapore, where he speculates on the fear and suppression of Chinese culture among Chinese Singaporeans. Back at the home front, he encounters the new white racism along Interstate 5 during the Gulf War.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 1998 : USA Hardback
Title: Bulletproof Buddhists and Other Essays (Intersections: Asian and Pacific
Author(s): Frank Chin
ISBN: 0-8248-1999-3 / 978-0-8248-1999-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
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Paperback Editions

July 1997 : USA Paperback
Title: Bulletproof Buddhists (Intersections - Asian and Pacific AmericanTranscultural Studies)
Author(s): Frank Chin
ISBN: 0-8248-1959-4 / 978-0-8248-1959-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
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