This groundbreaking book traces the transformation of Asian Americans from a few small, disconnected, and largely invisible ethnic groups into a self-identified racial group that is influencing every aspect of American society. It explores the events that shocked Asian Americans into motion and shaped a new consciousness. Helen Zia, the daughter of Chinese immigrants, writes as a personal witness to the dramatic changes involving Asian Americans.
. . . a wonderful, sophisticated, lively sociohistorical biography . . . Herein Helen Zia emerges as the foremost activist-chronicler of the eighties and nineties.