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From A Whisper To A Rallying Cry The Killing Of Vincent Chin And The Trial That Galvanized The Asian American Movement

From A Whisper To A Rallying Cry The Killing Of Vincent Chin And The Trial That Galvanized The Asian American Movement

A compelling account of the killing of Vincent Chin, the verdicts that took the Asian American community to the streets in protest, and the groundbreaking civil rights trial that followed. America in 1982: Japanese car companies are on the rise and believed to be putting U.S. autoworkers out of their jobs. Anti–Asian American sentiment simmers, especially in Detroit. A bar fight turns fatal, leaving a Chinese American man, Vincent Chin, beaten to death at the hands of two white men, autoworker Ronald Ebens and his stepson, Michael Nitz. Paula Yoo has crafted a searing examination of the killing and the trial and verdicts that followed. When Ebens and Nitz pled guilty to manslaughter and received only a $3,000 fine and three years’ probation, the lenient sentence sparked outrage. The protests that followed led to a federal civil rights trial—the first involving a crime against an Asian American—and galvanized what came to be known as the Asian American movement. Extensively researched from court transcripts, contemporary news accounts, and in-person interviews with key participants, From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry is a suspenseful, nuanced, and authoritative portrait of a pivotal moment in civil rights history, and a man who became a symbol against hatred and racism.

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Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
Author : Paula Yoo
Publisher : WW Norton
Release : 2021-04-20
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9781324002888


Katie Chin S Everyday Chinese Cookbook

Katie Chin S Everyday Chinese Cookbook

"Katie Chin has done us all a huge favor: she's provided us with recipes for so many of the Chinese dishes we always wanted to cook but have never had clear and easy instructions to prepare…Thank you Katie Chin!" —Martha Stewart Home chefs will enjoy preparing these Chinese home cooking-inspired dishes with this easy-to-follow Chinese cookbook. Author Katie Chin's love of cooking blossomed at an early age—watching and later helping her renowned mother, Leeann Chin, prepare delicious Chinese dishes in her popular restaurants. Born in China, Leeann was an award-winning restaurateur and author revered for her ability to demystify Chinese cooking for the American home cook. Katie inherited her mom's passion and talent and has become a respected food writer and television personality in her own right. Sadly, Leeann passed away in 2010, but her recipes live on. Katie is eager to share her mother's food legacy with you in this book—an homage to Leeann's mastery of all that Chinese cooking has to offer. This treasury of family recipes includes many unique dishes that Leeann developed during a six-decade career in the food business, including time-honored classics that she learned from her mother in China. Some dishes reflect Leeann's Chinese-American childhood or are recipes which Katie and Leeann developed while together. Others are creations that Katie has invented more recently. Woven throughout the book are fond memories and anecdotes from Katie's childhood, always involving cooking and eating with her mom. Katie Chin's Everyday Chinese Cooking is a celebration of Leeann Chin's fantastic mastery of the complete array of flavors and techniques in Chinese cuisine, and her unique ability to make them accessible to Westerners. Katie provides tips and techniques which allow anyone to create a refined and tasty Chinese meal at home. Favorite Chinese recipes include: Firecracker Shrimp Mu Shu Pork Peking Duck Summer Rolls General Tso's Chicken Tangerine Beef Hoisin Lacquered Ribs Tea-Smoked Sea Bass Banana Wontons Five Spice Chocolate Cake And much more… Let yourself be inspired by the exquisite flavors of Leeann and Katie Chin's signature Chinese cuisine!

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Genre : Cooking
Author : Katie Chin
Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
Release : 2016-04-26
Total Pages : 160 Pages
ISBN : 0804845220


On The Chin

On The Chin

The sporting memoir of an unlikely pugilist's attempt to take on Australia’s amateur boxing circuit.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Alex McClintock
Publisher : Text Publishing
Release : 2019-08-06
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9781925774672


Family

Family

From one of the most outstanding figures of modern Chinese literature . . . A moving, colorful novel that reflects a period of great turmoil in Chinese history. Originally written for and about educated Chinese youth in the 1930s, Pa Chins political ideas formed from three Western ideologies: international anarchism, Russian populism, and the French Revolution. These influences melded with his personal exposure to civil wars, the early existence of the Communist Party in China, the war with Japan, and the New Culture Movement to become the impetus for this inspirational novel. Family is the story of the Kao family compound, consisting of four generations plus servants. It is essentially a picture of the struggle between the traditional and the modern, age and youth, Confucianism and individualismold China and the new tide rising to destroy itas manifested in the daily lives of the Kao family, particularly the three young Kao brothers. The complex passions aroused in Family and in the reader are an indication of the universality of human experience. Furthermore, anyone interested in the society and history of modern China will be captivated by both the plot and the vast amount of cultural materials displayed in this highly celebrated novel. Olga Langs introduction and Sidney Shapiros smooth translation elucidate the larger context of the times and the genius of Pa Chins writing.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Pa Chin
Publisher : Waveland Press
Release : 1988-11-01
Total Pages : 329 Pages
ISBN : 9781478609919


Chin Na Fa

Chin Na Fa

"Chin Na Fa is translation of a classic text on Chinese grappling methods, originally published in Chinese in 1936, written by experts of the Chinese method as a training manual for the Police Academy of Zheijiang province"--Provided by publisher.

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : Jinsheng Liu
Publisher : Blue Snake Books
Release : 2007
Total Pages : 111 Pages
ISBN : 9781583941850


If Chins Could Kill

If Chins Could Kill

If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor Here we are together in the digital universe. Somehow, you've clicked yourself to this page. If you came here of your own free will and desire, you and I are going to get along just fine. Life is full of choices. Right now, yours is whether or not to download the autobiography of a mid-grade, kind of hammy actor. Am I supposed to know this guy? you think to yourself. No-and that's exactly the point. You can download a terabyte of books about famous actors and their high-falootin' shenanigans. I don't want to be a spoilsport, but we've all been down that road before. Scroll down to that Judy Garland biography. You know plenty about her already-great voice, troubled life. Scroll down a little further to the Charlton Heston book. Same deal. You know his story too-great voice, troubled toupee. The truth is that though you might not have a clue who I am-unless you watch cable very late at night-there are countless working stiffs like me out there, grinding away every day at the wheel of fortune. If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor documents my time in blue-collar Hollywood, where movies are cheap, the hours are long, and the filmmaking process can be very personal. To keep up with the times, I've digitized Chins. It was originally published in hardcover/analog fifteen years ago, which is a vast amount of time in the evolution of books and technology, and it was time to get current. The advance of technology is great for a book like this, which is jammed full of pictures. When it came out originally, the photographs all had to be black and white and moderately sized on the page. Now, any photo that was originally taken in color can strut its stuff. Overall, the resolution of the images is off-the-charts better than the first go-around. This is one "sequel" that I'm happy to be a part of, since we could make so many technical improvements. The process was very similar to restoring an old movie. Since I knew that it was going to be reissued, I also had a look at the story being told and decided to condense, move, or clarify some chapters, all or in part. I also tried to add a hint of historical context, since it has been a decade and a half since Chins first came out. I hope you enjoy it. Regards, Bruce Campbell

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Bruce Campbell
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2015-10-01
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781250099273


Face Reading Essentials

Face Reading Essentials

Every Face Has a Story to Tell The ancient practice of Mian Xiang is now condensed into easy-to-digest nuggets of information. If you've ever wanted to know more about people in general, and why we have such vastly different personalities, perceptions, and reactions, Face Reading is the first captivating step in a journey that will reveal plenty of interesting insights. Forehead, Cheeks and Chin Know what the forehead, cheeks and chin can reveal about you, and those around you! Find yourself, your friends, and your family among the 49 types of foreheads, cheeks and chins shown here, and be on your way towards understanding what lies beneath. What You'll Learn: How to read your own face and those around you to better understand each other's personality and destinyUncover the story behind each facial feature, and the face as a wholeDecipher individual's personal story with an illustrated guide Chapter Highlights: Part One: The Forehead Types of forehead and the meanings behind each one of them are revealed. Part Two: The Cheeks Your cheeks could be telling you something important. Discover the story behind them. Part Three: The Chin The chin could determine whether or not one will be surrounded by the help and support from others. Find out how.

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Genre : Cheek
Author : Joey Yap
Publisher : Joey Yap Research Group
Release : 2011-08-01
Total Pages : 117 Pages
ISBN : 9789670310121


Chin

Chin

"Full of astonishment . . . a kind of dark wonder." --Pete Hamill This is the story of Vincent Louis Gigante, the Genovese Family crime overlord who ruled a sprawling criminal empire for a quarter century with an iron--and deadly--fist. Vinnie "Chin" Gigante displayed signs of insanity that stunned the public, stymied the police and the FBI, and secured his power for decades. Was he really crazy? Or crazy like a fox? Vincent "Chin" Gigante He started out as a professional boxer--until he found his true calling as a ruthless contract killer. His doting mother's pet name for the boy evolved into his famous alias, "Chin," a nickname that struck fear throughout organized crime as he routinely ordered the murders of mobsters who violated the Mafia code--including a contract put out on Gambino family boss John Gotti. Vincent Gigante was hand-picked by Vito Genovese to run the Genovese Family when Vito was sent to prison. Chin raked in more than $100 million for the Genovese family, all while evading federal investigators. At the height of his power, he controlled an underworld empire of close to three hundred made men, extending from New York's Little Italy to the docks of Miami to the streets of Philadelphia--making the Genovese Family the most powerful in the U.S. And yet Vincent "Chin" Gigante was, to all outside appearances, certifiably crazy. A serial psychiatric hospital outpatient, he wandered the streets of Greenwich Village in a ratty bathrobe and slippers, sometimes adding a floppy cap to complete the ensemble. He urinated in public, played pinochle in storefronts, and hid a second family from his wife. On twenty-two occasions, he admitted himself to a mental hospital--evading criminal prosecution while insuring his continued reign as "The Oddfather." It took nearly thirty years of endless psychiatric evaluations by a parade of puzzled doctors for federal authorities to finally bring him down. This is an American Mafia story unlike any other--a strange and shocking account of one man's rise to power that's as every bit as colorful and bizarre as the man himself. "A great book about a great subject by a great writer . . . a tale for the ages . . . McShane recreates a world that has largely vanished, bringing it vibrantly alive . . . grabs you with the immediacy of a breaking news story and carries you along as if you were living it." --Michael Daly, New York Daily News "A story that's long overdue. While John Gotti may have been the face of the American Mafia, Vincent Gigante was its heart and soul. McShane pull no punches. A vivid picture of the last American gangster." --George Anastasia, bestselling author of Gotti's Rules “A great book about a great subject by a great writer . . . a tale for the ages . . . McShane recreates a world that has largely vanished, bringing it vibrantly alive . . . grabs you with the immediacy of a breaking news story and carries you along as if you were living it.”—Michael Daly, The Daily Beast The Untold Story Of America's Last Mafioso For three decades, Vincent "The Chin" Gigante ruled the notorious Genovese crime family, raked in millions of dollars, and made headlines for his alleged bouts of insanity. Now--after thousands of pages of FBI and prison medical records have been declassified--his story can finally be told. . .

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Genre : True Crime
Author : Larry McShane
Publisher : Kensington
Release : 2016-05-31
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781617739224


I Chin Ching

I Chin Ching

I Chin Ching or Yijin jing roughly translates to "muscle/tendon change classic" or the "change of tendon and muscle." The idea is that by tensing your muscles through static holds/stretches and dynamic motions you can build stronger, more flexible muscles and tendons, while achieving better balance and coordination. That's a lot of promise for just 49 exercises! There are many legends on I Chin Ching and how it came to be. Some of the legends are vague and some are contradictory so this book will briefly share the legend of Bodhidharma and will focus the majority of the book on the following: Providing a visual manual on how to do 49 I Chin Ching exercises with proper technique Providing realistic variations to help you build strength, flexibility, and balance so you can eventually achieve some of the tougher exercises The Legend Bodhidharma, a Buddhist monk from India, traveled the Himalayan mountains to bring Buddhism to China. As he encountered the Shaolin monasteries, Bodhidharma found the monks to be very weak and unable to sustain long meditations. Therefore he taught the monks several exercises to change their physical bodies and build stronger, more flexible muscles which would result in even stronger minds. These exercises became known as the I Chin Ching exercises. Many of the exercises are similar to or are exact replicas of yoga postures, perhaps as an influence from Bodhidharma's Indian roots. ""Practicing the I Chin Ching exercises has provided significant physical benefits to me and has helped me achieve various fitness goals I have as a martial artist, professional dancer, yogi, and runner. It has taken me over a decade to be able to do all 49 exercises and a few of the really tough ones...I can only do for a moment before crashing to the floor! I love the never-ending challenge that these exercises bring me."" -Katy Moeggenberg, Author

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Author : Ryan Noga
Publisher :
Release : 2014-03-02
Total Pages : 80 Pages
ISBN : 0991435508


The Plum In The Golden Vase Or Chin P Ing Mei Volume One

The Plum In The Golden Vase Or Chin P Ing Mei Volume One

The first volume of a celebrated translation of the classic Chinese novel This is the first volume in David Roy's celebrated translation of one of the most famous and important novels in Chinese literature. The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P’ing Mei is an anonymous sixteenth-century work that focuses on the domestic life of Hsi-men Ch’ing, a corrupt, upwardly mobile merchant in a provincial town, who maintains a harem of six wives and concubines. The novel, known primarily for its erotic realism, is also a landmark in the development of the narrative art form—not only from a specifically Chinese perspective but in a world-historical context. With the possible exception of The Tale of Genji (1010) and Don Quixote (1615), there is no earlier work of prose fiction of equal sophistication in world literature. Although its importance in the history of Chinese narrative has long been recognized, the technical virtuosity of the author, which is more reminiscent of the Dickens of Bleak House, the Joyce of Ulysses, or the Nabokov of Lolita than anything in the earlier Chinese fiction tradition, has not yet received adequate recognition. This is partly because all of the existing European translations are either abridged or based on an inferior recension of the text. This translation and its annotation aim to faithfully represent and elucidate all the rhetorical features of the original in its most authentic form and thereby enable the Western reader to appreciate this Chinese masterpiece at its true worth.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author :
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2013-05-02
Total Pages : 520 Pages
ISBN : 9781400847631