2010 Authors Showcase

2010 Authors Showcase

SECRET IDENTITIES: THE ASIAN AMERICAN SUPERHEROES ANTHOLOGY

EDITED BY JEFF YANG, PARRY SHEN, KEITH CHOW AND JERRY MA

(THE NEW PRESS)

In “Secret Identities”, editors Jeff Yang, Parry Shen, Keith Chow and Jerry Ma have brought together 66 top Asian American writers, artists and comics professionals to create 26 original stories centered around Asian American superheroes–stories set in a shadow history of our country, from the opening of the West to the election of the first minority president, and exploring ordinary Asian American life from a decidedly extraordinary perspective. All purchased books will receive a complimentary sketch by local artists featured in the book who will be on-site at convention.

HALF SPOON OF RICE: A SURVIVAL STORY OF THE CAMBODIAN GENOCIDE;

MEI LING IN CHINA CITY

BY ICY SMITH

(EAST WEST DISCOVERY PRESS)

“Half Spoon of Rice” presents a child’s account of life in Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge regime in the mid–1970s. The book features vivid illustrations, historical context and photographs documenting the Cambodian genocide. “Mei Ling in China City” is based on a true story of events during World War II in Los Angeles China City. A 12-year-old Chinese American girl named Mei Ling Lee is separated from her best friend Yayeko Akiyama when she and her family were interned in the Manzanar War Relocation Center. By writing letters to each other, both young girls recount their lives in China City and Manzanar. The book depicts the hardships and cross-cultural experiences of Americans of Chinese and Japanese ancestry during the war years.

THE ECONOMY OF CHINA

BY LINDA YUEH

(EDWARD ELGER PUBLISHING)

The emergence of China since 1979 has been a hallmark in the global economy, not only in the past but also in this century. This comprehensive book provides an analytical view of the remarkable economic development of the most exciting economy in the world. China’s impressive economic growth has propelled it from being one of the poorest countries in the world to becoming its third largest economy. It is a complex economy with a mix of characteristics resulting from being both a transition economy and a developing country, which also points to the challenges that it still faces. This book explains China’s remarkable transformation from a centrally planned to a more market-oriented economy through examination of the institutional reforms necessary to support such marketisation and eventual global integration

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