Afro Asia Revolutionary Political and Cultural Connections Between African Americans and Asian Americans

ISBN-10: 0822342812
ISBN-13: 9780822342816
Edition: 2008
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Description: Africans and Asians in the Americas have for two centuries sustained a tradition of collaborative radical political and cultural connections heretofore undocumented in the literature of the West. For several centuries, Africans and Asians in the  More...

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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 6/25/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Africans and Asians in the Americas have for two centuries sustained a tradition of collaborative radical political and cultural connections heretofore undocumented in the literature of the West. For several centuries, Africans and Asians in the Americas have been linked by their experience of class and racial exploitation and oppression, and their resistance to it. With the formal abolition of African slavery arose the trade in Asiatic coolies (or contract laborers), bringing Asian laborers, often on the same ships that had transported captured Africans, to the same plantation societies. In this common and often overlapping diasporic experience, shared traditions of resistance and struggle have developed for liberation and equality. African Americans and Asian Americans have created new forms in culture (from music to cuisine to clothing) and politics (from shared movement ideologies to organizations), and each group has influenced, inspired, and borrowed from the other. This anthology represents the best of scholarship, creative writing, and activism from this long, glorious tradition. Book jacket.

Fred Ho is an American jazz baritone saxophonist, composer, bandleader, playwright, writer, and social activist. He holds a BA degree in sociology from Harvard University. He is credited with co-founding several Asian American civic groups such as the East Coast Asian Students Union while a student at Harvard, The Asian American Arts Alliance in New York City, The Asian American Resource Center in Boston, and the Asian Improv record label. He is currently battling colon cancer, a journey he writes about in his forthcoming memoir Diary of a Radical Cancer Warrior (Skyhorse Publishing 2011). He lives in Brooklyn.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The African and Asian Diasporas in the West: 1800-1950
Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen: The Roots to the Black-Asian Conflict
Chinese Freedom Fighters in Cuba: From Bondage to Liberation, 1847-1898
Seoul City Sue and the Bugout Blues: Black American Narratives of the Forgotten War
From Bandung to the Black Panthers: National Liberation, the Third World, Mao, and Malcolm
Statement Supporting the Afro-American in Their Just Struggle Against Racial Discrimination by U.S. Imperialism, August 8, 1963
Statement by Mao Tse-Tung, Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, in Support of the Afro-American Struggle Against Violent Repression, April 16, 1968
Black Like Mao: Red China and Black Revolution
The Inspiration of Mao and the Chinese Revolution on the Black Liberation Movement and the Asian Movement on the East Coast
The Black Liberation Movement and Japanese American Activism: The Radical Activism of Richard Aoki and Yuri Kochiyama
Why Do We Lie about Telling the Truth?
Afro/Asian Arts: Catalysts, Collaborations, and the Coltrane Aesthetic
The Yellow and the Black
Not Just a "Special Issue": Gender, Sexuality, and Post-1965 Afro Asian Coalition Building in the Yardbird Reader and This Bridge Called My Back
Bill Cole: African American Musician of the Asian Double Reeds
Martial Arts Is Nothing if Not Cool: Speculations on the Intersection between Martial Arts and African American Expressive Culture
The American Drum Set: Black Musicians and Chinese Opera along the Mississippi River
Is Kung Fu Racist?
Yellow Lines: Asian Americans and Hip Hop
Afro/Asia Expressive Writing
Secret Colors and the Possibilities of Coalition: An African American-Asian American Collaboration
We Don't Stand a Chinaman's Chance Unless We Create a Revolution
El Chino
Samchun in the Grocery Store
Self-Rebolusyon, April 1998
Chyna and Me
All That
Contributors
Index

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