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Leaving Deep Water: The Lives of Asian American Women at the Crossroads of Two Cultures
Integrating ethnic identity with mainstream American culture is a complex task. In "Leaving Deep Water," Claire S. Chow deftly explores the many ways that women of Asian descent have forged a place for themselves in modern society. Drawing from the personal narratives of dozens of women from China, Japan, Korea, and other Asian countries, Chow analyzes such common themes a ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 1st 1999 by Plume
(first published 1998)
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This is a series of stories about Asian ethnic groups living in the US and how many of them have handled being first generation immigrants; and how they see certain situations in general. It was okay... some of the women weren't likeable, but some of the women had some stories to tell about their families, especially their mothers.
Jul 23, 2007 Marissa rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Asian American Women
This is an interesting compilation of stories told by a group of Asian American women. (East Asian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Thai) This book discusses relationships that different Asian American women have with thier families, American society, their spouses/significant others, their children, and their own ideas about identity. I don't like the autor- she seems very detached and there were a few women, who I did want to smack upside the head. But overall I think it was a worth ...more
Great book, discusses relationships of mother/daughter in modern day society, the pressure of marriage, sexuality, and especially the guilt trip our mothers give to us. I definitely recommend reading for all females who are trying to figure out their mothers, and why we cant say no.