The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority

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$32.14
Publisher
Princeton University Press
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
6.1 X 9.0 X 1.0 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780691168029

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About the Author

Ellen D. Wu is assistant professor of history at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Reviews

Wu's research is thorough: her list of newspapers consulted is mind-boggling, she has read every book and article that matters and worked her way through a multitude of archives. Her argument is complex and has the ring of truth. Her prose is clear and graceful. . . . [S]eldom has a scholar gone so deeply into two different ethnic communities and emerged with such subtle and far-reaching results. The Color of Success is a major intervention in American racial history.---Paul Spickard, Journal of American History
The Color of Success provides an insightful account of not just race relations, but race making. . . . It is a remarkable illustration of how ethnic stereotypes have less to do with any innate racial or biological reality, and everything to do with the political dynamics of the societies in which we live.---Christina Ho, Australian Review of Public Affairs
Wu's research is thorough: her list of news¬papers consulted is mind-boggling, she has read every book and article that matters and worked her way through a multitude of archives. Her argument is complex and has the ring of truth. Her prose is clear and graceful. The book is not really about Asian Americans; it is about Chinese Americans and Japanese Americans. But seldom has a scholar gone so deeply into two different ethnic communities and emerged with such subtle and far-reaching results. The Color of Success is a major intervention in American racial history.---Paul Spickard, Journal of American History
Historian Wu sets the record straight, offering the manner in which Asians worked to overcome prejudice from the 1890s through more recent events, including WWII, the communist revolution in China, and the Korean and Vietnamese wars.-- "Choice"
Winner of the 2014 Best First Book, Immigration and Ethnic History Society
Ellen D. Wu has produced a masterful work in The Color of Success that very well may prove to be the definitive study of the historical origins of the 'model minority' stereotype of Asian Americans.---Jonathan Y. Okamura, Patterns of Prejudice
Finalist for the 2015 Theodore Saloutos Memorial Book Award, Immigration and Ethnic History Society
Winner of the 2016 AAAS Award for Best Book in History, Association for Asian American Studies