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Doing What Had To Be Done (Asian American History & Cultu)


  


 : Doing What Had To Be Done (Asian American History & Cultu)
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Binding: Paperback
Brand: Brand: Temple University Press
Color: Purple
EAN: 9781566396943
Feature: Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN: 1566396948
Item Dimensions: 9006008870
Label: Temple University Press
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Temple University Press
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 264
Publication Date: June 15, 1999
Publisher: Temple University Press
Studio: Temple University Press

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The first biography of an American-born Korean woman, Doing What Had to Be Done is, on the surface, the life story of Dora Yum Kim. But telling more than one woman's story, author Soo-Young Chin offers more than an unusual glimpse at the shaping of a remarkable community activist. In addition as she questions her subject, introduces each chapter, and reflects on how Dora's story relates to her own experience as a Korean-American who immigrated to this country as an adult she carves around Dora's compelling and courageous life story, a story of her own and one of all Korean-Americans. Born in 1921, Dora, as she tells Chin her story, chronicles the shifting salience of gendered ethnic identity as she journeys through her life. Traveling through time and place, she moves from San Francisco's Chinatown where Koreans were a minority within a minority to suburban Dewey Boulevard where Dora and her family attempt to integrate into mainstream America and where she becomes a social worker in the California State Department of Employment. As the Korean immigrant community grows in the late 1960s, Dora becomes deeply involved in community service. She remembers teaching English to senior ci





 



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