Seeing the light : four decades in Chinatown /

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Author / Creator:Wong, Dean, author, photographer.
Edition:First edition.
Imprint:Seattle, WA : Chin Music Press, [2016]
Description:145 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 x 29 cm
Subject:Chinese Americans -- Interviews.
PHOTOGRAPHY / Photojournalism.
PHOTOGRAPHY / Individual Photographers / Essays.
PHOTOGRAPHY / Photoessays & Documentaries.
Chinese Americans.
Manners and customs.
International District (Seattle, Wash.) -- Pictorial works.
Chinatown (Vancouver, B.C.) -- Pictorial works.
Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Pictorial works.
International District (Seattle, Wash.) -- Social life and customs.
Chinatown (Vancouver, B.C.) -- Social life and customs.
Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Social life and customs.
International District (Seattle, Wash.) -- Biography.
Chinatown (Vancouver, B.C.) -- Biography.
Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Biography.
British Columbia -- Vancouver -- Chinatown.
California -- San Francisco -- Chinatown.
Washington (State) -- Seattle -- International District.
Pictorial works.
Format: Print Book
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Notes:Includes index.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"This book collects decades of Dean Wong's photography and essays chronicling life in Chinatowns, especially in Seattle but also in Vancouver, BC, and San Francisco"--
"Photojournalist Dean Wong has been chronicling life in America's Chinatowns for four decades. His sensitive eye and man-of-the-people interviews bring these ghettos disguised as tourist traps to life. Through Wong, we meet the drag queen deciding to stop his medications and die of AIDS with dignity; the elderly Chinese American facing eviction as the neighborhood gentrifies; the artist told by the city that his shop is a fire hazard, and the man who challenged Bruce Lee to a fight. and lost. Wong focuses his attention on the Chinatowns of Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver, and New York. He reveals how 'Chinatown' is sometimes a misnomer because these neighborhoods often include large pockets of Vietnamese, Japanese, and other Asian American families. He also chronicles the celebratory side of life in these communities, from the events around Lunar New Year to a much-anticipated visit by the Dalai Lama. Building on the groundwork of Bonnie Tsui's American Chinatown (2009), Seeing the Light exposes an oft overlooked American community and reminds the reader that these neighborhoods are filled with much more than good places to get dim sum. Dean Wong is an award-winning photojournalist who has been chronicling Asian American life for nearly forty years. The city of Seattle and King County, Washington, declared March 8, 1995, Dean Wong Day to honor his efforts documenting the Asian and Pacific American community"--
Other form:Online version: Wong, Dean. Seeing the light First edition. Seattle, WA : Chin Music Press, 2016 9781634059053