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Chin, Frank 1940-

Overview
Works: 125 works in 256 publications in 4 languages and 9,457 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Drama  Bildungsromans  Juvenile works  Literature  Monologues (Drama)  Short stories  Domestic fiction  Trivia and miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewer, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: PS3553.H4897, 813.54
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Aiiieeeee! An anthology of Asian-American writers by Frank Chin( Book )

25 editions published between 1974 and 2019 in English and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of short stories and excerpts from plays and novels, written over the course of four decades by Asian-American authors of Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino descent
Donald Duk : a novel by Frank Chin( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the eve of the Chinese New Year in San Francisco's Chinatown, twelve-year-old Donald Duk attempts to deal with his comical name and his feelings for his cultural heritage
No-no boy by John Okada( )

5 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the aftermath of World War II, Ichiro, a Japanese American, returns home to Seattle to make a new start after two years in an internment camp and two years in prison for refusing to be drafted
Moving parts : monologues from contemporary plays by Nina Shengold( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 125 monologues by Mamet, Shepard, August Wilson, and others
The chickencoop Chinaman ; and, the year of the dragon by Frank Chin( Book )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two plays about the stereotypical Asian-American who is quiet, hardworking, and removed from the white community
Gunga Din highway : a novel by Frank Chin( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Chinese-American family saga featuring the Kwans of Los Angeles. The protagonists are movie actor Longman Kwan, "The Chinaman Who Dies" in countless Hollywood epics, and his son, Ulysses, who despises his father's dream of one day playing Charlie Chan. The novel features an assortment of characters, family conflicts and Chinese mythology. By the author of Donald Duk
The confessions of a number one son : the great Chinese American novel by Frank Chin( )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the early 1970s, Frank Chin, the outspoken Chinese American author of such plays as The Chickencoop Chinaman and The Year of the Dragon, wrote a full-length novel that was never published and presumably lost. Nearly four decades later, Calvin McMillin, a literary scholar specializing in Asian American literature, would discover Chin’s original manuscripts and embark on an extensive restoration project. ... Had it been published in the 1970s as originally intended, The Confessions of a Number One Son might have changed the face of Asian American literature as we know it. Written at the height of Frank Chin’s creative powers, this formerly “lost” novel ranks as the author’s funniest, most powerful, and most poignant work to date. Now, some forty years after its initial conception, The Confessions of a Number One Son is finally available to readers everywhere."--Back cover
Born in the USA : a story of Japanese America, 1889-1947( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This unique oral history presents the Japanese American saga as told by those who lived through it. Frank Chin details the lives of first and second generation Japanese Americans before World War II with a rich kaleidoscope of images drawn from interviews, popular songs, novels, and newspaper articles. The heart of his story is the tragedy that followed the bombing of Pearl Harbor, when Japanese American citizens lost their homes and property and were forced into internment camps. The author deftly weaves interviews and testimony from the Japanese American Citizen's League (JACL) with opposing, in-depth conversations with those who resisted the JACL's support for U.S. policy. This shameful episode in American history resonates deeply today as we witness similar erosions of civil rights in the name of wartime security."--Book Description, Amazon.com
The Chinaman Pacific & Frisco R.R. Co. : short stories by Frank Chin( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories set among the Chinese-American community of Oakland, California
The year of the dragon by Michael Cimino( Visual )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a portrait of an Asian American's furious struggle for identity, the play is a searing statement, a powerful cry. Stars an exceptional cast; George Takei (Star Trek) is a mass of explosive energy and feeling
Outlaws of the marsh by Nai'an Shi( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famous Chinese classic reflects many traditional themes of Chinese folklore, including the commom peoples' struggle against oppression
The Confessions of a Number One Son : The Great Chinese American Novel by Frank Chin( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1970s, Frank Chin, the outspoken Chinese American author of such plays as The Chickencoop Chinaman and The Year of the Dragon, wrote a full-length novel that was never published and presumably lost. Nearly four decades later, Calvin McMillin, a literary scholar specializing in Asian American literature, would discover Chin's original manuscripts and embark on an extensive restoration project. Meticulously reassembled from multiple extant drafts, Frank Chin's "forgotten" novel is a sequel to The Chickencoop Chinaman and follows the further misadventures of Tam Lum, the original play's witty protagonist. Haunted by the bitter memories of a failed marriage and the untimely death of a beloved family member, Tam flees San Francisco's Chinatown for a life of self-imposed exile on the Hawaiian island of Maui. After burning his sole copy of a manuscript he believed would someday be hailed as "The Great Chinese American Novel," Tam stumbles into an unlikely romance with Lily, a former nun fresh out of the convent and looking for love. In the process, he also develops an unusual friendship with Lily's father, a washed-up Hollywood actor once famous for portraying Charlie Chan on the big screen. Thanks in no small part to this bizarre father/daughter pair, not to mention an array of equally quirky locals, Tam soon discovers that his otherwise laidback island existence has been transformed into a farce of epic proportions. Had it been published in the 1970s as originally intended, The Confessions of a Number One Son might have changed the face of Asian American literature as we know it. Written at the height of Frank Chin's creative powers, this formerly "lost" novel ranks as the author's funniest, most powerful, and most poignant work to date. Now, some forty years after its initial conception, The Confessions of a Number One Son is finally available to readers everywhere
Bulletproof Buddhists and other essays by Frank Chin( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frank Chin is perhaps the most instantly recognizable voice in Chinese American writing today. A self-proclaimed "transcendent Chinaman pagan heathen barbarian," Chin searches out (or stumbles on) the right people and situations, vividly recording the outcome in distinctively American terms. Here are six of his best essays, spanning the past forty years. Making his way across the U.S. to Cuba, Chin is arrested as an American spy some time between Castro's revolution and the missile crisis. He meets Ben Fee, the man who integrated San Francisco, and is introduced to Southeast Asian gangs and culture in San Diego. He discovers Chinese bachelor society along the California-Mexico border and travels to Singapore, where he speculates on the fear and suppression of Chinese culture among Chinese Singaporeans. Back at the home front, he encounters the new white racism along Interstate 5 during the Gulf War."--BOOK JACKET
1988 International Conference on Computer Processing of Chinese and Oriental Languages, August 29-September 1, 1988, Toronto, Canada : [proceedings] by International Conference on Computer Processing of Chinese and Oriental Languages( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales from the Water margin( Book )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Janice Mirikatani, Joaquin Legaspi and Momo Yashima( )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Chin interviews Janice Mirikatani, the editor of Aion magazine, a journal of Asian-American writing; Joaquin Legaspi, a writer and activist who is on the faculty of the Asian Studies department at San Francisco State; and Momo Yashima, actor and member of the Brotherhood of Artists, a group of Asian-American artists who are protesting the casting of a Caucasian actor in a Japanese part in an upcoming SF production of the musical comedy Lovely Ladies and Kind Gentlemen. Mirikitani reads the poems No Words, Beyond Silence, Death Is Not the Same Darkness, and The Question Is. Legaspi reads the poems Friendship, Sphinx, and Mist, and discusses his involvement in community organizing in support of the International Hotel in San Francisco. Yashima's interview, which was pre-recorded separately, is not included on this tape; tape ends with Chin's introduction of Yashima. Contains sensitive language
The year of the dragon by Frank Chin( Book )

2 editions published between 1974 and 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outer isolation by Vektor Harta & Guida Turistike (Firm)( Recording )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Asian American perspective 1976 : bicentennial calendar( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of Japanese America, 1889-1947( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Donald Duk : a novel
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Donald Duk : a novelNo-no boyMoving parts : monologues from contemporary playsThe chickencoop Chinaman ; and, the year of the dragonGunga Din highway : a novelBorn in the USA : a story of Japanese America, 1889-1947The Chinaman Pacific & Frisco R.R. Co. : short storiesBulletproof Buddhists and other essaysA story of Japanese America, 1889-1947
Alternative Names
Frank Chin Ameerika Ühendriikide kirjanik

Frank Chin Amerikaans schrijver

Frank Chin chinesisch-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Frank Chin écrivain américain

Frank Chin escriptor estatunidenc

Frank Chin escritor estadounidense

Frank Chin scríbhneoir Meiriceánach

Frank Chin scriitor american

Frank Chin scrittore statunitense

Frank Chin shkrimtar amerikan

Frank Chin usona verkisto

Frank Chin yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

فرانك تشن

فرانك تشين كاتب أمريكي

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