WorldCat Identities

Wong, Dean

Works: 2 works in 6 publications in 1 language and 235 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Pictorial works  Interviews 
Roles: Photographer, Author
Classifications: D811.A2, 355.0092395073
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Dean Wong
A different battle : stories of Asian Pacific American veterans( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Different Battle features over 50 stories from veterans of Asian and Pacific Islander descent living in Washington. Their stories reveal the unique struggles Asian Pacific American veterans faced because of racism." "Their stories, however, also reflect experiences that are universal to all veterans: the lasting bonds created among fellow soldiers; the shock of entering combat for the first time; the sense of loss from seeing friends killed or wounded. The veterans have different opinions about the necessity of war, but they agree that war is not a glorious adventure. It's a hellhole. They hope that by giving readers a look at war through the eyes of those who experienced it, people would consider more thoughtfully war's impacts on individuals." "A Different Battle also includes "Proving Ground: The History of Asian Pacific Americans in the U.S. Armed Forces," by Ken Mochizuki and Carina A. del Rosario. "Proving Ground" offers important information about the little known contributions of thousands from the group."--Jacket
Seeing the light : four decades in Chinatown by Dean Wong( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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"--
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Audience level: 0.51 (from 0.47 for Seeing the ... to 0.64 for Seeing the ...)