Chinese-ness: The Meanings Of Identity And The Nature Of Belonging

Author(s): Wing Young Huie
Is Chinese identity personal, national, cultural, political? Photographer Wing Young Huie explores the meaning of Chinese-ness in his home state of Minnesota, throughout the US, and in China. Huie, born in the States, grew up in Duluth, where images of pop culture fed, formed, and confused him. His visit to China in 2010 compounded the confusion: his American-ness made him as visible there as his Chinese-ness did in Minnesota. To make sense of his experiences, Huie photographed and interviewed people of Chinese descent and those influenced by Chinese-ness. Their perspectives project humor and irony, as well as cultural guilt and uncertainty.
Format: Book
Call Number: 305.8 Hui
See Also: Minnesota Book Award Finalists 2019