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Part Asian, 100% Hapa

Portraits by Kip Fulbeck,Foreword by Sean Lennon,Afterword by Paul Spickard

7 x 7 in; 264 pp;
125 color photographs
Paperback
February 2006
ISBN 9780811849593
ISBN10 0811849597

SKU# 9780811849593

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Once a derogatory label derived from the Hawaiian word for half, Hapa is now being embraced as a term of pride by many people of Asian or Pacific Rim mixed-race heritage. Award-winning film producer and artist Kip Fulbeck has created a forum in word...
Part Asian, 100% Hapa


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Part Asian, 100% Hapa

Once a derogatory label derived from the Hawaiian word for half, Hapa is now being embraced as a term of pride by many people of Asian or Pacific Rim mixed-race heritage. Award-winning film producer and artist Kip Fulbeck has created a forum in word and image for Hapas to answer the question they're nearly always asked: "What are you?" Fulbeck's frank, head-on portraits are paired with the sitters' own statements of identity. A work of intimacy, beauty, and powerful self-expression, Part Asian, 100% Hapa is the book Fulbeck says he wishes he had growing up. An introduction to the rest of the world and an affirmation for Hapas themselveswho now number in the millionsit offers a new perspective on a rapidly growing population.

 

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7 x 7 in; 264 pp;
125 color photographs
Paperback
February 2006
ISBN 9780811849593
ISBN10 0811849597

Kip Fulbeck is a photographer, filmmaker, writer, and spoken-word artist whose work has been exhibited worldwide. He is Professor and Chair of Art at UC Santa Barbara. You can see more of his work at www.redsushi.com.

Sean Lennon, son of Yoko Ono and John Lennon, is a musician who lives in New York City.

Paul Spickard is professor of history and Asian American studies at UC Santa Barbara, and the author and editor of numerous books on race in America.

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I ma glad there are books like this out there

I ma glad there are books like this out there

10/11/11| Dana Squires
Definitely an eclectic book- but one worth a look-see. Straight forward photographs are pared with interesting little bits of the people's own word. An interesting look into a seldom recognized cultural group.