Distinguished Asian Americans: A Biographical Dictionary (Google eBook)

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Hyung-chan Kim
Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 430 pages
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Asian Americans have made significant contributions to American society. This reference work celebrates the contributions of 166 distinguished Asian Americans. Most people profiled are not featured in any other biographical collection of noted Asian Americans. The Chinese Americans, Japanese Americans, Filipino Americans, Korean Americans, South Asian Americans (from India and Pakistan), and Southeast Asian Americans (from Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam) profiled in this work represent more than 75 fields of endeavor. From historical figures to figure skater Michelle Kwan, this work features both prominent and less familiar individuals who have made significant contributions in their fields. A number of the contemporary subjects have given exclusive interviews for this work.

All biographies have been written by experts in their ethnic fields. Those profiled range widely from distinguished scientists and Nobel Prize winners to sports stars, from actors to activists, from politicians to business leaders, from artists to literary luminaries. All are role models for young men and women, and many have overcome difficult odds to succeed. These colorfully written, substantive biographies detail their subjects' goals, struggles, and commitments to success and to their ethnic communities. More than 40 portraits accompany the biographies and each biography concludes with a list of suggested reading for further research. Appendices organizing the biographies by ethnic group and profession make searching easy. This is the most current biographical dictionary on Asian Americans and is ideal for student research.

  

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Bobby Enriquez...
My name is Moses Taroy and I want to make the record straight about Bobby Enriquez. In 1967 I was looking for musicians to play with my band the Highbrows to my upcoming Hawaii
engagement, I went around Manila looking for a piano player and Bobby came up to me and on his knees begged me to take him. I did. We went to Hawaii and played at Gaugin's for several months and ended up at Caesar!'s Palace in Las vegas. After Vegas we went back to Honolulu and played ar the Outrigger Hotel where Don Ho approached me and asked if I would let Bobby join his band...I consented. He recorded his first album "Mad man from Mindanao," and mentioned on the credits that he came to America with the Highbrows...the reason I am going through all these is because the man who brought him to the United States is never mentioned in any publication even on Wikepedia! Jean, his first wife would verify this...nontheless, Bobby was a great talent, that's why I brought him to America. 

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when was he born?

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HYUNG-CHAN KIM is Professor of Educational Administration and Foundations at Western Washington University.DOROTHY CORDOVA is Executive Director of the Filipino American National Historical Society and Affiliate Professor in the American Ethnic Studies Department at the University of Washington.STEPHEN S. FUGITA is Professor of Psychology and Ethnic Studies and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Santa Clara University.FRANKLIN NG is Professor of Anthropology at California State University, Fresno.JANE SINGH is Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies, with an Asian American Specialty at the University of California, Berkeley.

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