May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
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All through the month of April, EIU is celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month,–a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States–with an offering of lectures, field trips, conferences, and films that explore the meaning and context of Asian culture in the United States and worldwide.
Booth Library has several materials that explore diverse perspectives and ideas about Asian-Pacific American heritage. Check out the following materials below and help us celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month!
DVD’s (located on the 4000 level of Booth Library)
Yŏnp’ung yŏn’ga = Love Wind, Love Song (1999)
PN1997 .L687x .DVD
A Korean drama about a man and woman who meet one day while chasing a pickpocket at the airport and develop feelings for each other.
Island of Temples (1973)
M1824.I53 I85x .DVD
Filmed in Bali, this folk-music documentary illustrates the day-to-day life of the islanders, their folk songs, Gamelan orchestras and dance-dramas. The temple is the focal point of each village, where the villagers gather for religious ceremonies as well as for music and dance.
Once Were Warriors (2002)
PN1997 .O634x DVD
In a poor suburb of Auckland, Jake and Beth Heke live a life defined by drunken parties, unstable friendships, and confrontations with authorities. Jake, a complex man with a rascal’s charm, is weighted down by a quick temper, alcoholism, and an evil streak of male entitlement. Beth’s beauty has been scarred by broken dreams and Jake’s beefy fists. Yet her inner strength and desire to save her family make her the solid center around which this story of tragedy and hope is constructed. more
Khamosh pani = Silent Waters (2004)
PN1997 .K5125x .DVD
Set in Pakistan, in 1979, as the country begins embracing Islamic nationalism. Widowed Ayesha lives in Charkhi, Punjab with her son Saleem, who is one of those caught up in the new fundamentalist teachings. As Saleem and his friends attempt to enforce their beliefs on the local community the situation is made even more difficult by the arrival of Sikh pilgrims. 2005 award winning film from the Association of Asian Studies Film Festival (in Panjabi and Urdu with English subtitles).
Tasŏt kae ŭi sisŏn = If You Were Me 2
PN1995.9.D6 T376 2007x .DVD
A collection of Korean short films from the Korean Film Council. In Korean with subtitles in Korean, English, French or Spanish
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
PN1997 .C789x .DVD
Set in 19th-century China, two master warriors are faced with their greatest challenge when the treasured Green Destiny sword is stolen. A young aristocratic woman prepares for an arranged marriage, but soon reveals her superior fighting talents and her romantic past. As each warrior battles for justice, they come face-to-face with their worst enemy, and the enduring power of love.
Yi Yi = A One and a Two …
PN1997 .Y552x .DVD
Originally released in 2000. Three generations of a middle-class Taiwanese family living in modern Taipei have their personal problems – failing business, lost love, endangered health, and more – to deal with in Edward Yang’s nicely observed slice-of-life drama. Filmed with a static camera and edited in an unhurried rhythm, this intimate story unfolds over the course of a year that begins with a wedding and ends with a funeral.
Current Affairs: The Middle East
Rethinking a Middle East in Transition
DS65.2.U5 R48 2011x
Armies and State-Building in the Modern Middle East: Politics, Nationalism and Military Reform
UA832 .C76 2014x
The World Through Arab Eyes: Arab Public Opinion and the Reshaping of the Middle East
DS36.7 .T45 2013x
The Iraq Effect: The Middle East After the Iraq War
DS63.2.U5 I73 2010
The Past: War and Conflict
The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War
DS919 .H35 2007
Hiroshima, Nagasaki: The Real Story of the Atomic Bombings and Their Aftermath
D767.25.H6 H334 2014
Ways of Forgetting, Ways of Remembering: Japan in the Modern World
DS889.15 .D69 2012
Escaping the Khmer Rouge : A Cambodian Memoir
DS554.83.P4 A3 2008
Freeing Tibet: 50 Years of Struggle, Resilience, and Hope
DS786 .R568 2009
In country: Remembering the Vietnam War
DS558 .I74 2011
Culture: Poetry and Literature
Indivisible: An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry
PS591.S68 I53 2010
Quiet Fire: A Historical Anthology of Asian American Poetry, 1892-1970
PS591.A76 Q75 1996x
Bold Words: A Century of Asian American Writing
PS508.A8 B65 2001
Modern South Asian Literature in English
PR9484.6 .B75 2003
The Canon in Southeast Asian Literatures: Literatures of
Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam
PL3508.O5 C36 2000
On the national scale “the Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success.” from the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month website
In the Spring of 2014 Booth Library received a grant to present a programming series titled “Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys“. The library used this grant to purchase several books on diverse topics about Muslims in the United States and around the world. The items purchased from this grant can be viewed on page 16 of the programming booklet.