BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20220304T000000Z DTEND:20220304T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<strong>FREE</strong>\n\nJoin for a celebration of the new book  <strong><em>RISE: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to No w</em></strong> by <strong>Jeff Yang</strong>\, <strong>Phil Yu</strong >\, and <strong>Philip Wang</strong>. <em>RISE</em> is a love letter to and for Asian Americans—a vivid scrapbook of voices\, emotions\, and me mories from an era in which our culture was forged and transformed\, and a way to preserve both the headlines and the intimate conversations that ha ve shaped our community into who we are today. Yang\, Yu\, and Wang will d iscuss the process of writing the expansive and thought provoking book\, a s well as spark dialogue with other guest contributors to the book. Specia l guests to be announced.\n\n5:30 - 6:30 PM - Reception catered by Sanzo\n \n6:30 - 7:30 PM - Conversation with Jeff Yang\, Phil Yu\, and Philip Wang \n\n7:30 - 8:30 PM - Book signing with the authors and contributors\n\n<st rong>About the Authors: </strong>\n\nJEFF YANG has been observing\, explo ring\, and writing about the Asian American community for over thirty year s. He launched one of the first Asian American national magazines\, <em>A . Magazine</em>\, in the late '90s and early 2000s\, and now writes freque ntly for <em>CNN</em>\, <em>Quartz</em>\, <em>Slate</em> and elsewhere . He has written/edited three books--Jackie Chan's <em>New York Times</em >-best-selling memoir<em> I Am Jackie Chan: My Life in Action</em>\; <em >Once Upon a Time in China</em>\, a history of the cinemas of Hong Kong\, Taiwan and the Mainland\; and <em>Eastern Standard Time: A Guide to Asian Influence on American Culture</em>. He lives in Los Angeles\, CA.\n\nPHIL YU is the founder and editor of the popular Asian American news and cultu re blog\, <em>Angry Asian Man</em>\, which has had a devoted following si nce 2001. His commentary has been featured and quoted in <em>Washington P ost</em>\, N<em>ew York Times</em>\, <em>Wall Street Journal</em>\, <em> NPR</em>\, and elsewhere. He lives in Los Angeles\, CA.\n\nPHILIP WANG is the co-founder of the hugely influential production company Wong Fu Produc tions. Since the mid 2000s\, his creative work has garnered over 3 million subscribers and half a billion views online\, as well as recognition from  <em>NPR</em> and <em>CNN </em>for its impact on Asian American repres entation. He lives in Los Angeles\, CA.\n\n<strong>About the Book:</strong >\n\nWhen the Hart-Celler Act passed in 1965\, opening up US immigration t o non-Europeans\, it ushered in a whole new era. But even to the first gen eration of Asian Americans born in the US after that milestone\, it would have been impossible to imagine that sushi and boba would one day be belov ed by all\, that a Korean boy band named BTS would be the biggest musical act in the world\, that one of the most acclaimed and popular movies of 20 18 would be Crazy Rich Asians\, or that we would have an Asian American Vi ce President. And that's not even mentioning the creators\, performers\, e ntrepreneurs\, execs and influencers who've been making all this happen\, behind the scenes and on the screen\; or the activists and representatives continuing to fight for equity\, building coalitions and defiantly holdin g space for our voices and concerns. And still: Asian America is just gett ing started.\n\nThe timing could not be better for this intimate\, eye-ope ning\, and frequently hilarious guided tour through the pop-cultural touch stones and sociopolitical shifts of the 1990s\, 2000s\, 2010s\, and beyond . Jeff Yang\, Phil Yu\, and Philip Wang chronicle how we've arrived at tod ay's unprecedented diversity of Asian American cultural representation thr ough engaging\, interactive infographics (including a step-by-step guide t o a night out in K-Town\, an atlas that unearths historic Asian American l andmarks\, a handy "Appreciation or Appropriation?" flowchart\, and visual celebrations of both our "founding fathers and mothers" and the nostalgia -inducing personalities of each decade)\, plus illustrations and graphic e ssays from major AAPI artists\, exclusive roundtables with Asian American cultural icons\, and more\, anchored by extended insider narratives of eac h decade by the three co-authors. Rise is an informative\, lively\, and in clusive celebration of both shared experiences and singular moments\, and all the different ways in which we have chosen to come together.\n\n<a hre f="\;txobjid=4fd 32c22-22c6-471b-829a-ec1f114499fc">RSVP HERE</a>\n\n<em>RISE: A Pop Histor y of Asian America from the Nineties to Now </em>is now available in the  <a href=" ica-from-the-nineties-to-now?_pos=2&amp\;_sid=6b9fc39e9&amp\;_ss=r">JANM S tore</a> \, and will also be available during the event. DTSTAMP:20230922T040146Z SUMMARY:Book Launch Celebration—RISE: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now URL:/en/events/2022/03/04/book-launch-celebrationrise-a-pop-history-of-asi/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR