As a 2nd generation Filipino-American, I've interacted with Asian & Asian-Americans alike since I've grown up in St. Paul. I had 2 nearyby neighbors from Vietnam whom I got along playing baseball, nintendo, and all sorts of games as "little kids". We didn't really talk much about our ethnic-cultural backgrounds as we had similar taste for food, karate/kung-fu, and walking together to Battle Creek Elementary School in east St. Paul.
Then I went through a cultural collision in Battle Creek Middle School, where I didnt' want to associate with Asians at all (testimony). I remember using the term "gook", even though I was called one.
I started searching my roots by getting involved with the Asian Club at Harding Senior High School when I was asked by a close friend (who happened to be Vietnamese). Then at UMM I got involved with the Asian Student Association, where I began to search more of my Filipino identity for many reasons (was asked "Where are you from?", "you speak good English", "what is the Philippines like").
Through many conferences (Harvard, MAASU-Asian American, Georgetown-Hmong Youth Conference and others related events, I've been able to compile the following resources=>
South Asian Tsunami-Earthquake Post-Christmas 04'
Afghan, through a North Dakotan connection
Bangladesh, a former UMM student connection
Burmese, (known as Myanamar)
China, a cultural perspective from a movie
Filipino, a cultural perspective from Sal
Hmong, perspective of living in the highest populated state of Hmong in the U.S.
Indian, a cultural perspective from some reccomended resources
Indoneisan, a UMM connection since 95'
Japanese, a cultural perspective from college students
Korean, a cultural perspective from college students
Laotian, a cultural perspective from college students
Mongolia, a local church missions experience
Russian, local missionaries' experience in Siberia
Sri Lankan, UMM connections
Taiwanese, UMM Alumn connection
Thai, missionary connection
Tibet, a UMM-Morris visit
Uzbekistan, a Morris community connection
Vietnamese, on-hand personal experience growing-up
-Post-Christmas 9.0 Earthquake in Sumatra, Indonesia...more
Watchman Nee,With Gene Edwards,With Warren Litzman / Paperback / Seedsowers, The / February 1992
The Discovery of Genesis: How the Truths of Genesis Were Found
Hidden in the Chinese Language
C.H. Kang Ethel Nelson
Format: Paperback, 139pp. ISBN: 0570037921 Publisher: Concordia Publishing House
Following Jesus without Dishonoring Your Parents
Jeanette Yep,Greg Jao,Paul Tokunaga / Paperback / InterVarsity Press / March 1999
People on the Way: Asian North Americans Discovering
Christ, Culture, and Community
David Ng (Editor) / Paperback / Judson Press / June 1996
Secular: Joy Luck Club, Kitchen God's Wife, Cinderella by Roger &
Non-secular: China Cry