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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 18–24.
Published: 01 September 2016
... urban humanists based in Los Angeles. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 Oakland Los Angeles the North creative writing LA literature Japanese Americans Japanese churches spatiality time Urban Humanities Anime Wong Tropic of Orange karen tei yamashita A...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 76–87.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Church, and several murals that celebrate Armenian history or commemorate the Armenian genocide of 1915. Over time, the suburbs of the western San Gabriel Valley became home to Armenians, Japanese, Mexicans, Italian, Serbians, Cubans, and Puerto Ricans. Today recent Asian immigrants and Asian Americans...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 March 2016
... sculp- ture by casting found material from the urban environment in resin and slicing these cast pieces to reveal the aggregated material within. Members of the California Suiseki Society and the San Francisco Suiseki Kai, two Bay Area clubs, practice suiseki a traditional Japanese art of carefully col...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 20–33.
Published: 01 December 2015
...- cisco s Chinatown dates to the Gold Rush. Cameron House, a vibrant social service agency, started as a Presbyterian women s mission to combat the indentured servitude and coerced prostitution of Chinese women. The San Francisco Buddhist Center is a Japanese Pure Land Buddhist temple founded in 1898...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 54–63.
Published: 01 December 2015
... their penitential andas. We have wept at altars for the dead on D ´a de los Muertos. We have joined aging internees on their annual pilgrimage to Manzanar, the Japanese internment camp, where we braced against the harsh winds and dust to chant, dance, and pray for forgiveness for us all. BOOM | W I N T...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 62–70.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Indians of the Grand Canyon con- cession, the Somalis of Somaliland, and the Samoans of the Samoan Village among others. Although their work might have been disguised as traditional dances or traditional ways of living, these workers faced, in many cases, more intense Japanese tea pickers inside the...
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Boom (2013) 3 (2): 92–110.
Published: 01 July 2013
... Cesar Chavez, the bleak warm tales of William Saroyan to the harsh reality of Japanese internment, the Central Valley grows stories so tragic, deep, and humanly rich that in just 100 years or so it's claimed far more than seems its fair share in the broader American tale. Every year brings another crop...
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Boom (2013) 3 (1): 41–49.
Published: 01 May 2013
... raw logs to Chinese and Japanese buyers whose mill ships turn timber into lumber on the high seas, while at the same time the United States imports well over twenty billion board feet of lumber most of it from Canada, but also from New Zealand, Latin America, and increasingly from the northern Baltic...
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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 45–61.
Published: 01 October 2012
..., unsuspecting, and punctuated with church steeples. The Buddha modeled after the Great Buddha of Kamakura represents Asia or more specifically Japan, whose victory during the First Sino-Japanese war that year inflamed the Kaiser s yellow Peril paranoia. Jump ahead to the cover of Captain America Comics #35...
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Boom (2012) 2 (1): 1–16.
Published: 03 March 2012
... cottages in the hills of Berkeley and Oakland. A fair division between public and private, perhaps, but what then to make of Maybeck s 1910 First Church of Christ Scientist in Berkeley, where he seemingly ends monumentality and the arrogance of a single architectural language when de- signing that most...