American Born Chinese, Paperback Book

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This is a tour-de-force new work by rising indie comics star Gene Yang. "American Born Chinese" maps the adolescent Chinese-American experience through three separate but interwoven stories.

One story centres on Jin Wang, a Chinese-American student at an all-white California high school.

Jin is plagued by jocks and bullies, so when another Chinese student transfers to the school, Jin wants nothing to do with him.

Next is a comic update of the legendary story of the Monkey King, an ancient Chinese morality tale.

Finally, there's the gross and surreal stereotype of Chin-Kee, the ultimate negative Chinese cliche, complete with a sitcom-style "laugh track".

These three apparently unrelated tales come together in an astonishing climax - all with a mighty blast of humour, surprising poignancy and skilled artistry.

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