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  • Acknowledgments  vii
    Foreword / Franklin Odo  xi
    Introduction: Tiger Tales and Their Tellings / Christine R. Yano  1
    1. Family and Class  30
    2. Race  58
    3. Sexuality and Gender  89
    4. Intimacy  107
    5. Mental Health  123
    6. Organizations  151
    7. Extracurricular Activities  170
    Conclusion: Straightness and Its Consequences / Christine R. Yano  192
    Reflection: One Alum's Perspective / Jennie Park  199
    Afterword / Josephine Kim  204
    References  209
    Asian American Collective  217
    Contributors  221
    Index  225
  • Claudine Cho

    Amy Chyao

    Josephine Kim

    Shannen Kim

    Brooke Nowakowski McCallum

    Franklin Odo

    Min-woo Park

    Lee Ann Song

    Joan Zhang

    Helen Zhao

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  • "Offers powerful insights into what today’s Asian American students may feel, perceive, and experience within their circles and communities."

  • “While Asian American students occupy a rather visible position vis-à-vis debates concerning affirmative action and admission standards, the issues that these students face during their undergraduate careers remain obscured. Privileging the voices of students who are negotiating the present-day terrain of the neoliberal university, Straight A’s offers a rich collection of narratives that at times cohere with and at other times diverge from master narratives concerning Asian American academic achievement. A much-needed book.” — Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, editor of, Flashpoints for Asian American Studies

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    The American Dream of success for many Asian Americans includes the highest levels of education. But what does it mean to live that success? In Straight A’s Asian American students at Harvard reflect on their common experiences with discrimination, immigrant communities, their relationships to their Asian heritage, and their place in the university. They also explore the difficulties of living up to family expectations and the real-world effects of the "model minority" stereotype. While many of the issues they face are familiar to a wide swath of college students, their examinations of race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and culture directly speak to the Asian American experience in U.S. higher education. Unique and revealing, intimate and unreserved, Straight A’s furthers the conversation about immigrant histories, racial and ethnic stereotypes, and multiculturalism in contemporary American society.

    About The Author(s)

    Christine R. Yano is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Hawai‘i.

    Neal K. Adolph Akatsuka is Coordinator of Publications and Programs at the Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University.

    The Asian American Collective: Joan Zhang (head), Claudine Cho, Amy Chyao, Shannen Kim, Brooke Nowakowski McCallum, Min-Woo Park, Lee Ann Song, Helen Zhao

    Contributors: Josephine Kim, Franklin Odo, Jeannie Park
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