Eastern Standard Time: A Guide to Asian Influence on American Culture from Astro Boy to Zen Buddhism
Mariner Books, May 1997. Oversize Softcover. Used - Very Good. Item #288762
Written by the staff of A. Magazine, the nation's largest and most influential Asian American publication, this fully illustrated reference lays out the key ideas, people, fads, and phenomena that have crossed the Pacific to become part of our American way of life - from what we sleep on (futons) to what we wear (pajamas) to how we have sex (the Kamasutra); from what we read (Salman Rushdie and Amy Tan) to the movies we watch (Jackie Chan and Zhang Yimou) to how we stay healthy (acupuncture and ginseng) and relax (yoga and meditation).
For anyone who's ever wondered how to order Korean barbecue and Chinese dim sum, what 'good feng xui' is and how to make sure you have it, and which is the deadliest martial art, here is the long-awaited guide to all things Asian: the key concepts, events, people, trends, and products that have been imported from Asia to America and have become a part of life. Photos & drawings.