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Product Details

  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; First Printing edition (March 9, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811849597
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811849593
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #140,787 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Part Asian, 100% Hapa is a photo album of the twenty-first-century global village. Hapa is Hawaiian slang for someone whose mixed racial heritage includes Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry. Hapa artist and writer Fulbeck decided to "increase mainstream Hapa awareness" by photographing Hapas of diverse backgrounds and ages and asking each participant how he or she copes with the daily query, "What are you?" Sean Lennon kicks things off with a smart and irreverent foreword, and Fulbeck's simply composed portraits are profoundly evocative. Each person's ethnic background reads like a poem hinting at dramatic journeys and improbable love: Japanese, French, Chinese, Irish, Swedish, Sioux, Thai, Mexican, Irish, and Native American (Yaqui). And their pithy handwritten personal statements are wry and wicked, sweet and tangy.

Donna Seaman
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About the Author

Kip Fulbeck is a photographer, filmmaker, writer, and spoken-word artist whose work has been exhibited worldwide. He is Professor and Chair of Art at UC Santa Barbara. You can see more of his work at www.redsushi.com.

Paul Spickard is professor of history and Asian American studies at UC Santa Barbara, and the author and editor of numerous books on race in America.

Sean Lennon, son of Yoko Ono and John Lennon, is a musician who lives in New York City.

More About the Author

Kip Fulbeck is a pioneering artist, spoken word performer, and filmmaker exploring multiracial identity. He has been featured on The TODAY Show, CNN, MTV and PBS and has performed and exhibited in over twenty countries and throughout the U.S.

For more information on Kip Fulbeck and The Hapa Project please visit www.redsushi.com

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Hapa Dad on July 6, 2006
Format: Paperback
I've never come across a book like this and I've looked for one all my life. Having grown up Hapa in the midwest in th 60's I often felt like I was the only one around. Then when my family moved to Hawaii (my dad is Caucasian military, my mom Chinese) in my teens I realized that what I had been missing all along was a community.

Part Asian 100% Hapa gives you that. It gives you a sense that you are not alone and that everyone is dealing with the same struggles of fitting in and finding out who we are. I'm 46 now and I showed it to my daughter who is 7 and she loves it as much as me especially the pics of other kids. She doesn't think about race and that's great. She just likes the book because it's about people being who they are (and she thinks it's funny too). I get tired of all the race talk and about who is this and that. This book is just honest and down to earth.

I also saw the accompanying photo show at the Japanese American National Museum in L.A. and it is phenomenal.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Halfofsomething on May 22, 2006
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This book is really quite amazing. It brings a few good questions to mind, as well as realizations. It is interesting to read the responses to the question "What am I", especially from the children who all have a beautiful, raw way of expressing themselves, some in pictures, some in scribbles and some in blatently obvious answers, as if the kid would look at you and say "what am I, I'm a kid, duh" It really makes you think twice about asking people "what are you".
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Ryan J. Akiyama on May 13, 2006
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A friend recommended this book, and it just arrived from Amazon. It's a picture book of a few hundred people of various mixed race. I highly recommend it for anybody that's ever asked a person of mixed race "what are you?"

It's already spawned a couple of interesting conversations with my wife and four-year-old daughter. Even though she's only four, she's already encountered the stupidity of strangers and well-meaning-ignoramus-friends as they question whether or not I'm really her father (I'm hapa and she has her mom's lily-white complexion and blue eyes/blonde hair).
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Lewis on February 20, 2007
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This is an amazing piece of work: Simple yet sublime. For those of us, especially in CA, fortunate to live in a multi-cultural environment this book speaks volumes and provides deep, yet subtle, insight into "the great melting pot of America".
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Chandra Prasad on May 30, 2006
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Part Asian, 100% Hapa shines a much needed spotlight on the changing face of America.

Though multiracial individuals comprise at least 7 percent of the U.S. population, according to the 2000 Census, people who are mixed or "hapa" nevertheless tend to be ignored in society's ongoing conversation about race and race relations. Kip Fulbeck thoughtfully puts a stop to this wallflower phenomenon by placing the faces of mixed-race people front and center in this intriguing and artistic new book.

The old proverb is true: a picture does tell a thousand words. Here, each face relays an unflinching, often fascinating tale about its owner. The result is a candid glimpse into a growing population, and also, a generous and quite touching photographic exploration of the feelings, observations, and struggles that make each of us -- in the end -- universally connected.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Anne Baker on May 25, 2006
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i felt a very immediate and personal connection to this book, being hapa myself, and think that it is a must have for any hapa, young or old. however i also think this is an amazing book, period. it is funny and engaging and beautiful and something that anyone who has ever been pigeonholed or struggled with identity(which i would guess is pretty much everyone) can relate to.

it is hard to sufficiently explain how great and filled with 'hapa pride' this book made me feel, so you will just have to buy it.
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25 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Timothy Haugh TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 28, 2006
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A short time ago, my wife and I had our first child. Our daughter is 25% Irish, 25% German and 50% Chinese. As I understand it, this would qualify her to be included in Mr. Fulbeck's delightful little book as my child is 100% Hapa.

Hapa is a term that I had never heard until recently but one with which I am becoming more and more familiar. I've always felt my heritage to be important and I want my child to be proud of who she is. So I have been making an effort to learn more about the Hapa community.

I don't know how much practical information I picked up from this book. On the other hand, the portraits are beautifully done--I love the consistency of the images which only serves to bring out the uniqueness of each face. I also love the self-expression of the hand-written comments by the portrait subjects themselves on each facing page. It's amazing how much emotion can be expressed in just a few lines.

As the years go by, it seems the distinctions between the races get fewer. As the world gets smaller, we are truly becoming a melting pot. We may be a long way from a color blind society, but it won't be long, I think, before the "mixed" race people become the majority. With them, I celebrate this beautiful expression of their pride.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By puamama on July 31, 2006
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This book is great for all of the Hapa's of the world. The photos are real people, no airbrushing, no runway models. They are beautiful people of mixed race. My daughter is a Hapa so I wanted her to grow up with the book in the house so she can be proud of her mix.
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