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Coming soon in April 2024
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Corky Lee's Asian America
Fifty Years of Photographic Justice

Clarkson Potter /  Penguin Random House

"...a potent record of Asian Americans’ continued struggle for equality."

--Publishers Weekly (Dec. 2023)

Watch this video to "flip" through the book

  • Over 200 photographs in black and white and color, including Corky's most well known images and some never before seen, set in historical and social context

  • Edited by Asian American scholar Mae Ngai & photographer Chee Wang Ng, and with a foreword by Hua Hsu​

  • Guest essays and comments from Alan Chin, Renee Tajima-Peña,  Helen Zia,  Akemi Kochiyama,  David Henry Hwang, Ai Weiwei,  Vivek Bald, and more.

National Book Tour

Book events will feature book editors in conversation with Asian American notables, including contributors to the book; a pop-up exhibit of selected Corky's photos, reception, and books for sale

April 11-Chinese American Museum, Washington DC

April 15 - Toronto Public Library (virtual)

April 18- Asia Society, New York

April 20- Japanese American National Museum, LA

April 22-Vroman's, Pasadena

April 26- Wing Luke Museum, Seattle

May 4 - Manny Cantor Center, New York Chinatown

May 8 - MLK, Jr. Public Library, Washington DC

May 17 - Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia

May 18- Edge on the Square, SF Chinatown

May 19-Oakland Asian Culture Center, Oakland 

May 23-San Francisco Pubic Library

May 23-Pao Arts Center, Boston

May 31- Montclair (NJ) Art Museum

June 22 - Portland (OR) Chinatown Museum 

June 23 - Scarsdale NY Public Library

Advance praise for Corky Lee's Asian America

"Corky Lee's remarkable images demonstrate how crucial it is to make sure that Asian Amerians are seen, first and foremost, by themselves."

         --Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of A Man of Two Faces​

"What a fantastic celebration of both the documented and the documenter! To see Asian American history as it was made, and to feel the power of witness--this is the tribute to Corky Lee that he amply deserves."

        --Gish Jen, author of Thank You, Mr. Nixon​


"Corky Lee's Asian America... will change the way we look at American history."

        --Cathy Park Hong, author of Minor Feelings

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