Yellow on the Outside, Shame on the Inside: Asian Culture Revealed Revised First Edition - Published by Globusz Publishing + Self-Publication Copyright © 2008 by Anson Chi. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form whatsoever.
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This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.
You, the reader
Ryan & Christi
John Winston Ono Lennon
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Mohandas "Mahatma" Gandhi Congressman (and My President) Ron Paul To all those that helped, you know who you are To all those that didn't help, you know who you are
(Bands that kept me focused while writing, in no particular order) Warsaw · Joy Division · New Order
The Velvet Underground
Belle & Sebastian
The Verve · Richard Ashcroft
The Smiths · Steven Patrick Morrissey
And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead Many, many more...
I don't usually like to write an introduction —any introduction, including a note to the reader—since we all want to get to the nitty-gritty, but suffices to say, this note is important or else I wouldn't have written it.
This didactic novel is based on Asian culture, specifically East Asian culture which includes Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, Thai, Chinese, etc. This novel is not based on the Asian culture of Russia, Tajikistan, or even Iraq—which are all countries in the continent of Asia. I must state this distinction of clarification so that there's no confusion in regards to the ethnicities and racial heritages mentioned in this novel.
Moreover, the philosophy of this novel targets Asians in general, notspecific. When I say Asians overachieve to get straight A's, for instance, I'm not saying every Asian specifically—I'm saying Asians ingeneral. I must state this distinction of clarification so that there's no “but there's the exception of...” since there are always exceptions to every rule.
Furthermore, the information in this book is not intended to offend; it is intended to change. Please finish reading this book before formulating any prejudices, in order to acquire the full grasp of my message.
All in all, this novel is based somewhat on my life but mostly on the lives of others: the experiences, the austere upbringing of the characters, the opinions, the philosophies, the principles, the tenets and the events—some of them true, even the characters, though I have disguised all their names. Of course, not everything is true because this is a novel after all, thus, you can't sue me; not that you would anyway.So without further ado, please enjoy the journey from the gospels of a former Asian.