Andrew Lam, Vietnam-born author of "East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres" and "Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora," will discuss the cultural consequences of immigration from Asia to the West including the effects of Asian taste, cuisine and martial arts on the American imagination and issues of religion, identity, and family in the new world where East and West overlap. Lam is also cofounder and editor of New American Media, the largest ethnic media association in the United States.

"East Eats West," Andrew Lam from Visual Communications LRN RES on Vimeo.

Dec. 7th, 2010 - Andrew Lam talks about East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres ($14.95). In this collection of 21 personal essays, Lam, the award-winning author of Perfume Dreams, continues to explore the Vietnamese diaspora, this time concentrating not only on how the East and West have changed but how they are changing each other.

Location:

1 Ferry Building

San Francisco, California

94111