Talk:Gene Luen Yang

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Talk:Gene Yang)
Jump to: navigation, search

AGE?[edit]

What year was he born? I saw 1973 somewhere on the Web but can't confirm.


I have just reworked this article and had him review it. He confirmed that his birth date is what is in the article because he didn't correct it. Veganchic (talk) 21:28, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

Bibliography[edit]

Benedetti, Angelina, and Cindy Dobrez. "Gene Luen Yang Wins 2007 Printz Award." Young Adult Library Services 5.3 (2007): 22-23. Academic Search Premier. Web. 5 Mar. 2012. http://web.ebscohost.com.proxy2.ulib.iupui.edu/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=e3d78a3c-ff07-4196-8496-a50df3d27d8d%40sessionmgr12&vid=7&hid=25

Gutierrez, Peter. "Integrating Graphica into Your Curriculum: Recommended Titles for Grades 6-12." ALAN Reviel. (2009): n. page. Web. http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/ALAN/v37n1/pdf/gutierrez.pdf

Hunt, Johnathan. "Borderlands: Worth a Thousand Words." Horn Book Magazine. (2008): 423. Print. <http://www.longwood.edu/staff/miskecjm/381truedairy.pdf>.

Yang, Gene Luen. (2011, Telling the old, old story. Sojourners Magazine, 40(9), 44-45,47-48. Retrieved from http://ulib.iupui.edu/cgi-bin/proxy.pl?url=/docview/885012880?accountid=7398

http://geneyang.com/

http://geneyang.com/genes-blog

Yang, Gene Luen speech at Penn State University http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_NWsWSzElc http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=jDO2pwyCWfI

~~ — Preceding unsigned comment added by Veganchic (talkcontribs) 05:07, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

You need to find secondary sources, ideally peer-reviewed sources. So, blogs written by Yang or speeches given by him are not the kinds of sources we want to start with. There are plenty of secondary sources on this book. See some of what your fellow classmate found at Talk:American Born Chinese. Wadewitz (talk) 18:59, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

Outline for Article Updates[edit]

There is so much that needs to be changed and added to this article. I plan to:

  • Rewrite both the intro and the overview

Both sections need updated with more current and accurate information. They also need to be better written.

  • Add a section for his Life

Need to find sources to support but it is extremely difficult to find secondary sources for this so hopefully I am able to find more than just the speeches and interviews I have.

  • Add a section for all of his Literary Works.

Need to find more sources to support.

  • Add a section for Themes of his works

Explain and describe the themes of his works.

  • Add a section for Awards he has received.

Find a few more sources to support.

  • Add links through out the article.

Veganchic (talk) 03:55, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

This looks very good. How is the search for sources going? Wadewitz (talk) 18:11, 27 March 2012 (UTC)
Feedback I've already e-mailed you regarding this page, but I simply wanted to post here to let you know that I'm available to help on Wikipedia through my talk as well as my e-mail--if you post to my talk, I will receive a notification in my inbox. —Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 04:00, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

Suggestions for Improvement[edit]

Well it looks like you are still in the finding resources stage, which will be very important to the editing of this article because you are going to need to add more sections and a lot more information. I hope your search is going well. Your outline sounds great and if you're able to accomplish all of it, the article will be greatly improved. I also hope you are able to find an image for the article. Good luck! Crazykaystar (talk) 22:03, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

More Suggestions[edit]

So far, everything you have written is very clear and concise. The sources you have are decent, but keep looking for reviews from journals (I know there isn't much, though!). I have a few questions that might help direct further research and/or help you add a few details: 1) Do you have relative dates for "Prime Baby" and "The Eternal Smile"? I see they are listed in sequential order, but the years they were released would be nice. You could try Gene Yang's web site or even better, the publisher's. 2)Have you found any reviews of his various novels, and/or artwork in San Francisco? These would be great for a section entitled "Public Feedback" or "Criticism" or something. You have a lot of work ahead in order to comb through so much, but I might look for newspaper and/or magazine articles from the city Yang lives in, or the headquarters of his publisher. Look for things around the date of his first publication. The research librarians can be a great help for specific research like that. So far, great job.Kida5887 (talk) 18:13, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

  • Here is a resource that might be of interest to you: Gomes, Cheryl. "Navigating through Social Norms, Negotiating Place: How American Born Chinese Motivates Struggling Learners." English Journal. 100.2 (2010): 68. Web. 4 Mar. 2012.
  • This piece talks about Gene Yang helping a class of struggling learners with a blog about American Born Chinese. That might be a good little bit for biography. Kida5887 (talk) 21:17, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

Gene Yang's Preferences[edit]

I was in contact with Gene Yang via email during the process of my edits on this article and per his request, I intentionally left out the names of his wife, children, and parents. Please keep that in mind when making further edits to this article. Thank You! Veganchic (talk) 21:13, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

Impact of recent student edits[edit]

This article has recently been edited by students as part of their course work for a university course. As part of the quality metrics for the education program, we would like to determine what level of burden is placed on Wikipedia's editors by student coursework.

If you are an editor of this article who spent time correcting edits to it made by the students, please tell us how much time you spent on cleaning up the article. Please note that we are asking you to estimate only the negative effects of the students' work. If the students added good material but you spent time formatting it or making it conform to the manual of style, or copyediting it, then the material added was still a net benefit, and the work you did improved it further. If on the other hand the students added material that had to be removed, or removed good material which you had to replace, please let us know how much time you had to spend making those corrections. This includes time you may have spent posting to the students' talk pages, or to Wikipedia noticeboards, or working with them on IRC, or any other time you spent which was required to fix problems created by the students' edits. Any work you did as a Wikipedia Ambassador for that student's class should not be counted.

Please rate the amount of time spent as follows:

  • 0 -No unproductive work to clean up
  • 1 - A few minutes of work needed
  • 2 - Between a few minutes and half an hour of work needed
  • 3 - Half an hour to an hour of work needed
  • 4 - More than an hour of work needed

Please also add any comments you feel may be helpful. We welcome ratings from multiple editors on the same article. Add your input here. Thanks! -- LiAnna Davis (WMF) (talk) 20:18, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

Name[edit]

I'm adding this author's name to a list of authors. Should it be alphabetized under Luen or Yang? With North American and European names, sometimes I can tell if the "middle" name is a given name or a surname, but with Asians, I can never tell. Thanks for your help. -Howarthe (talk) 02:06, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

His surname is Yang. -Jason A. Quest (talk) 23:29, 2 October 2016 (UTC)

"Believes" to have been born hither or thither?[edit]

A person born in the USA in 1973 "believes he was born in either [X] or [Y]". BELIEVES??!! I am sorry, but who is crazy here? Birth records have been compulsory worldwide since the second half of the 19th century.

But he evidently hasn't seen them. Unless you can prove otherwise, or can provide a better source than what he's said, that's all we can report. -Jason A. Quest (talk) 23:29, 2 October 2016 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

Hello fellow Wikipedians,

I have just modified one external link on Gene Luen Yang. Please take a moment to review my edit. If you have any questions, or need the bot to ignore the links, or the page altogether, please visit this simple FaQ for additional information. I made the following changes:

When you have finished reviewing my changes, you may follow the instructions on the template below to fix any issues with the URLs.

As of February 2018, "External links modified" talk page sections are no longer generated or monitored by InternetArchiveBot. No special action is required on behalf of editors regarding these talk page notices, other than regular verification, as with any edit, using the archive tools per instructions below. This message updated dynamically through the template {{sourcecheck}} (last update: 1 May 2018).

  • If you have discovered URLs which were erroneously considered dead by the bot, you can report them with this tool.
  • If you found an error with any archives or the URLs themselves, you can fix them with this tool.


Cheers.—InternetArchiveBot (Report bug) 00:47, 9 January 2017 (UTC)