Pitzer College Professor Publishes New Book

Claremont, Calif. (May 4, 2009) – Pitzer College Assistant Professor Kathleen S. Yep authored Outside the Paint: When Basketball Ruled at the Chinese Playground, an analysis of oral histories and newspapers, published by Temple University Press. Yep teaches Asian American studies and sociology at Pitzer.

In Outside the Paint, Yep takes readers back to the Chinese Playground of San Francisco in the 1930s and 1940s, the only public outdoor space in Chinatown. There, young Chinese American men and women developed a new approach to the game of basketball—with fast breaks, intricate passing and aggressive defense—that was ahead of its time.

Yep is the co-author of Dragon's Child, a New York Public Library's "Top 100 Books to Read and Share in 2008." Her research has also been published in the Sociology of Sport Journal, the Journal of Asian American Studies, the Asian American Policy Review and Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies.

An excerpt from Outside the Paint is available at: http://www.temple.edu/tempress/titles/2005_reg_print.html.

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