Angela K. Ahlgren is an assistant professor in the Department of Theatre and Film at Bowling Green State University.
Preface Acknowledgments 1. Introduction: Drumming Asian America, Performing Cultural Politics 2. A New Taiko Folk Dance: San Jose Taiko and Asian American Movements 3. Taiko Scenarios: Performing Asian America in the Land of 10,000 Lakes 4. Practicing Ambivalence: White and Black Women in Asian American Performance 5. Butch Bodies, Big Drums: Queering North American Taiko 6. Conclusion: "This Occasion Needs Context" Appendix A: List of Interviews by the Author Appendix B: List of Life History Interview Transcripts Consulted Notes Selected Bibliography Index