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“Legacies” is a 176 page anthology created by Asians in North America. We aim to capture in art and writing our legacies being As-Am!
“Legacies” is a 176 page anthology created by Asians in North America. We aim to capture in art and writing our legacies being As-Am!
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Legacies: An Asian American Anthology

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“Legacies” is a 130+ page anthology compiled by Asian American creators. We aim to capture the diverse experience of being Asian in North America, with different circumstances, different communities, and different families. Our intention is to use words and art to tell our stories and what kind of legacy being Asian American entails.

 We acknowledge that we might not be able to represent us all, and we certainly don’t pretend to. We simply want to start. 

Whatever we are, we are Asian American. Our family, our communities, our histories…they continue to define us. We are their legacies and it’s time to tell our stories.  

The Legacies book will be a perfectly bound, lovingly crafted, anthology filled to the brim with illustrated and written pieces. Found within the 100+ pages are full sized illustrations, short comics, free form narratives, and much more! 

Here is a sneak peek! 


Mock up of the book
Mock up of the book
Language of the Heart by Holly Cheng
Language of the Heart by Holly Cheng
Picture (獻給爺爺) by Allissa Chan
Picture (獻給爺爺) by Allissa Chan
The Tiger's Teeth by Brenda Challender
The Tiger's Teeth by Brenda Challender
---and you, the ocean between them by Danielle Du
---and you, the ocean between them by Danielle Du
Chimera by Weiwei Xu
Chimera by Weiwei Xu

We are forever conscious of our impact on the earth and have decided to print with eco-friendly paper! Rest assured, the quality of printing shop (Fotex) will guarantee our works in color will be beautiful and vibrant. Our creators have worked incredibly hard to perfect their content and we are eager support them with the best quality we can possible obtain!  

And thus, we invite you to join us in helping bring our project to life! Grab a copy and let us grow this community together! 

Organized by creators based in sunny California, we have pulled together this project in under four months! Find more information about our organizers here: LEGACIES 

We have had heavy support from the following: consultant/artist X. Huang, book designer Jaz, and UCSD’s Institute of Arts and Humanities. Our team and staff have contributed countless hours to this project, and we can’t wait to make it a reality! 

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Here's the details on our goodies!



 Introducing our wonderful creators: 

· Utilize eco-friendly materials when producing the anthology.

· Reach out to local indie bookstores and art galleries in SoCal for wholesaling.

· Give a copy of the anthology to all our creators as compensation and appreciation for their time and work. We are primarily self-funded and thus can only cover the cost of printing and shipping the anthology to each creator. As a gentle reminder, neither our organizers nor do our creators make money out of this project. 

· Contribute specifically to the empowerment of Asian American youth. Since the project is non-profit, any money we will make from the sale of the anthology after covering the cost of production will be given to student-run organizations supporting Asian Americans (organization/charity to be determined).

The bulk of our cost goes into printing and shipping! We have copies set aside for our creators and we want to spread the joy by producing more! All funds will be going to fulfilling the rewards, production costs, and stretch goals! 

More details on FREE Pick up TBD 

  • UCSD Geisel Library July 2019
  •  UCI Langson Library July 2019 
  • SDSU Library July 2019
  • LA Anime Expo July 2019
  • UCLA TBD July 2019
  • LA PART II TBD  

Risks and challenges

The works are already finished and we are in the process of formatting the book. The only issues we anticipate will be in producing the additions in the tiers and opening shipping beyond the US. We will communicate openly and honestly about our progress to avoid any issue! Please also remember this a passion project run by college students and we prioritize our education. We do have an entire team to fill in the gaps!

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    Every little bit counts—as a thank you for your support, we'll give you a shout out on our website!

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    Bánh xèo (Sticker!)

    Includes: A shout out on the website + Legacies sticker!

    Exclusive sticker of our logo! Check out the sticker details below (as well as the other tiers)!

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    Congee (Digital Pack!)

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    Get the PDF copy of the entire 100+ pages of the Legacies zine!

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    Chrysanthemum tea (Pin!)

    Includes: A limited edition Legacies Pin + shout on the website

    Hard enamel, rose gold chrysanthemum pin designed by Ameruu!

    LIMITED EDITION- only 100 pins manufactured!

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    Jianshui Joong (Pin!)

    Includes: A limited edition Legacies Pin + shout on the website

    Hard enamel, gold peony pin designed by birdstonshire!

    LIMITED EDITION- only 100 pins manufactured!

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    Bánh mì (Pin!)

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    Hard enamel, Mai flower pin by one of our organizers! LIMITED EDITION!

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    Sinigang (Postcard Set)

    Includes: A shout on the website + exclusive Legacies Postcard set

    Four lovely postcards specially designed by our artists, complete with brief tales from our writers!

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    Mapo Tofu (The Book!)

    Includes: Shout out + physical copy of Legacies + the PDF version!

    Get both the physical and digital copies of the Legacies anthology!

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    Thousand Year Eggs (The Book-Pickup!)

    **ONLY CHOOSE THIS OPTION IF YOU CAN PICK UP.

    Includes: Shout out + physical copy of Legacies + the PDF version!

    Get both the physical and digital copy of the Legacies anthology! We offer FREE pick up at UCSD, SDSU, UC Irvine, and two LA locations (Anime Expo, TBD)! See below for more details

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    Oolong Tea (Pins!)

    Includes: BOTH limited edition Legacies Pin + shout on the website. For all you pin lovers out there, we offer both!

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    Mochi Pack (Bulk order)

    Includes: Shout out + 3 physical copies + Postcard set

    Get three copies of the book shipped to the same location with a Postcard set! Split it between friends or gift these copies to others!

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    Tempura Batch (The Whole Set!)

    Includes: Shout out + physical copy of Legacies + the PDF version + Sticker + BOTH pins + Postcard set

    Get the whole party!

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    Bánh Tét

    Includes: Thank you shout out + PDF copy of Legacies + physical copy of Legacies X 6 + Postcard Set X 2 + Sticker

    We open this tier ONLY to the following: Asian American clubs/orgs, Galleries, Libraries, and Bookstores. Giving a little love to them!

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