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Bilingualism in Asian American Literature  

Jeehyun Lim

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Jan 2019
Bilingualism is an integral element of the lives and experiences of Asian Americans as well as a condition, theme, and style of a large and diverse body of Asian American writings. The ... More

Californio Testimonios  

Rosaura Sánchez

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Jan 2019
Several 19th-century Californio testimonios are the product of interviews of Californio men and women made by H. H. Bancroft’s agents, looking for historical information that would be ... More

The Chinese Exclusion Act and Early Asian American Literature  

Ben Railton

The 19th century featured two opposed yet interconnected historical trends: the growth of a multigenerational and deeply rooted Chinese American community; and the development of the ... More

Comparative African American and Asian American Literary Studies  

Julia H. Lee

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Jan 2019
Comparative African American and Asian American literary studies traces the diverse (if uneven) ways that African American and Asian American authors have explored the relationship between ... More

Eugenics, Reproduction, and Asian American Literature  

Asha Nadkarni

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Jan 2019
Asian American literature has capaciously explored the issues of gender, sexuality, and reproduction that have been so foundational to Asian American racial formation. It has likewise ... More

Human Rights and Asian American Literature and Culture  

Crystal Parikh

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Jan 2019
Asian American literature and art have had an illuminating effect on the significance of human rights in the United States and in national culture. Americans are often assumed to enjoy ... More

Modernism and Asian American Writers  

Audrey Wu Clark

In her pathbreaking book Asian American Panethnicity (1992), Yen Le Espiritu traces Asian American panethnicity to the Yellow Power movement of the civil rights era of the 1960s. ... More

Parody, Pastiche, and Intertextuality in Asian American Novels  

Amy C. Tang

The repetition and reframing of styles, forms, and texts variously known as pastiche, parody, intertextuality, appropriation, or sampling is a pervasive practice in Asian American ... More

Performance Theory and Asian American Literature and Culture  

Ju Yon Kim

The term “performance” covers expansive ground: it can suggest theatrical presentation, the demonstration of ability, or the execution of a task. Theories of performance variously ... More

Queer of Color Critique and Queer Asian North American Women’s Literature  

Martin Joseph Ponce

The materialist methodology known as queer of color critique investigates the ways that racialized subjects are positioned outside the gender and sexual norms of the US nation through the ... More

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