Reading the Literatures of Asian America (Asian American History & Cultu)

Authors:Shirley Lim, Amy Ling
Publisher: Temple University Pre
Keywords: asian, history, cultu, american, america, literatures, reading
Number of Pages: 376
Published: 1992-10-19
List price: $29.95
ISBN-10: 0877229368
ISBN-13: 9780877229360

Book Description:

With the recent proliferation of critically acclaimed literature by Asian American writers, this groundbreaking collection of essays provides a unique resource for students, scholars, and the general reading public. The homogeneity implied by the term "Asian American" is replaced in this volume with the rich diversity of highly disparate peoples. Languages, religions, races and cultural and national backgrounds. Examining a century of Asian American literature from the late 19th century up through the contemporary experimental drama of Ping Chong, the contributors address the work of writers with Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Filipino, East Indian, and Pacific Island ancestry. Asian Canadian and Hawaiian literature are also considered.