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by King-Kok Cheung

Download Words Matter: Conversations with Asian American Writers (Intersections: Asian and Pacific American Transcultural Studies) ePub
  • ISBN 0824822161
  • ISBN13 978-0824822163
  • Language English
  • Author King-Kok Cheung
  • Publisher University of Hawaii Press; KIng-kok Cheung edition (February 1, 2000)
  • Pages 408
  • Formats lit doc mbr txt
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory History and Criticism
  • Size ePub 1693 kb
  • Size Fb2 1228 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 334

In this age of rapid transition, Asian American studies and American studies in general are being reconfigured to reflect global migrations and the diverse populations of the United States. Asian American literature, in particular, has embodied the crisis of identity that is at the heart of larger academic and political debates surrounding diversity and the inclusion and exclusion of immigrant and refugee groups. These issues underlie the very principles on which literature, culture, and art are produced, preserved, taught, and critiqued.

Words Matter is the first collection of interviews with 20th-century Asian American writers. The conversations that have been gathered here―interviews with twenty writers possessing unique backgrounds, perspectives, thematic concerns, and artistic priorities―effectively dispel any easy categorizations of people of Asian descent. These writers comment on their own work and speak frankly about aesthetics, politics, and the challenges they have encountered in pursuing a writing career. They address, among other issues, the expectations attached to the label "Asian American," the burden of representation shouldered by ethnic artists, and the different demands of "mainstream" and ethnic audiences.


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Series: Intersections: Asian and Pacific American Transcultural Studies (Book 26). Paperback: 408 pages. Definitely a must-read for anyone interested in ethnic or Asian American voices.

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Asian American literature, in particular, has embodied the crisis of identity that is at the heart of larger academic and political debates . Words Matter is the first collection of interviews with 20th-century Asian American writers.

Asian American literature, in particular, has embodied the crisis of identity that is at the heart of larger academic and political debates surrounding diversity and the inclusion and exclusion of immigrant and refugee groups. These issues underlie the very principles on which literature, culture, and art are produced, preserved, taught, and critiqued.

Words Matter is the first collection of interviews with 20th-century Asian American writers. Asian American literature, in particular, has embodied the crisis of identity that is at the heart of larger academic and political debates surrounding diversity and the inclusion and exclusion of immigrant and refugee groups.

Series: Intersections: Asian and Pacific American Transcultural Studies

Series: Intersections: Asian and Pacific American Transcultural Studies. Published by: University of Hawai'i Press. What does it mean to be an Asian American writer? Is it the same as being a writer of Asian descent? Or just a writer? As the epigraphs to this introduction demonstrate, the authors interviewed in this collection have remarkably different literary compulsions. Even more varied are their styles, their sensibilities, and the settings of their stories, which include Burma, Brazil, England, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Sudan, Thailand, and Vietnam as well as California, Hawai‘i, Kansas, and New York. The conversations that have been gathered here-interviews with twenty writers possessing unique backgrounds, perspectives, thematic concerns, and artistic ly dispel any easy categorizations of people of Asian descent.

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Intersections: Asian and Pacific American Transcultural Studies. New movies, store names, and organizations herald a growing interest among Americans in Asian religions. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 1999. Volume 69 Issue 3 - Paul Spickard. Beyond the fads, sociologists are finding that these Eastern faiths, along with their practitioners and centers, play an increasingly important role in American spiritual life.