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Encyclopedia of Asian-American Literature
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 081606086X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6086-3
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $75.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 08/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 810.9
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 400

Summary

Asian Americans have been writing and publishing since the 19th century, but today the popularity and importance of Asian-American literature is greater than ever. Encyclopedia of Asian-American Literature traces American writers whose roots are in all parts of Asia, including China, Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia, the Philippines, the Indian subcontinent, and the Middle East. Emphasis is on works that are important in the high school and college literary canon, as well as the historically significant and the contemporary.

Coverage includes:

  • Carlos Bulosan
  • Donald Duk
  • Sui Sin Far (Edith Maude Eaton)
  • Jessica Hagedorn
  • David Henry Hwang
  • Maxine Hong Kingston
  • Interpreter of Maladies
  • Gish Jen
  • Ha Jin
  • The Joy Luck Club
  • Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Chang-rae Lee
  • Bharati Mukherjee
  • Native Speaker
  • No-No Boy
  • Naomi Shihab Nye
  • John Okada
  • Cathy Song
  • Amy Tan
  • Waiting
  • The Woman Warrior
  • and more.

Specifications

Index. Appendix. Bibliographies. Cross-references.

About the Author(s)

Seiwoong Oh holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of North Texas and is currently chair of the English Department of Rider University. He has published three books on pedagogy, as well as many scholarly articles on Asian-American literature and British Renaissance literature.

Reviews and Awards

"...compact and accessible..."
SLJ Curriculum Connections

"There are no comparable, current sources as comprehensive as this one."
School Library Journal

"Recommended."
Choice

"...approachable and well-presented...this useful resource is recommended for high school and college libraries where Asian American literature is studied."
Library Journal

"...there isn’t any other encyclopedia devoted to Asian American literature. Recommended for high-school, public, and undergraduate libraries."
Booklist

"...this encyclopedia will serve as an excellent reader’s guide and beginning research tool for Asian American writing."
Gale Reference Reviews

"Best Reference Sources, 2007"
- Library Journal

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