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Teaching Asian North American Texts (Options for Teaching) (Paperback)

By Jennifer Ho (Editor), Jenny Heijun Wills (Editor)
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Essays for teaching Asian North American texts and their historical and cultural contexts.

From the short stories and journalism of Sui Sin Far to Maxine Hong Kingston's pathbreaking The Woman Warrior to recent popular and critical successes such as Viet Thanh Nguyen's The Sympathizer, Mohsin Hamid's The Reluctant Fundamentalist, and Kevin Kwan's Crazy Rich Asians, Asian North American literature and media encompass a long history and a diverse variety of genres and aesthetic approaches.

The essays in this volume provide context for understanding the history of Asian immigrants to the United States and Canada and the experiences of their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Contributors address historical contexts, from the early enactment of Asian exclusion laws to the xenophobia following 9/11, and provide tools for textual analysis. The essays explore conventionally literary texts, genres such as mystery and speculative fiction, historical documents and legal texts, and visual media including films, photography, and graphic novels, emphasizing the ways that creators have crossed boundaries of genre and created innovative new forms.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781603295642
ISBN-10: 160329564X
Publisher: Modern Language Association of America
Publication Date: July 28th, 2022
Pages: 292
Language: English
Series: Options for Teaching