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Asian American literature: an introduction to the writings and their social context

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Presents an introduction to the literary works of Chinese-Americans, Japanese-Americans, Filipino-Americans, and Korean-Americans. This book focuses on the self-images and social contexts of the nineteenth-century immigrants, their descendants, and the Americanized writers.
Paperback, 241 pages
Published February 27th 1984 by Temple University Press (first published January 1st 1982)
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Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good both as a foundational text and as a cultural artifact i.e. a representation of one authoritative critical perspective on a formational time in establishing Asian American Literature as genre. Seeing the goals and concerns, as well as how certain texts were viewed (and the debates between different views on them) is invaluable. One can use it as a touchstone. Quite a lot has a changed and quite a lot more has not changed at all.
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Absolutely foundational for my area - quoted frequently in subsequent related texts. Also, she is great at summarizing herself, making it easy to outline. Her assessment of the work of Younghill Kang introduced a new author to me.
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Elaine H. Kim is an award winning writer, editor and professor in Asian American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

Kim is the co-founder and former president of the non-profit organization Asian Women United(AWU) of California. She also co-founded the Oakland Korean Community Center and the Asian Immigrant Women Advocates.

Kim received her B.A. in English and American Literature fro
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