The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1567207367
  • ISBN-13: 9781567207361
  • DDC: 810.9895
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1197 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released January 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

Asian American literature dates back to the close of the 19th century, and during the years following World War II it significantly expanded in volume and diversity. Monumental in scope, this encyclopedia surveys Asian American literature from its origins through 2007. Included are more than 270 alphabetically arranged entries on writers, major works, significant historical events, and important terms and concepts. Thus the encyclopedia gives special attention to the historical, social, cultural, and legal contexts surrounding Asian American literature and central to the Asian American experience. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and cites works for further reading, and the encyclopedia closes with a selected, general bibliography of essential print and electronic resources. While literature students will value this encyclopedia as a guide to writings by Asian Americans, the encyclopedia also supports the social studies curriculum by helping students use literature to learn about Asian American history and culture, as it pertains to writers from a host of Asian ethnic and cultural backgrounds, including Afghans, Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Filipinos, Iranians, Indians, Vietnamese, Hawaiians, and other Asian Pacific Islanders. The encyclopedia supports the literature curriculum by helping students learn more about Asian American literature. In addition, it supports the social studies curriculum by helping students learn about the Asian American historical and cultural experience.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Advisory Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Entries.
Guide to Related Topics.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
1: Abu-Jaber, Diana (1959–).
2: Afghan American Literature.
3: Ahmed, Sharbari (1971–).
4: Ai (1947–).
5: Aiiieeeee! (1974).
6: Alexander, Meena (1951–).
7: Ali, Agha Shahid (1949–2001).
8: Ali, Samina (1970–).
9: Amerasia Journal.
10: America is in the Heart (Bulosan).
11: Angel Island.
12: Aoki, Brenda Wong (1953–).
13: Arab American Literature.
14: Asian American.
15: Asian American Children’s Literature.
16: Asian American Political Activism.
17: Asian American Stereotypes.
18: Asian American Studies.
19: Asian Canadian Studies.
20: Asian Diasporas.
21: Asian Pacific Islanders.
22: Assimilation/Americanization.
23: Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS).
24: Bamboo Ridge: The Hawaii Writers’ Quarterly.
25: Bao, Quang (1969–).
26: Barroga, Jeannie (1949–).
27: Barry, Lynda (1956–).
28: Bates, Judy Fong (1949–).
29: Berssenbrugge, Mei-Mei (1947–).
30: Biraciality.
31: Brainard, Cecilia Manguerra (1947–).
32: Bulosan, Carlos (1911–1956).
33: Cao, Lan (1961–).
34: Carbò, Nick (1964–).
35: Cha, Theresa Hak Kyung (1951–1982).
36: Chan, Jeffery Paul (1942–).
37: Chang, Diana (1934–).
38: Chang, Lan Samantha (1965–).
39: Chang, Victoria (1970–).
40: Charlie Chan.
41: Chee, Alexander (1967–).
42: Cheng, Nien (1915–).
43: Chiang, Monlin (1886–1964).
44: Chiang, Yee (1903–1977).
45: Chin, Frank (1940–).
46: Chin, Marilyn Mei-Ling (1955–).
47: Chin, Vincent (1955–1982).
48: Chinatowns.
49: Chinese American Anthology.
50: Chinese American Autobiography.
51: Chinese American Drama.
52: Chinese American Literature.
53: Chinese American Novel.
54: Chinese American Short Story.
55: Chinese Exclusion Act (1882).
56: Chock, Eric (1951–).
57: Choi, Susan (1969–).
58: Chong, Denise (1953?–).
59: Chong, Ping (1946–).
60: Choy, Wayson (1939–).
61: Chu, Louis Hing (1915–1970).
62: Civil Rights Movement and Asian America.
63: Colonialism and Postcolonialism.
64: Desai, Kiran (1971–).
65: Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee (1956–).
66: Eaton, Edith Maude (Sui Sin Far) (1865–1914).
67: Eaton, Winnifred (Onoto Watanna) (1875–1954).
68: Feminism and Asian America.
69: Fifth Chinese Daughter (Wong).
70: Filial Piety.
71: Filipino American Anthology.
72: Filipino American Autobiography.
73: Filipino American Literature.
74: Filipino American Novel.
75: Filipino American Poetry.
76: Filipino American Short Story.
77: Fu Manchu.
78: Ganesan, Indira (1960–).
79: Gawande, Atul (1965–).
80: Gay Male Literature.
81: Gill, Myrna Lakshmi (1943–).
82: Gold Mountain.
83: Gonzalez, N.V.M. (1915–1999).
84: Gotanda, Philip Kan (1951–).
85: Goto, Hiromi (1966–).
86: Graphic Novel.