Asian Americans in New England: Culture and Community

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Monica Chiu
UPNE, 2009 - Travel - 252 pages
This collection, the first to address Asian and Asian Americans’ contributions to New England, highlights a broad range of Asian American communities and historical experiences. From the poignant writings of a young Chinese immigrant to the influence of hip-hop in a New Hampshire Lao community, this original and unique collection seeks to establish a regional template for the study of Asian American lives and art far from the West Coast. These essays provide not just a record of particular achievements but a full and vigorous engagement with Asian American culture along with an analysis of the depiction of Asian Americans in New England. This is an important and timely collection highlighting the creativity and diversity of one of the fastest-growing minority populations in the region.
 

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Contents

Copying and Conversion
1
The New Englandization of Yung Wing
42
Paper Butterflies
66
Collecting Asia
91
Bridges and Chasms
124
New WORLD Theater Archives
150
Vietnamese American Community Cultural Development and the Making of History in Boston
167
Performative Blackness and Lao Americans
191
On the Edges of Indigenous
215
Contributors
237
Index
241
Back Cover
253
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About the author (2009)

MONICA CHIU is associate professor of English at the University of New Hampshire specializing in Asian American literature, criticism, film, popular culture, and twentieth-century American literature. She is the author of Filthy Fictions: Asian American Literature by Women (2004).

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