Tag: Asian American literature

Tiananmen Tankman at 25

This past Wednesday, June 4, marked the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre, when the Chinese government ordered the Red Army to open fire on unarmed students and democracy supporters in Tiananmen Square. This is a piece I originally submitted…

Sentimental About Local/Express

When Curtis Chin (founder of the Asian American Writer’s Workshop) asked me to submit something to an anthology he was putting together about Asian American activism in the 90s, I was very flattered. It had been a while since I’ve…

Paul Yee’s Money Boy

Sodagreen’s “Little Universe” (the video above) plays in the background at the sushi restaurant where Ray meets some people who will help him settle into his “new” life. A translation of the lyrics is available at Asian Fanatics.net. It’s rare…

An Asian American Summer Reading List

A version of this list appears on k2twelve.com and ricedaddies.com.   Mia Wenjen’s Jade Luck Club has the most extensive and current bibliography of Young Adult books about the Asian American experience and by Asian American authors that I have come…