Hua Hsu

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Hua Hsu
Residence Brooklyn
Alma mater Harvard University (Ph.D.)
Occupation Professor, writer
Employer Vassar College

Hua Hsu is an associate professor of English and director of American Studies at Vassar College[1] and an Asian American writer. His work includes investigations of immigrant culture in the United States, as well as public perceptions of diversity and multiculturalism. Other research work and interests include studies of literary history and arts criticism.[2]

Hsu has been a fellow at New America, a public policy think tank and a contributor to The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Slate, and The Wire.[3][4][5] He is a board member of the Asian American Writers' Workshop.[6] His book, A Floating Chinaman: Fantasy and Failure Across the Pacific,[7] was published in June, 2016, by Harvard University Press.[8][9] He is a second generation Taiwanese American and grew up in Cupertino, California.[10] He lives in Brooklyn.[11]



  • Hsu, Hua (2016). A floating Chinaman : fantasy and failure across the Pacific. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard UP. 

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  1. ^ "Hua Hsu - English Department - Vassar College". Retrieved 2017-09-12. 
  2. ^ "Vassar Faculty and Staff". Vassar English Department. Vassar College. Retrieved February 16, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Hua Hsu, New America Fellow". New America. Retrieved February 16, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Authors: Hua Hsu". Slate. 
  5. ^ "Author: Hua Hsu". The Atlantic. 
  6. ^ Romano, Evan (2017-03-13). "Brooklyn 100 Influencer: Hua Hsu, The 'New Yorker'". Brooklyn Magazine. Retrieved 2017-09-12. 
  7. ^ Nguyen, Viet Thanh (2016-07-22). "Reconsidering the Work of a Chinese Immigrant Writer of the 1930s". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-09-12. 
  8. ^ "A Floating Chinaman — Hua Hsu | Harvard University Press". Retrieved 2017-09-12. 
  9. ^ "Contributors: Hua Hsu". The New Yorker. Retrieved February 16, 2016. 
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  11. ^ "The 100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture 2017". Brooklyn Magazine. 13 March 2017. Retrieved 12 September 2017. 
  12. ^ Online version is titled "Kendrick Lamar's holy spirit".