List of Asian-American writers

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In the fields of ethnic studies and literary scholarship, the term Asian American is a bit vague. In practice, it usually includes writers from East Asia and South Asia, but not from West Asia. At the same time, it often includes Asian Canadian writers, such as Joy Kogawa[1][2] and Michael Ondaatje.[3] Occasionally, it refers to Asian authors who have written about their experiences in the Americas. Technically, it could include hispanophone Asian authors as well.

Asian U.S. writers[edit]






Asian Canadian writers[edit]

West Asian writers[edit]

See also: List of Jewish American writers, List of Arab American writers

South Asian U.S. writers[edit]

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  1. ^ see, for example, Sau-Ling Cynthia Wong's statement, "The practice of including Kogawa in the Asian American roster is standard in the field," in her book Reading Asian American Literature: From Necessity to Extravagance, p. 16. The same practice is found in Lisa Lowe's Immigrant Acts: On Asian American Cultural Politics; King-Kok Cheung's Articulate Silences: Hisaye Yamamoto, Maxine Hong Kingston, Joy Kogawa (see page xv, in which she explains why she defines "American" as "North American", as does Helena Grice in Negotiating Identities: An Introduction to Asian American Women's Writing); Stan Yogi's essay on Japanese American Literature and Donald Goellnicht's essay "Asian American Literature as Theory," both in Cheung's reference work An Interethnic Companion to Asian American Literature; Sheng-Mei Ma's The Deathly Embrace: Orientalism and Asian American Identity; Emmanuel S. Nelson's reference book Asian American Novelists: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook; Stephen Sumida's article East of California: Points of Origin in Asian American Studies; and Shirley Geok-lin Lim and Amy Ling's collection of critical essays, Reading the Literatures of Asian America
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg ch ci cj ck cl listed in Amy Ling's bibliography, "Asian American Literature," in Redefining American Literary History, A. LaVonne Brown Ruoff and Jerry W. Ward, eds., MLA, 1990.
  3. ^ For instance, Emmanuel S. Nelson includes a chapter on Ondaatje in his Asian American Novelists: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook,.
  4. ^ "'Departed', 'Wire' in at Poe awards". Variety. Retrieved 8 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Lee, Yan Phou in library catalogs". Worlcat. 
  6. ^ Gray, Timothy C. (Winter 1998). "Semiotic Shepherds: Gary Snyder, Frank O'Hara, and the Embodiment of an Urban Pastoral". Contemporary Literature. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press. 39 (4): 541. ISSN 0010-7484. JSTOR 1208725.