NORTH/SOUTH: Literary Atlas of Asians in the Americas, Excepting the U.S.

Table of Contents for NORTH/SOUTH: Literary Atlas of Asians in the Americas, Excepting the U.S.   Issues and Subscriptions Single issue AALR v812, print $22.00 USD1-year AALR v8 subscription, print $36.00 USDSingle issue AALR v812, print, Canada $37.00 USD1-year AALR v8 subscription, print, Canada $66.00 USDSingle issue AALR v812, print, int’l $42.00 USD1-year AALR v8 [Continue Reading…]

Open in Emergency: The Treated Pamphlet on Postpartum Depression

  One of 6 pieces in Open in Emergency: A Special Issue on Asian American Mental Health, the “Treated Pamphlet on Postpartum Depression” is a reworking of official PPD info-literature, a work of redaction, erasure, and annotation by four Asian American PPD survivors. If official pamphlets are well meaning, limited, and sterile, this pamphlet centers [Continue Reading…]

Interview: Naomi Hirahara and Ed Lin by Jinny Huh and Betsy Huang

October 2016 When Earl Derr Biggers created the first Asian American literary detective, Charlie Chan, in the 1920s, he did so in contrast to the Yellow Peril depictions of Asians and Asian Americans that dominated American media at the time. Biggers’s creation resulted in the emergence of an “amiable” Chinese American detective hero whose legendary [Continue Reading…]

African American Writers on China: A Dialogue – Afaa Michael Weaver, Kyle Dargan, Bro. Yao (Hoke S. Glover III), Aaliyah Bilal & Lily Wong

  After my initial travels throughout eastern China in 2010, the writer and curator Fred Joiner made me aware of Hoke Glover’s (Bro. Yao’s) plans to travel there as well. We even began to bat around the idea of doing some kind of public event to share our ideas and writing on travelling to China, [Continue Reading…]

A Review of Xu Xi’s “That Man in Our Lives,” by Jennifer Lee

Xu Xi, raised in Hong Kong but long occupying the “flight path connecting New York, Hong Kong, and the South Island of New Zealand,” might be called a writer of the diaspora. But diasporic stories often move from origin to destination, periphery to center. This novel, however, has no center, no periphery; its origins are [Continue Reading…]

An Impressionistic Social-Intellectual History of R. Zamora Linmark’s “Rolling the R’s” on its 20th Anniversary

“Friend Request” by M. Evelina Galang “Vicente, hey. It’s me, Augustina. I don’t know if you remember me, but I did not forget you, Katrina, and Edgar. I was on my way to the Philippines. Nobody knew it, but I was pregnant and my parents were bringing me “home,” but first we stopped and visited [Continue Reading…]

R. Zamora Linmark

This small book would not have survived if not for the scholars/professors/lecturers who taught, and continue to teach, it in their classes, in colleges/universities/high schools (excerpts, though I’ve been told that it’s passed around stealthily among high schoolers). It is because of these teachers that the R’s, well, keep rolling. But I also want to [Continue Reading…]

“Rolling the R’s” Forum Response: Allan Punzalan Isaac

I met Zack Linmark in 1996. Rolling the R’s had just been released. Now, almost two decades later, Rolling has become a mainstay in my and many other Asian American literature classes across the United States. Hearing Zack speak about gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, postcolonialism, alternative Englishes, and experiments with genre and voice [Continue Reading…]

“Rolling the R’s” Forum Response: Sunyoung Lee

I never really thought about this before sitting down to write this, but editing is an incredibly intimate way to experience a book. It’s a bit like walking down the middle of empty, snow-covered Broadway in NYC right after a blizzard; you feel profoundly that no one else will know the street the way you [Continue Reading…]

“For Zack (that is for AALR to celebrate ‘Rolling the R’s’)” by Karen Tei Yamashita

It’s been awhile. Well, if we’re celebrating how many years of Rolling, is it one hundred already? Okay, it’s not that long ago, but this is not about Rolling. It’s about Zack, Zack as a newbie teacher of creative writing. It’s all very fuzzy now, but I think my colleague Micah Perks and I convinced [Continue Reading…]