Dispatches from the Symposium: Douglas S. Ishii

The Coherent Incoherence of Asian American Difference By Douglas S. Ishii Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program Director Konrad Ng thanked the artists and authors of “Asian American Portraits of Encounter Between Image and Word” via remote introduction for their work that “sustains narratives critical to understanding the Asian American experience.”7 The term “Asian American” here [Continue Reading…]

After the Symposium: From Korean to KYOPO: Notes for Girls in Transition

Angie Kim on The KYOPO Project   The flight from Seoul to New York is fourteen hours. * Fourteen hours is not enough time to memorize all fifty Essential Phrases in your “All the English You’ll Ever Need!” book. Seven or eight phrases, maybe. Nine, at most. * Holding your pee for fourteen hours because [Continue Reading…]

Symposium Image & Word: Villain/elle: Shimomura Cross Over in the Flat of the Night

Villain/elle: Shimomura Cross Over  in the Flat of the Night Bao Phi,  in response to Roger Shimomura’s  Shimomura Crossing the Delaware   after Dylan Thomas and Lupe Fiasco   Shimo’ cross over in the flat of the night Home of the coolie, displaced Native, land of the slave Paddle over tongues of water, Colonialist’s Delight. [Continue Reading…]

2012 Symposium: Asian American Portraits of Encounter Between Image & Word

Edgar P. Richardson Symposium: Asian American Portraits of Encounter Between Image & Word Saturday, April 14, 2012 11:15 AM to 5:00 PM Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution Eight and F Streets, NW, Washington, DC Asian American art and literature offer a collective portrait of Asian American identity and culture, one that [Continue Reading…]