The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias


In the past four decades the field of Asian American literary and cultural studies has grown enormously, expanding its areas of inquiry beyond the reflections on national identity and citizenship to encompass issues such as transnational and diasporic identities and communities; the workings of imperialism; the intersectionality of race, gender, and sexuality; and social justice/human rights in a global context. This project offers the largest and most comprehensive collection of scholarship on Asian American literature and culture to date. With original essays on everything from Asian American literary classics to experimental theater, from K-pop to online gaming, the Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture guides both established scholars and readers new to this study through the extensive landscape of Asian American writing and cultural production.


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Josephine Lee, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Editorial Board

Anita Mannur, Miami University

Jennifer Ann Ho, University of Colorado Boulder

Floyd Cheung, Smith College

Cathy Schlund-Vials, University of Connecticut