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Racial Asymmetries: Asian American Fictional Worlds

Stephen Hong Sohn

Abstract

Challenging the tidy links among authorial position, narrative perspective, and fictional content, this book argues that Asian American authors have never been limited to writing about Asian American characters or contexts. The book specifically examines the importance of first person narration in Asian American fiction published in the postrace era, focusing on those cultural productions in which the individual author's ethnoracial makeup does not directly overlap with that of the storytelling perspective. Through rigorous analysis of novels and short fiction, such as Sesshu Foster's Atomik A ... More

Keywords: Asian American authors, Asian American fiction, narrative perspective, oppression, inequity, subjectivity, power, racial identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781479800070
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479800070.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Hong Sohn, author