Publisher: University of Washington Press (May 1, 2000)
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Size: 5.9 MB
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Russell Charles Leong exhibits an wonderful diversity during this new choice of tales. From suffering conflict refugees to clergymen, intellectuals to intercourse employees, his characters are either associated and separated via their stories as sleek Asians and Asian Americans.In kinds starting from naturalism to high-camp parody, Leong is going underneath stereotypes of immigrant and American-born chinese language, hustlers and lecturers, Buddhist monks and road humans. Displacement and marginalization ― and the hunt for romance and liberation ― are continual subject matters. Leong’s individuals are set aside, via sexuality, by means of warfare, via AIDS, by way of relations dislocations. From this vantage aspect at the outskirts of traditional existence, they typically see sincerely the lodgings we make with id and with hope. a tender teen-ager, bought into prostitution to finance her brothers’ schooling, saves her hair trimmings to burn annually in a temple ritual, the single a part of her physique that's below her personal keep watch over. A documentary movie manufacturer, raised in a loud Hong Kong relations, marvels on the well known snapshot of Asian american citizens as a silenced minority. conventional chinese language households fight to return to phrases with homosexual youngsters and AIDS.