Description: One might celebrate the “rise” of Asian American authors based on their presence on bestseller lists and national awards announcements. But what remains vexed is how Asian American literature continues to be read, as Yoonmee Chang observes, through an “ethnographic imperative.” In this session, established and emergent writers and editors consider the politics of racialized transactions that circumscribe access to and success in publishing in the United States.
Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, U of Connecticut, Storrs
Bryan Thao Worra, Bakka Magazine
Lawrence-Minh Bui Davis, Smithsonian Inst.
Andrew Way Leong, U of California, Berkeley
Jung Yun, George Washington U