Sexuality and Culture. In this article I examine contemporary Asian gay literature and argue that the experience of oppression is the central focus of this writing. Although this focus has helped gay Asians understand their experiences as a minority, the privileging of oppression as the primary site of gay identity also has other ramifications.
With its art focus, the authors engage with these four key themes to investigate what Asian art reveals about such cultural connections and examine how these issues are particular to Asia. In so doing the essays emphasise the connective medium of art itself as a vital key in forging connection for the region and between the region and the world. Art is also revealed as a means of conveying other perspectives on the world based on Asian affinities and experiences, but also for the imagination and generation of new ways of being and belonging in the world at large.
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On the plate, the egg looks like an eye plucked from a baby dragon. The yolk is the green-black of smoked glass, with a gray, nearly calcified halo, trapped in an oval of wobbling amber and emitting the faintest whiff of brimstone. The egg is a traditional Chinese snack, often called poetically, if inaccurately a 1,year-old egg, preserved for a few weeks or months in lye or slaked lime, salt and tea. To more than a billion people, it is an utterly commonplace food.
By Timothy P. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, Based on a course that he has been teaching for a number of years, Fong examines the Asian American experience after with particular focus on the issues and controversies arising in the s.
The Chinese came over first and decades later, the Japanese, Koreans, and Filipinos followed. All of these Asian American populations faced discrimination, racial hostility, inequality, deportation, and possible death. They paved the way for other Asian American populations wanting to make better lives for themselves and for their families.
Forgot your login information? Edited by: Pyong Gap Min. Offering a broad overview of the Asian American experience, Asian Americans provides an accessible resource for all students interested in the expanding and important Asian American population.
Sixteen cultural organizations will present 23 exciting exhibitions and programs across the Bay Area, featuring over 80 artists. An unprecedented event that connects cultural institutions across the Bay Area, ACAW-SF features a variety of programs to celebrate the dynamics of Asian contemporary art practice. The fellowship, which aims to promote and encourage critical thinking and writing on contemporary Asian art practices, provides the fellow with a forum on the online arts journal Art Practical to produce research and writing while creating a unique opportunity for emerging writers. An illustrated art map has been published to coincide with this event and will be distributed throughout the Bay Area.
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Published by University of Washington PressMay Like the book on Facebook. Taken together, these nine original artist interviews, cutting-edge visual artworks, and seven critical essays explore contemporary currents and experiences within Asian American art, including the multiple axes of race and identity; queer bodies and forms; kinship and affect; and digital identities and performances. The interdisciplinary and theoretically informed frameworks in the volume engage readers to understand global and historical processes through contemporary Asian American artistic production.