Focusing on diasporic Chinese literary production in English, this book provides a broad-ranging, critically engaged textual analyses that addresses the area of diasporic Chinese literary studies from American, Australian, and Canadian perspectives.
TSEEN KHOO is a Monash University Research Fellow, Melbourne, Australia. She has published on Asian-Australian cultural production and politics, multicultural/race issues in Australia, and Asian-Canadian literature. She is the author of Banana Bending: Asian-Australian and Asian-Canadian Literatures (2003), and co-editor of Diaspora: Negotiating Asian Australia (2000). Her current research interests include formations of Asian diasporic literary studies, and critically locating narratives of Asian-Australian public history. She created, and currently manages, the Asian-Australian academic discussion list. KAM LOUIE is Chair Professor of Chinese Studies and Head of the China and Korea Centre at the Australian National University. He has published over ten books and fifty book chapters and articles on Chinese culture. Recent books include Chinese Literature in the Twentieth Century (with Bonnie McDougall; 1997), The Politics of Chinese Language and Culture (with Bob Hodge; 1998), and Theorising Chinese Masculinity (2002). He had also co-edited Asian Masculinities (with Morris Low; 2003). He is chief editor of the Asian Studies Review, Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and a member of the Australia-China Council.