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quote buttonI decided to major in something called Asian-American literature, except there were no teachers, no assignments, no credits, no classes. I just had to know if there was a generation of writers before me, because I wanted to learn from them.


Books discussed or seen in the Shawn Wong segment of "Shattering the Silences":

Eat a Bowl of Tea, a novel by Louis Chu (Secaucus, N.J.: Carol Publishing, 1995)

The Chickencoop Chinaman and The Year of the Dragon Two plays by Frank Chin (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1981)

Songs My Mother Taught Me, stories, plays, and memoir by Wakako Yamauchi (New York: The Feminist Press, 1994)

No-No Boy, a novel by John Onada (Seattle: University of Washington Press)


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Selected Bibliography

American Knees (a novel, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995)

Editor, The Literary Mosaic: An Anthology of Asian-American Literature (San Francisco: Harper Collins, 1995)

Editor, with Ishmael Reed and Kathryn Trueblood, The Before Columbus Foundation Fiction Anthology: Selections from the American Book Awards 1980-1990 (New York: W.W. Norton Co., 1992)

Editor, with Jeffery Paul Chan, Frank Chin, and Lawson Fusao Inada, The Big Aiiieeeee! An Anthology of Chinese-American and Japanese-American Literature (Meridian/NAL, 1991)

Homebase, (a novel, Oakland: Reed & Cannon, Inc., 1979)


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