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Fine Companions: ‘The Man Who Dammed the Yangtze’ and ‘A Chinaman’s Chance’

Fine Companions: ‘The Man Who Dammed the Yangtze’ and ‘A Chinaman’s Chance’

Andrea Lingenfelter August 12, 2013 0

Northwest writer Alex Kuo displays his literary range in two recent publications, “The Man Who Dammed the Yangtze,” a novel, and “A Chinaman’s Chance,” a collection of poetry. Reading these two books side by

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The IE’s Annual Pacific Reader: A Literary Supplement of APIA Book Reviews Going on 30 Years Strong

The IE’s Annual Pacific Reader: A Literary Supplement of APIA Book Reviews Going on 30 Years Strong

Alan Chong Lau August 7, 2013 0

Books That Change The World, One Reader At A Time What with the Internet, texting and Twitter, one can get lost and feel as though the world is moving at such a dizzying speed

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Drawings of the Eternal Circle:  A Messy Life in Today’s London

Drawings of the Eternal Circle: A Messy Life in Today’s London

Naomi Brown August 7, 2013 0

It was a bit of fun to read a book with the title “The Nao of Brown” when your name is Naomi Brown and you also happen to be part Japanese and part Caucasian.

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Books that Shook Their Worlds

Books that Shook Their Worlds

Alan Chong Lau August 7, 2013 0

Some literary works have the power to shift our perspectives and change the world — one book, one reader at a time. What did it for these four authors? Shawn Wong, a professor of English at University of Washington (UW) and the

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A Tale of Two Vietnamese Families

A Tale of Two Vietnamese Families

S. Ananda August 7, 2013 0

After almost four decades since the end of the Vietnam War, a fiction novel has been published that accurately and unabashedly captures the sentiments and experiences of generations of Vietnamese and Viet kieu (Vietnamese

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Two Filipina Women Searching for Their American Dream

Two Filipina Women Searching for Their American Dream

Tamiko Nimura August 7, 2013 0

In the opening scene of Marivi Soliven’s prize-winning novel “The Mango Bride,” the long-suffering cook Marcela uses the knife from a plate of mangoes to stab Señora Concha, her employer. Though the narrator immediately

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Q&A: Paisley Rekdal on How We See Ourselves

Q&A: Paisley Rekdal on How We See Ourselves

Amy Schrader August 7, 2013 0

Paisley Rekdal is most recently the author of “Animal Eye,” her fourth book of poems, and “Intimate: An American Family Photo Album,” which considers the stories of photographer Edward Curtis and his Native American

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Tales from the Tsunami – Q&A: Ruth Ozeki on Her Acclaimed Novel, Texting and Film

Tales from the Tsunami – Q&A: Ruth Ozeki on Her Acclaimed Novel, Texting and Film

Wingate Packard August 7, 2013 0

Ruth Ozeki’s new novel, “A Tale for the Time Being,” is one of the best novels I have read in years. Like her earlier novels, “All Over Creation” and “My Year of Meats,” her

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Q&A: Cathy Tashiro on Mixed Race Before the Concept of Mixed-Race Identity Existed

Q&A: Cathy Tashiro on Mixed Race Before the Concept of Mixed-Race Identity Existed

Wingate Packard August 7, 2013 0

Photo caption:  Cathy Tashiro, author of “Standing on Both Feet: Voices of Older Mixed Race Americans,” Paradigm Publishers, 2012. Memories of Anti-miscegenation and Issues of Racial Identity Cathy Tashiro, an associate professor emerita at the

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Immigrant Rights Advocates Deliver August Strategy

Immigrant Rights Advocates Deliver August Strategy

Elena Shore August 7, 2013 0

SAN FRANCISCO – About 40 leaders of immigration reform advocacy organizations were arrested Thursday on Capitol Hill. The group was there as part of a protest aimed at pressuring the House GOP into passing

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