Articles tagged history
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Making and Unmaking the Asian American Movement

By Michelle Chen | November 17, 2016 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Karen Ishizuka’s ‘Serve the People’ tells the story of a radical period in Asian American activism, and compels us to ask, where does that lead us now?

Lessons of Our Recent Past

By Julie Shiroishi | November 7, 2016 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

As Election Day approaches, remembering the story of my parents’ immigrant survival, from Japanese internment to community activism, proves more important than ever.

There’s No Place Called Home

By Mei Schultz | June 19, 2015 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Gene Oishi, author of the novel Fox Drum Bebop, reflects on the Japanese American story beyond the wartime experience.

An Expelled Tongue: Translating Kim Hyesoon

By Emily Yoon | June 16, 2015 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Poet Don Mee Choi discusses the myth of fluency and what happens when translation is allowed to be hysterical

Locked Eyes: Three Poems by Monica Sok

By Monica Sok | April 14, 2015 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

I will float down the stream / until it ends. / Until it ends, the mines avoid me.

Bavarian Forest

By Humera Afridi | September 13, 2014 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Killed by the Gestapo 70 years ago, today, special agent Noorunisa Inayat Khan inspires with messages in code. A reflection and poem.

Serve the People at the Bottom: Yuri Kochiyama

By Scott Kurashige | July 9, 2014 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Yuri’s indefatigable effort to build solidarity among all activists and oppressed people is what many will likely see as the hallmark of her legacy.

The Humor and Horror of Historical Absurdity

By Mark Putterman | January 23, 2014 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

An interview with author Phong Nguyen on his latest book, Pages from the Textbook of Alternate History

Echoes of Mutiny

By J. Daniel Elam | October 25, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

On the centenntial of its founding, a short history of the Ghadr Party, and the ghosts that live on

Alan Chin’s Toishan

By Alan Chin | October 23, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

A photojournalist returns to his ancestral home to capture what is left of a long history of migration between China and the US.

If Death Is a Postman

By Sinan Antoon | August 21, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

An excerpt from Sinan Antoon’s novel, “The Corpse Washer”

Excerpt: H.T. Tsiang’s The Hanging on Union Square

By H.T. Tsiang | March 15, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

“Nut was hungry. Nut had to move.” Originally self-published in 1935, this hallucinatory, quasi-experimental novel follows the peripatetic musings of a young man throughout a single day in Depression-era New York.

Zen Fishing, or What You Catch Can Catch You, Too

By Luis H. Francia | August 14, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Poet and journalist Luis H. Francia journeys through Japan, bearing witness to the devastation wrought by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami—and to the creativity arising from these very areas.

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