But still, like air, I'll rise : new Asian American plays

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  • Creator edited by Velina Hasu Houston ; foreword by Roberta Uno
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1997.
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  • Physical Details
    • xxii, 520 pages ; 23 cm
  • ISBNs 9781566395380, 1566395380, 9781566395373, 1566395372
  • OCLC ocm35865522

Summary

  • "In this pathbreaking volume, Velina Hasu Houston gathers together eleven plays that speak in "hybridized, unique American voices of Asian descent - and often dissent." These writers resist the bigotry that targets them solely as people of color as well as the homogenizing tendencies of a multiculturalism that fails to recognize the varied make-up of Asian American experience while demonstrating the different styles and thematic concerns of individual playwrights."--BOOK JACKET.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references.

Contents

  • Foreword / Roberta Uno -- Introduction / Velina Hasu Houston -- Talk-Story / Jeannie Barroga -- Day Standing on Its Head / Philip Kan Gotanda -- Kokoro (True Heart) / Velina Hasu Houston -- Dance of the Wandering Souls / Huynh Quang Nhuong -- Bondage / David Henry Hwang -- The Conversion of Ka'ahumanu / Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl -- Cleveland Raining / Sung Rno -- Breaking Glass / Dmae Roberts -- Junk Bonds / Lucy Wang -- Kimchee and Chitlins / Elizabeth Wong -- A Language of Their Own / Chay Yew
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