Cambridge Companion to Asian American Literature
The Cambridge Companion to Asian American Literature offers anengaging survey of Asian American literature from the nineteenthcentury to the present day. Since the 1980s, Asian Americanliterary studies has developed into a substantial and vibrant fieldwithin English and American Studies. This Companion explores thevariety of historical periods, literary genres and culturalmovements affecting the development of Asian American literature.Written by a host of leading scholars in the field, this bookprovides insight into the representative movements, regionalsettings, archival resources and critical reception that defineAsian American literature. Covering subjects from immigrantnarratives and internment literature to contemporary race studiesand the problem of translation, this Companion provides insightinto the myriad traditions that have shaped the Asian Americanliterary landscape.