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Introduction: Under Scrutiny

Monica Chiu

in Scrutinized!: Surveillance in Asian North American Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838423
eISBN:
9780824869588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838423.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book examines surveillance in Asian North American literature, and especially how it affects Asian North American characters. It investigates acts of literary surveillance in novels that seek to ... More


Persistent Vigilance and Racial Longing in Choi’s Person of Interest and Kim’s The Interpreter

Monica Chiu

in Scrutinized!: Surveillance in Asian North American Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838423
eISBN:
9780824869588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838423.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the often sobering experiences of surveillance shadowing nonwhite subjects by reading two detective novels: Susan Choi's Person of Interest and Suki Kim's The Interpreter. In ... More


Scrutinized!: Surveillance in Asian North American Literature

Monica Chiu

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838423
eISBN:
9780824869588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838423.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chang-rae Lee's Native Speaker, Kerri Sakamoto's The Electrical Field, Don Lee's Country of Origin, Mohsin Hamid's The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Susan Choi's A Person of Interest. These and a host of ... More


Conclusion

Monica Chiu

in Scrutinized!: Surveillance in Asian North American Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838423
eISBN:
9780824869588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838423.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This concluding chapter discusses the persistent policing found in contemporary Asian North American literature, where characters under suspicion possess a heightened awareness of surveillance. It ... More


Scripting Fertility: Desire and Regeneration in Japanese North American Literature

Eleanor Ty

in Unfastened: Globality and Asian North American Narratives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665075
eISBN:
9781452946368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665075.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter presents a reading of Hiromo Goto’s The Kappa Child (2001) and Ruth Ozeki’s All Over Creation (2003), which share similar concerns and are noteworthy examples of a shift in tendency in ... More


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