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Queer Compulsions

Japanese poet Yone Noguchi left a trail of broken hearts in the wake of his many affairs with both men and women. In Queer Compulsions (University of Hawaii Press, 2012), author Amy Sueyoshi charts Yone’s failures in both personal and...

Kit Yan | Wed, Sep 11th- 11:00am | Books, Books Section, History, Issue 27: Sex - Summer 2013, Sex

These Three Things

MariNaomi, the mixed-race Japanese American writer and illustrator of Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22, talked with Hyphen about her no-holds-barred approach to writing and drawing a funny and fraught sexual past. Her...

Cathlin Goulding | Tue, Aug 27th- 1:05pm | Books, Books Section, Issue 27: Sex - Summer 2013, Sex

Textual Healing

The Asian American literary community has got to bring its sexy back. The sad truth is that there is not much Asian American erotic literature published in the mainstream. The only established work of erotic lit by Asian Americans in existence is...

Abigail Licad | Tue, Aug 20th- 2:33pm | Books, Books Section, Issue 27: Sex - Summer 2013, Sex

The history of Taiwan and the Taiwanese is an important story, one that should not be forgotten. Wu’s writing is compelling as a witness to this story.

Sabina Chen | Fri, May 31st- 6:38am | Julie Wu, Third Son, Books Section, Fiction, Reviews

Higashino’s latest novel Salvation of a Saint plays out far more traditionally than his previous The Devotion of Suspect X, with a whodunit plot, several possible suspects, alibis, wronged women, and implausible...

Noah Cho | Thu, May 16th- 11:19am | Keigo Higashino, Salvation of a Saint, Books Section, Fiction, Reviews

Wen Jin offers a kind of metaphoric and literal translation primer for looking at multiculturalism: a way to consider narratives about things Asian found in American popular culture.

Jee Yoon Lee | Fri, May 10th- 4:28pm | Books Section, University/Academics

Steph Cha’s Follow Her Home is a fresh evolution of hardboiled fiction.

Maurene Goo | Thu, Apr 18th- 5:35am | Follow Her Home, Steph Cha, Books Section, Fiction, Reviews

Kim Wong Keltner is determinedly disputing Chua’s claims with her first work of nonfiction.

Joyce Chen | Thu, Apr 11th- 10:27am | Kim Wong Keltner, Tiger Babies Strike Back, Books Section, Reviews

It's 1920 in Los Angeles, and Japanese immigrants are spending another restive night trying not to die an ignoble death in a foreign country.

Jee Yoon Lee | Thu, Apr 4th- 5:39am | Andrew Leong, David L. Ulin, Lament in the Night, Shoson Nagahara, Books Section, Fiction, Reviews

Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being makes you question your experiences as a reader, as a person on this earth, and as a being in time and space.

Jenny Yap | Thu, Mar 28th- 8:28am | A Tale for the Time Being, Ruth Ozeki, Books Section, Fiction, Reviews

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