ENGL 355 A: American Literature: Contemporary America

Literature of the American Ethnic Enclave: Chinatown

Meeting Time: 
MW 2:30pm - 4:20pm
SMI 405
Shawn Wong
Shawn Wong

Additional Details:

Students will examine the literature of an American ethnic enclave, in particular the American Chinatown from 1850 to the present. What historical factors led to the creation of the American Chinatown? What literature came out of Chinatown from the first generation immigrant to the baby boomer generation? How does the Chinese American experience relate to other American ethnic enclaves?

Required Texts:

"Eat A Bowl of Tea" by Louis Chu

"Bone" by Fae Myenne Ng

"Donald Duk" by Frank Chin

Catalog Description: 
Examines recent American literature and its historical and cultural contexts.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Other Requirements Met: 
Last updated: 
March 15, 2016 - 3:31pm