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Reading Asian American literature

from necessity to extravagance

by Sau-ling Cynthia Wong

  • 265 Want to read
  • 12 Currently reading

Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English

  • American literature -- Asian American authors -- History and criticism,
  • Asian Americans -- Intellectual life,
  • Ethnic relations in literature,
  • Asian Americans in literature

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-248) and index.

    StatementSau-ling Cynthia Wong.
    LC ClassificationsPS153.A84 W66 1993
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 258 p. ;
    Number of Pages258
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1737139M
    ISBN 100691068755, 0691015414
    LC Control Number92042251

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