Filthy Fictions: Asian American Literature by Women
by Monica Chiu
AltaMira Press, 2004
excerpt from book cover: Filthy Fictions addresses Asian American literature by women to explore and explode the sedimented and solidified meanings of “Asian Americans” and “dirt.” Crossing disciplinary and institutional boundaries, Filthy Fictions also questions the very ground upon which these arguments are founded. Expertly questioning the construction of the ethnic body, Monica Chiu analyzes critical discourses in ethnic and feminist studies based on the topics of identity (re)production and transnational representation.