June 17, 2009: Professor publishes book on Asian Americans in New England
Monica Chiu, Associate Professor of English, has published a book on the history and role of Asian Americans in New England. This edited collection explores nineteenth century Chinese American friendship albums, Japanese American acrobats, and Lao American hip-hop artists, among other topics. This is the first collection to address Asian and Asian American contributions to New England.
Asian Americans in New England: Culture and Community
Edited by Monica Chiu
University of New England Press, 2009
Excerpt from book cover: This collection, the first to address Asian and Asian Americans’ contributions to New England, highlights a broad range of Asian American communities and historical experiences. From the poignant writings of a young Chinese immigrant to the influence of hip-hop in a New Hampshire Lao community, this original and unique collection seeks to establish a regional template for the study of Asian American lives and art far from the West Coast. These essays provide not just a record of particular achievements but a full and vigorous engagement with Asian American culture along with an analysis of the depiction of Asian Americans in New England.