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Seeking Authenticity in Chinese American Literature

Frank Chin is critical of many other contemporary Asian American writers; their works, he says, rely too much on western forms, cater to white audiences, and misrepresent Asian culture. His new collection of short stories, The Chinaman Pacific & Frisco R.R. Co, reveals his own perspectives on the Chinese American experience.

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Other segments from the episode on February 9, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 9, 1989: Interview with Howard Hesseman; Review of Lyle Lovett's album "Lyle Lovett and His Large Band"; Interview with Frank Chin; Commentary on this history of…

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