Monday, April 30, 2012

Coming Jan. 2013 through UW Press - War Baby/Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art

Wei Ming Dariotis and I have been working on this project since 2008 and it's almost here! Get your pre-orders in for this exciting new book. Foreword by Kent Ono. Artists and authors included in the book: Rudy Guevarra Jr., Lori Kay, Gina Osterloh, Jenifer Wofford, Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu, Chris Naka, Laurel Nakadate, Eleana J. Kim, Jane Jin Kaisen, Cathy Schlund-Vials, Serene Ford, Lori Pierce, Margo Machida, Adrienne Pao, Li-lan, Kip Fulbeck, Amanda Ross-Ho, Debra Yepa-Pappan, Louie Gong, Wendy Thompson Taiwo, Mequitta Ahuja, Albert Chong, Richard A. Lou, Cristina Lei Rodriguez, Camilla Fojas, Stuart Gaffney, and Ken Tanabe.

War Baby / Love Child

Mixed Race Asian American Art

Edited by Laura Kina and Wei Ming Dariotis

  • $45.00 paperback (9780295992259) Add to Cart
  • hardcover not available
  • Published: January 2013
  • Subject Listing: Contemporary Art, Asian American Studies
  • Bibliographic information: 304 pp., 63 illus., 44 in color, maps, 7 x 10 in.
  • Territorial rights: World
  • Contents

War Baby / Love Child examines hybrid Asian American identity through a collection of essays, artworks, and interviews at the intersection of critical mixed race studies and contemporary art. The book pairs artwork and interviews with nineteen emerging, mid-career, and established mixed race/mixed heritage Asian American artists, including Li-lan and Kip Fulbeck, with scholarly essays exploring such topics as Vietnamese Amerasians, Korean transracial adoptions, and multiethnic Hawai'i. As an increasingly ethnically ambiguous Asian American generation is coming of age in an era of "optional identity," this collection brings together first-person perspectives and a wider scholarly context to shed light on changing Asian American cultures.

Laura Kina is associate professor of art, media, and design at DePaul University. Wei Ming Dariotis is assistant professor of Asian American studies at San Francisco State University.

"War Baby / Love Child is an interesting, original, and innovative project that expands the field of Asian American studies by using visual art as a point of entry and analysis for the discipline." - Mark Johnson, editor of Asian American Art: A History, 1850-1970

"One of the strengths of this original volume is its holistic combination of interviews with premier fine artists along with the textual, historical, and scholarly context provided by established and emerging scholars in Asian American Studies." - Nitasha Sharma, author of Hip Hop Desis: South Americans, Blackness, and Global Race Consciousness

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