“Further Desire: Asian and Asian American Sexualities”

The UCLA Asian American Studies Center Press announces the release of the latest issue of Amerasia Journal, “Further Desire: Asian and Asian American Sexualities.” Guest edited by Ramón A. Gutiérrez, this special topic issue is based on a conference on Asian American Sexualities held at the University of Chicago Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, which is headed by Professor Gutiérrez. “Further Desire” builds on Amerasia‘s commitment to the study of sexualities within Asian American Studies, which began with the groundbreaking 1994 volume, “Dimensions of Desire” (20:1). Amerasia‘s latest contribution to this vibrant area of inquiry offers new insights into the field with a sustained examination of the transnational, multiethnic, and comparative nature of Asian American sexualities.

The issue also includes a timely exploration of the public debate over Amy Chua’s controversial book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. Incorporating perspectives from literary criticism, cultural studies, public policy, and education, our discussion of “Tiger mothering” presents thoughtful and thorough discussions on the matter from points of view that have been left out of mainstream coverage of the public debate. Please check back here periodically as we post the Amerasia Forum on “The Year of the Tiger Mother” online, in addition to other excerpts from the issue.

View the contents of “Further Desire” below the fold…

* Scholarly research on Asian and Asian American sexualities in literature, film, and law.

* An exclusive translated excerpt from Bei Tong’s Beijing Comrades, one of the best known and most influential modern gay novels from mainland China.

* An interview with renowned Taiwanese director Tsai Ming Liang by long-time Amerasia Journal Editor Russell C. Leong

* A roundtable on Amy Chua’s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother from innovative scholars in Asian American Studies.

This issue of Amerasia Journal costs $15.00 plus $5.00 for shipping and handling and 9.25 percent sales tax for California residents ($21.39). Make checks payable to “Regents of U.C.” VISA, MASTERCARD, and DISCOVER are also accepted; include expiration date and phone number on correspondence. The mailing address is: UCLA Asian American Studies Center Press, 3230 Campbell Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1546.

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