'Ty's scholarship is not only solid and up-to-date but impressive in its range and suppleness. Her book conveys awareness, not only of the major primary texts and authors in Asian North American literature, but also the most recent publications in Asian American theory. To this she adds eclectic references to a wide range of theory, including psychoanalytic, genre, postcolonial, and postmodernist, and concise, well-focused historical backgrounds. Her book combines a sense of familiarity with the various theoretical frameworks with astute, beautifully nuanced readings of the literary and cinematic texts ... A smart and elegant book that fills some significant gaps in the existing scholarship.' -- Patricia P. Chu, Department of English, George Washington University
Eleanor Ty is a professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University.