Whittier College News Release

Whittier College
Office of Public Relations
13406 Philadelphia St.
P.O. Box 634
Whittier, CA  90608-0634

Oct. 23, 2001                                                     
Reference: 02/03: 26                                                         
Contact:  Judy Browning at (562) 907-4216 

Chinese Americans in Literature
Discussed at
Whittier College 

WHAT:                        “From the Heathen Chinee to Mrs. Spring Fragrance: Visual and
Literary Representation of Chinese Americans during the Exclusion
Era,” a talk by Floyd Cheung, assistant professor of English at


WHEN:                        7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31 

WHERE:                      Johnson Faculty Master’s House at Whittier College

                             13406 Philadelphia Street, Whittier  

COST:                         Free 

ADD:                      Cheung graduated from Whittier College in 1992.  He holds an M.A.
and Ph.D. from Tulane University.  He is currently researching the
rituals of all-male Chinese secret societies, the autobiography of
Yung Wing, and the proletarian writings of H.T. Tsaing.  His recent
work has investigated how turn-of-the-century Chinese American
men negotiated normative masculinities between the stereotypical extremes of the hypermasculine “Yellow Peril” and the emasculated,
docile “pet.”  Cheung has published articles in CR: The New
Centennial Review
; Jouvert: A Journal of Postcolonial Studies; the Southern Literary Journal; and TDR: The Journal of Performance
.  He is editing a collection of critical essays on Asian
American literature before 1965 with Keith Lawrence of Brigham
Young University.  

INFORMATION:         The talk is free, but seating is limited, and reservations are required.  For information, contact Britni Sternquist, Johnson House intern, at (562) 907- 5346.

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