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Scrutinized!: Surveillance in Asian North American Literature

Monica Chiu


Chang-rae Lee's Native Speaker, Kerri Sakamoto's The Electrical Field, Don Lee's Country of Origin, Mohsin Hamid's The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Susan Choi's A Person of Interest. These and a host of other Asian North American detection and mystery titles were published between 1995 and 2010. Together they reference more than a decade of monitoring that includes internment, campaign financing, espionage, and post-9/11 surveillance involving Asian North Americans. However, these works are less concerned with solving crimes than with creating literary responses to the subtle but persistent surve ... More

Keywords: race, Asian North Americans, detective fiction, mystery, surveillance, racial scrutiny, post-racialism, post-racism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780824838423
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824838423.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Monica Chiu, author
University of New Hampshire