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King-kok Cheung



Areas of Interest:



Ph.D., UC Berkeley, 1984

Research Interests

American Ethnic Literatures, Asian American Literature, Chinese and Chinese American Literature, Renaissance British Literature (Shakespeare and Milton), World Literature (Comparative Odysseys and Comparative Odysseys and Comparative Heroic Traditions), gender studies


  • “Slanted Allusions: Bilingual Poetics and Transnational Politics in Marilyn Chin and Russell Leong,” forthcoming in positions: east asian cultures critique 21.1 (2014). Excerpt in Amerasia Journal 37.1 (Spring 2011): 45-58.
  • “Theorizing in Narrative Form: Premonitions of Orientalism and ‘Racist Love’ in Bing Xin’s ‘The Photograph.’” Transnational Literature 5.1 (Nov 2012): 1-17.
  • “(Mis)interpretations and (In)justice: The 1992 Los Angeles ‘Riots’ and ‘Black-Korean Conflict.’” MELUS 30.3 (2005): 3-40.
  • “Double-Telling: Intertextual Silence in Hisaye Yamamoto’s Fiction.” American Literary History 3.2 (1991): 277-93.
  • Articulate Silences: Hisaye Yamamoto, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Joy Kogawa. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press, 1993.
  • “’Don’t Tell’: Imposed Silences in The Color Purple and The Woman Warrior.” PMLA (Mar. 1988): 162-74.
  • “The Woman Warrior versus The Chinaman Pacific: Must a Chinese American Critic Choose between Feminism and Heroism?” Conflicts in Feminism.  Ed. Marianne Hirsch and Evelyn Fox Keller. New York: Routledge, 1990. 234-251.

King-kok Cheung