Index
Abjection: of Asian Americans, , ; of the
Asian mother, –, , –,  n.;
of Asian women characters, –, ;
definitions of, –; internment era, –
; mainstream culture’s wartime, . See
also Exclusion of Asians
Agency: of Asian American authors, ; and
Chinese consciousness, , –, –
; of Chinese women, –, –;
in The Joy Luck Club, –, –; in
Lindo’s story, –
Ah Sing, Wittman (character). See Kings-
ton, Maxine Hong, works by: Tripmaster
Monkey: His Fake Book
Aiiieeeee! editors. See Chin, Frank, et al.
(eds.)
Allochronism, , , 
Althusser, Louis, , ,  n.
Amalgamation: imagery of,  n.; of races
and cultures, –
America Is in the Heart. See Bulosan, Carlos,
works by
American bildungsroman: ethnic,  n.;
female,  n.. See also Bildungsroman
American imperialism. See Imperialism
Americanization: ambivalence toward, ,
; and Chinese American ethnicity, ;
Eaton’s fictions of, –; and estrange-
ment of children, –; gendered, ;
homeland discontent and, –; and
literacy, –; of male author-hero
, –, ; myths of, –
American literary canon: exclusion fro
–; gender bias in, –; inclusio
–, ; and national definition,
; need for reconstruction of, , 
 n.. See also Asian American lit
canon
Americanness: of Asian Americans, ,
; as criterion for quality, ; and l
ing English, , , ; and marriage
–. See also Assimilation
Amnesia, themes of, , ,  n.; ab
Asian American pasts, ; about Ch
history, , , –, –; abou
perialism, ,  n.; about intern
–; milk of, 
Anderson, Benedict, ,  n.
Anglo-conformity as model for assimil
, ,  n.
Anglo-Indians, 
Anthropology: allochronism in, 
Antifeminist attitudes, , –, 
Armstrong, Nancy, –
Artist-hero. See Author-hero myth
Asian American and Asian American, b
–, , 
Asian American assimilation. See Assim
tion
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