By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly University of Washington (UW) professor and novelist Shawn Wong last week said his battle with Penguin Random House over the copyright of “No-No Boy,” the first Japanese American novel, was coming to a positive close, although he could not provide details. The victory was part of Wong’s life-long mission […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Imagine a Husky basketball player shooting three points in a Shanghai arena, Yao Ming of legendary basketball fame and Jack Ma of Alibaba opening their mouths in disbelief, and a sea of Chinese fans leaping out of their seats going wild. This could be a reality on Nov. 14 […]
Humanities Washington is introducing its 2012 to 2014 Speakers Bureau, providing low-cost programs for community organizations to offer to local audiences on a variety of topics, including popular culture, photography, architecture, literature, food, film, and history. Urvasi Dance Ensemble artistic director Ratna Roy, University of Washington professor Anu Taranath, author Shawn Wong, and others are […]
On Jan. 24 at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown, director Eric Byler appeared at a screening of his critically acclaimed 2006 film “Americanese,” which is based on Shawn Wong’s 1995 novel, “American Knees.”
“Americanese” a film from Director Eric Byler, is being screened at a one-night engagement on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at SIFF Cinema at the Uptown (511 Queen Anne Avenue North, Seattle). Director Eric Byler and author Shawn Wong will be at the screening in person This “Americanese” is co-presented by University of Washington Creative Writing Program
Shawn Wong read from his upcoming book, “The Ancient and Occupied Heart of Greg Li,” at the Seattle Public Library’s International District/Chinatown branch.
Two significant events in Asian American media are currently pending. One is regarding the release of “Americanese,” a film adapted from Shawn Wong’s novel “American Knees,” which will be released later this year. The other is a new novel by Amy Tan.
Award-winning author Shawn Wong grew up in an era defined by bellbottom pants, tie-dyed shirts and young revolutionaries screaming the mantra: “Peace, love and rock ‘n’ roll.”
The 1960s were a formative time for a second generation Chinese American like Shawn Wong. As an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley, he joined the nation in trying to grasp the evolving notion of identity.