Work in Progress

Interviews with Women of a Certain Age: chapters in progress‚ “Nisei Life Stories: An Interview with Mitsuye Yamada,” co-authored with Caroline Hong and Sharon Quan-Tang; and “An Interview with Florence Howe: A Feminist Life in Writing.”

Work Forthcoming

“Textual and Other Oxymorons: Sino-Anglophone Writing of War and Peace in Maxine Hong Kingston’s Fifth Book of Peace“ Community‚ Culture and Communication: Diasporic Chineseness after the Rise of China‚ co-ed. Kam Louie & Julia Kuehn et al.‚ University of Hawaii Press

Critical Books

Writing Southeast⁄Asia in English: Against the GrainLondon: Skoob Pacifica, 1994.

Nationalism and Literature: Literature in English from the Philippines and Singapore,Quezon City: New Day Publishers, 1993.

Chapter 3 appears as “A Modern National Epic” in F. Sionil Jose and His Fiction‚ Ed. A.T.Morales. Quezon City: Vera Reyes, 1989: 71-111.

Poetry, Fiction, Memoirs

Mall Ballads: Hong Kong Festival Walk Poems. Department of English: City University of Hong Kong, 2013.

The Shirley Lim Collection: Passports and Other Live, Marshall Cavendish, 2011.

The Ice Ball Man: Children’s Poems, by Margaret Leong. Co-ed. with Angelia Poon, “Introduction,” Ethos Press/National Book Development Council, Singapore, 2011.

Walking Backwards: New Poems, West End Press: Albuquerque, 2010.

Princess Shawl. Maya Press: Kuala Lumpur, 2008; Chinese translation, Bookman: Taiwan, 2009.

Listening to the Singer: New and Selected Malaysian Poems, Maya Press: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2007.

Sister Swing, A Novel, Singapore/London: Marshall Cavendish, new ed. 2011; Marshall Cavendish, 2006.

A Gathering of Poems from Pok Fu Lam. A chapbook, with M.L. Liebler, XOXOX Press: Gambier, Ohio, 2002.

Joss and Gold (a novel), new ed., Marshall Cavendish, 2010; New York: Feminist Press, and Singapore: Times Books International, 2001.

What the Fortune Teller Didn't Say (poems), West End Press, 1998.

Two Dreams: Short Stories. New York: Feminist Press, 1997

Among the White Moon Faces: An Asian-American Memoir of Homelands, New York: Feminist Press, 1996; published as Among the White Moon Faces: Memoirs of a Nonya Feminist, Singapore: Times Books International, 1996. Chinese translation, trans., Joan Chang. Rye-Field: Taipei, Taiwan, 2001; reissued as Among the White Moon Faces: Memoirs of an Asian American Woman, Time-Marshall Cavendish, 2005; new ed., Marshall Cavendish, 2010.

Life’s Mysteries: The Best of Shirley Lim, Singapore: Times Books International, 1995.

Monsoon History: Selected Poems, London: Skoob Pacifica, 1994.

Modern Secrets: New and Selected Poems, Aarhus & London: Dangaroo Press, 1989.

No Man's Grove and Other Poems, Singapore: National University of Singapore English Department Press, 1985.

Another Country and Other Stories, Singapore: Times Books International, 1982.

Crossing the Peninsula and Other Poems, Kuala Lumpur: Heinemann Writing in Asia Series, 1980.

Edited and Co-edited Volumes and Journals

Journal of Transnational American Studies, co-founding editor of on-line journal, issue 1 2009; chief editor for issue 4, forthcoming, September 2011.

Writing Singapore: A Historical Anthology of Singapore Literature, co-ed. with Angelia Poon and Philip Holden, Singapore: National University of Singapore Press, 2009.

Concentric: special issue on Ethics and Ethnicity. Co-ed. with Maria Herrera-Sobek, Vol. 33: No. 2, 2007.

Life Writing: special issue on hybrid, transnational and mixed race identities in global contexts, Routledge, January 2007.

Transnational Asian American Literature: Sites and Transits, co-ed. Temple UP, 2006.

Studies in the Literary Imagination, co-editor. Special issue: “Cross Wire: Asian American Literary Criticism.” Vol. 37: 1, Spring 2004.

Tulsa Studies in Women’s Writing, editor. Special issue: “Where in the World is Transnational Feminism?” 2004.

ARIEL, co-editor. Special issue: "Small Cultures: The Literatures of Micro-States.” Vol. 32: 1, January 2001.

Moving Poetry: Hong Kong Children’s Poems, co-editor. Hong Kong: Hong Kong UP, 2001.

Power, Race, and Gender in Academe: Strangers in the Tower? (co-authored introduction), co-ed. Maria Herrera-Sobek, MLA Press: New York, 2000.

Tilting the Continent: An Anthology of Southeast Asian American Writing, (co-authored introduction), co-ed. Cheng Lok Chua. New Rivers Press, Minnesota, 2000.

Transnational Asia Pacific Gender, Representations and the Public Sphere (co-authored introduction with Dissanayake) (Co-edited with Larry E. Smith and Wimal Dissanayake), University of Illinois Press, 1999.

Asian American Literature: An Anthology (introduction, chapter notes, authors’ notes, etc), NTC/Contemporary Press: Chicago, 1999.

Reading the Literatures of Asian America (co-authored introduction), co-ed. Amy Ling, Philadelphia: Temple Univ. Press, 1992.

One World of Literature (chapter introductions, notes, etc), co-ed. Norman Spencer. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1993.

Founding Editor of Asian America: Journal of Culture and the Arts, No.1, 1992; No.2, 1993. Co-ed. Special Issue of Feminist Studies, “Who’s Asia? Whose Asia?” 19:3. Fall 1993.

Approaches to Teaching Kingston's The Woman Warrior. (Introduction, materials, etc). New York: Modern Language Press, 1991.

The Forbidden Stitch: An Asian American Women's Anthology, co-ed. Corvallis: Calyx, 1989.

Scholarly, Critical Articles and Chapters

““Show & Tell”, “Show, Don’t Tell”: Creative Writing Pedagogy for EFL/ESL/World Englishes students,” Festschrift for Kingsley Bolton, ed. Rodney Jones, forthcoming.

“'As an American, however': A (Anglophone) Poetics of My Own and the Wit of the Form,” Aspects of Transnational and Indigenous Cultures, Ed. Hsinya Huang and Steven Totosy, National Sun Yat-sen University Press, SUNY Press, forthcoming, 2013.

“Identity and the Market Place: Malaysian Writing in English.” Malaysian English, co-ed. Azirah Hashim and Kingsley Bolton, Hong Kong University Press, forthcoming.

“The Postmodern Dilemma for Life Writing: hybridising hyphens,” with Caroline Kyungah Hong, 2013 repr. for Tenth Anniversary of Life Writing, from Volume 4 Issue 1 (2007)

“Fleeing and Pioneering Women: Matrophobia and My (Asian American) Feminist Praxis,” in True Confessions: Feminist Professors Tell Stories Out of School, ed. Susan Gubar, Norton, 2011, 42-50.

“Terms of Empowerment in Kamala Das’s My Story” Kamala Das: Critical Perspectives, New Delhi, ed. Devindra Kohli, 2010:

“‘I Saw a Ship A-sailing’: Asian Linkages On Children's Writing and Writing for Children,” co-ed. Rodney Strong and Kingsley Bolton, World Englishes, 2010.

“The Troubled and Troubling Genre: Life On-Going Writing or On-Going Life Writing.” Prose Studies: History, Theory, Criticism, Routledge, Special issue, “Reading Academic Autobiographies,” ed. Rocio Davis, 2010: 300-315.

“Narrating Terror and Trauma: Racial Formations and “Homeland Security" in Ethnic American Literature,” A Companion to American Literature and Culture, ed. Paul Lauter. London: Blackwell: 2010: 508-527.

“To Serve or Not to Serve: Nobler Questions.” A Hundred Million Served. Ed. Massey. Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, 2010.

“Lore, Practice, and Social Identity in Creative Writing Pedagogy: Speaking with a Yellow Voice?” Pedagogy, Winter 2010, Vol. 10, Issue 1: 79-94.

“The Woman Warrior: Her Planetary Asian American Imagination,” American Book Review. November/December 2009, Vol. 31, No. I: 4, 5.

“Introduction” and “Section 2: 1965-1990,” in Writing Singapore: A Historical Anthology, co-ed. Poon, Holden and Lim, National University of Singapore Press, 2009: 173-181

Writing for Asian Children: History, Fantasy, and Identity,” Asiatic (e-journal) Vol. 3, No. 1, 2009.

"Story-telling Across Boundaries: Malaysian Short Stories," Modern Short Fiction of Southeast Asia, ed. Teri Shaffer Yamada, Association for Asian Studies, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009: 193-212.

“Hong Kong Handover,” A Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures in English, ed. Prem Poddor Edinburgh University Press, 2009: 225-226

“Reading Back: Looking Forward: A Retrospective Interview with Maxine Hong Kingston.” MELUS, Vol. 33, No. 1, Spring 2008: 157-170.

“A Memory of Genius,” Mine Okubo: Following Her Own Road, ed. Greg Robinson & Elena Tajima Creef, U. of Washington Press, 2008: 185-190.

“The Ethics of Writing, Reading and Othering,” with Maria Herrera-Sobek. Concentric, Vol. 33: No. 2, Sept. 2007: 3-8.

“Academic and Other Memoirs: Memory, Poetry, and the Body.” Ethnic Life Writing and Histories: Genres, Performance, and Culture, ed. Rocio Davis, et. al., LIT, Verlag, Dr. W. Hopf, Berlin, 2007: 22-39.

“Introduction,” co-authored, Holy Prayers in a Horse’s Ear: A Japanese American Memoir, by Kathleen Tamagawa, ed. Greg Robinson et. al, Rutgers University Press: NJ, 2007: xi-xxxiii.

“Articulate Anger: Activism and Aesthetics in Chinese American Women’s Poetry.” “Querying the Genealogy,” Comparative and Transnational Studies in Chinese-American Literature, ed. Jennie Wang, Fudan University Press, Shanghai, 2007, 153-184; also in Tulsa Studies.

“Ain’t I a Woman? Reforming the Circle” The Feminist Memoir Project, ed. Anita Snitow and Rachel Blau DuPlessis, rept., 2007.

“Sibling Hybridities: The Case of Edith Eaton/Siu Sin Far and Winnifred Eaton/Onoto Watanna” Life Writing, Vol. 4, No. 4, April, 2007, Routledge, 81-99.

“The Postmodern Dilemma for Life Writing: Hybridizing Hyphens,” co-authored Introduction,” Life Writing, Vol. 4, No. 4, April, 2007, Routledge.

“Feminist and Ethnic Literary Theories in Asian American Literature,” Feminist Literary Theory & Criticism, co-ed. Sandra Gilbert abd Susan Gubar, W.W. Norton, rept., 2007.

“Postcoloniality in Southeast Asia?” SARE: Southeast Asia Review of English. No. 47, April 2006/07: 1-11.

“Preface,” Sweat and the City, Hong Kong, 2006.

“Arabian Nights, English Formations, and Scheherazade's Figure,” Thaqafat, special issue on Diverse Voices, 18, 2006: 217-219.

“S’pore’s Elusive National Identity” The Straits Times, June 8: 2006,

“The Native and the Diasporic: Owning America in Native American and Asian American Literature,” Women’s Studies Quarterly, The Global and the Intimate, Vol. 34, nos 1 & 2 (Spring/Summer 2006), ed. Geraldine Pratt and Victoria Rosner: 296-308.

“Not an Academic Memoir,” The Scholar and Feminist Online, Barnard Center for Research on Women, ed. Nancy Miller, Vol. 4: 2, Spring: 1-5, 2006;

Co-author, “Introduction,” Transnational Asian American Literature: Sites and Transits. Temple UP, 2006: 1-26.

“Identities Asian, Female. Scholar: Critiques and Celebrations of the North American Academy,” ‘Strangers’ of the Academy: Asian Women Scholars in Higher Education, ed. Guofang Li et al., Stylus, 2006: xiii-xviii.

“Postcolonializing Filipino-American Literature,” Southeast Asian Review of English, No. 46, April 2005: 1-26.

“A Problematic of Identity: Margaret Leong in Singapore,” in Perceiving Other Worlds, ed. Edwin Thumoo and Thiru Kandiah. Singapore: Marshall Cavendish Academic, 2005 (reprint): 142-153.

“Hong Kong handover” A Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures in English, ed. Prem Poddar and Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh University Press: 225-227.

“Cross Wire: Asian American Literary Criticism,” co-author. Studies in the Literary Imagination. Vol. 37: 1, Spring 2004: i-xi.

“Where in the World is Transnational Feminism?” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Writing, Vol. 23:1 (Spring 2004): 7-12.

“Home and The World, The Secret Author and the Reader.” Life Writing, Vol.1: 2, 2004: 169-176.

“Identifying Food, Identifying Selves.” Massachusetts Review, Food Matters, Autumn 2004: 297-305.

“Mine Okubo: A Memory of Genius,” Amerasia, Vol. 30: 2, 2004: 97-103.“Introduction,” The Big Purge, by Kee Thuan Chye. Singapore: Times Books International, 2003: 5-20.

“The Scarlet Brewer and the Voice of the Colonized,” Twentieth-Century American Poetics, ed. Dana Gioia, David Mason, and Meg Schoerke, 2003: 400-403.

“Embodied Memory and Memoir,” Biography 26.3 (Summer 2003): 442-444.

“The Strangeness of Creative Writing: An Institutional Inquiry,” Pedagogy, Spring 2003, vol. 3:2: 151-169.

“The Im-Possibility of Life-writing in Two Languages,” Lives in Translation: Bilingual Writers on Identity and Creativity, ed. Isabelle De Courtivron, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003: 39-48.

“An ethical retirement,” Melange, The Chronicle of Higher Education, rept. March 28, 2003: B4.

Selection in Literature and Ourselves: A Thematic Introduction for Readers and Writers, ed. Gloria Mason Henderson, William day and Sandra Stevenson Waller. Longman: NY, 2003.

“Regionalism, English Narrative, and Singapore as Home and Global City,” Postcolonialism Urbanism: Southeast Asian Cities and Global Processes, ed. Ryan Bishop, John Phillips,.and Wei Wei Yeo. New York: Routledge, 2003: 205-224.

“History and Fiction, Sons and Widows: Gendering and Racing the Colonized in Chin Kee Onn’s Twilight of the Nyonyas,” Complicities: Connections and Divisions: Perspectives on Literatures and Cultures of the Asia-Pacific Region. Ed. Chitra Sankaran, et al., Peter Lang: Bern, 2003: 283-307.

“Rethinking Ambition: Women on the Edge of Retiring.” Women Confronting Retirement. Ed. Nan Bauer-Maglin and Alice Radosh. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2003: 117-125.

“Memory and the New-Born: The Maternal Imagination in Diaspora.” This bridge we call home: radical visions for transformation, co-ed. Gloria Anzalduo and AnaLouise Keating. New York: Routledge, 2002:208-223.

“Cultural Imagination and English in Hong Kong,” Hong Kong English: Autonomy and Creativity. Ed. Kingsley Bolton, Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2002:265-280.

“Futures for Hong Kong English,” coauthored with Kingsley Bolton. Hong Kong English: Autonomy and Creativity. Ed. Kingsley Bolton, Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2002:295-313.

“The English-language Writer in Singapore,” Singaporean Literature in English: A Critical Reader, ed. M. Quayum and Peter Wicks. Serdang: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press, 2002: 33-58. (rept.)

“Edwin Thumboo: A Study of Literary Influence on the Literary History of Singapore,” Singaporean Literature in English: A Critical Reader, ed. M. Quayum and Peter Wicks. Serdang: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press, 2002: 282-289. (rept.)

“Traveling Transnationalism: Locating Hong Kong Literature in English.” Sun Yat-sen Journal of Humanities 14 April 2002:53-66.

“Estetica politicizzata: o l’impossibilita di una poetica postcoloniale?” Estetica e Differenza, ed. Paolos Zaccaria. Bari, Italy: Palomoar Edizioni di Alternative, 2002: 275-286.

“New Literatures in English and Postcolonial Writers in the Age of Globalization,” in Crabtracks: Progress and Process in Teaching the New Literatures in English, ed. Gordon Collier & Frank SchulzeˆEngler (Cross/Cultures; Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi, 2002): 145-156.

“Shape Shifting the Profession: Individual and Collective Practice.” ADE Bulletin, No. 130, Winter 2002: 4-9.

“Space Travel, Asian Astronauts, and Postmodern Global Identity in Asian/American Writing.” Rudolphus Teeuwen and Shu-li Chang (Eds.). Crossings: Travel, Art, Literature, Politics. Taipei: Bookman Books, 2001: 189-209.

“Introduction: The Cultures and Literatures of Micro-States,” co-author. ARIEL. Vol. 32: 1, January 2001: 7-17.

“Gods Who Fail: Ancestral religions in the New Literatures in English From Malaysia and Singapore.” Malaysian Literature in English: A Critical Reader, ed. with an introduction Mohammad A. Quayum and Peter C. Wicks. Petaling Jaya: Longman, 2001: 126-135. (rept.)

“Tongue and roots: Language in Exile.” Malaysian Literature in English: A Critical Reader, ed. with an introduction Mohammad A. Quayum and Peter C. Wicks. Petaling Jaya: Longman, 2001: 298-303. (rept.)

“Not Waving but Drowning: Creativity and Identity in Diaspora Writing,” Diaspora, Special Issue of Studies in the Linguistic Sciences, ed. Braj Kachru, Vol. 31: No. 1 (Spring 2001) 31-47.

“What It Takes To Move Poetry: Hong Kong Children’s Poetry.” Moving Poetry: Hong Kong Children’sPoems. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2001: 1-8.

“Sub/Versions of National Poetry,” “War and Marriage,” “Immigrant Mother,” Post Colonial Literatures in English, Asia-Pacific Version. Offprints Collection, selected Ban Kah Choon et al., Singapore Management University and Open University, 2001: 161-168; 209-218.

“Foreword,’ Asian American Autobiographers: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook, ed. Guiyou Huang. Westport, Ct.: Greenwood Press, 2001: ix-xii.

"David Wong Louie," The Columbia Companion to the 20th Century American Short Story, ed. Blanche Gelfant, New York: Columbia University Press, 2001. pp. 345-349

“Japanese American Women’s Life Stories: Maternality in Monica Sone’s Nisei Daughter and Joy Kogawa’s Obasan,” Asian American Literature, Chelsea House Publishing, 2000: (rept.)

"The Center Can(not) Hold: U.S. Women's Studies and Global Feminism," American Studies International, Vol. XXXVlll: 3 (Oct. 2000): 25-35 (rept).

"'Global Asia' as Post-Legitimation: A Response to Ambroise Kom's 'Knowledge and Legitimation'." Mots Pluriels,, 2000.

“Transnational Americans: Asian Pacific American Literature of Anamnesia.” Journal of American Studies, Vol. 32: 2 (Winter 2000): 345-359.

“Old Paradigms, New Differences: Comparative American Studies,” In Cultural Encounters, ed. Mario Klarer and Sonja Bahn. Tubingen: Stauffenburg Verlag, Spring 2000: 7-24.

"Asian American Literature: Leavening the Mosaic," Contemporary U. S. Literature: Multicultural Perspectives. U.S. Society & Values, Electronic Journals of the U.S. Department of State, Vol. 5, No.1, 2000: 18-22.

"Complications of Feminist and Ethnic Literary Theories in Asian American Literature," Challenging Boundaries: Gender and Periodization, ed. Margaret Dickie and Joyce Warren. U of Georgia Press, 2000. 107-133.

"English-Language Creative Writing in Hong Kong: Colonial Stereotype and Process," Pedagogy, Duke University Press, Vol.1, No.1, Winter 2000: 178-184

"The Futures for Hong Kong English," co-authored with Kingsley Bolton, World Englishes, Vol. 19:3. Special Issue, Hong Kong English: Autonomy and Creativity, Nov. 2000: 429-443.

"Writing Out of Turn," Profession 1999, 214-224.

“Before Its Time, Of Its Time: The Transnational Female Bildungsroman and Kartini’s Letters of A Javanese Princess,” Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, Vol. 9, No. 1&2, 1999: 13-25.

“Rescripting Louis Chu’s Eat a Bowl of Tea: A Chinese/American Authentic?” In Race and the Production of Modern Nationalism. Ed. Reynolds Scott-Childress, Garland Press, 1999: .

“Abstracting the Nation in Kee Thuan Chye’s 1984--Here and Now and The Big Purge: National Allegory or Modernist Theater?” Tamkang Review, Vol. XXIX, No.2 (Winter1998): 120-142.

"The Center Can(not) Hold: U.S. Women's Studies and Global Feminism," Women's Studies Quarterly, Vol.XXVl: no.s 2 & 3, Fall/Winter 1998:30-39.

“‘Ain’t I a Feminist’?: Re-forming the Circle,” The Feminist Memoir Project, ed. Rachel Blau DuPlessis and Ann Snitow, Crown Books, 1998: 450-466.

“Semiotics, Experience, and the Material Self: An Inquiry into the Subject of the Contemporary Woman Asian Writer,” Women’s Autobiographical Writing: A Reader in Theories, ed. Sidonie Smith et al., University of Wisconsin Press, 1997: (rept.).

“Diana Chang,” Asian-American Women Writers, ed. Harold Bloom, Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 1997: 6-7 (rept.).

“Diana Chang,” Asian-American Women Writers, ed. Harold Bloom, Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 1997: 10-11 (rept.).

“Maxine Hong Kingston,” Asian-American Women Writers, ed. Harold Bloom, Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 1997: 48-50 (rept.).

“Joy Kogawa,” Asian-American Women Writers, ed. Harold Bloom, Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 1997: 58-59 (rept.).

“Jade Snow Wong,” Asian-American Women Writers, ed. Harold Bloom, Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 1997: 118-119 (rept.).

“Jade Snow Wong,” Asian-American Women Writers, ed. Harold Bloom, Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 1997: 116-118 (rept.).

“Social Protest and the Success Motif in Singapore Novels in English,” Skoob Pacifica Anthology #3: Exiled In Paradise, ed.s Ong & Loh, London: Skoob, 1997: (rept.).

“When East Meets West: Second Mothers and Abandoned Daughters,” Exiled in Paradise, eds. Ong& Loh, London: Skoob, 1997: (rept.).

“Feminist and Ethnic Theories in Asian-American Literature,” Feminisms: An Anthology of Literary Theory and Criticisms, ed. Robyn R. Warhol and Diane Price Herndl, 1997: 807-826 (rept.).

“Race, National Identity, and the Subject in the Novels of Timothy Mo,” Fusion of Cultures? Cross/Culture 26, ANSEL Papers 2. Ed. Peter O. Stummer, et al. Amsterdam-Atlanta: Rodopi, 1997: 91-101.

“Asian American Literature,” “Cathy Song” entries in The Oxford Guide to Twentieth Century Literature in English, 1997.

“Immigration and Diaspora,” An Interethnic Companion to Asian American Literature. Ed. King-Kok Cheung. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1997: 289-311.

“Asian-American Literature, January 1992-June 1996: An Annotated Bibliography": with A.N. Williams. ADE Bulletin, No. 116, Spring 1997: 53-58.

“Preface” (with Mariana Valverde), Feminist Studies, Spring, 1996: 2-5.

“Reflections on Theorizing Postcolonial Studies,” New Literatures Review 32, Winter 1996: 33-47.

“Japanese American Women’s Life Stories: Maternality in Monica Sone’s Nisei Daughter and Joy Kogawa’s 2Obasan,” Modern Women Writers, ed. Lillian Robinson, Continuum, 1996. (rept.).

“Reticence and Resistance: A Conversation.” The Women’s Review of Books. Xlll 10-11 (July 1996): 24-25.

“Crossroads and Crossed Words” A Talent(ed) Digger. ed. Hena Maes-Jelninek. Amsterdam-Atlanta: Editions Rodopi B.V., 1996: 342-348.

“Growing With Stories: Chinese American Identities, Textual Identities,” Teaching Ethnic Literature, ed. David Peck et al. Alburqueque: University of New Mexico, 1996:273-291.

“First World ‘Expats’ and Expatriate Writing in a Third World Frame,” New Literatures Review, No. 28/29 (Winter 1994/Summer 1995): 1-22.

“Frankie Sionil Jose.” Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English. Ed. E. Benson et al. New York: Routledge, 1994: 744-48.

“Asian American Women’s Poetry.” Oxford Companion to Women’s Writing in The United States. Eds. Cathy Davidson and Linda Wagner-Martin. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1994:76-79.

“Preface” with Sarah Evans, Feminist Studies, 19:3, Fall 1994.

“Asian American Literature: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality.” Multicultural Review 3:2, June 1994: 46-53.

“Gender Transformations in Asian American Representations.” Gender and Culture in Literature and Film East and West. Ed. Masavisut et al., Literary Studies East and West, 1994: 95-112.

“Tongue and Root.” The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword. Ed. Ong and Loh, London: Skoob Books, 1994: 35-42. (rept)

“Introduction,” Diana Chang’s The Frontiers of Love. Seattle: U of Washington P, 1994: v-xxiii.

“Asian American Feminism and Anglo-American Hegemony: Living in the Funny House.” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, 12:2, Fall 1993: 279-87.

“Why Do you Write?” S.E.Asia Writes Back! Ed. Ong and Loh, London: Skoob Books, 1993:19-24. (rept)

“Gods Who Fail: Ancestral Religions in the New Literatures in English in Malaysia/Singapore.” [rept.] S.E. Asia Writes Back!: 1993: 224-237.

“Affiliation, Exile, and A-filiation: Migrant and Global Literatures.” HarperCollins World Reader, Ed. Mary Ann Caws and Christopher Pendergast, New York: Harper Collins, 1993.

“Up Against the National Canon: Women’s War Memoirs from Malaysia and Singapore.”Journal of Commonwealth Literature 29: 1, Aug. 1993: 47-63; also in Violence, Silence, and Anger: Women;s Writings as Transgression. Ed. Deidre Lashgari. Charlottesville: U. of Virginia Press, 1993: 172-188.

"Feminist and Ethnic Literary Theories in Asian American Literature," Feminist Studies, 19: 3 (Fall 1993): 571-96.

“Preface” (with Rayna Rapp), Feminist Studies,19:3 (Fall 1993): 461-64.

Notes and selections on Cathy Song and Janice Mirikitani, Heath Anthology of American Literature, Vol. 2, 1993: 3075-3083; 3090-3096.

“The Americanization of Asia: Discourses of Transformation in Asian American Literature,” Humanities Journal 1993: 31-38.

"Language, Race, Nation, and Gender: A Postcolonial Meditation," Chapman No. 72 (Spring 1993): 42-48.

“Chinese Ba, British Da: Daughterhood as Schizophrenia." Unbecoming Daughters of the Empire. Ed. Shirley Chew et al., Sydney: Dangaroo Press, 1993: 137-144.

"Assaying the Gold: Or, Contesting the Ground of Asian American Literature." New Literary History 24:1 (Winter 1993): 147-170.

“Janice Mirikitani,” “Cathy Song,” Heath Anthology of American Literature, 2nd ed. 1993.

"Reciprocity and Resistance: Asian Women in Anglo-American Feminism." Subjects in Process: The Making of Feminist Literary Criticism. Ed. Gayle Green and Coppelia Khan. New York: Routledge, 1992: 240-250.

“When the West Was One: Undoing and Re-Doing the Hegemony of U.S. Culture in Diasporic Writing by Chinese American Women.” Cahiers Charles V: Lire En Amerique, 1992: 240-250; also in Origins and Destinations, Los Angeles: California Chinese Historical Society of California and UCLA Asian American Studies Center, 1994: 303-310.

"The Scarlet Brewer and the Voice of the Colonized," The Intimate Critique. Ed. Diane Freedman et al. Durham: Duke U P, 1992: 191-195.

"Social Protest and the Success Motif in Singapore Novels in English." From Commonwealth to Postcolonial. Ed. Anna Rutherford. Sydney: Dangaroo Press, 1992: 292-299.

"Chinese-American Women's Life-stories: Jade Snow Wong's Fifth Chinese Daughter and Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior." In American Women's Autobiography: Fea(s)ts of Memory. Ed. Margo Culley. Madison: U. of Wisconsin P,1992: 252-267.

"Kamala Das: One Woman's Revolt." Decolonizing the Subject: Politics and Gender in Women's Autobiography. Eds. Sidonie Smith et al. Minneapolis: U. of Minnesota P., 1992: 346-369.

"The Ambivalent American: Asian American Literature on the Cusp." Reading the Literatures of Asian America. Ed. S. Lim and Amy Ling. Philadelphia: Temple UP, 1992:13-32.

“Wing Tek Lum,” Norton Anthology of the Before Columbus Award Winners. Ed. Shawn Wong et al. New York: Norton, 1991: 201-203.

"A Problematic of Identity: Margaret Leong in Singapore." Perceiving Other Worlds. Ed. E. Thumboo. Singapore: Times Academic, 1991: 139-150.

"Asian American Daughters Re-writing Asian Maternal Texts: Joy Kogawa's Obasan." Comparative and Global Perspectives on Asian American Studies. Ed. Shirley Hune et al. Pullman, Washington: Washington State U P, 1991: 239-248.

“Malaysia and Singapore," The Commonwealth Novel Since 1960. Ed. Bruce King. New York: Macmillan, 1991: 87104.

“Interchanges: East/West Feminist Identities,” Review of Japanese Culture and Society, lV (Dec. 1991): 77-78.

"Japanese American Women's Life Stories: Maternality in Sone's Nisei Daughter and Kogawa's Obasan." Feminist Studies16:2 (Summer 1990): 289-312.

"Semiotics, Experience and the Material Self: An Inquiry into the Subject of the Contemporary Asian Woman Writer." Women's Studies 18: 2-3 (Summer 1990): 153-176 ; also in World Englishes 9:3 (1990), ed. Wimal Dissanayake.

"Twelve Asian American Writers in Search of Self-Definition," The New American Literary History. Ed. LaVonne Ruoff, et al. New York: Modern Language Association Press 1990: 237-250 (rept).

"Finding a Native Voice: Writing in English from Singapore (1940-1980's)." Journal of Commonwealth Literature 24:1 (1989):30-48.

"A Poetics of Location: Reading Zulfikar Ghose." Review of Contemporary Fiction 9: 2 (Summer 1989): 188-191.

"The English Language Writer in Singapore." The Management of Success: The Moulding of Modern Singapore. Eds. K. Sandhu and Paul Wheatley. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies Press, 1989: 523-551.

"When East Meets West: Second Mothers and Abandoned Daughters." Women and Stepfamilies. Eds. Nan Bauer Maglin and Nancy Schiedewird. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1989: 162-169.

"Tongue and Root: Language in Exile." Third World Affairs 1988. Ed. Raana Gauher. London: Third World Foundation for Social and Economic Studies, 1988: 201-204.

"Voices from the Hinterland: Plurality and Identity in the National Literatures from Malaysia and Singapore." World Literature Written in English 28:1 (Spring 1988): 145-153.

"Reconstructing Asian American Poetry: A Case for Ethnopoetics." MELUS 14:2 (Summer 1987): 51-64.

"In Quest of Singlish Voices." South (Sept. 1987); trans, into German in Literatunachrichten (16 Dec. 1987): 11-13.

"Asian American Writers in Search of Self-Definition," MELUS 13: 1&2 (Spring-Summer 1986): 57-78.

"Poetics of Loss and Nostalgia." Reviews Journal Center for Regional and National Literatures in English 1 (1986): 22-25.

"Voices Beyond the Pale," South (Dec. 1986): 111.

"The Peranakan Tradition in English Language Writing from Malaysia and Singapore." Solidarity Nos. 104-105 (1986): 50-57.

"Arthur Yap--"two mothers in a hdb playground." Critical Engagements. Ed. K. Singh. Singapore: Heinemann Asia, 1986: 25-33.

"The Dispossessing Eye: Reading Wordsworth on the Equatorial Line." Discharging the Canon: Cross-cultural Readings in Literature. Ed. Peter Hyland. Singapore: Singapore University Press, 1985: 126-132.

"Notes Towards a Local Fiction." Commentary 6: 2&3 (Aug. 1985): 83-87.

"Dialectics of Form and National Consciousness in the Filipino Short Story.” Council on National Literatures Quarterly Review, ll: 3 (1984): 3-11.

"Exotics and Existentials: The Course of Asian American Writing." Homegrown ll (Winter 1984): 26-31.

"Gods Who Fail: Ancestral Religions in the New Literatures in English from Malaysia and Singapore." Commonwealth Novel in English 3:1 (Spring-Summer 1983): 39-55.

“Make it New: Introducing Poetry Through Writing Poetry,” Insight, Spring 83, 21-25; also in ERIC 82.

“Terror and Expectations: Spreading the Gospel of Open Admissions,” Resources, 1982, 31-33.

"Edwin Thumboo: A Study of Influence in the Literary History of Singapore." The Writer's Sense of the Contemporary (U of Western Australia: Center for Studies in Western Australia), 1982: 30-34.

“Introducing Literature to the Non-Literary Student,” Insight, 1978: 45-51.

Non-Fiction Articles, Interviews with authors:

“Scavenging on Gold Mountain: Of Poetry and Food,” Asian Literary Review, for 2011 special issue on food.

“Choosing a Winner” The Sunday Star, July 11, 2004:

“New MTR rattles to metre in minds of the young,” Education Post, SCMP, Sat. Dec. 7, 2002: 4.

“Playing with language helps make sense out of nonsense.” SCMP Education, August 25, 2001: 6.

“Imagination Can Unlock the Window to a World of Wonder.” SCMP Education, August 18, 2001: 6.

“Shine the harsh light of verse on the dark of social ills.” SCMP Education, August 11, 2001: 6.

“Don’t be afraid to dip into a language of emotion.” SCMP Education, August 4, 2001: 6.

“Savoring the sights and sounds of our city’s memories.” SCMP Education, July 28, 2001: 6.

“Youngsters lacking creative thought? Nonsense,” SCMP Education, July 21, 2001: 6.

“It’s social capital that counts with top scholars.” SCMP Education, Feb. 2001: 10..

“Learn Your ABC and fall in love with poetry,” iMail, Jan. 20, 2001: A23.

“My Life as a Don,” SCMP Education Post, Nov. 18, 2000: 7.

“It’s Time We Celebrated Our Own.“ Hong Kong iMail, Oct. 31, 2000

"Words From a Garden of Eden." South China Morning Post, 9.10.99:

"Singapore and Its Absence," Trends, Singapore Oct. 96; Bangkok Post, Dec. 1, 1996; Jakarta Times, 96.

“Singapore: Too Much Presence for Young,” Straits Times, Oct. 96 (rept.).

"Revisiting History in Myanmar," New Straits Times, Jan 6, 1996: F10.

Interviews with Wang Anyi and Cheng Nieh Shen, Belles Lettres, Vol.4:4, summer 1989.

Opinions Page, New York Sunday Times, Aug.6, 89

“A Mother’s Goal: Team Player,” Opinions Page, New York Sunday Times, Dec. 12, 88;

“What Are We Doing With a Uniform in the House?” Opinions Page, New York Sunday Times, Nov. 29, 87;

“May My 6-Year-Old Find the Spirit of America,” Opinions Page, New York Sunday Times, Oct. 19, 86.

“The Singapore Zipper Club,” Straits Times, Singapore, March 15, 86.

“Dreaming the Impossible Dream,” Straits Times, Singapore, Feb 22, 86.

“Behind All That Ching-Chong-Cheong,” Straits Times, Singapore, Jan. 10, 86.

“Singaporeans Have to Live High and Low,” Straits Times, Singapore, Sept. 22, 85.

“Looking for the Elusive Identity,” Straits Times, Singapore, Aug.18, 85.

“The Town That Time Forgot,” Asia, New York: August 83: 16-23.


Review essay on Boey Kim Cheng’s Between Stations, QLRS, 2009.

Review essay on Wong Phui Nam’s An Acre of Glass: Collected Poems, QLRS, 2007.

Review of Cultural Curiosity: Thirteen Stories About the Search for Chinese Roots, SCMP, Sept. 2001.

Review of Sweet Bamboo, SCMP, August 2001

“Three Filipino Books”, Far Eastern Economic Review, May 2001.

“The Lost Daughter of Happiness.” South China Morning Post Books, May 19, 2001.

“Hungry Ghosts on Mobile Phones,” SCMP Books, Dec. 23, 2000.

“Sentimental journeys,” Gopal Baratham’s City of Forgetting, SCMP Features, Dec. 9, 2000: 4.

“Flowers of Verse,” SCMP, Books, Oct. 2000.

“Comic Tale of Greed in Old Singapore,” Straits Times, Life! April 22, 2000: 18.

"Beyond city limits," LIFE! Books, The Straits April 8. 2000: 13.

"Manipulating Mothers." SCMP Books, 19, Feb. 2000: 6.

“Coming Ashore for a Wander.” SCMP, Feb. 4, 2000: 16

“Rhyme and reason of women without men.” The Straits Times Dec 18, 1999.

"Women from the battlefield." South China Morning Post, Books. Nov. 6, 1999: 6.

“Unchartered epic of Egyptian Love.” South China Morning Post Books. October 23, 1999: 6.

Reviews of Annette White-Parks’ Sui Sin Far/Edith Maude Eaton: A Literary Biography and Sui Sin Far’s Mrs. Spring Fragrance, Amerasia 22:23, 1996: 149-55.

Reviews of Critical Perspectives on Native American Fiction, All My Relatives, and Mules and Dragons, Signs, 21:2, Winter 1996: 494-98.

"The Raw and the Cooked," The Women's Review of Books, 1996.

Review of Steven DeBonis’s Children of the Enemy: Oral Histories of Vietnamese Amerasians and Their Mothers, TESOL Matters, New York, Vol. 5: 3 (July, 1995): 20.

“A Chinese Canadian Family,” Sky Lee,Disappearing Moon Cafe; San Francisco Chronicle, Sept. 29, 1991: 8.

“Shifting Cultural Crosswinds,” David Wong Louie, Pangs of Love; San Francisco Chronicle, July 7 1991: 1, 11.

“Tan Turns Back to China,” Amy Tan, The Kitchen God's Wife; San Francisco Chronicle, June 9, 1991: 1, 11.

“A Boy Caught Between Cultures,” Gus Lee, China Boy, San Francisco Chronicle, May 5, 1991: 1, 11.

“Kingston’s Tripmaster Monkey,” Belles Lettres 4:4, Summer 1989.

Review of Joy Kogawa’s Obasan, Elaine Kim’s Introduction to Asian American Literature, and Cathy Song’s Picture Bride,” Calyx, 1989: 238-241.

Review of “Brunizem by Sujata Bhatt, Mulberry and Peach, by Hualing Nieh, Paper Boats by Hilary Tham,” Calyx, 12:3 Summer, 1990: 90-94.

Review of Barbara Hanrahan’s Flawless Jade, Antipodes,

Review of Kadohata’s Floating World, Belles Lettres, 5:3, Spring 1990: 20.

Review, Longman Anthology of World Literature by Women, Women's Review of Books, 1989.

Review of Water Margin, International Examiner, 16:14, July 1989.

Review of Janice Mirikitani’s Shedding Silence, Belles Lettres May/June 1988: 2.

“Diana Chang: Endless Secret,” Contact ll, Winter/Spring, 1986: 55-56.

“Alex Kuo,” Contact ll.

The Star, Kuala Lumpur, Sept. 28, 85; Nov.1985.


“Firsts: Clay Walls by Kim Ronyoung,” Forkroads, l:1, Fall 1995: 16-18.

Breaking Silence, An Anthology of Asian American Poetry," MELUS, 11:2 (Summer 1984): 85-90.

“Cathy Song's Picture Bride,” MELUS, 10:3 (Fall 1983): 95-99.

Poems, short stories, and creative non-fiction in anthologies, including:

“Learning to Love America,” in Love Rise Up: Poems of Social Justice, Protest & Hope, ed. Steve Fellner & Phil E. Young. Benu Press, Hopkins MN: 2012: 95.

Poems, Literature, co-ed. Mary Gioia and Katherine Kennedy, ABLongman, 11th ed. rept.

“Scavenging on Double Bluff,” Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond. Ed., Tina Chang, Nathalie Handal, and Ravi Shankar. W.W. Norton, 2008, 112, rept.

“Splendor and Squalor” from Among the White Moon Faces: An Asian-American Memoir of Homelands, Winding Road: Exercises in Creative Nonfiction, ed. Diane Thiel, Pearson Education, Inc. Boston: 2008: 178-196.

“Father from Asia” Literature: The Human Experience, shorter ed., Ed. Richard Abcarian & Klotz, Bedford, Freeman and Worth, 2007.

“Boiled Chicken Feet and Hundred- Year-Old Eggs: Poor Chinese Feasting,” American Food Writing: An Anthology, ed. Molly O’Neill, Literary Classics of the United States, NY, 2007: 615-621.

“Sometime,” “ Feng Shui,” in Hong Kong U Writing: An Anthology, ed. Tammy Ho, HKU, 2006: 15, 54.

“Learning to Love America.” Introduction to Poetry, ed. XJ Kennedy & Dana Gioia, Longman, 2007 (rept).

“Learning to Love America,” in Western Wind: An Introduction to Poetry, ed. David Mason and John Frederick Nims, McGraw Hill, 2006: 278, rept.

“Riding Into California,” California Uncovered, ed. Chitra Divakaruni, Heyday Press and California Council for the Arts, 2005: 219, rept.

“Father from Asia,” in Making Literature Matter, ed. John Schlib and John Clifford, Bedford/St. Martin’s, forthcoming, 2006, rept.

“Riding Into California,” “Pantoun for Chinese Women,” “Starlight Haven,” in Contemporary American Poetry, ed. R.S. Gywnne et al, Pearson Longman, 2004: 321-323, rept.

“Pantoum for Chinese Women” Crossroads: Creative Writing in Four Genres, ed. Diane Thiele, Longman, 2005, rept:

‘Boiled Chicken Feet and Hundred-Year-Old Eggs: Poor Chinese Feasting” Through the Kitchen Window: Women Explore the Intimate Meanings of Food and Cooking, ed. Arlene Voski Avakian, BERG, UK and NY, 2005: 217-225, rept.

“Learning to Love America,” Poetry Out Loud: The Anthology, ed. Dan Stone and Stephen Young, National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, 2005: 75, rept.

“Seaweeds,” in Across State Lines: America’s Fifty States as Represented in Poetry, American Academy of Poets, Dover Publication, 2003: 6.

“My Father,” rept. Sharpening the Senses: A Guide to Unseen Poetry and Prose for the GCE ‘O’ Level, ed. Suzanne Choo et al., Singapore: learners Publishing, 2003: 26.

“Women,” “On Why I Continue to Write Poetry,” “Seaweeds,” “Bad Dream, Good Dream,” “The Source,” “Sweetpeas,” “For My Mother,” “The Child Who Smiles,” “The House Was Silent,” Petals of Hibiscus: A Representative Anthology of Malaysian Literature in English,ed. Mohammad A. Qwuayin et al, Petaling Jaya: Pearson Longman, 2003: 141-149.

“Passports,” City Voices. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2002.

“Pantoun for Chinese Women,” Literature and Ourselves. Ed. Gloria Henderson, Sandra Waller, and Bill Day. Longman, 2002.

“Two Lives,” Across Cultures: A Reader for Writers. Ed Sheen Gillespie and Robert Singleton. Allyn &Bacon/Longman, 2002.

“Passports,” City Voices: Hong Kong Writing in English. Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong, 2002. (rept)

“Mr. Tang’s Girls.” The Merlion and the Hibiscus: Contemporary Short Stories from Singapore and Malaysia. Ed. Dipika Mukherjee, et al. New Delhi: Penguin, 2002: 156-170.

“Freedom day,” “A curious book,” “Any Place (No place),” “Chips,” “On why I continue to Write Poetry,”in Poetry OutLoud, XtraLoud Press, Hong Kong, 2002: 81-84.

“Pantoun for Chinese Women.” Writing Your Rhythm. Story-Line Press, forthcoming, summer 2001.

“Monsoon History,” Selected Poems and Short Stories, Literature in English for Upper Secondary Schools, Dewan Bahasa Dan Pustaka, 2000: 12-15.

“From Among the White Moon Faces.” Almost Touching the Skies: Women’s Coming of Age Stories. Ed. Florence Howe et al;. Feminist Press: 2000: 125-140. (rept)

“Chilies and Dried Anchovies,” Tilting the Continent, Minneapolis, Minnesota: New Rivers Press, 2000: 81-87.

"Pomegranates and English Education," THE ESSAY CONNECTION, 6th edition, ed. Lynn Z.Bloom, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000: 389-397. (rept)

“Sisters,” in Stories in the Stepmother Tongue. Ed. Josip Novakovich and Robert Shapard. White Pine Press, 2000: 201-217. (rept)

“Island Summer,” in Replacing America: Conversations and Contestation Literary Studies East and West, University of Hawaii Press, 2000.

“Father from Asia,” Making Literature Matter. New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s Press, 2000. (rept)

"Boiled Chicken Feet and Hundred Year Old Eggs: Poor Chinese Feasting," The Leap Years, ed. Mary Anne Maier et al. Boston: Beacon Press, 1999: 78-85. (rept)

"In California with Neruda," "Learning to Love America," Monarchs Steering," "Riding Into California," The Geography of Home: California's Poetry of Place, ed. Christopher Buckley and Gary Young. Berkeley: Heyday Press, 1999: 220-223. (rept)

Interview, poems (rept), Fooling With Words, ed. Bill Moyers, NY: William Morrow & Company, 1999: 131-152..

"Chinese in Academia," Identity Lessons: Learning American Style: An Anthology of American Writing 1999. (rept.),

"Native Daughter," A Line of Cutting Women, ed. Beverly McFarland et al. Corvallis, OR.:Calyx, 1998: 86-95. (rept)

Excerpt from Life's Mysteries, Contemporary Asian Literature Series, International Thomson Publishing Asia (rept.).

"Pantoun for Chinese Women," Perspective: Women's Studies, ed. Renae Bredin (rept.), 1998.(rept)

"Shame," SPM English Language Revision Guide, ed. John McRae et al., forthcoming (rept.).(rept)

“Immigrant Mother,” American Journey: History in Your Hands, The Asian-American Experience (educational CD-ROM publication) 1997. (rept.),

"Another Country," Singapore Short Stories, 1980-1990, Yang Pub. Co.: Singapore, 1997 (rept.).

"Modern Secrets," The Americans: In-Depth Resource Booklets, 1997. (rept)

Excerpt from Among the White Moon Faces, Chronicle of Higher Education, Vol. XLlll: 47, August 1997: B9 (rept.).

"Hunger" (German translation)Andere Lander--Andere Zeiten,Marino Verlag, 1997: 163-174.

"Crossover der Kulturen," Andere Zeiten Interlit 4, 2-12.10.97: 108-111

Five poems, From the Listening Place: Languages of Intuition, ed. Margaret Blanchard, Astarte Press, Portland, Maine, 1997: 22-26 (rept.).

"Boiled Chicken Feet and Hundred Year Old Eggs: Poor Chinese Feasting," Through the Kitchen Window, ed. Arlene Avakian, Beacon Press, 1997: 217-225.

“Dedicated to Confucius Plaza,” (Un)Doing the Missionary Position: Gender Assymetry in Contemporary Asian American Women Writers, Greenwood Press, 1997 (rept.).

Excerpt, Among the White Moon Faces, "Immigrant Mother," Homegrounds, ed. Linny Stovel et al. Blue Heron, 1996 (rept.).

"Life's Mysteries," Mosaic, ed. Suchen C. Lim and Ophelia Ooi. Singapore: Longman, 96: 11-22 (rept.).

"Mr. Tang's Girl," Nature's Ban: Women's Incest Literature, ed. Karen Joconsen McLennan, 1996 (rept.).

"Christmas in Exile," "On Reading Colerige's Poem," The Arnold Anthology of Post-Colonial Literatures in English,ed. John Thieme: 822, 1996 (repts.)

”Hunger,” Into the Fire: Asian American Prose, ed. Sylvia Watanabe and Carol Bruchac, Greenfield Review Press, 1996: 11-20.

“Ah Mah,” “Starlight Haven,” Premonitions, ed. Walter Lew. New York: Kaya Press, 1995: 499-500 (rept).

"Mr. Tang's Girl," Into the Widening World: International Coming of Age Stories, ed. John Loughery, Persea Books, 1995 (rept.).

“Modern Secrets,” “Ah Mah,” The McGraw-Hill Introduction to Literature,ed. Gilbert H. Muller and John A. Williams. 1995 (rept).

“Bukit China,” Imagining Worlds. Ed. Jon and Marjorie Ford, McGraw Hill, 1995 (rept.).

"Ah Mah," "To Li Po," Concert of Voices: An Antholgy of World Writing in English, ed. Victor Ramraj. Peretborough, ON.: Broadview, 1995: 218-219 (rept.).

“Why I Write,” “Lost Name Woman,” “Ah Mah,” “Mango,” Into the Nineties: Post-colonial Women's Writing. ed. Anna Rutherford et al., London: Dangaroo Press, 1994: 217-220.

”Father From Asia,” I Defy You,” Starlight Haven,” Black and White,” “Lost Name Woman,” Unsettling America: An Anthology of Contemporary Multicultural Poetry. Ed. Maria Gillan et al., New York: Viking/Penguin, 1994: 19, 103-4, 124, 333 (rept.).

Excerpt from Moving Her Self, in Flying Bookies: International Feminist Writers, compiled Jeffs and Treloar. Melbourne: International Feminist Bookfair, 1994: 106-107.

“Modern Secrets,” “Ah Mah,” Bridges: Literature Across Cultures. Ed. Gilbert H. Muller and John Williams. NY: McGraw Hill, 1994. (rept)

Poem, Literature in English: Forms and Traditions, ed. W.H.New, Prentice-Hall, Canada, 1993. (rept)

“My Father,” Introduction to Literature. Vol. 2, ed. Lee Geok Lan, Federal Pub. 1993. (rept)

"To Li Po,” An Introduction to Poetry, 8th ed. and Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry and Drama 6th ed., ed. X.J.Kennedy and Dana Gioia, NY: HarperCollins, 1993.(rept)

The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword. Ed. Loh and Ong, London: Skoob Books, 1994:: 108-114.

“Modern Secrets,” “Starlight Haven,” On Prejudice: A Global Perspective. E. Daniela Gioseffi, New York: Anchor/Doubleday, 1993: 450. (rept)

Southeast Asia Writes Back! Ed. Ike Ong, Skoob Pacifica, 1993: 25-36, 149-150.

"Journey,” “To a Poet Who Died Young,” “Returning to the Missionary School,” Westerly Looks to Asia. Ed. Bruce Bennett et al. The Indian Ocean Centre for Peace Studies, 1993: 228-235;

“Sonnet,” “Divorce,” “ Silence” HarperCollins World Reader. Ed. Caws et al. New York: Harper Collins, 1993: 1427-1429. (rept)

“Another Country,” Tales From Singapore, ed. Robert Yeo, Yang Pub/Three Continents Press, 1993: 61-72.

“The Shape of Word,” Literary Olympians 1992. Ed. Elizabeth Bartlett, Boston: Ford-Brown, 1992: 155.

“Modern Secrets,” One World of Literature. Ed. Lim et al. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1992: 359.

“Sonnet,” “The Painter Munch,” “Sonnet,” in An Anthology of Commonwealth Poetry, ed. Narasimhaiah. Macmillan India Ltd, 92.

“Modern Secrets,” “To Li Po,” “Dedicated to Confucius Plaza,” “Visiting Malacca," “Pantoun,” “I Defy You,” “My Father in Malaysia,” “Lost Name Woman,” “The Anniversary,” “An Immigrant,” “Bukit China,” Chinese American Poetry. UCSB Asian American Studies, 1992. (rept)

“Mr. Tang’s Girls,” The Colors of Heaven: Short Stories from the Pacific Rim. Ed. Trevor Carolan, New York: Random House, 1992: 168-183. (rept)

“A Singapore Story,” Tapestry, Ed. Helen Lee, Singapore: Heinemann, 1992: 172-183.

“Mr. Tang’s Girls,” Prizewinning Asian Fiction. Ed. Leon Comber, Hong Kong: Hong Kong Univ. Press, 1991: 85-100. (rept)

“Fortune Teller,” Flinders Jubilee Anthology, Adelaide, 91: 128.

“Modern Secrets,” Blair Reader, ed. Kirszner & Mandell. Blair Press, 91: (rept)

“A Pot of Rice,” Home to Stay: Asian American Women's Fiction. Ed. C. Bruchac et al, New York: Greenfield Review Press, 1990: 286-291. (rept)

“The Back Lots of England,” Oh So English! The Serpent’s Tail, 1990.

A Statement of Two Rivers: Chinese American Poetry in Translation, ed. Henry Zhang et al. Shanghai: Shanghai Arts Press, 1990: 42-56. (rept)

“Native Daughter,” poems, The Forbidden Stitch: An Asian American Women’s Anthology. Ed. Lim et al., Calyx, 1989. (rept)

The Informed Reader, ed. Bazerman, Houghton Mifflin, 1989. (rept)

"My Father," "Crossing the Peninsula," "Visiting Malacca," "No One," An Anthology of Malaysian Poetry, ed. K.S.Maniam and M. Shanmughalingam. Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa, 1988:68-74. (rept)

Under Another Sky: The Commonwealth Poetry Prize Anthology. Ed. Alistair Niven, London: Carcanet Press, 1987: 60-62. (rept)

Magic 2, Ed. Robert Yeo. Singapore: Longman, 1986. (rept)

Mga Maikling Mala Sa, tran. Tagalog, ed. Isinali Ni et al., Solidaridad, 1986: 64-76.

Poems in A Double Colonialism, Ed. Anna Rutherford et al, Kunapipi: Arhus, 1985. (rept)

Poem in Reading Skills, ed. Weiner et al. Houghton Mifflin, 1984. (rept)

The Writer’s Sense of the Contemporary. Ed. Bruce Bennett. Centre for Studies in Western Australia,1982.

Poem in Structure and Meaning: An Introduction to Literature, ed. Dube et al. Houghton Mifflin, 1982.

“On Christmas Day in the Morning,” “The Touring Company,” Malaysian Short Stories, ed. Lloyd Fernando, Heinemann: Kuala Lumpur, 1981.

Poems in The Third Woman: Minority Women Writers in the United States. Ed. Dexter Fisher, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1980.

Short Story in Her World Annual, Straits Times Kuala Lumpur, 80.

Poems in The Second Tongue: An Anthology of Poetry from Malaysia and Singapore, ed. E. Thumboo, Heinemann: Hong Kong, 76.

“Journey,” Twenty Two Malaysian Stories, ed. L. Fernando, Heinemann: Hong Kong, 68; forth rept. 80.

“Journey,”Good Works, Trans. into Russian, ed. Pamilkya, Moscow, 72: 74-82.

“Address, “Submission,” A Private Landscape, ed. D. Ormerod, Univ. of Malaya Press, Kuala Lumpur, 67: 51-52.

Short Stories and Creative Non-Fiction in journals (selected)

“Another Country.” Cicada March/April 2002: 16-28. (rept)

"A Home Somewhere," Kunapipi, Summer 1999.

“American Higher Education,” Kunapipi, Vol. XXI, No. 1,1999: 94-109.

"Sisters," Manoa 9:2 Century of Dreams, 1997: 1-20.

“Silverfish, Bookworms, and Librarians,” Singapore Libraries, Volume 25/2, 1996.

"Pomegranates and English Education" Excerpt from Among the White Moon Faces Women's Review Of Books 13:10 July 96. (rept)

"Prologue" Excerpt from Among the White Moon Face. Bamboo Ridge, No. 68, Spring 1996: 156-192. (rept)

“Mr. Tang’s Girls,” Short Story International, 14:81, August 1990: 42-56. (rept)

“Native Daughter,” Straits Times Dec 8 1990: 22-24.

“Thirst,” Solidarity, Manila 19, July/Sept. 1988, 122-132.

Waves, Toronto, 14:3, Winter 1986.

“All My Uncles,” Asia, New York, Jan/Feb, 1983: 14-15-45.

Short story in Singa, Singapore, Dec. 1982.

“Mr. Tang’s Girls,” Asiaweek, Hong Kong, Oct. 1982: 42-51.

Short story in Commentary, Sept. 1982: 71-74.

Short story in Pacific Quarterly Moana, ll: 3, 5-11.

Short story in Her World, Kuala Lumpur, May 1982: 153-157.

Short story in Her World. Kuala Lumpur, April 82: 132-134.

“Journey,” Westerly 3, Perth, Sept. 1971, 56-60. (rept)

“On Christmas Day,” Tenggara 4, Kuala Lumpur, April 1969: 52-57.

“The Touring Company,” Tenggara 3, April. 1968: 52-60.

“Journey,” Tenggara, 3 Sept. 1968.

Poems in journals, etc (selected)

“For a Hot City,” “Ice Skating in Kowloon,” Outloud Anthology. Ed. Madeleine Slavick et al. forthcoming.

“A Life,” “C,” “Stop Already!” “Third,” Feminist Studies, Fall 2012, vol. 38: no.3, 753-56.

“Malacca Again,” “English Phrases I like,” The First Day,” Malpais Review, vol.3: no. 3: winter 2012-13:134-36.

“The Mouse,” “Picasso,” Westerly, 2011

“Domestic Garden,” ASAT, No. 30: Fall 2009, Ecocriticism Issue, 29.

“Self-portrait,” “Father from China,” “Black and White,” “Watching” (Chinese translation), Unitas 293, 2009.

“Bless this bagel,” “Found Poem,” “Keeping Your Distance,” Paterson Literary Review, Issue 36/ 2008-2009: 42-44.

“Newcastle Beach,” “Bogie Hole,” “Writing a Poem,” “Dating,” “Shark Story” Mascara Literary Review, issue 4, October e-journal 2008.

The Mourning Months,” Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, May issue 3 e-journal 2007

“What Shall We Say When We Meet Again?” “Good Dream, Bad Dream,” Asiatic e-journal, December Vol. 1, Issue 1 ISSN 1985-3106, 2007:

“Eating in California,” “Solitary,” “Cheap paper,” “Seaweeds,” Thaqafat, special issue on Diverse Voices, 18, 2006: 215-216.

“Future Past,” “Cremation at Sea,” Westerly, Vol. 50, Nov., 2005: 94-95.

“Undivine Sonnet,” Yuan Yang, Vol.5: 1 (May 2004): 21.

“An Old Name,” “Letter from Abroad,” “For My Mother,” “Solitary,” The Paterson Literary Review, 2004: 46-48.

“Learning to Love America,” EMB Website, 2003.

“On Why I Continue to Write Poetry,” in Special issue, Women’s Studies Quarterly, XXX: 3 & 4, 2002: 232.

“Burning Gold paper,” “Fu” Solo 5, 2002: 109-110.

Three poems and prose in Hedgebrook Journal, August 2001, Vol. 5: #2: 7-9.

“Monsoon History.” SPM English Language and Literature Text. National Exams, Malaysia. KL: Dewan Bahasa, 2000. (rept)

“Visiting Malacca.” Ohio High School Graduation Qualifying Exam, 2000. (rept)

19 poems and one reprinted essay, in READER for Open University, Singapore. (rept)

“Fu,” Awareness, Vol. 6, March 2001: 111.

"Home," "Sweetpeas," "The Source," in Westerly, Vol. 45, 2000: 20-22.

“Island Summer,” in Replacing America: Conversations and Contestation Literary Studies East and West, University of Hawaii Press, 2000.

"The Child Who Smiles" and "Passports" in ARIEL, Vol. 30: 4, Oct. 1999: 134, 142.

"The Man Who" World Literature Written in English, Vol. 37, 1999: 138-141.

“Mango” and “Father From Asia,” Manoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing, 1999: 31-32..

“Oranges,”River Styx; December/48: 1997.

“The Rebel,” “Presumed Guilty,” “Watching,” ARIEL, 28:1, Jan 97: 100, 147-48, 180.

“The Fortune Teller” (4 poems), Feminist Studies, 1996: 549-545.

Two poems, Awareness, 1996.

“Learning to Love America,” Shantih, 10:1, winter-spring 1995;

Six poems in Solidarity, No. 145-146 (Jan-June 1995): 117-120.

“Self Portrait,” New Straits Times, Feb 8 1995 (rept.).

“The New House,” “Hands,” New Straits Times March 1, 1995.

“At the Funeral Parlors,” “Walking Around in a Different Language,” “Self Portrait,” Kunapipi, XVI:3, 1995.

'Turtle Woman," "The Whistler," Southern Review, Vol. 26: 3, Nov. 1993: 451-52.

“Pantoun,” Review of Japanese Culture and Society, vol.4., 92.

“Unmarried Nonya,” Tampa Review, 4, 91: 32.

“Ah Mah,” Poetry Review 80:4 Winter 90/91: 39.

“When My father,” “Late Cigarette,” “An Immigrant,” Solidarity 129, Jan-March 91: 48-49.

“The Anniversary,” The Literary Review, 33:4, Summer 90: 486-487.

“Greenhouse Effect in New York,” Poetry Review, 80:1, Spring 90: 24.

“The Tent,” Confrontation, 39/40, Fall/Winter, 89: 24.

“Too Late,” Myopia,” “How Does a Building Collapse?” Why a Poetry Reading?” “Poetry and Criticism,” “Dandelions,” Contact/ll, 53/54/55. Summer/Fall 89: 47-50.

“East-West Fragments,” SPAN, 29, Oct 89: 94-97.

Literary Half-Yearly, XXlX:2, July 88.

“Starlight Haven, “Mean Confessions,” Massachusetts Review, XXXlX:3, Fall 88.

Chelsea, Special Issue on World Literature, 46, 87.

ARIEL, Special Issue on Commonwealth Women Writers, 17:4, Oct. 86.

Contact ll, Winter/Spring, 86.

Ariel, 17:2, April 86.

Southeast Asian Review of English, Dec. 85.

Solidarity, 104-105, 85.

Pacific Quarterly Moana, lX:2, 85.

Westerly, Dec. 85.

The New Straits Times, Kuala Lumpur, July 28, 85.

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