Interviews, presentations and talks


Interview with Robin Stienberg, The Stienberg Review - National Critics Choice
(Part 1, Part 2)


Paper presentation, "'I Saw a Ship A-sailing': Asian Linkages On Children's Writing and..." on 3rd International Roundtable on Discourse Analysis: Discourse and Creativity
(Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)

Video poems and other related resources available on the Internet


2013 New Jersey Poetry Out Loud Regional Winner Christelle Marie Chua, from Mother Seton Regional High School in Clark, recites 'Learning to Love America' by Shirley Geok-Lin Lim
(Link)


Shara Gunawan of Randolph Union High School recites Shirley Geok-Lin Lim's "Learning to Love America" at the Vermont Poetry Out Loud State Competition on March 13, 2013 at the Barre Opera House.
(Link)


Video poems, 'Ah-mah'
(Link)


Video poems, 'Ah-mah'
(Link)


Video poems, 'Learning to Love America'
(Link)


Video poems, 'Monsoon History'
(Link)


'Monsoon History', Interpretation by Asilah
(Link)


'Monsoon History', Interpretation by Ain
(Link)


'Monsoon History', Video response by Nur Hanifiza
(Link)


'Monsoon History', Interpretation by Zulaikha
(Link)


'Archive for monsoon' by Steve McCurry
(Link)

Studies about Shirley Lim

'Lifetime of talking back' by Kristina Tom
Malaysian-born author Shirley Geok-lin Lim says she is still writing to the ghosts of her past...

'The Intricacies of Cosmopolitanism: Shirley Geok-Lin Lim's among the White Moon Faces' by Minhao Zeng
The flowering of academic memoirs across continents since the 1990s is receiving much attention. Scholars have been enthusiastically charting the relationship between the private/personal and the public/professional in academic memoir writing...

'Shirley Geok-lin Lim's Sister Swing' by Nicoleta Alexoae Zagni
Sister Swing, Shirley Geok-lim Lim's second novel, with its predominant American setting and themes, marks, as the Malacca-born writer put it in a recent interview...

'The arcane and the ordinary: an exploration of patriarchy and the postcolonial in the writing of Beth Yahp, Catherine Lim and Shirley Geok-Lin Lim' by Julie Dixon
This thesis critically examines the work of Beth Yahp, Catherine Lim and Shirley Geok-lin Lim. Particular emphasis is given to four texts...

'Shirley Geok-Lin Lim's Fiction: A Post-Colonial Hybrid Literature' by Tho Siew Hiang See
This research seeks to examine the nationalistic and hybrid elements that permeate Shirley Geok-Lin Lim's fiction: three collections of short stories and a novel, Joss and Gold...

'Remapping the Past - The Struggle for Self-Identity in Shirley Geok-lin Lim's Joss and Gold' by Tzu-Chun Chin
This article attempts to explore the complexities and contradictions involved in the identity politics of Li An-the homeless and disrupted self-in Joss and Gold...

'Trading Spaces, Locating Identities, Writing Selfhood: Lisa Suhair Majaj's and Shirley Geok-lin Lim's Transnational Life-Writing.' by Silvia Schultermandl

'Identity, Culture and the NationalNarrative: Shirley Geok-lin Lim's Joss and Gold' by Sharmani Patricia Gabriel
Shirley Lim's first novel continues many of the chief concerns thatcharacterise her body of writings, which to-date comprises severalcollections of poetry, short fiction and academic articles, as well as a book of memoirs...

'Interpreting the Dream: Connecting Hughes, Hansberry, and Lim'
This concept of assimilation versus integration is visible in Shirley Geok-lin Lim's Joss and Gold (2001). In the novel...

'The Meanings of Malacca: Identity and Exile in the Writings of Ee Tiang Hong, Shirley Lim and Simone Lazaroo' by Dennis Haskell
Malacca, through five centuries an important trading port, was conquered by the Portuguese, the Dutch, the British and the Japanese in turn, so that while it is part of contemporary Malaysia it has maintained a sense of distinctive identity, the home of Baba-Nonya culture...

'National Consciousness and Literary Cosmopolitics' by Weihsin Gui
The literary cosmopolitics evident in the works of Kazuo Ishiguro, Derek Walcott, Shirley Geok-lin Lim, Preeta Samarasan, and Twan Eng Tan distinguish between an instrumental national identity and a critical nationality that negates the subordination of nationalism by neocolonial regimes and global capitalism...