“‘The Jammed’: Representational Politics and Racialized Narratives of the Trafficked Asian Diaspora.”

Just found out that my article that appears in the anthology edited by Kuilan Liu and Elaine Kim is available for purchase. My article,“‘The Jammed’: Representational Politics and Racialized Narratives of the Trafficked Asian Diaspora” examines a drama film, The Jammed, directed by Dee McLachlan. It is a chapter in the anthology Changing Boundaries and Reshaping Itineraries in Asian American Literary Studies (November 2014) edited by Kuilan Liu and Elaine Kim (Website says Kuilan Liu and Jin Huijing). To purchase a copy of the book, visit Nankai University Press, Click Purchase.

Here are the other folks featured in the anthology:

Changing Boundaries and Reshaping Itineraries in Asian American Literary Studies

Part I: Reading Asian American Literature in New Frames

1. Toward a Bifocal View of Chinese American Literature

ZHAO Wenshu

2. Understanding the Ethnic and Universal Dimensions of Asian American Literature

LIU Kuilan

3. Commentary on Transnational Asian American Studies

Elaine Kim

Part II: Beyond Borders of Nation and Race

4. Asian American Realism and the Literature of Globalization: The Local and the Global in Jhumpa

Lahiri and Yiyun Li

Mark Chiang

5. Where Is Gary Locke in Chinese American Literature? Critiquing Chinese American Literary


PAN Zhiming

6. Amitav Ghosh’s Sea of Poppies: Individual Identity and the Imagined Nation

Stephanie Han

7. Debt, the Shifting Grammar of Life, and Manjula Padmanabhan’s Harvest

Jodi Kim

8. “The Jammed”: Representational Politics and Racialized Narratives of the Trafficked Asian Diaspora

Annie Isabel Fukushima

9. Re-presenting the Global Filipino: The Story and Songs of Apl de Ap

Ethel Regis Lu

10. Orientalism, Genre, and Transnational Korean/American Stars

Jane Park

Part III: Memories of War/Wars of Memory

11. On the Edges of Consciousness: Figuring Time in Joy Kogawa’s Obasan

Sunn Shelley Wong

12. Border-Crossing in the World Republic of Letters: South Korean and Korean American

Rearguard Fictions of the Korean War

Christine Hong

13. Writing in the Dark: Memory, Memoirs and Re-Membering After Genocide

Khartarya Um

Part IV: Ideas of Home and Family

14. Memories Without Borders, Borders Without Memories

Luis H. Francia

15. A Foreigner at Home: The Politics of Home in Francie Lin’s The Foreigner

Iping Liang

16. Family: The Site of Repression, Resistance, Empowerment, and Formation of Female Subjecthood


17. Transgenerational Trauma in Fae Myenne Ng’s Bone

XUE Yufeng


Calling the Consumer Activist, Consuming the Trafficking Subject: Call + Response and the Terms of Legibility by Annie Isabel Fukushima and Julietta Hua



Documenting Gendered Violence

Representations, Collaborations, and Movements

Editor(s): Lisa M. Cuklanz, Heather McIntosh

– See more at: http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/documenting-gendered-violence-9781628921038/#sthash.zShp7aWb.dpuf

Gender & Precarity

Please view the video of an Institute of Impossible Subjects dialogue on gender and precarity.

Sunday, March 8 at 4 p.m. EST in light of International Women’s Day, IIS hosted a conversation on Gender and Precarity.


Our facebook page with details for the event is at:

And the readings are posted on our tumblr site: