ERIC Number: ED186568
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Asian American Literature of Hawaii: An Annotated Bibliography.
Hiura, Arnold T.; Sumida, Stephen H.
This annotated bibllography focuses on the drama, prose fiction, and poetry of people of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Filipino descent in Hawaii. All works cited were written in English, between the 1920s and 1970, with the exception of poems translated into English by their authors. The bibliography begins with an overview of the cultural and literary history of Asian-American literature in Hawaii. Each section of the bibliography is prefaced by an introduction to the literary form and to the types of materials included. A chronological index to each form indicates the decade in which each author worked. The drama section cites 82 plays and includes synopses of settings and plots. One hundred and ninety-nine novels, short stories, and anthologies are annotated in the fiction section. Plots or descriptions of anthology contents are abstracted. The poetry section cites 463 poems or anthologies. In some cases the subject of the poem is briefly described, and alternate sources are noted where appropriate. A subject index is appended. (MK)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Anthologies, Asian Americans, Chinese Americans, Cultural Background, Drama, Fiction, Filipino Americans, Japanese Americans, Korean Americans, Literary History, Literature, Poetry
Talk Story, Inc., P.O. Box 146, Aiea, HI 96701.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Japanese American Research Center, Honolulu, HI.
Identifiers: Ethnic Heritage Studies Program; Hawaii