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Frank Chin (1940--)
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12019-07-21T11:34:49-04:00Frank Chin (1940--)2Bio and Resources on Playwright, Author, and Editor Frank Chinplain2019-07-21T11:39:22-04:00Frank Chin was forn in Berkeley, California, and raised in Oakland's Chinatown. he attended UC-Berkeley and in 1965 received a B.A. from UC-Santa Barbara.
In Asian American studies today, Chin is as much known for what he referred to early on as his 'badmouth' -- that is, his tendency to pick fights and challenge the output of his peers -- as he is for his original works.
The long preface Chin and his co-editors wrote for Aiiieeeee! An Anthology of Asian-American Writers, along with the confrontational exchange of letters between Chin and Frank Ching, continue to be widely cited by Asian American literary scholars today. He aimed, in essay after essay and rant after rant, to assert a fundamental distinction between Asian American literature and Asian literature. This was an important point that undeniably needed to be made. But Chin's aggressive attitude is highly problematic -- and his criticisms of women writers and scholars like Betty Lee Sung, Diana Chang, and Maxine Hong Kingston are laced with misogyny.
On this site, I would particularly recommend the exchange of letters between Chin and Frank Ching, the editor of Bridge Magazine, which took place in 1972 and 1973.