May-lee Chai
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May-lee Chai is a writer and educator. She has lived in 14 states in the US and four countries. (She has visited many other countries, as well.) She is the author of five books, most recently Hapa Girl: A Memoir, and one book-length translation (from Chinese to English). A former reporter for the Associated Press, May-lee has published in traditional newspapers, academic journals, literary journals, and print magazines.

Columns // 2 Articles
Reviews // 3 Articles

Sargasso Sea | 29 Jul 2008 // 5:00 PM

The BBC-Wales version of this classic has Chai yelling, ‘Enough with the tragic mulattoes, already!’

A 'Loving' Memorial | 13 May 2008 // 5:00 PM

Mildred Dolores Loving was one of those quiet American heroes who changed the course of US history.


The Concrete Dragon by Thomas J. Campanella | 29 May 2008 // 5:00 PM

Campanella describes the new skylines of China from Shanghai to Beijing to Guangzhou with an expert’s eye and novelist’s wit.

Black Space by Adilifu Nama | 17 Apr 2008 // 5:00 PM

A thought-provoking and timely exploration of white racial anxieties as projected onto black males in science fiction films.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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