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The Auntie Sewing Squad Guide to Mask Making, Radical Care, and Racial Justice

University of California Press (2021)

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Navigating the Global Refugee Regime: Law, Myth, Story


Amerasia Journal 46.1 (2020)



Asian American Literature: The State of the Art


Massachusetts Review Blog (2020)

The Refugee's Now: The Art and Advocacy of Matt Huynh

Verge: Studies in Global Asias 6.1 (2020)

Dr. Mai-Linh K. Hong is a scholar of refugee storytelling, Asian American literature, and critical race and ethnic studies. A former attorney, she is an assistant professor of literature at the University of California, Merced. 

     Asian Americans have always fought for our historical truths. We fight to correct the record so the world may see us, and themselves, more clearly.
     But we also fight for our rightful inheritance of lies and refusals. For our lapses of memory, our grainy uncaptioned photos, our diversions, our flights of madness. As Asian Americans, we live surrounded by incompleteness and untruth, and that’s not always a bad thing. Isn’t that where imagination picks up and we start to create a better world for ourselves and each other? That’s literary, too.
     Literature is a muscle we’ve been strengthening all these years.

Mai-Linh K. Hong

Smithsonian Asian American

Literature Festival, 2019

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