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11/03

I Love Dick, Chris Kraus’s auto-fiction about the obsessions of a writer named Chris Kraus, has influenced a generation of writers to experiment with blurring fact and fiction as a way to claim radical subjectivity. The book has now been adapted into an Amazon Prime series produced by Jill Soloway (Transparent). In a conversation about how […]

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Kaya Press is thrilled to announce the official publication of Hapa Japan: History Vol. 1 and Hapa Japan: Identities & Representations Vol. 2 edited by Duncan Ryūken Williams. Described by Ruth Ozeki as “essential reading for all citizens of our transcultural, transnational, boundless, borderless, beautifully mixed-up world,” these volumes bring together scholarship on the rich historical and […]

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Last week, Kaya celebrated the work of Asian American author H. T. Tsiang, in honor of Kaya’s most recent reprint of his work, And China Has Hands, edited by Floyd Cheung. We hosted two events, both of which featured readings by authors whose work is in conversation with Tsiang’s. Both were energetic and inspiring and we […]

10/20

10/20

On Thursday, October 20th, we will be celebrating And China Has Hands, a novel by political activist, life-long eccentric, and agitprop author H.T. Tsiang. Tsiang’s mostly self-published experimental novels and poetry, published in the 1920s and 1930s, are a testament to his singular unwillingness to compromise his vision or his politics in order to fit within the […]

10/19

10/19

We over here at Kaya Press are more than proud to host a reading and discussion of H.T. Tsiang and his writings by New Yorker contributing writer Hua Hsu, whose recently published A Floating Chinaman: Fantasy and Failure Across the Pacific (Harvard University Press), explores Tsiang’s life in detail. Joining him will be Floyd Cheung, the scholar and writer who […]

09/24

09/24

Kaya Press is thrilled to be participating in the inaugural Little Tokyo Book Festival! The fair will highlight work from Asian American authors through panel discussions, book signings, and more. This exciting, brand new event will be hosted by the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, one of the largest cultural and ethnic arts centers in the country. […]

 
 
 
 

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