Hua Hsu

Hua Hsu is working on a study of immigrant culture and American ideas around diversity. He is currently an associate professor of English at Vassar College, a contributor to the New Yorker, and an executive board member of the Asian American Writers Workshop. He is the author of A Floating Chinaman, published by Harvard University Press in 2016. Hsu is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and has a Ph.D. in American studies from Harvard University.

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With The Nightly Show, Larry Wilmore Has His Own Brand of Politics to Prosecute

The Nightly Show’s conceit is fairly simple: It’s a news show from the perspective of the under­represented. Besides Wilmore’s monologues, t


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The Civility Wars

There is no tidy history of the civility movement, only moments that illustrate the word’s meandering evolution. For example, civility has b


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Before Gentrification, a City Covered in Graffiti

If today’s New York seems pathologically obsessed with its own beautification, then the city’s long-standing war against graffiti helps to e


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The Simpsons Go To China

America will continue to be the world’s image factory, but this is an era of codependency. In order to function smoothly, Americans will hav