Announcements Essay Prize

Congratulations to 2018 CAALS Essay Prize Winners!

Please join us in congratulating the winners of the 2018 CAALS Essay Prize:

Kai Hang Cheang, Ph.D. candidate at University of California, Riverside, “The Textual Remediation of the Visual in Karen Tei Yamashita’s I Hotel: Toward an Ethic of Representing a Collective Asian American History”


Yuan Ding, Ph.D. candidate at University of Minnesota–Twin Cities, “The City and Its Refugees: The Geopolitics of Non-Places in Mohsin Hamid’s How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia and Exit West.”

The Essay Prize is awarded each year for the best paper presented by a graduate student at any CAALS-sponsored conference panel or any Asian American literature panel at the American Literature Association conference. This year, we had many wonderful nominations, leading to our decision to honor two essays. Both offer important, compelling contributions to the study of Asian American literature. 

We extend sincere thanks to our other nominees and nominators. It was our privilege to read such strong papers.