In her article "Asian Latino Conflict and Solidarity in Díaz's The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" Paula C. Park responds to the recent interest in Asian Latino/a culture by examining the role of Chinese Dominicans in Junot Díaz's acclaimed novel. She first places her analysis within the historical context of Chinese immigration in the Dominican Republic during the first half of the twentieth century. Then, following the migration route of Díaz's characters, Park extends her discussions on interracial conflict and solidarity to the United States. Her argument is that Díaz's fiction avoids falling into a multiculturalist framework by genuinely portraying the potential alliances between racial minorities, while not overlooking the persistent tensions between them.
Park, Paula C.
"Asian Latino Conflict and Solidarity in Díaz’s The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao."
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