This book displays the rich diversity of erotic literature written by Americans of Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, East Indian, Pakistani, and Amerasian descent. Features stories, essays, and poems by such writers as Frank Chin, Garrett Hongo, Joy Kogawa, Bharati Mukherjee, others, capturing erotic viewpoints on such themes as sexual awakening, identThis book displays the rich diversity of erotic literature written by Americans of Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, East Indian, Pakistani, and Amerasian descent. Features stories, essays, and poems by such writers as Frank Chin, Garrett Hongo, Joy Kogawa, Bharati Mukherjee, others, capturing erotic viewpoints on such themes as sexual awakening, identity and exploration, marital betrayal, and interracial love. Written in styles ranging from the lyrical to the lascivious, and from the provocative to the explicit. B&W photos....
|Title||:||On a Bed of Rice|
|Number of Pages||:||528 Pages|
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On a Bed of Rice Reviews
I bought this book in Wailuku, Maui, a few years ago and it's part of my Hawaiian collection. I finally dipped into it and loved it. I love the stories from all the different Asian cultures. Some of the stories really touched me, such as David Mura's. I wasn't as crazy about the poems but that's what you get in an anthology - a mixed bag of fruit!
Today the postman brought the 5th copy of this book I have purchased because people "borrow" it from me and never return it.It is my favorite smut book. Not just because I am a rice queen, but because it is well written, creative, and grabbing.
Good erotica is hard to find. These stories for the most part are good.
ANOTHER one of my favorites. Kinky Read. Stories of sexuality/queerness. I've learned alot.
among others, Filipino erotic short stories....nice!
This anthology is miraculous, but I won't go into any banal I-took-one-undergraduate-ethnic-studies-course-so-now-I'm-enlightened speeches or embarrassing overshare. Only a few points of reference-- that in my not limited movie and television watching career I have seen exactly one Asian-American on Asian-American romance (Saving Face). That while pop culture rightfully remembers walking-punchline Flashforward for Joseph Fiennes's narmy hamming, the more striking element was the loving depiction of a blasian relationship between the John Cho and Gabrielle Union characters. That in all my years of schooling I have been assigned exactly one book by an Asian-American author (The Kite Runner) and likely only because Khaled Hosseini is provincial enough to mention San Jose by name over the more literary and glamorous SF. But I have read two books by white women about tragically virginal Asian girls that are tragic (Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes and Shabanu).It's no coincidence that The Lover, the 1993 adaptation of Marguarite Duras's autobiographical novel, is mentioned in no fewer than three of the selections. How many confused individuals held on to these sorts of scraps of recognition before the age of Youtube? (Let's not even go into how many times I've subjected myself to the intoxicating Broken Blossoms, the 1919 silent directed by noted racist D.W. Griffith.) It's unavoidable: Models are important, and Russell Leong's foreward provides excellent context for the historic double invisibility around the topic of Asian American sexuality that the anthology seeks to remedy.That On a Bed of Rice actually also manages to be a generous, eclectic, and fun read is to the credit of editor Geraldine Kudaka. She keeps it unpredictable and spritely with the mix of poetry, prose, and performance pieces that run the genre gambit. Yes, I enjoyed the fuck out of this (and I was disgusted and titillated and moved and amused all that too). Recommended for people who like a little of everything. [4.5 stars]________________There's selections from something like seventy writers in this anthology (and in all honesty, hardly any true duds). So I'll just mention some of the highlights:Shorts- "What People Knew" by Diana Chang: Tone-perfect on how children understand (or come to understand) sex- "Jeannie" by Mina Kumar: or A Baby Lesbian Becomes Slightly Less Confused- "The Tenant" by Bharati Mukherjee: A challenging depiction of a middle-aged divorcee re-entering the dating market- "Night Sweat" by joel b. tan: Touching, tragic, and violent love story- "Chui Chui" by S. P. Somtow: Effective and genre-savvy science-horror for the age of globalizationAlso: "The Cousins" by Shirley Ancheta; "Skin Diving in Bombay" by Ginu Kamani; "Mangoes" by Hsu Tzi Wong; "The Movers" by David Wong Louie.Performance- "From The Dodo Vaccine" by Dan Kwong: Ostensibly an AIDS psa, if they devolved into irreverent (and funny) bad phone sex confessions.Poems (the titles that speak for themselves)- "The Chocolatier" by Tina Koyama- "Tongue" by Juliet S. Kono- "The Handbook of Sex of the Plain Girl" by Marian Yee- "Desire as the Gesture Between Us" by Timothy Liu- "Fried Yams" by Barbara Tran
This is a long anthology filled with a variety of diverse Asian American/Asian erotic stories. The book is structured into eight parts, each focusing on there own particular areas that fall under the broad titles which separate the eight sections. For instance, Sexual Awakening, The Size of It, Embracing the Female Body, and so forth. I gave this book two out of five stars because after reading two thirds of the book, the subject inevitably became very stagnant. Yes, even though the subject was about erotica, sex can absolutely get boring. Perhaps I would have enjoyed this book better if I only intermittently read a few stories here and there casually on a span of two months, as opposed to dedicating two and half weeks (in mind) to finish this book. In any case, if I ever had a reason to revisit the book, there are certain stories that I will re-read. Enumerated below are the authors and their stories:1. Frank Chin: The Mother "i"2. Sandra Mizumoto Posey - Buying Shoes3. Mina Kumar - Jeannie4. Shirley Ancheta - The Cousins5. Tanith Tyrr - Sacrament6. Amy Hill - Tokyo Bound7. Wang Ping - Lipstick8. Marian Yee - The Handbook of Sex of the Plain Girl9. Ginu Kamani - Skin Diving in Bombay10. Woon Ping Chin - Body11. Hsu Tzi Wong - Mangoes12. Timothy Liu - The Size of It13. Jana Monji - Kim14. Wagner wai Jim Au - Leung Kar Fai15. Joy Kogawa - Obasan16. Bharati Mukherjee - The Tenant17. David Wong Louie - The Movers18. Lonny Kaneko - Song for Lovers19. Charlie Chin - Winston and Samantha 20. Shawn Wong - Fear of Flying21. Jeff Tagami - Onofre's Happy Romance22. David Mura - The Lover23. Christina Yao - Defection
Parts of this book were amazing and other parts a little disturbing.
Weird erotic. one story of child sex abuse made me put the book down before I got through the whole thing.