WorldCat Identities

Lim, Shirley

Overview
Works: 112 works in 309 publications in 2 languages and 9,548 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Short stories  Biographies  Poetry  Fiction  Feminist fiction  Essays  Domestic fiction  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Other
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Shirley Lim
Moving poetry : Hong Kong children's poems by Shirley Lim( )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading the literatures of Asian America by Shirley Lim( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the recent proliferation of critically acclaimed literature by Asian American writers, this groundbreaking collection of essays provides a unique resource for students, scholars, and the general reading public. The homogeneity implied by the term "Asian American" is replaced in this volume with the rich diversity of highly disparate peoples. Languages, religions, races and cultural and national backgrounds. Examining a century of Asian American literature from the late 19th century up through the contemporary experimental drama of Ping Chong, the contributors address the work of writers w
The forbidden stitch : an Asian American women's anthology by Shirley Lim( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Winner of the American Book Award, this book represents, as Mayumi Tsutakawa puts it in the introduction, 'a fine diversity of Asian American women who may claim their native soil in Oakland or Tucson or Manila or New Delhi. These writers and artists, many of them young or publishing for the first time, are breaking down a barrier to make a statement. Wherever they live, in an Asian ghetto or as the only Asian family in a suburban subdivision or Midwest college town, they are dealing with the majority culture daily. They are, in many cases, living with spouses or children who don't know/don't care about/for the Asian culture the woman may tenaciously cling to.' Co-editor Shirley Geok-lin Lim adds: 'the voices found in The Forbidden Stitch are so plural as to cast doubt on the unity of the anthology ... If the stitch is multi-colored and complexly knotted, still it holds together a dazzling quilt.' This ground-breaking first Asian American women's anthology breaks barriers of invisibility that Asian American women have faced. Among the more than 80 writers and artists are Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Diana Chang, Marilyn Chin, Jessica Hagedorn, Mayuni Oda, Nellie Wong, Merle Woo, and Mitsuye Yamada."--PUBLISHER
Approaches to teaching Kingston's The woman warrior( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tilting the continent : Southeast Asian American writing( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tilting the Continent is the first collection to bring to the American literary awareness the poetry, short stories, and personal essays of established as well as new authors of Southeast Asian descent - not only recent arrivals but also second-, third-, and fourth-generation authors."--BOOK JACKET
Joss and gold by Shirley Lim( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This novel opens to find Li An, a rebellious young woman of Chinese descent, riding her motorcyle through the hot, congested streets of Kuala Lumpur. With her group of Malay, Indian, and Chinese friends, she debates Malaysia's future. But her work - and her heart - are devoted to the study of English literature, a legacy of colonial culture. The conflicts inherent in Li An's life, and in her country, are rising to crisis point: as Malaysia approaches the volatile elections of 1969, Li An's marriage to a traditional Chinese man is threatened by her sexually charged friendship with Chester, a long-haired American Peace Corps volunteer. Forced together by election-night riots, they finally give in to their attraction - with results neither of them had imagined."
Power, race, and gender in academe : strangers in the tower?( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De burgerrechtenbeweging in de jaren zestig en de positieve acties van de jaren zeventig in de Verenigde Staten zorgden ervoor dat vrouwen, holebi's en mensen van verschillende etnische afkomst een duwtje in de rug kregen in hun loopbaankansen in o.a. het hoger onderwijs. Hoe staan deze verschillende bevolkingsgroepen aan het begin van de 21e eeuw ervoor, wat hun loopbaan betreft? Aan de hand van het persoonlijke verhaal van academici van Afrikaanse en Aziatische afkomst, wordt een beeld geschetst van de ervaringen van discriminaties, van de struikelblokken bij het beklimmen van de academische ladder. Het boek heeft oog voor het hele universitaire landschap en dus komen ook de studenten en het administratief personeel aan bod
Transnational Asian American literature : sites and transits( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the diasporic and transnational aspects of Asian-American literature and engages works of prose and poetry as aesthetic articulations of the fluid transnational identities formed by Asian-American writers
Transnational Asia Pacific : gender, culture, and the public sphere( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two dreams : new and selected stories by Shirley Lim( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The stories of Shirley Geok-lin Lim reflect the complex mosaic of her world. As their setting shifts from the tradition-bound terrain of Malaysia to the liberating but confusing territory of the United States, Lim's stories capture the poignant and perplexing experience of immigrant women, who, torn between two cultures, must build their own values and homelands from within. Two Dreams draws together the best of Lim's short fiction from nearly three decades, most of it never before available in the United States."--Jacket
What the fortune teller didn't say by Shirley Lim( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sister Swing by Shirley Lim( )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sister Swing chronicles the growing up years of three sisters. It follows their transplant from a relatively sheltered life in Malaysia to the raw realities of the United States. It illuminates the complex relationships between the sisters, and gently but firmly explores the morals, values and mindsets of growing up Asian in a Western world
One world of literature by Shirley Lim( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asian-American literature : an anthology( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Shirley Lim collection : passports and other lives by Shirley Lim( )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing S.E/Asia in English : against the grain, focus on Asian English-language literature by Shirley Lim( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noon at five o'clock : the collected short stories of Arthur Yap by Arthur Yap( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume marks the recovery and first combined publication of the stories of Arthur Yap (1943-2006). One of Singapore's most important artists, he was an award-winning poet and an accomplished painter. A hitherto neglected facet of Yap's opus, his eight short stories are deceptive in their simplicity, housing within their sparse prose a complex engagement with Singapore society from which he wrote. With his signature minimalistic style, Yap simultaneously perplexes readers with stories of seemingly plotless ambiguity, yet draws them in with familiar characters playing out situations that still resonate in twenty-first century Singapore today. Angus Whitehead's introduction highlights literary nuances in the stories and frames the stories within the wider backdrop of social change of Singapore at the time of Yap's writing. The meticulous critical apparatus make this book of interest to not only the general reader but also students of Singapore and Southeast Asian literature in English
Crossing the peninsula & other poems by Shirley Lim( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monsoon history : selected poems by Shirley Lim( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walking backwards : new poems by Shirley Lim( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Moving poetry : Hong Kong children's poems
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Reading the literatures of Asian AmericaThe forbidden stitch : an Asian American women's anthologyApproaches to teaching Kingston's The woman warriorTilting the continent : Southeast Asian American writingJoss and goldPower, race, and gender in academe : strangers in the tower?Transnational Asian American literature : sites and transitsTransnational Asia Pacific : gender, culture, and the public sphere
Alternative Names
Geok-lin Lim, Shirley

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Lim 1944- Geok-Lin

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Lim, Shirley.

Lim, Shirley G.

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Lim, Shirley Geok-lin

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Shirley, Geok-Lin Lim

Shirley Geok-lin Lim Amerikaans schrijfster

Shirley Geok-lin Lim écrivaine américaine

Shirley Geok-lin Lim escritora estadounidense

Shirley Lim

Shirley Lim, Geok-Lin

Лим Геок-лин, Ширли

Languages
English (186)

Chinese (2)