Hsuan Hsu

University of California, Davis

Hsuan L. Hsu (presenter) is a Professor of English at UC Davis and the author of Sitting in Darkness: Mark Twain's Asia and Comparative Racialization. (2015) and Geography and the Production of Space in Nineteenth-Century American Literature (2010). He is currently working on The Smell of Risk, a book manuscript considering how writers, artists, activists have mobilized olfactory aesthetics to frame experiences of health and toxicity.


In “Atmo-Orientalism,” Hsuan Hsu traces how late-nineteenth century health experts and “romantic anti-capitalists” racialized Chinese immigrants through figurations of atmosphere and breath. Drawing on historians like... [ view full abstract ]


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P61 » Re-Orienting Pacific Literary Histories (08:30 - Saturday, 24th March, Enchantment A)

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