Natalie Naihuei Hsieh

n.hsieh.1@research.gla.ac.uk

Research title: Encountering Windows and Mirrors in the Diaspora: Using Young Adult literature to explore the stories and counterstories of East Asian young persons

Research Summary

Research Interests

My research focuses on the representation and recognition of East and Southeast Asian (ESEA) young adult identities in contemporary Young Adult literature (YAL), and how ESEA young adults themselves respond to these representations.

Specifically, I am interested in:

  • how ESEA young adults themselves respond to Asian YAL as “cultural insiders,” particularly when the label ‘Asian’ covers a multitude of nationalities, ethnicities, cultures, and diasporas
  • the ways that YAL portrays the hybrid identities of young people in the diaspora and describes their negotiations between cultures 
  • differences in representation of the transatlantic ESEA diaspora in US and UK YAL
  • how narratives and stories can create social realities
  • the necessity for diverse representation in YAL and school curriculums
  • how interculturalism is connected to the areas of cultural identity and hybridity

Publications

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Number of items: 4.

2023

Hsieh, N. N. (2023) “Happy in a million different ways”: Fanfiction and Counterstorytelling in Cynthia So’s If You Still Recognise Me. The Child and the Book Conference, University of Rouen, Normandy, 2-4 May 2024. (Unpublished)

Hsieh, N. N. (2023) Images of intersectionality: Analysing the impact of culture on mental health in Rosena Fung’s Living with Viola. Crip Kid Lit: Critical Approaches to Disability in Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Media, Cambridge, UK, 19-20 April 2024. (Unpublished)

Hsieh, N. N. (2023) Growing Up in the Diaspora: Hybrid Identities in Middle-Grade and Young Adult Literature. British Chinese Studies Network: Representations of China in British Children's and Young Adult Fiction, 25 May 2023. (Unpublished)

2022

Hsieh, N. N. (2022) Young Adult Literature and Intercultural Encountering. CIVIS Summer School, Tübingen, Germany, 29-30 July 2022. (Unpublished)

This list was generated on Sat Jun 15 21:19:47 2024 BST.
Number of items: 4.

Conference or Workshop Item

Hsieh, N. N. (2023) “Happy in a million different ways”: Fanfiction and Counterstorytelling in Cynthia So’s If You Still Recognise Me. The Child and the Book Conference, University of Rouen, Normandy, 2-4 May 2024. (Unpublished)

Hsieh, N. N. (2023) Images of intersectionality: Analysing the impact of culture on mental health in Rosena Fung’s Living with Viola. Crip Kid Lit: Critical Approaches to Disability in Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Media, Cambridge, UK, 19-20 April 2024. (Unpublished)

Hsieh, N. N. (2023) Growing Up in the Diaspora: Hybrid Identities in Middle-Grade and Young Adult Literature. British Chinese Studies Network: Representations of China in British Children's and Young Adult Fiction, 25 May 2023. (Unpublished)

Hsieh, N. N. (2022) Young Adult Literature and Intercultural Encountering. CIVIS Summer School, Tübingen, Germany, 29-30 July 2022. (Unpublished)

This list was generated on Sat Jun 15 21:19:47 2024 BST.

Grants

2024 SHARP Research Development Grant for BIPOC Scholars