— by Kate Blackwood: There isn’t one unified Asian American vision of California, argues Christine Bacareza Balance, associate professor of Performing and Media Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences, in “California Dreaming: Movement and Place in the Asian American Imaginary,” a new multi-genre collection she co-edited.

The 27 pieces in “California Dreaming” – including essays, short stories, script excerpts, visual art and poems, collected and edited over the past 10 years – present California as an “archipelago” of different places and identities, said Balance, who’s also director of Cornell’s Asian American Studies program…

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