Hua Hsu is a contributor to The New Yorker and newyorker.com. His first book, A Floating Chinaman: Fantasy and Failure Across the Pacific, will be published by Harvard University Press in June 2016. He has previously written for Artforum, The Atlantic, Grantland, Slate, and The Wire.

His work has been anthologized in Best Music Writing and Best African American Essays, and his 2012 essay on suburban Chinatowns was a finalist for a James Beard Award for food writing. He also served on the editorial board of A New Literary History of America (2009).

He is currently an associate professor of English at Vassar College and a fellow at the New America Foundation. He serves on the executive board of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop.