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Hua Hsu is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of A Floating Chinaman: Fantasy and Failure Across the Pacific.
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 for Lucky Peach 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, where he also directs the program in American Studies. He is formerly a fellow at the New America Foundation. He serves on the executive board of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop and the international advisory board of the NYU Center for Experimental Humanities.