on April 15, 2005
Like many a gay man of color, I quoted Richard Fung's "Looking for My P*n+s" article often in undergraduate and graduate school. While I know Fung as a deep thinker and activist, this book explores his other critical contribution: video artwork.
I am surprised and impressed that many of the key figures in Asian-American studies (Elaine Kim, Gina Marchetti, Lisa Lowe) have written on Fung. Both gay and straight writers have contributed to this text: this book implicitly fights homophobia and celebrates sexual diversity.
Nevertheless, the video stills and print reproductions included in this book are of poor quality. The chapters may feel too short and repetitive to some readers. Additionally, this book may be too "rah-rah" about Fung. Many may hate the contributors' gushiness.