Yamada, Teri Shaffer 1949-

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YAMADA, Teri Shaffer 1949-

PERSONAL:

Born May 28, 1949, in Santa Monica, CA; children: Yuzo Kenneth. Ethnicity: "Mixed." Education: University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., 1972; University of California, Berkeley, M.A., 1976, Ph.D., 1985. Politics: "Progressive independent." Religion: Zen Buddhist.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER:

California State University, Long Beach, associate professor, 1988-2005. Director of the Noultach literary project in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

MEMBER:

Association for Asian Studies.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Choice book selection, 2002, for Virtual Lotus: Modern Fiction of Southeast Asia.

WRITINGS:

(Editor) Virtual Lotus: Modern Fiction of Southeast Asia (short stories), University of Michigan Press (Ann Arbor, MI), 2002.

SIDELIGHTS:

Teri Shaffer Yamada told CA: "I have been interested in Asian philosophy and literature since high school in the 1960s. My focus on Southeast Asia is due to its under-representation in the humanities and my location, Long Beach, home to the largest Cambodian population outside Cambodia."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

World Literature Today, July-September, 2003, Ronny Noor, review of Virtual Lotus: Modern Fiction of Southeast Asia, p. 75.

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