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Diana Chang

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Occupation  novelist
Genre  novel, poetry

Name  Diana Chang
Nationality  Chinese, Japanese, American

Notable works  The Frontiers of Love

Diana chang

Diana Chang (born 1934) is a Chinese American novelist and poet. She is best known for her novel The Frontiers of Love, one of the earliest novels by an Asian American woman. She is considered to be the first Chinese American (born in the States) to publish a novel in the States.



Early life

Chang was born in New York City to a Chinese father and Eurasian mother, but spent her youngest years in China, including Beijing, Nanking, and Shanghai. She attended high school in New York, and graduated from Barnard College. After graduation, she worked as a book editor. She has also worked as the editor for the PEN-sponsored journal American Pen and as a creative writing teacher at Barnard.

Literary work

Chang's best known work is The Frontiers of Love. Her work has more recently been read in terms of postmodernity and hybridity. Although critical work on Chang has increased since the republication of Frontiers, critics have preferred to examine her Asian-themed works; her "white" novels are only recently getting attention.


  • The Frontiers of Love, (1956, reissued 1974)
  • A Woman of Thirty (1959)
  • A Passion for Life (1961)
  • The Only Game in Town (1963)
  • Eye to Eye (1974)
  • A Perfect Love (1978)
  • Poetry

  • Saying Yes (Unknown)
  • The Horizon is Definitely Speaking (1982)
  • What Matisse is After (1984)
  • Earth Water Light (1991).
  • Awards

  • Fulbright
  • John Hay Whitney Fellowship
  • References

    Diana Chang Wikipedia

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