Short biographies of co-editors

Frank Abe is producer/director of the PBS documentary Conscience and the Constitution. A graphic novel dramatizing the resistance to wartime incarceration, We Hereby Refuse, is forthcoming from Chin Music Press in May 2021. Frank is co-editor of JOHN OKADA: The Life & Rediscovered Work of the Author of No-No Boy, and blogs at With Frank Chin, he helped create the first “Day of Remembrance” events, and helped launch Chin’s Asian American Theater Workshop in San Francisco. Abe was senior reporter for KIRO Newsradio in Seattle, and served as communications director for King County Executives Dow Constantine and Gary Locke, and the King County Council. He has been published in Bloomsbury Review, Amerasia Journal, Frontiers of Asian American Studies, and many newspapers.

Greg Robinson is professor of history at Université du Québec a Montréal whose most recent book is The Great Unknown: Japanese American Sketches (University Press of Colorado, 2016). A specialist in North American ethnic studies and US political history, he is the author of By Order of the President: FDR and the Internment of Japanese Americans (Harvard University Press, 2001), A Tragedy of Democracy: Japanese Confinement in North America (Columbia University Press, 2009), and After Camp: Portraits in Midcentury Japanese American Life and Politics (University of California Press, 2012).

Floyd Cheung is professor of English language and literature and American studies at Smith College, and an editor who has helped recover other early Asian American texts. He has edited H. T. Tsiang’s novels And China Has Hands (Ironweed Press, 2003) and The Hanging on Union Square (Kaya Press, 2013), and Sadakichi Hartmann: Collected Poems, 1886-1944 (Little Island Press, 2016). His poems can be found in Mascara Literary Review, qarrtsiluni, Rhino, and in his chapbook, Jazz at Manzanar.

The history and literature of Japanese American resistance to wartime incarceration