Like David Desser, I'm replying over this list rather than privately, since that might prevent redundant responses. In addition to Gina Marchetti's new book, Sumiko Higashi's essay on THE CHEAT in the collection UNSPEAKABLE IMAGES, ed. Lester Friedman, is very interesting. Julia Lesage's essay on BROKEN BLOSSOMS (available in various places, including Gledhill's HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS anthology) is also important. For a very different kind of essay, Richard Fung's contribution to HOW DO I LOOK? (on gay Asian porn) is a revelation. Finally, almost all of the collection MOVING THE IMAGE: INDEPENDENT ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN MEDIA ARTS, ed. Russell Leong is relevant, including (again) an excellent essay on BROKEN BLOSSOMS.