Scholarly Discussions of Hwang’s Work

Bacalzo, Dan. “David Henry Hwang’s Golden Opportunities.” in Esther Kim Lee’s The Theatre of David Henry Hwang. New York: Bloomsbury, 2015.  141-52.

—. “A Different Drum: David Henry Hwang’s Musical ‘Revisal’ of Flower Drum Song.” Journal of American Drama and Theatre 15 (Spring 2003): 71-83.

—. “The Square,” Theatre Journal, Vol. 54, No. 3 (2002), pp. 489-91.

—. “Yellow Face by David Henry Hwang,” in Jenkins, The Best Plays Theater Yearbook: 2007-2008, pp. 139-48.

Bak, John S., “Vestis Virum Reddit: the Gender Politics of Drag in Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire and David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly,” South Atlantic Review: The Publication of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Vol. 70, No. 4 (2005), pp. 94-118.

Barber, Marjorie. Vested Interests: Cross-dressing and Cultural Anxiety. New York: Harper, 1993.

Bavaro, Vincenzo. “The Dance and the Railroad: Striking Nerds.” Querying the Genealogy: Comparative and Transnational Studies in Chinese-American Literature.  Shanghai: Shanghai yi wen chu ban she, 2006. 475-85.

Berson, Misha. “The Demon in David Henry Hwang.” American Theatre April 1998: 14-8, 50-1.

—. “A Drum with a Difference.” American Theatre Feb 2002: 14-8, 76.

Boles, William C. “David Henry Hwang.” Twentieth-Century Asian-American Writers. Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 311.  Ed. Deborah Madsden.  Columbia, SC: Bruccoli Clark Layman,  2005.  123-41.

—.  Understanding David Henry Hwang. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2013.

Botelho, Teresa. “The Dramatization of Cross-Identity Voicing and the Poetics of Ambiguity.” Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies 15.1  (Spring, 2009):  79-97.

—. “Redefining the Dramatic Canon: Staging Identity Instability in the Work of David Henry Hwang and Chay Yew.” Positioning the New: Chinese American Literature and the Changing Image of the American Literary Canon. Eds. Tanfer Emin Tunc and Elisabetta Marino. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2010. 128-42.

Bollobas, Eniko. “Making the Subject: Performative Genders in Carson McCullers’ The Ballad of the Sad Cafe and David Hwang’s M. Butterfly.  : E-Journal of American Studies in Hungary IV. 1 (Spring 2008).

Boyd, Melinda. “Re-Orienting’ the Vision: Ethnicity and Authenticity from Suzuki to Comrade Chin.”  A Vision of the Orient: Texts, Intertexts, and Contexts of Madame Butterfly. Eds. Jonathan Wisenthal, Sherrill Grace and Melinda Boyd. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006. 59-71.

Campbell, Karen. “In the Realm of the Voices.” American Theatre Oct. 2003: 103-6.

Chang, Hsiao-hung. “Cultural/Sexual/Theatrical Ambivalence in M. Butterfly.” Tamkang Review 23 (1992): 735-5.

Chang, Williamson B. C. “M. Butterfly: Passivity, Deviousness, and the Invisibility of the Asian-  American Male.” Bearing Dreams, Shaping Visions: Asian Pacific American Perspectives. Eds. Linda A. Revilla, Shirley Hune and Gail M. Nomura. Pullman: Washington State Press, 1993. 181-4.

Chen, Tina, “Betrayed into Motion: The Seduction of Narrative Desire in M. Butterfly,” Hitting Critical Mass: A Journal of Asian American Cultural Criticism, Vol. 1, No. 2 (1994), pp. 129-54.

Cheng, Anne Anlin. “Race and Fantasy in Modern America: Subjective Dissimulation/Racial Assimilation.” Multiculturalism and Representation: Selected Essays. Eds. John Rieder and Larry E. Smith. Honolulu: U of Hawaii P, 1996. 175-97.

Chu, Patricia P. “David Henry Hwang.” The Asian Pacific American Heritage: A Companion to Literature and Arts. New York: Garland, 1999. 473-80.

Cody, Gabrielle. “David Hwang’s M. Butterfly: Perpetuating the Misogynist Myth.” Theater 20.2 (1989): 24-7.

Cooperman, Robert. “New Theatrical Statements: Asian-Western Mergers in the Early Plays of David Henry Hwang.” Staging Difference: Cultural Pluralism in American Theatre and Drama. Ed. Marc Maufort. New York: Peter Lang, 1995. 201-13.

Davis, Rocio, “Desperately Seeking Stereotypes: David Henry Hwang and M. Butterfly,” Revista de Estudios Norteamericanos, No. 3 (1994), 53-64.

—. “’Just a Man’: Subverting Stereotypes in David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly.” Hitting Critical Mass 6.2 (2000): 59-74.

Deeney, John J., “Of Monkeys and Butterflies: Transformation in MH Kingston’s Tripmaster Monkey and David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly,” MELUS, Vol. 18, No. 4 (1993), 21-39.

Degabriele, Maria, “From Madame Butterfly to Miss Saigon: One Hundred Years of Popular Orientalism,” Critical Arts, Vol. 10, No. 2 (1996): 105-18.

Dickey, Jerry. “’Myths of the East, Myths of the West’: Shattering Racial and Gender Stereotypes in the Plays of David Henry Hwang.” Old West-New West: Centennial Essays. Ed. Barbara Howard Meldrum. Moscow: University of Idaho Press, 1993. 272-80.

Ditor, Rachel and Jan Selman. “M. Butterfly: Staging Choices and Their Meanings.” A Vision of the Orient: Texts, Intertexts, and Contexts of Madame Butterfly.  Eds. Jonathan Wisenthal, Sherrill Grace, and Melinda Boyd. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006. 227-37.

Dong, Lan. “Mulan Against Gwan Gung: Performing Myths on a Transnational Stage.” Transnationalism and the Asian American Heroine: Essays on Literature, Film, Myth and Media. Ed. Lan Dong. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2010. 103-17.

Eng, David L. “In the Shadows of a Diva: Committing Homosexuality in David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly.” Asian Sexualities: Dimensions of the Gay and Lesbian Experience.  Ed. Russell Leong. New York: Routledge, 1996. 131-52.

Garber, Marjorie. “The Occidental Tourist: M. Butterfly and the Scandal of Transvestism.” Nationalisms and Sexualities. Eds. Andrew Parker, Mary Russo, Doris Sommer and Patricia Yaeger. New York: Routledge, 1992. 121-46.

—. Vested Interests: Cross-Dressing and Cultural Anxiety, New York: Routledge, 1992.

Grace, Sherrill. “Playing Butterfly with David Henry Hwang and Robert Lepage.” A Vision of the Orient: Texts, Intertexts, and Contexts of Madame Butterfly. Eds. Jonathan Wisenthal, Sherrill Grace and Melinda Boyd. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006. 136-51.

Haedicke, Janet V. “David Henry Hwangs’s M. Butterfly: The Eye on the Wing.” Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism (Fall 1992): 27-44.

Haney, William S. “The Phenomenology of Nonidentity and theatrical presence in M. Butterfly.Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture 6.2 (2006). http://reconstruction.eserver.org/062/haney.shtml.

Hawthorne, Melanie C. “‘Du Du that Voodoo’: M. Venus and M. Butterfly.” Espirit Createur 37.4 (1997): 58-66.

Hayde, Dolly, “On M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang,” North American Review, Vol. 295, No. 2 (2010), p. 24.

Hornbuckle, Calley. “Values and Parody in Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly.” Exit 9: The Rutgers Journal of Comparative Literature 4 (2002): 11-7.

Irmscher, Christoph, “‘The Absolute Power of a Man?’ Staging Masculinity in Giacomo Puccini and David Henry Hwang,” Amerikastudien/American Studies, Vol. 43, No. 4 (1998), pp. 619-28.

Jacobson, Bill, “Golden Child: Playwright David Henry Hwang Explores America’s Attitudes Towards HIV and the Asian Community,” A&U, May 1998.

Jew, Kimberly M. “Dismantling the Realist Character in Velina Hasu Houston’s Tea and David   Henry Hwang’s FOB.” Literary Gestures: The Aesthetic in Asian American Writing. Ed.   Rocio G. Davis and Sue-Im Lee. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2005. 187-202.

—. “Gothic Aesthetics of Entanglement and Endangerment in David Henry Hwang’s The Sound of a Voice and The House of Sleeping Beauties.” Asian Gothic: Essays on Literature, Film and Anime. Ed. Andrew Hock Soon Ng. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2008. 140-55.

Johnson, Martha. “‘Bring Your Own Translator’: Communication and Changing Business Paradigms in David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross and David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish.” Text and Presentation, 2015. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2016. 185-93.

Juan, E. San, Jr., “Symbolic Violence and the Fetishism of the Sublime: A Metacommentary on David Hwang’s M. Butterfly,” Journal of Intercultural Studies, Vol. 23, No. 1 (2002), pp. 33-46.

Jacobson, Bill, “Golden Child: Playwright David Henry Hwang Explores America’s Attitudes Towards HIV and the Asian Community,” A&U, May 1998.

Kang, Hyeong-Min.  “Unmasking the Colonial Politics of Violence: David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly.” Journal of Modern British and American Drama 18.1 (2005): 23-46.

Kim, Esther S. “David Henry Hwang.” Asian American Playwrights: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook.  Ed. Miles Xian Liu. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002, 126-44.

Koh, Karlyn. “(Dis)Placing Identites: Cultural Transvestism in David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly.” West Coast Line 28.1-2 (1994): 246-54.Kerr, Douglas. “David Henry Hwang and the Revenge of Madame Butterfly.” Asian Voices in English (1991): 119-30.

Kondo, Dorinne, About Face: Performing Race in Fashion and Theater, New York: Routledge, 1997.

—. “M. Butterfly: Orientalism, Gender, and a Critique of Essentialist Identity,” Cultural Critique, No. 16 (1990), pp. 5-29.

Kong, Foong Ling. “Pulling the Wings off Butterfly.” Southern Review (Adelaide) 27.4  (1994): 418-31.

Lee, Esther Kim. A History of Asian American Theatre. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

—. The Theatre of David Henry Hwang. New York: Bloomsbury, 2015.

Lee, Josephine. Performing Asian America: Race and Ethnicity on the Contemporary Stage.  Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1997.

—. “‘Something Beyond and Above’: David Henry Hwang’s Revision of Flower Drum Song.” in Esther Kim Lee’s The Theatre of David Henry Hwang. New York: Bloomsbury, 2015. 129-41.

Lee, Quentin. “Between the Oriental and the Transvestite.” Found Object 8 (Fall 1993): 45-59.

Lee, Robert E., Orientals: Asian American in Popular Culture, Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1999.

Lei, Daphne. “Butterfly and Locust: Chinglish and Asian American Theatre in the Transnational Context.” in Esther Kim Lee’s The Theatre of David Henry Hwang. New York: Bloomsbury, 2015. 152-65.

Lewis, David H., Flower Drum Songs: The Story of Two Musicals, Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, 2006.

Lin, Hsiu-Chen. “Staging Orientalia: Dangerous ‘Authenticity’ in David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly.” Journal of American Drama and Theatre 9.1 (1997): 26-35.

Loo, Chalsa. “M. Butterfly: A Feminist Perspective.” Bearing Dreams, Shaping Visions: Asian Pacific American Perspectives. Eds. Linda A. Revilla, Shirley Hune, and Gail M. Nomura. Pullman: Washington State Press, 1993. 177-80.

Liu, Cecilia Hsueh Chen. “Writing Back to the Empire: From M. Butterfly to Madame Butterfly.” Re-Imagining Language and Literature for the 21st Century.  Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2005. 331-44.

Lye, Collen.  “M. Butterfly and the Rhetoric of Antiessentialism: Minority Discourse in an International Frame.” The Ethnic Canon: Histories, Institutions and Interventions. Ed. David Palumbo-Liu. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1995. 260-89.

Ma, Sheng-Mei. “David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly: From Puccini to East/West Androgyny.” Tamkang Review: A Quarterly of Comparative Studies 21.3  (1991): 287-96. 

Martin, Robert K, “Gender, Race, and the Colonial Body: Carson Mccullers’s Filipino Boy, and David Henry Hwang’s Chinese Woman,” Canadian Review of American Studies, Vol. 23, No. 1 (1992): 95-106.

McInturff, Kate. “That Old Familiar Song: The Theatre of Culture in David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly.” A Vision of the Orient: Texts, Intertexts, and Contexts of Madame Butterfly.  Eds. Jonathan Wisenthal, Sherrill Grace, and Melinda Boyd. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006. 72-88.

Morris, Rosalind.  “M. Butterfly: Transvestism and Cultural Cross-Dressing in the Critique of Empire.”   Gender and Culture in Literature and Film East and West: Issues of Perception and Interpretation. Ed. Simson Masavisut. Honolulu: University of Hawaii, 1994. 40-59.

Moy, James S. “David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly and Philip Kan Gotanda’s Yankee Dawg You Die: Repositioning Chinese American Marginality on the American Stage.” Theatre  Journal 42.1 (March 1990): 48-56.

—. Marginal Sights: Staging the Chinese in America. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 1993.

Pao, Angela. “The Critic and the Butterfly: Sociocultural Contexts and the Reception of David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly.” Amerasia Journal 18.3 (1992): 1-16.

—. “The Eyes of the Storm: Gender, Genre and Cross-Casting in Miss Saigon.” Text and Performance Quarterly 12 (1992): 21-39.

—.  “M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang.” A Resource Guide to Asian American Literature.  Eds. Sau-ling Cynthia Wong and Stephen H. Sumida. New York: Modern Language Association, 2001.  201-8.

Rabkin, Gerald. “The Sound of a Voice: David Hwang.” Contemporary American Theatre. Ed. Bruce King. New York: St. Martin’s, 1991. 97-114.

Remen, Kathryn, “The Theatre of Punishment: David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly and Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish,” Modern Drama, Vol. 37, No. 3 (1994), pp. 391-400.

Ross, Deborah L. “On the Trail of the Butterfly: David Henry Hwang and Transformation.” Beyond Adaptation: Essays on Radical Transformations of Original Works. Eds. Phyllis Frus and Christy Williams. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2010: 111-22.

Rossini, Jon. “From M. Butterfly to Bondage: David Henry Hwang’s Fantasies of Sexuality, Ethnicity, and Gender.” The Journal of American Drama and Theatre 18.3 (2006): 54- 76.

Saal, Ilka. “Performance and Perception: Gender, Sexuality, and Culture in David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly.Amerikastudien/American Studies 43.4 (1998): 629-44.

Selim, Yasser Fouad A. “The Theatre of David Henry Hwang: From Hyphenation to the   Mainstream.” Positioning the New: Chinese American Literature and the Changing Image of the American Literary Canon. Eds. Tanfer Emin Tunc and Elisabetta Marino. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2010. 114-27.

Sherrill, Grace. “Playing Butterfly with David Henry Hwang and Robert LePage.” A Vision of the Orient: Texts, Intertexts, and Contexts of Madame Butterfly.  Eds. Jonathan Wisenthal, Sherrill Grace, and Melinda Boyd. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006. 136-51.

Shimakawa, Karen, National Abjection: The Asian American Body Onstage, Durham: Duke University Press, 2002.

—. “’Who’s to Say?’ Or, Making Space for Gender and Ethnicity in M. Butterfly.” Theatre Journal 45 (1993): 349-61.

Shin, Andrew. “Projected Bodies in David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly and Golden Gate.” MELUS 27.1 (Spring 2002): 177-96.

Skloot, Robert. “Breaking the Butterfly: The Politics of David Henry Hwang.” Modern Drama 33.1 (1990): 59-66.

Street, Douglas. David Henry Hwang. Boise, Idaho: Boise State UP, 1989.

Wada, Karen, afterword, in Hwang, Flower Drum Song, pp. 99-115.

Wadler, Joyce.  Liaison: The Real Story of the Affair that Inspired M. ButterflyLondon: Penguin, 1993.

Wang, Ban. “Reimagining Political Community: Diaspora, Nation-State, and the Struggle for Recognition.” Modern Drama 48.2 (2005): 249-71.

Woo, Miseong. “Gender Trouble in Asian American Literature: David Henry Hwang’s The Sound of a Voice.” Feminist Studies in English Literature 11.2 (2003): 291-317.

—. “Searching for New Identity Politics and Cultural Fusions in David Henry Hwang’s Trying to Find Chinatown.” Journal of Modern English Drama,  27.1 (2014): 201-221.

Zamora, Maria C., “Artifice in David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly: Sexuality, Race, and the Seduction of Theater,” in Nation, Race & History in Asian American Literature: Re-membering the Body, New York: Peter Lang, 2008, pp. 33-52.