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journalist , writer

Andrea Louie is an associate professor of Anthropology at Michigan State University, where she is also affiliated with the Asian Pacific American Studies Program. She is author of Chineseness Across Borders: Renegotiating Chinese Identities in China and the United States.

Background

Mrs. Louie was born in Ithaca, New York, United States, on January 6, 1966.

Education

Andrea Louie graduated from Kent State University, receiving her Bachelor of Arts in 1988. From 1990 to 1991 she studied at University of Hawaii, Gannett Fellowship in Asian Studies.

Career

Andrea Louie is a novelist and journalist. Starting from 1987 she resumed her office as a copyediting intern at Boston Globe, Boston, MA. In 1988 she was appointed reporting intern at San Jose Mercury News, San Jose, CA. During the period of 1989-1992 Mrs. Louie worked at Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, OH, holding the post of a reporter.

In 1993 she became a freelance editor for Market News Service, New York, NY. She has held a variety of temporary jobs.

Achievements

  • Mrs. Louie is a distinguished researcher, journalist and writer. She was held in a high respect among critics.

Views

Quotations: "It is my hope that literature in this country eventually will not be segmented into 'Asian-American' or 'African-American' but be seen as simply 'American.' This country is becoming increasingly complex and textured, and there are so many stories. I simply want to tell some of them — with compassion, eloquence, and an ear for truths".

"My approach to fiction is the same as to reporting — you’re not successful unless you’ve gotten your point across."

"I think the most important thing a writer can do is keep the pen moving."

Membership

  • Asian American Writers Workshop , United States

  • Asian American Arts Alliance , United States