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Sokthan Yeng

Sokthan Yeng is an assistant professor of philosophy at Adelphi University. She has research interests in French Contemporary Philosophy, Feminism, Critical Race Theory, and Eastern Philosophy. She has published a book, The Biopolitics of Race: State Racism and U.S. Immigration, with Lexington Books and journal articles on the philosophy of Luce Irigaray and Buddhism.

A Chinaman’s Chance

Every time a stranger uses the greeting “ni hao” to start a conversation with me (of Asian ancestry, but not Chinese), I’m reminded that the distinction between Chinese and the more generic Asian-American is blurry at best.


The Brooklyn Rail

NOV 2023

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