I was contacted recently by Asian American blogger, MaSir Jones, to chat about the portrayal of Asian men as romantic leads in my stories. I was a little nervous at first because I know that occasionally I get criticized for writing Asians into romance novels, just by the fact that they’re romance novels. But we actually had a great chat about Amy Tan, Asian stereotypes, BLS* among other things.
*From MaSir: Bruce Lee Syndrome (BLS) – Asian male protagonist kicks the shit out of a thousand men, but never gets the girl or is deemed as an asexual creature.
For instance, I realized that the stereotype of the Asian scholar comes up often in my books, but it manifests itself way differently than the geeky kid with Coke bottle glasses.
Hope you find the interview interesting: http://destroytorebuild.blogspot.com/2013/01/check-out-jeannie-lin-award-winning.html
Jan 26, 2013 @ 11:35:41
That was a great interview! I’m a guy, so I’m not into romance novels, but your subgenre definitely sounds interesting.
Feb 10, 2013 @ 01:07:08
Thanks Alpha Asian! I appreciate the visit.