A Chinese exile in the United States, H. T. Tsiang (1899-1971) wrote several books in English that represent pioneer works in the canon of Asian American literature. Although few know his work today, Tsiang is one of the earliest and most prolific innovators of Asian American literature, anticipating some of the appropriative methods, formal techniques, and critical strategies that have come to characterize the tradition.
"H. T. Tsiang: A Critical Overview of His Work in Literary and Social Context,"
Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies:
Vol. 2, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/aaldp/vol2/iss1/8