War Baby / Love Child is an interesting, original, and innovative project that expands the field of Asian American studies by using visual art as a point of entry and analysis for the discipline.”—Mark Johnson, editor of Asian American Art: A History, 1850-1970

“One of the strengths of this original volume is its holistic combination of interviews with premier fine artists along with the textual, historical, and scholarly context provided by established and emerging scholars in Asian American Studies.”—Nitasha Sharma, author of Hip Hop Desis: South Asian Americans, Blackness, and Global Race Consciousness

“In this critical study, art is theorized and used to critique stereotypes and essentialist notions of racial identities, imperialism, colonialism, and war; it also serves as a mode for forging political and communitarian bonds across spaces, boundaries, and differences that are used to divide and exploit peoples.”—J. R. Wendland, Choice Reviews Online

2013 Press

Ryan Wong, “Mixing Racial Messages,” Hyperallergic, October 30, 2013.

Jen Graves, “Your Defensiveness Is Our Command: Talking About Racism in Seattle,” The Stranger, October 1, 2013.

Jessica Davis, “Behind the Curtain: Race is common theme in local exhibits,” City Living Seattle, September 26, 2013.

Grace Hwang Lynch, “War Baby/Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art,” Mixed Nation, September 20, 2013.

Minh Nguyen, “Mixed Race is Not Less, But More Race: ‘War Baby/Love Child’s’ Exhibit Offers an Enriched Perspective on Mixed-Race Asian Americans,” International Examiner, September 4, 2013.

Robert Ayers, “Art at Wing Luke Museum explores mixed-race heritage,” Seattle Times, August 19, 2013.

Paulina Phelps, “War Baby/Love Child: Q&A with Curator Laura Kina,” The Seattle Globalist, August 8, 2013.

Laura Kina on War Baby/Love Child~Capturing the Artistry of Mixed Identity,” Mixed Race Radio with Tiffany Rae Reid, August 7, 2013. [podcast]

J. R. Wendland, Choice Reviews Online, August 2013.

Deborah Kalb, “Q&A with artist and author Laura Kina,” Deborahkalbbooks (blog), July 11, 2013.

Lee Jenny, “Naked Bodies, Bodies of History,” Hyphen Magazine, June 27, 2013.

Katie Maish, “War Baby/Love Child: An Interview with Richard Lou,” Visual Memphis, June 12, 2013.

Jason Foumberg and Elly Fishman, “The Top 21 Exhibits at Chicago’s Museums This June,” Chicago Magazine, June 10, 2013.

Shawn Wong, “What Does Shawn Wong Suggest Reading This Summer?” The International Examiner, June 5, 2013.

Mixed Race Asian American Art and Identity” panel discussion with Laura Kina, Camilla Fojas, Chris Naka, and Debra Yepa-Pappan at DePaul University Art Museum, May 29, 2013.

“Laura Kina radio interview with Ruth Farefax Fraisier,”  F.A.A.C.T program, CRIS Radio, The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, May 28, 2013.

“‘War Baby/Love Child’: Mequitta Ahuja Artist Talk,” Cable channel CAN TV21 (or CAN TV19) in Chicago, May 26, 27, 28, and June 3, 2013.

Exhibition Tour ‘War Baby/Love Child,” Cable channel CAN TV21 (or CAN TV19) in Chicago, May 26, 27, 28, and June 3, 2013.

DePaul’s Laura Kina Gives Mixed Race Perspective to ‘War Baby/Love Child’ Exhibit,” eNews Park Forest, May 17, 2013.

Jason Foumberg and Elly Fishman, “Chicago Museums Have 23 Great Exhibits You Can Visit in May,”, May 10, 2013.

DePaul University Office of Public Relations and Communication, “DePaul Art Minute – War Baby/Love Child exhibition,” May 16, 2013.

Brian Babylon and Molly Adams interview with Mequitta Ahuja and Laura Kina, “Local Artists Collaborate on Asian Heritage Art Exhibits at DePaul,” Vocalo radio (90.7FM) MorningAMp, May 16, 2013.

Lori Waxman, “‘War Baby’ is something to see, if you can let go,” Chicago Tribune, May 8, 2013.

Michael Weinstein, “Review: War Baby/LoveChild:DePaulArtMuseum,” Newcity Art,  April 30, 2013.

Maggie Dziubek, “War Baby/Love Child comes to DPAM,” The DePaulia, April 28, 2013.

Renoir Gaither, “War Baby Love Child – Mixed Race American Art,” MXDWELL, April 25, 2013.

Paul Niemi, ‘War Baby/Love Child’ Exploring the Mixed-Race Asian American Experience Opens at DePaul University Art Museum, from, April 25, 2013.

Monica Whitepigeon, “War Baby/Love Child” Debra Yepa-Pappan’s Art Part of Exhibition Opening in Chicago, Native News Network, April 25, 2013.

Zhiyu Wang, “Artists explore the image of mixed race Asian-Americans in DePaul exhibit,” Medill Reports Chicago (Northwestern University), April 18, 2013.

Brett Russel Coleman, “Talkin’ Race with Laura and Wei Ming,” The Magic Mulatto (blog), March 26, 2013.

Edward Y. Sumoto, 今晩のミックスルーツラジオはローラ・キナさんのインタビュー!ぜひお聞きください。Mixed Roots Radio (Japan) (radio show), February 23, 2013.