The Tiger Wife

BY TIMOTHY YU

Wendi Deng is a Power Ranger/with Crazy Asian Magic Powers/was in Red Army? trained to kill?

 

for Wendi Deng



tiger tiger tiger wife

wonder woman volleyball spike

if you have an Asian wife

maybe she’s not just a gold-digger?



tiger wife or trophy wife?

slam-down sister or socialite?

bright pink jacket and pencil skirt

not like gold-digger who wants old man hurt



Wendi Deng is a Power Ranger

with Crazy Asian Magic Powers

was in Red Army? trained to kill?

agile PYT hit like a girl



Crouching tiger? flying Murdoch?

tiger wife clawed her way up

Chinese bloggers catch Deng fever

Wendy Daaaang her homegirls call her



thank you for everything #mrmiyagi

business school graduate? yoga devotee?

from communist obscurity

“herro you rike pilate DVD?”



tiger tiger tiger wife

wonder woman volleyball spike

if you have an Asian wife

what if she’s not just a gold-digger?

 

Timothy Yu is a professor of English and Asian American studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of “Race and the Avant-Garde: Experimental and Asian American Poetry since 1965” (Stanford UP). This post was first published on Typman in July 2011.