News & Media
"As our culture continues to grapple with the meanings and effects of the #MeToo movement, her voice is a courageous addition to our understanding of the intersections of race, gender, and sexual politics."
Read a review by Women's Review of Books and .see why Beauty comes so strongly recommended.
Buzzfeed Books includes Beauty in Memorial Day's "Which Book Should You Read This Weekend?"
Editor Arianna Rebolini recommends Beauty For Your Reading List: "A sharp, thought-provoking, and unabashed look at sexuality, fashion and power dynamics, and how race and gender intersect with both.... Get your copy now!"
Challenging boundaries of race, gender and sexuality
"Chiu said she would like women who read her book to consider that beauty is a feeling and an emotion. 'If you close your eyes and imagine something beautiful that makes you smile, or do something creative in which you lose yourself, it may make you feel infinitely more beautiful than all the products in the world.'”
Christina Chiu: The Trials of an Asian-American Fashion Designer
"Acclaimed novelist and fashion designer Christina Chiu delivers yet another heart-wrenching novel, using her work to explore often taboo themes such as sexuality, passion, and life through the perspective of an Asian American woman. The new novel, Beauty, features a young Asian-American woman facing the trials of life, all while handling mounting expectations from her family.”
The Asian Review
“Beauty” by Christina Chiu
"Novelists are often admonished to “write what you know”; Christina Chiu instead decided to know what she wrote. The Asian-American writer now has a sideline as shoe designer, something she learned as an integral part of writing her most recent novel set in and around the fashion industry.”
Interviews & Profiles
"Living the Life You Want"
‘Beauty’ Author Christina Chiu: Live the life you want, and if you aren’t, do the inner work it takes to change; Never believe anyone who says, “That’s just the way it is”...
Instagram Live: Zibby Owens & Christina Chiu in Conversation
Watch or listen as Zibby Owens and Christina talk about Beauty and shoes in this short video of outtakes from Zibby's Instagram Live interview.
Twitter: Alia Volz hosts a #BookChatParty with Christina Chiu as guest
Read along with Twitter thread hosted by Alia Volz (@aliavolz) where people tweeted questions at Christina and wisdom is shared through the Twitter literary community.