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Transpacific Articulations: Student Migration and the Remaking of Asian America

Chih-Ming Wang

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836429
eISBN:
9780824871055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836429.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In 1854 Yung Wing, who graduated with a bachelor's degree from Yale University, returned to a poverty-stricken China, where domestic revolt and foreign invasion were shaking the Chinese empire. ... More


Sitting in Darkness: Mark Twain's Asia and Comparative Racialization

Hsuan L. Hsu

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479880416
eISBN:
9781479843404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479880416.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Perhaps the most popular of all canonical American authors, Mark Twain is famous for creating works that satirize American formations of race and empire. While many scholars have explored Twain's ... More


Locating Life Stories: Beyond East-West Binaries in (Auto)Biographical Studies

Maureen Perkins (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837303
eISBN:
9780824871543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837303.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The thirteen essays in this book come from Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Malaysia, South Africa, and Hawai‘i. With a shared focus on the specific local conditions that influence the ways ... More


China’s Next Cultural Revolution?

Andrew Ross

in Nice Work If You Can Get It: Life and Labor in Precarious Times

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776292
eISBN:
9780814777398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776292.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the case of China, where many cities incorporated creative industries policy into their most recent five-year plans. These cities include Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Nanjing, ... More


Introduction: “Coolies” and Comparative Racialization in the Global West

Hsuan L. Hsu

in Sitting in Darkness: Mark Twain's Asia and Comparative Racialization

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479880416
eISBN:
9781479843404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479880416.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book explores Mark Twain's fictional engagements with racism and colonialism by drawing on recent scholarship on Asian immigration, U.S. imperialism, race theory, and legal history. It ... More


A Connecticut Yankee in the Court of Wu Chih Tien: Imperial Romance and Chinese Modernization

Hsuan L. Hsu

in Sitting in Darkness: Mark Twain's Asia and Comparative Racialization

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479880416
eISBN:
9781479843404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479880416.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Mark Twain's imagined encounter with modernized Chinese missionaries to the United States by reading his writings alongside the antiracist and anti-imperialist discourses ... More


Representing Asian Wars and Revolutions

Rocío G. Davis

in Relative Histories: Mediating History in Asian American Family Memoirs

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834586
eISBN:
9780824870485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834586.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the narrative of Asian wars and revolutions in the twentieth century, which led to massive immigration to the United States and serves as the subtext of a significant number of ... More


Chinese Take-Out

Robert Ji-Song Ku

in Dubious Gastronomy: The Cultural Politics of Eating Asian in the USA

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839215
eISBN:
9780824869465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839215.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the cultural legitimacy of Chinese take-out and Chinese food more generally. It first considers the quintessential American character of Chinese restaurants before discussing ... More


Coordinates, Confusions, and Cultural Studies

Dai Jinhua

in Creativity and Academic Activism: Instituting Cultural Studies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139392
eISBN:
9789888180219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139392.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The writer of this chapter discusses the intricate difficulties of translating such keywords as “popular culture” and “mass culture” from English to Chinese, and of doing so in the context of China's ... More


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