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The Sino-Japanese Conflict of Asian American Literature

Colleen Lye

in China Abroad: Travels, Subjects, Spaces

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099456
eISBN:
9789882206687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099456.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

Asian American identity can be understood as assuming a certain rhetorical form, this rhetorical form necessarily has a history. The postwar period witnessed an overall expansion of Asian American ... More


An Ethics of Betrayal: The Politics of Otherness in Emergent U.S. Literatures and Culture

Crystal Parikh

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230426
eISBN:
9780823235070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230426.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book investigates the theme and tropes of betrayal and treason in Asian American and Chicano/Latino literary and cultural narratives. In considering betrayal from an ethical perspective, one ... More


The Semblance of Identity: Aesthetic Mediation in Asian American Literature

Christopher Lee

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778701
eISBN:
9780804783705
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778701.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The history of Asian American literature reveals the ongoing attempt to work through the fraught relationship between identity politics and literary representation. This relationship is especially ... More


Introduction: Bilingual Personhood and the Cultural Politics of Asian American and Latino Literature

Jeehyun Lim

in Bilingual Brokers: Race, Literature, and Language as Human Capital

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823275304
eISBN:
9780823277032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275304.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Based on the premise that the growth of bilingualism in the United States in the second half of the twentieth century is a consequence of post-1965 immigration, the chapter presents the book’s dual ... More


Introduction The Post-Identity Condition

in The Semblance of Identity: Aesthetic Mediation in Asian American Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778701
eISBN:
9780804783705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778701.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores Asian American culture and politics by focusing on the notion of identity. It considers how the critique of identity politics has reconfigured the parameters of Asian American ... More


Introduction: The Many Storytellers of Asian American Fiction

Stephen Hong Sohn

in Racial Asymmetries: Asian American Fictional Worlds

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479800070
eISBN:
9781479800551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800070.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This introductory chapter argues that Asian American literature is traditionally understood as a body of texts written in English that depicts a specific social history in which individuals of ... More


Introduction: Repetition and Race

Amy C. Tang

in Repetition and Race: Asian American Literature After Multiculturalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190464387
eISBN:
9780190464400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190464387.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The introduction uncovers the centrality of repetition to this study’s three areas of investigation: the politics of identity and recognition central to liberal multiculturalism; the racializing ... More


Southern Eruptions in Asian American Narratives

Jennifer Ho

in Asian Americans in Dixie: Race and Migration in the South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037832
eISBN:
9780252095955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037832.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the emergence of Asian American literature and film about the South as they disrupt multiple narratives about race relations and racial subjectivity. It particularly studies ... More


Liberation Movements

Cyrus R. K. Patell

in Emergent U.S. Literatures: From Multiculturalism to Cosmopolitanism in the Late Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479893720
eISBN:
9781479879502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479893720.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the liberation movements of the 1960s and the emergent writing that followed. During the 1960s, literature had played a crucial role in the formation of ethnic identity and the ... More


Critical overview

Helena Grice

in Maxine Hong Kingston

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064029
eISBN:
9781781701003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064029.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Asian American literature by women is increasingly attracting critical attention as an important sub genre of American literature. Current debates over the literary canon, the changing profile of ... More


Black Power, Yellow Power, and the Making of Revolutionary Identities

Rychetta Watkins

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031618
eISBN:
9781621031451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031618.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Images of upraised fists, afros, and dashikis have long dominated the collective memory of Black Power and its proponents. The “guerilla” figure—taking the form of the black-leather-clad ... More


Productive Estrangement: Racial-Sexual Continuums in Asian American as Southern Literature

Leslie Bow

in Partly Colored: Asian Americans and Racial Anomaly in the Segregated South

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791325
eISBN:
9780814739129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791325.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter situates the Asian outsider as a figure of productive alienation and imperfect correspondence, one who questions the ways in which lines of affiliation and connection become drawn and ... More


Interracial Encounters: Reciprocal Representations in African and Asian American Literatures, 1896-1937

Julia H. Lee

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752555
eISBN:
9780814752579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752555.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Why do black characters appear so frequently in Asian American literary works and Asian characters in African American literary works in the early twentieth century? This book attempts to answer this ... More


Bilingual Brokers: Race, Literature, and Language as Human Capital

Jeehyun Lim

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823275304
eISBN:
9780823277032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275304.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Bilingual Brokers examines bilingual personhood in Asian American and Latino literature through social debates on bilingualism. Instead of arguing for or against bilingualism this study focuses on ... More


Introduction: Under Scrutiny

Monica Chiu

in Scrutinized!: Surveillance in Asian North American Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838423
eISBN:
9780824869588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838423.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book examines surveillance in Asian North American literature, and especially how it affects Asian North American characters. It investigates acts of literary surveillance in novels that seek to ... More


The Strange Smell of Truth: Ethnicity, Translation, and Realism in the Cold War Writings of Eileen Chang

in The Semblance of Identity: Aesthetic Mediation in Asian American Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778701
eISBN:
9780804783705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778701.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the Cold War writings of Eileen Chang (Zhang Ailing, 1920–1995), one of the most celebrated figures in modern Chinese literature. Despite living in the United States for four ... More


Conclusion The Difference Asian America Makes

in The Semblance of Identity: Aesthetic Mediation in Asian American Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778701
eISBN:
9780804783705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778701.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter deals with the writings of José Garcia Villa (1908–1997), one of the most influential English-language Filipino writers of his generation. Known for his innovative poetry, prose, and ... More


Racial Reconstruction: Black Inclusion, Chinese Exclusion, and the Fictions of Citizenship

Edlie Wong

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479868001
eISBN:
9781479899043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868001.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Racial Reconstruction explores how the complex histories of Atlantic slavery and abolition influenced Chinese immigration, especially at the level of representation. The end of the Atlantic slave ... More


Form Giving and the Remains of Identity In A Gesture Life

in The Semblance of Identity: Aesthetic Mediation in Asian American Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778701
eISBN:
9780804783705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778701.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Toward a Global Idea of Race, a book by Denise Ferreira da Silva, talks about the integral role of race in post-Enlightenment formulations of subjectivity that are centered around an ontological ... More


Tricksters and Cosmopolitans: Cross-Cultural Collaborations in Asian American Literary Production

Rei Magosaki

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271306
eISBN:
9780823271351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271306.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Tricksters and Cosmopolitans is the first sustained exploration into the history of cross-cultural collaborations between Asian American writers and their non-Asian American editors and publishers. ... More


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