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Spies, Vamps and Women Warriors: Translating the Exotic into the Technics of Chinese Femininity

Olivia Khoo

in The Chinese Exotic: Modern Diasporic Femininity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098794
eISBN:
9789882207516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098794.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines how the movements of the fold can be translated and further understood through the movement of Chinese screen actresses, from the Asian film industry into that of the West. It ... More


Folding Chinese Boxes: Sensing the Chinese Exotic

Olivia Khoo

in The Chinese Exotic: Modern Diasporic Femininity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098794
eISBN:
9789882207516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098794.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the theoretical foundations for the concept of the fold and outlines its principles as they relate to the Chinese exotic. The fold demonstrates a movement which negotiates ... More


The Chinese Exotic: Modern Diasporic Femininity

Olivia Khoo

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098794
eISBN:
9789882207516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098794.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book examines new representations of diasporic Chinese femininity emerging from Asia Pacific modernities since the late twentieth century. Through an analysis of cultural artefacts such as ... More


Introduction: The Chinese Exotic

Olivia Khoo

in The Chinese Exotic: Modern Diasporic Femininity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098794
eISBN:
9789882207516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098794.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This introductory chapter analyzes the concept of exoticism, tracing its recent re-emergence from the rise of diasporic Chinese modernities and their cultural productions. It also explores the ... More


Ethnic Supplementarity and the Ornamental Text: Asian American and Asian Australian Diasporic Literary Production

Olivia Khoo

in The Chinese Exotic: Modern Diasporic Femininity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098794
eISBN:
9789882207516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098794.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines how diasporic Chinese femininity, as translated through cross-over films, can also be produced through mimetic forms of reading and writing. It also examines how ethnicity is ... More


Eileen Chang: Romancing Languages, Cultures and Genres

Louie Kam (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083794
eISBN:
9789882209060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083794.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Eileen Chang (1920–1995) is arguably the most perceptive writer in modern Chinese literature. She was one of the most popular writers in 1940s Shanghai, but her insistence on writing about individual ... More


The Asiatic, Acrobatic, and Aleatory Biologies of Cheng-Chieh Yu’s Dance Theater

Rachel C. Lee

in The Exquisite Corpse of Asian America: Biopolitics, Biosociality, and Posthuman Ecologies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479817719
eISBN:
9781479813742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479817719.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores traveling performers, gender ambiguity, and the cosmetic construction of bodies through an examination of dancer Cheng-Chieh Yu's Bowl Problems, My Father's Teeth, and She Said ... More


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