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Across Meridians: History and Figuration in Karen Tei Yamashita's Transnational Novels

Jinqi Ling

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778015
eISBN:
9780804782043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778015.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Over the course of the last two decades, novelist Karen Tei Yamashita has reshaped the Asian American literary imagination in profound ways, and this book offers readers a critically engaged ... More


Adventures in the Global Amazon

Ursula K. Heise

in Sense of Place and Sense of Planet: The Environmental Imagination of the Global

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335637
eISBN:
9780199869022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335637.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter, building on Ch. 1, explores how a sense of globally connected places develops from innovative aesthetic techniques in two works that focus on the Amazon rainforest as an icon of ... More


The Politics of Geography: Or, a Troping of Asian American Spatial Imagination

in Across Meridians: History and Figuration in Karen Tei Yamashita's Transnational Novels

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778015
eISBN:
9780804782043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778015.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter offers a theoretical discussion of the contributions Japanese-American writer Karen Tei Yamashita in relation to debates over postmodern space and location, literary avant-garde and ... More


Conclusion

in Across Meridians: History and Figuration in Karen Tei Yamashita's Transnational Novels

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778015
eISBN:
9780804782043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778015.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter sums up the findings of this study on the works of Japanese-American writer Karen Tei Yamashita. It discusses the problem of interpretively establishing Yamashita as a global novelist, ... More


Remapping the Politics of Pastiche in Karen Tei Yamashita’s Tropic of Orange

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/9780190464387.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter 2 reinterprets the politics of pastiche through a re-reading of Karen Tei Yamashita’s novel Tropic of Orange. A signature strategy of postmodernism, pastiche has been claimed by ethnic ... More


Thinking Magic, Reinventing the Real: Consciousness and Decolonization in Tropic of Orange

in Across Meridians: History and Figuration in Karen Tei Yamashita's Transnational Novels

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778015
eISBN:
9780804782043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778015.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the issues of consciousness and decolonization in Karen Tei Yamahista's novel Tropic of Orange. It suggests that the novel's transnational agenda can be more fruitfully ... More


Toward a Critical Internationalism: Nation, Revolt, and Performance in I Hotel

in Across Meridians: History and Figuration in Karen Tei Yamashita's Transnational Novels

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778015
eISBN:
9780804782043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778015.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the issue of critical internationalism in Karen Tei Yamashita's novel I Hotel. It suggests that this novel represents Yamashita's re-visioning of the Asian American social ... More


Southward Migration: Empire Building and Transculturation in Brazil-Maru

in Across Meridians: History and Figuration in Karen Tei Yamashita's Transnational Novels

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778015
eISBN:
9780804782043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778015.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the issues of empire building and transculturation in Karen Tei Yamashita's novel Brazil-Maru, describing her research for this novel about government-sponsored Japanese ... More


L.A.–Paris–New York: The Parameters of Literary Production at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century

Rei Magosaki

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271306
eISBN:
9780823271351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271306.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter addresses new political contours of cross-cultural collaboration set against the changing publishing industry under globalization. The chapter discusses new critiques of globalization in ... More


The Media Spectacle of Racial Disaster

Lynn Mie Itagaki

in Civil Racism: The 1992 Los Angeles Rebellion and the Crisis of Racial Burnout

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816699209
eISBN:
9781452954257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699209.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter discusses the specific role the media plays in constructing race and determining the parameters of “civil” racial discourse. Contesting the racist practices of racial civility, Yamashita ... More


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