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“A Voice from China”: Ha Jin and the Cultural Politics of Antisocialist Realism

Steven G. Yao

in Foreign Accents: Chinese American Verse from Exclusion to Postethnicity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199730339
eISBN:
9780199866540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730339.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Born in Liaoning, China, Ha Jin has gained considerable notoriety in the United States for his works about the Cultural Revolution. This chapter considers through the distinctive lens of his verse ... More


How to Become an American

Desmond King

in The Liberty of Strangers: Making the American Nation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195306439
eISBN:
9780199850617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306439.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The chapter shows how assimilationist democracy unavoidably attached the most importance to building a singular sense of nation among its members and rode roughshod over democratic rights. This meant ... More


Roman Britain: The Myth of the Civilizing Empire

Timothy H. Parsons

in The Rule of Empires: Those Who Built Them, Those Who Endured Them, and Why They Always Fall

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199931156
eISBN:
9780190254698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199931156.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter examines the history of the empire of Roman Britain. It explains that Roman Britain began with Emperor Claudius' state-sponsored invasion to restore the exiled king and Roman client ... More


Ambiguous Outcomes

K. Theodore Hoppen

in Governing Hibernia: British Politicians and Ireland 1800–1921

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198207436
eISBN:
9780191817922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207436.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter looks at the results of London’s mid-century policy of assimilationism, especially that introduced during and after the Great Famine in an effort to anglicize and modernize Ireland’s ... More


Zionism and Israel

Richard Crockatt

in Einstein and Twentieth-Century Politics: 'A Salutary Moral Influence'

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198785491
eISBN:
9780191827402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785491.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, Political History

Einstein has been depicted as both a critic and a champion of Zionism and the state of Israel, according to the agendas of those wishing to claim Einstein for their own cause. Neither conclusion, ... More


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