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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: Transpacific Studies: Critical Perspectives on an Emerging Field

Viet Thanh Nguyen and Janet Hoskins

in Transpacific Studies: Framing an Emerging Field

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839949
eISBN:
9780824868574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839949.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

We think of Transpacific Studies as a new research paradigm, a dynamic model that goes beyond conventional American, Asian and Asian American studies models. In examining the phenomenon of ... More


The Ironic Temporalities of Cultural Nationalism

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/9780804778701.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Asian American Studies as a discipline continues to be informed by the political objectives of cultural nationalism, yet critics have repeatedly exposed the nativism, misogyny, and homophobia ... More


“A Community-Oriented Academic Unit”

Diane C. Fujino

in Samurai among Panthers: Richard Aoki on Race, Resistance, and a Paradoxical Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677863
eISBN:
9781452947839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677863.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter focuses on the birth of Asian American Studies (AAS) at UC Berkeley. As one of the first instructors and coordinators, Aoki was instrumental in developing UC Berkeley’s Asian American ... More


Difference without Grievance: Asian Americans as the Almost Minority

Leslie Bow

in Written/Unwritten: Diversity and the Hidden Truths of Tenure

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469627717
eISBN:
9781469627731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627717.003.0004
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Leslie Bow argues that Asian Americans hold a precarious place in the American imagination and within academic institutions as well. The simultaneous erasure and celebration of cultural difference, ... More


Semblance, Shame, and the Work of Comparison

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/9780804778701.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Theodor Adorno's dialectical approach to semblance and subjectivity to theorize the role of comparison in Asian American Studies. It offers a reading of Anil's Ghost (2000), a ... 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


The Cultural Capital of Asian American Studies: Autonomy and Representation in the University

Mark Chiang

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717004
eISBN:
9780814790014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717004.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Originating in the 1968 student-led strike at San Francisco State University, Asian American Studies was founded as a result of student and community protests that sought to make education more ... More


“It Was about Taking Care of the Collective”

Diane C. Fujino

in Samurai among Panthers: Richard Aoki on Race, Resistance, and a Paradoxical Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677863
eISBN:
9781452947839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677863.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the Third World strike at UC Berkeley that developed the new academic field of Ethnic Studies and sought to restructure education. In these struggles, activists like Aoki were ... More


Outsourcing, Terror, and Transnational South Asia

Asha Nadkarni

in Flashpoints for Asian American Studies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823278602
eISBN:
9780823280629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823278602.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In dialogue with the previous chapter, Nadkarni examines the ways in which South Asian subjectivity and racial formation lay bare the polemics of contemporary economic discourse (specifically with ... 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: New Geographies, Historical Legacies

Catherine Ceniza Choy

in Global Families: A History of Asian International Adoption in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717226
eISBN:
9781479886388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717226.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This concluding chapter examines the new geographies as well as the Cold War history and legacy of international adoption in the United States in the second half of the twentieth century and the ... More


Transpacific Studies: Framing an Emerging Field

Janet Hoskins and Viet Thanh Nguyen (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839949
eISBN:
9780824868574
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839949.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

The Pacific has long been a space of conquest, exploration, fantasy, and resistance. Pacific Islanders had established civilizations and cultures of travel well before European explorers arrived, ... More


Practicing the Future in Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Fifth Book of Peace

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/9780190464387.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter explores the work of Asian American literature’s matriarch, Maxine Hong Kingston, through her recent work, The Fifth Book of Peace, a book that revises each of her earlier texts and, ... More


Introduction

Amy Sueyoshi

in Discriminating Sex: White Leisure and the Making of the American "Oriental"

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041785
eISBN:
9780252050268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041785.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The introduction presents the book’s main argument that San Francisco writers, illustrators, public officials, and community leaders at the turn of the century avidly discussing new freedoms in ... More


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