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Kinesthetic City: Dance and Movement in Chinese Urban Spaces

SanSan Kwan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199921515
eISBN:
9780199980390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199921515.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Kinesthetic City takes as its premise the idea that moving bodies, place, history, and identity are mutually productive. Analyzing both everyday movement and contemporary concert dance ... More


Interchapter: Cross‐ethnic Jewishness in Asian American and Other Contemporary Fiction

Caroline Rody

in The Interethnic Imaginiation: Roots and Passages in Contemporary Asian American Fiction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377361
eISBN:
9780199869558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377361.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This interchapter continues some of the preoccupations of the Gish Jen chapter by questioning the meaning of the cross‐ethnic interest in Jewishness, and the intersection of Chineseness and ... More


How Chinese Are You?: Adopted Chinese Youth and their Families Negotiate Identity and Culture

Andrea Louie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479890521
eISBN:
9781479859887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479890521.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Chinese adoption is often viewed as creating new possibilities for the formation of multicultural, cosmopolitan families. For white adoptive families, it is an opportunity to learn more about China ... More


China Abroad: Nation and Diaspora in a Chinese Frame

Elaine Yee Lin Ho

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/9789622099456.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The “diasporized nation” and the “nation-in-diaspora”: the shifting alignments between nation and diaspora that these two expressions encode are manifest in how China and Chineseness have been ... More


Conclusion: From Lineage to Transnational Chinese Network

Khun Eng Kuah-Pearce

in Rebuilding the Ancestral Village: Singaporeans in China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028818
eISBN:
9789882207332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028818.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This concluding chapter explores the possible future directions for Chinese overseas communities and the process of the maintenance and change of their identities. In their quest for cultural ... More


White Parents’ Constructions of Chineseness: Preemptive Parenting

Andrea Louie

in How Chinese Are You?: Adopted Chinese Youth and their Families Negotiate Identity and Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479890521
eISBN:
9781479859887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479890521.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores how white adoptive parents construct Chinese identities for their adopted children in relation to their own understandings of Chineseness. It first considers the notion of ... More


Southwards and Outwards: Representing Chineseness in New Locations in Hong Kong Films

Wendy Gan

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/9789622099456.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines films that represent these two moments when a concern with relocation and thus new locations pressed upon the inhabitants of Hong Kong, hence opening up a discussion about ... More


Translating and Transforming the American Dream: Jade Snow Wong's Fifth Chinese Daughter and Gish Jen's Typical American

Weimin Tang

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/9789622099456.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter, by focusing on what have been largely denounced as the two assimilationist Bildungsromane, Jade Snow Wong's Fifth Chinese Daughter, and Gish Jen's Typical American, brings to the fore ... More


Travels in the Body: Technologies of Waste in the Chinese Diaspora

Deborah L. Madsen

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/9789622099456.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

The theme of toilets in particular, and waste in general, permeates the cultural production of the Chinese diaspora. This chapter analyzes the toilet as an element of material culture that usually ... More


Affirming Cosmopolitanism? Chineseness and the Chinese Museum of Queensland

Tseen Khoo

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/9789622099456.003.0012
Subject:
History, Asian History

In this context of renewed, often parochial, assertions of Australian identity, examining racialized heritage sites allows the interrogation of the limits of the contemporary appreciation of ... More


“A Fierce and Brutal People”: On Islam and Muslims in Qing Law

Jonathan N. Lipman

in Empire at the Margins: Culture, Ethnicity, and Frontier in Early Modern China

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230156
eISBN:
9780520927537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230156.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter analyzes the shifting terms of legal description and classification employed by the Qing state, revealing the fluid nature of ethnic discourse and the conditions under which diverse ... More


After National Allegory

Shu-Mei Shih

in Visuality and Identity: Sinophone Articulations across the Pacific

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520224513
eISBN:
9780520940154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224513.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter turns to the big question of what is internal to the allegorical form in Hong Kong. Is it possible that at the moment of allegorization, the actual “Hong Kong” disappears? What if, after ... More


The Global Return of the Wuxia pian (Chinese Sword-Fighting Movie)

Kenneth Chan

in Remade in Hollywood: The Global Chinese Presence in Transnational Cinemas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090552
eISBN:
9789882207356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090552.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes the arrival of wuxia pian, or Chinese sword-fighting movies, to Hollywood. It examines Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) and Zhang Yimou's Hero (2002) and House ... More


Epilogue: Cantopop in the Age of China

Yiu-Wai Chu

in Hong Kong Cantopop: A Concise History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888390571
eISBN:
9789888390298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390571.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

In the new millennium, Cantopop has been overtaken by Mandapop as the trendsetter of pan-Chinese popular culture. The rise of a global Chinese music industry and media and the subsequent loss of the ... More


Asian American Adoptive Parents: Freedom and Flexibility

Andrea Louie

in How Chinese Are You?: Adopted Chinese Youth and their Families Negotiate Identity and Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479890521
eISBN:
9781479859887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479890521.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the complexities of Asian American identity production in the context of adoption by focusing on the experiences of Chinese American adoptive parents. Drawing on Asian American ... More


Negotiating Chineseness in Everyday Life

Andrea Louie

in How Chinese Are You?: Adopted Chinese Youth and their Families Negotiate Identity and Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479890521
eISBN:
9781479859887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479890521.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the productions of Chineseness as a form of cultural and racial identity within the context of everyday lives of adoptive parents and their children. More specifically, it ... More


Old China Hands

Caroline Knowles and Douglas Harper

in Hong Kong: Migrant Lives, Landscapes, and Journeys

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226448565
eISBN:
9780226448589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226448589.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter describes British migrants John and Lyn staying in the island of Lamma, who are experienced migrants in the region. They are long-term residents, without plans to move on, who think of ... More


The Happy Hsiungs: Performing China and the Struggle for Modernity

Diana Yeh

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789888208173
eISBN:
9789888268597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208173.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

“Try Something Different. Something Really Chinese“ The Happy Hsiungs recovers the lost histories of Shih-I and Dymia Hsiung, two once highly visible, but now largely forgotten Chinese writers in ... More


Vibrating with Taipei: Cloud Gate Dance Theatre and National Kinesthesia

SanSan Kwan

in Kinesthetic City: Dance and Movement in Chinese Urban Spaces

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199921515
eISBN:
9780199980390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199921515.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The chapter begins with an investigation of the interrelationships among bodies, cities, histories and Chineseness-es in Taipei. Chapter one explores the everyday experience of moving through Taipei ... More


Jagged Presence in the Liquid City: Choreographing Hong Kong’s Handover

SanSan Kwan

in Kinesthetic City: Dance and Movement in Chinese Urban Spaces

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199921515
eISBN:
9780199980390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199921515.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Chapter two experiences the urban terrain of Hong Kong as a kinesthetic dramatization of Hong Kong's unsteady relationship to Chineseness. Through a somatic mapping of the city the chapter examines ... More


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