Summary Book Review Asian American Fiction, History and Life Writing by Helena Grice:
Download or read book Asian American Fiction, History and Life Writing written by Helena Grice and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012-11-12 with total page 166 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The last ten years have witnessed an enormous growth in American interest in Asia and Asian/American history. In particular, a set of key Asian historical moments have recently become the subject of intense American cultural scrutiny, namely China’s Cultural Revolution and its aftermath; the Korean American war and its legacy; the era of Japanese geisha culture and its subsequent decline; and China’s one-child policy and the rise of transracial, international adoption in its wake. Grice examines and accounts for this cultural and literary preoccupation, exploring the corresponding historical-political situations that have both circumscribed and enabled greater cultural and political contact between Asia and America.
Summary Book Review Asian American Fiction, History and Life Writing by Helena Grice:
Download or read book Asian American Fiction, History and Life Writing written by Helena Grice and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2009 with total page 156 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The last ten years have witnessed an enormous growth in American interest in Asia and Asian/American history. In particular, a set of key Asian historical moments have recently become the subject of intense American cultural scrutiny, namely China's Cultural Revolution and its aftermath; the Korean American war and its legacy; the era of Japanese geisha culture and its subsequent decline; and China's one-child policy and the rise of transracial, international adoption in its wake. Grice examines and accounts for this cultural and literary preoccupation, exploring the corresponding historical-political situations that have both circumscribed and enabled greater cultural and political contact between Asia and America.
Summary Book Review Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater by Wenying Xu:
Download or read book Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater written by Wenying Xu and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 700 cross-referenced entries on genres, major terms, and authors"--
Summary Book Review The Routledge Companion to Asian American and Pacific Islander Literature by Rachel Lee:
Download or read book The Routledge Companion to Asian American and Pacific Islander Literature written by Rachel Lee and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-06-05 with total page 538 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Routledge Companion to Asian American and Pacific Islander Literature offers a general introduction as well as a range of critical approaches to this important and expanding field. Divided into three sections, the volume: Introduces "keywords" connecting the theories, themes and methodologies distinctive to Asian American Literature Addresses historical periods, geographies and literary identities Looks at different genre, form and interdisciplinarity With 41 essays from scholars in the field this collection is a comprehensive guide to a significant area of literary study for students and teachers of Ethnic American, Asian diasporic and Pacific Islander Literature. Contributors: Christine Bacareza Balance, Victor Bascara, Leslie Bow, Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson, Tina Chen, Anne Anlin Cheng, Mark Chiang, Patricia P. Chu, Robert Diaz, Pin-chia Feng, Tara Fickle, Donald Goellnicht, Helena Grice, Eric Hayot, Tamara C. Ho, Hsuan L. Hsu, Mark C. Jerng, Laura Hyun Yi Kang, Daniel Y. Kim, Jodi Kim, James Kyung-Jin Lee, Rachel C. Lee, Jinqi Ling, Colleen Lye, Sean Metzger, Susette Min, Susan Y. Najita, Viet Thanh Nguyen, erin Khuê Ninh, Eve Oishi, Josephine Nock-Hee Park, Steven Salaita, Shu-mei Shi, Rajini Srikanth, Brian Kim Stefans, Erin Suzuki, Theresa Tensuan, Cynthia Tolentino, Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu, Eleanor Ty, Traise Yamamoto, Timothy Yu.
Summary Book Review The Cambridge Companion to Asian American Literature by Crystal Parikh:
Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to Asian American Literature written by Crystal Parikh and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2015-08-20 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Companion surveys Asian American literature from the nineteenth century to the present day.
Summary Book Review Asian American Literature and the Environment by Lorna Fitzsimmons:
Download or read book Asian American Literature and the Environment written by Lorna Fitzsimmons and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-10-24 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is a ground-breaking transnational study of representations of the environment in Asian American literature. Extending and renewing Asian American studies and ecocriticism by drawing the two fields into deeper dialogue, it brings Asian American writers to the center of ecocritical studies. This collection demonstrates the distinctiveness of Asian American writers’ positions on topics of major concern today: environmental justice, identity and the land, war environments, consumption, urban environments, and the environment and creativity. Represented authors include Amy Tan, Maxine Hong Kingston, Ruth Ozeki, Ha Jin, Fae Myenne Ng, Le Ly Hayslip, Lan Cao, Mitsuye Yamada, Lawson Fusao Inada, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Milton Murayama, Don Lee, and Hisaye Yamamoto. These writers provide a range of perspectives on the historical, social, psychological, economic, philosophical, and aesthetic responses of Asian Americans to the environment conceived in relation to labor, racism, immigration, domesticity, global capitalism, relocation, pollution, violence, and religion. Contributors apply a diversity of critical frameworks, including critical radical race studies, counter-memory studies, ecofeminism, and geomantic criticism. The book presents a compelling and timely "green" perspective through which to understand key works of Asian American literature and leads the field of ecocriticism into neglected terrain.
Summary Book Review Literary Fantasy in Contemporary Chinese Diasporic Women's Literature by Fang Tang:
Download or read book Literary Fantasy in Contemporary Chinese Diasporic Women's Literature written by Fang Tang and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2019-12-15 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the use of literary fantasy in the construction of identity and ‘home’ in contemporary diasporic Chinese women’s literature. It argues that the use of fantasy acts as a way of undermining the power of patriarchy and unsettling fixed notions of home. The idea of home explored in this book relates to complicated struggles to gain a sense of belonging, as experienced by marginalized subjects in constructing their diasporic identities — which can best be understood as unstable, shifting, and shaped by historical conditions and power relations. Fantasy is seen to operate in the corpus of this book as a literary mode, as defined by Rosemary Jackson. Literary fantasy offers a way to rework ancient myths, fairy tales, ghost stories and legends; it also subverts conventional narratives and challenges the power of patriarchy and other dominant ideologies. Through a critical reading of four diasporic Chinese women authors, namely, Maxine Hong Kingston, Adeline Yen Mah, Ying Chen and Larissa Lai, this book aims to offer critical insights into how their works re-imagine a ‘home’ through literary fantasy which leads beyond nationalist and Orientalist stereotypes; and how essentialist conceptions of diasporic culture are challenged by global geopolitics and cultural interactions.
Summary Book Review Contesting Genres in Contemporary Asian American Fiction by B. Huang:
Download or read book Contesting Genres in Contemporary Asian American Fiction written by B. Huang and published by Springer. This book was released on 2010-12-12 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the influence of genre on contemporary Asian American literary production. Drawing on cultural theories of representation, social theories of identity, and poststructuralist genre theory, this study shows how popular prose fictions have severely constrained the development of Asian American literary aesthetics.
Summary Book Review Language, Gender, and Community in Late Twentieth-Century Fiction by M. Hurst:
Download or read book Language, Gender, and Community in Late Twentieth-Century Fiction written by M. Hurst and published by Springer. This book was released on 2011-04-11 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Drawing on critical frameworks, this study establishes the centrality of language, gender, and community in the quest for identity in contemporary American fiction. Close readings of novels by Alice Walker, Ernest Gaines, Ann Beattie, John Updike, Chang-rae Lee, and Rudolfo Anaya, among others, show how individuals find their American identities.
Summary Book Review Identity, Diaspora and Return in American Literature by Maria Antònia Oliver-Rotger:
Download or read book Identity, Diaspora and Return in American Literature written by Maria Antònia Oliver-Rotger and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-09-19 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume combines literary analysis and theoretical approaches to mobility, diasporic identities and the construction of space to explore the different ways in which the notion of return shapes contemporary ethnic writing such as fiction, ethnography, memoir, and film. Through a wide variety of ethnic experiences ranging from the Transatlantic, Asian American, Latino/a and Caribbean alongside their corresponding forms of displacement - political exile, war trauma, and economic migration - the essays in this collection connect the intimate experience of the returning subject to multiple locations, historical experiences, inter-subjective relations, and cultural interactions. They challenge the idea of the narrative of return as a journey back to the untouched roots and home that the ethnic subject left behind. Their diacritical approach combines, on the one hand, a sensitivity to the context and structural elements of modern diaspora; and on the other, an analysis of the individual psychological processes inherent to the experience of displacement and return such as nostalgia, memory and belonging. In the narratives of return analyzed in this volume, space and identity are never static or easily definable; rather, they are in-process and subject to change as they are always entangled in the historical and inter-subjective relations ensuing from displacement and mobility. This book will interest students and scholars who wish to further explore the role of American literature within current debates on globalization, migration, and ethnicity.
Summary Book Review Korean and Korean American Life Writing in Hawai'i by Heui-Yung Park:
Download or read book Korean and Korean American Life Writing in Hawai'i written by Heui-Yung Park and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2015-12-16 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Korean and Korean American Life Writing in Hawai'i looks at self-representing genres such as lyric poems, oral history, autobiography, and memoirs written by Korean and Korean Americans from the early twentieth century to the present in order to explore how these people have shaped their individual or collective identities. This study has three main areas of emphasis: Hawai’i, Korean language and culture, and life writing, and with these three areas, this book explores the continuities and discontinuities of diasporic identity formation.
Summary Book Review Transitive Cultures by Christopher B. Patterson:
Download or read book Transitive Cultures written by Christopher B. Patterson and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2018-04-02 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Texts written by Southeast Asian migrants have often been read, taught, and studied under the label of multicultural literature. But what if the ideology of multiculturalism—with its emphasis on authenticity and identifiable cultural difference—is precisely what this literature resists? Transitive Cultures offers a new perspective on transpacific Anglophone literature, revealing how these chameleonic writers enact a variety of hybrid, transnational identities and intimacies. Examining literature from Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines, as well as from Southeast Asian migrants in Canada, Hawaii, and the U.S. mainland, this book considers how these authors use English strategically, as a means for building interethnic alliances and critiquing ruling power structures in both Southeast Asia and North America. Uncovering a wealth of texts from queer migrants, those who resist ethnic stereotypes, and those who feel few ties to their ostensible homelands, Transitive Cultures challenges conventional expectations regarding diaspora and minority writers.
Summary Book Review The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature [3 volumes] by Guiyou Huang:
Download or read book The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature [3 volumes] written by Guiyou Huang and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2008-12-30 with total page 1256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Asian American literature dates back to the close of the 19th century, and during the years following World War II it significantly expanded in volume and diversity. Monumental in scope, this encyclopedia surveys Asian American literature from its origins through 2007. Included are more than 270 alphabetically arranged entries on writers, major works, significant historical events, and important terms and concepts. Thus the encyclopedia gives special attention to the historical, social, cultural, and legal contexts surrounding Asian American literature and central to the Asian American experience. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and cites works for further reading, and the encyclopedia closes with a selected, general bibliography of essential print and electronic resources. While literature students will value this encyclopedia as a guide to writings by Asian Americans, the encyclopedia also supports the social studies curriculum by helping students use literature to learn about Asian American history and culture, as it pertains to writers from a host of Asian ethnic and cultural backgrounds, including Afghans, Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Filipinos, Iranians, Indians, Vietnamese, Hawaiians, and other Asian Pacific Islanders. The encyclopedia supports the literature curriculum by helping students learn more about Asian American literature. In addition, it supports the social studies curriculum by helping students learn about the Asian American historical and cultural experience.
Author :Jennifer Ann Ho Publisher :Rutgers University Press Release Date :2015-05-12 ISBN 10 :9780813575377 Pages :232 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.7/5 (537 users download)
Summary Book Review Racial Ambiguity in Asian American Culture by Jennifer Ann Ho:
Download or read book Racial Ambiguity in Asian American Culture written by Jennifer Ann Ho and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2015-05-12 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The sheer diversity of the Asian American populace makes them an ambiguous racial category. Indeed, the 2010 U.S. Census lists twenty-four Asian-ethnic groups, lumping together under one heading people with dramatically different historical backgrounds and cultures. In Racial Ambiguity in Asian American Culture, Jennifer Ann Ho shines a light on the hybrid and indeterminate aspects of race, revealing ambiguity to be paramount to a more nuanced understanding both of race and of what it means to be Asian American. Exploring a variety of subjects and cultural artifacts, Ho reveals how Asian American subjects evince a deep racial ambiguity that unmoors the concept of race from any fixed or finite understanding. For example, the book examines the racial ambiguity of Japanese American nisei Yoshiko Nakamura deLeon, who during World War II underwent an abrupt transition from being an enemy alien to an assimilating American, via the Mixed Marriage Policy of 1942. It looks at the blogs of Korean, Taiwanese, and Vietnamese Americans who were adopted as children by white American families and have conflicted feelings about their “honorary white” status. And it discusses Tiger Woods, the most famous mixed-race Asian American, whose description of himself as “Cablinasian”—reflecting his background as Black, Asian, Caucasian, and Native American—perfectly captures the ambiguity of racial classifications. Race is an abstraction that we treat as concrete, a construct that reflects only our desires, fears, and anxieties. Jennifer Ho demonstrates in Racial Ambiguity in Asian American Culture that seeing race as ambiguous puts us one step closer to a potential antidote to racism.
Summary Book Review Chinese American Literature without Borders by King-Kok Cheung:
Download or read book Chinese American Literature without Borders written by King-Kok Cheung and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-02-18 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book bridges comparative literature and American studies by using an intercultural and bilingual approach to Chinese American literature. King-Kok Cheung launches a new transnational exchange by examining both Chinese and Chinese American writers. Part 1 presents alternative forms of masculinity that transcend conventional associations of valor with aggression. It examines gender refashioning in light of the Chinese dyadic ideal of wen-wu (verbal arts and martial arts), while redefining both in the process. Part 2 highlights the writers’ formal innovations by presenting alternative autobiography, theory, metafiction, and translation. In doing so, Cheung puts in relief the literary experiments of the writers, who interweave hybrid poetics with two-pronged geopolitical critiques. The writers examined provide a reflexive lens through which transpacific audiences are beckoned to view the “other” country and to look homeward without blinders.
Author :Rocío G. Davis Publisher :University of Hawaii Press Release Date :2011 ISBN 10 :UOM:39076002912926 Pages :206 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4./5 ( users download)
Summary Book Review Relative Histories by Rocío G. Davis:
Download or read book Relative Histories written by Rocío G. Davis and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 2011 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An analytically innovative work, Begin Here widens the current critical focus of Asian North American literary studies by proposing an integrated thematic and narratological approach to the practice of autobiography. It demonstrates how Asian North American memoirs of childhood challenge the construction and performative potential of national experiences. This understanding influences theoretical approaches to ethnic life writing, expanding the boundaries of traditional autobiography by negotiating narrative techniques and genre and raising complex questions about self-representation and the construction of cultural memory.
Summary Book Review Images of Asian American Women by Asian American Women Writers by Esther Mikyung Ghymn:
Download or read book Images of Asian American Women by Asian American Women Writers written by Esther Mikyung Ghymn and published by Peter Lang Pub Incorporated. This book was released on 1995 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first study which examines the images of Asian American women as presented by prominent Asian American women writers such as Maxine Hong Kingston, Amy Tan, Monica Sone, Mary Paik Lee, Wakao Yamauchi, Hisaye Yamamoto, Yoshiko Uchida, Jade Snow Wong, Kim Ronyoung, Ruthanne Lum McCunn, and Kathy Wong. By creating new images of mothers, daughters, children, wives, madwomen, prostitutes and pariahs, these writers have written their stories as a way of self-confirmation and a way to correct their stereotypical images. From these images we discover new meaning and assign new significance to Asian American women.