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Narratives of diaspora : representations of Asia in Chinese American literature

Author: Walter S H Lim
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In Chinese American literature, countries such as China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore are experienced as well as imagined - experienced because some authors were born in Asia and have first-hand acquaintance with life in their birth-country, imagined because all representation inscribes ideological bias. For US-born authors of Chinese descent, Asia is often imagined with the help of parental stories,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walter S H Lim
ISBN: 9780230340060 0230340067
OCLC Number: 853664417
Description: xii, 195 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The Sino-Japanese War and Chinese history in Amy Tan's novels and Lisa See's Shanghai girls --
The Vietnam war and the cultural politics of loyalty in Maxine Hong Kingston's The fifth book of peace --
Sexual politics, Buddhism, and transnationalism in Russell Leong's The country of dreams and Dust and Phoenix eyes --
Writing exile and diaspora in Li-young Lee's The winged seed and The city in which I love you --
Postcolonial southeast Asian transnationalism in Shirley Geok-Lin Lim's Among the white moon faces and Sister swing --
Writing communist China and The politics of diasporic identity: Ha Jin, Anchee Min, Lien Chao, and Lisa See --
Conclusion: Chinese American literature in the twenty-first century.
Responsibility: Walter S.H. Lim.
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Chinese American authors often find it necessary to represent Asian history in their literary works. Tracing the development of the literary production of Maxine Hong Kingston, Amy Tan, Lisa See, and  Read more...

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