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Transpacific community : America, China and the rise and fall of a cultural network

Author: Richard Jean So
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2016]
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Jean So
ISBN: 9780231176965 0231176961
OCLC Number: 923665589
Description: xxxix, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: the narrowing circle: America and China, circa 1929 --
Long-distance realism: Agnes Smedley and the transpacific cultural front --
The good earth effect: Pearl Buck and natural democracy --
Pentatonic democracy: Paul Robeson and the black voice in Chinese --
Typographic ethnic modernism: Lin Yutang and the republican Chinaman --
Xuanchuan as world literature: Lao She and the uses of global propaganda --
Epilogue: the afterlife of failure: recentering Asian American and Chinese histories.
Responsibility: Richard Jean So.

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With deft archival research, vivid storytelling, and lucid prose, Richard Jean So retraces the utopian visions, literary affiliations, and material connections linking a fascinating assemblage of Read more...

 
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