Interracial encounters : reciprocal representations in African American and Asian American literatures, 1896-1937 (eBook, 2011) [WorldCat.org]
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Interracial encounters : reciprocal representations in African American and Asian American literatures, 1896-1937

Author: Julia H Lee
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : New York University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why do black characters appear so frequently in Asian American literary works and Asian characters appear in African American literary works in the early twentieth century? Interracial Encounters attempts to answer this rather straightforward literary question, arguing that scenes depicting Black-Asian interactions, relationships, and conflicts capture the constitution of African American and Asian American  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lee, Julia H.
Interracial encounters.
New York, N.Y. : New York University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2011015709
(OCoLC)716070468
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julia H Lee
ISBN: 9780814752579 0814752578 9780814753286 0814753280
OCLC Number: 756645955
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 219 pages)
Contents: The 'negro problem' and the 'yellow peril': early twentieth-century America's views on Blacks and Asians --
Estrangement on a train: race and narratives of American identity in the marrow of tradition and America through the spectacles of an oriental diplomat --
The eaton sisters go to Jamaica --
Quicksand and the racial aesthetics of chinoiserie --
Nation, narration, and the Afro-Asian encounter in W.E.B. Du Bois' Dark princess --
And Younghill Kang's East goes west.
Responsibility: Julia H. Lee.

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Highlights the long history of African American-Asian American relations  Read more...

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Lee's close reading of the Plessy case speaks to her book's methodological interventions. It shows the importance of literary studies in not just historical analyses of texts that have been read Read more...

 
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