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作者 Lim, Walter S. H., 1959- author
書名 Narratives of diaspora : representations of Asia in Chinese American literature / Walter S. H. Lim
出版項 New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2013]
國際標準書號 1137055545 (electronic bk.)
9781137055545 (electronic bk.)
book jacket
版本 First edition
說明 1 online resource (xii, 195 pages)
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-188) and index
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
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, reading and research, and awareness of US political involvement and military activities in Asia. For naturalized Chinese American authors, Asia is the site of memories, often manifested as nostalgia or as interrogation and critique. Walter S.H. Lim explores how and why different Chinese American authors arrive at their choice of literary subject-matter and what this choice reveals about the cultural politics of national identity and belonging. Tracing the development of the literary production of Maxine Hong Kingston, Amy Tan, Lisa See, and Russell Leong, among others, this study captures the effects of international politics and globalization on Chinese American diasporic consciousness
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鏈接 Print version: Lim, Walter S. H., 1959- Narratives of diaspora. First edition 9780230340060 (DLC) 2013026025 (OCoLC)853664417
主題 1900 - 2099 fast
American literature -- Chinese American authors -- History and criticism
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
American literature -- 21st century -- History and criticism
American literature -- Chinese American authors. fast (OCoLC)fst00807139
American literature. fast (OCoLC)fst00807113
Literature. fast (OCoLC)fst00999953
Asien (Motiv) (DE-588)4266459-7 gnd
Chinesen. (DE-588)4009946-5 gnd
Literatur. (DE-588)4035964-5 gnd
Asia -- In literature
Asia. fast (OCoLC)fst01240495
USA. (DE-588)4078704-7 gnd
Criticism, interpretation, etc. fast (OCoLC)fst01411635
Electronic books. local
Alt Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
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