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作者 Hsu, Hsuan L., 1976- author
書名 Sitting in darkness : Mark Twain, Asia, and comparative racialization / Hsuan L. Hsu
出版項 New York ; London : New York University Press, [2015]
國際標準書號 9781479880416 (hardback)
9781479815104 (pb)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 民族所圖書館  PS1342.A7 H78 2015    在架上    30520020808870
 歐美所圖書館2F西文書區  818.409 H85981 2015    在架上  -  30500101541210
說明 xii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
系列 America and the long 19th century
America and the long 19th century
附註 "Perhaps the most popular of all canonical American authors, Mark Twain is famous for creating works that satirize American formations of race and empire. While many scholars have explored Twain's work in African Americanist contexts, his writing on Asia and Asian Americans remains largely in the shadows. In Sitting in Darkness, Hsuan Hsu examines Twain's career-long archive of writings about United States relations with China and the Philippines. Comparing Twain's early writings about Chinese immigrants in California and Nevada with his later fictions of slavery and anti-imperialist essays, he demonstrates that Twain's ideas about race were not limited to white and black, but profoundly comparative as he carefully crafted assessments of racialization that drew connections between groups, including African Americans, Chinese immigrants, and a range of colonial populations. Drawing on recent legal scholarship, comparative ethnic studies, and transnational and American studies, Sitting in Darkness engages Twain's best-known novels such as Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, as well as his lesser-known Chinese and trans-Pacific inflected writings, such as the allegorical tale "A Fable of the Yellow Terror" and the yellow face play Ah Sin. Sitting in Darkness reveals how within intersectional contexts of Chinese Exclusion and Jim Crow, these writings registered fluctuating connections between immigration policy, imperialist ventures, and racism"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-227) and index
主題 Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 -- Criticism and interpretation
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 -- Knowledge -- Asia
Asian Americans in literature
Chinese in literature
LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General. bisacsh
LITERARY CRITICISM / American / Asian American. bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Customs & Traditions. bisacsh
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