Transnational Asian American Literature: Sites and Transits

Transnational Asian American Literature: Sites and Transits

by Shirley Lim
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1592134513

ISBN-13: 9781592134519

Pub. Date: 02/28/2006

Publisher: Temple University Press

Transnational Asian American Literature: Sites and Transits examines the diasporic and transnational aspects of Asian American literature and asserts the importance of a globalized imaginary in what has been considered an ethnic subgenre of American literature. The thirteen essays in this volume engage works of prose and poetry as aesthetic articulations of the

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Transnational Asian American Literature: Sites and Transits examines the diasporic and transnational aspects of Asian American literature and asserts the importance of a globalized imaginary in what has been considered an ethnic subgenre of American literature. The thirteen essays in this volume engage works of prose and poetry as aesthetic articulations of the fluid transnational identities formed by Asian American writers who move within and across national boundaries. With its emphasis on the transmigratory and flexible nature of Asian American literary production, the collection argues for an equally balanced mode of criticism that extends our readings of these works beyond the traditional limits of the American literary canon. Individual chapters feature such writers as Chang-rae Lee, Karen Tei Yamashita, Jhumpa Lahiri, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Ha Jin, with attention to such discourses as gender, space and mobility, transnationalism, identity, genre, and post-coloniality.

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ISBN-13:
9781592134519
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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