Asian Diasporas: Cultures, Indentity, Representations

Asian Diasporas: Cultures, Indentity, Representations


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The essays in this volume view Asian diasporic movements in the context of globalization and global citizenship, in which multiple cultural allegiances, influences and claims together create complex negotiations of identity.

Hong Kong University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789622096738
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
Publication date: 04/06/2004
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Robbie B. H. Goh is Associate Professor and Deputy Head of the Department of English Language and Literature, National University of Singapore. He has published widely on Global Cultures and Asian studies, including Sparks of Grace The Story of Methodism in Asia, and Singapore Space and the Dialogics of Culture (forthcoming). Award-wining novelist Shawn Wong is the author of Homebase and American Knees, and editor or editor of six anthologies of literature, including the landmark Aiiieeeee! An Anthology of Asian American Writers. He is Professor in the Department of English at the University of Washington, and Director of the University’s Honors Programme.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Culture of Asian Diasporas: Integrating/Interrogating (Im)migration, Habitus, Textuality1
Chapter 1The Uncertain Configurations of a Politics of Location: The Intersection of Postcolonial, Feminist, and Nationalist Discourses in Understanding Chinese Diasporic Communities15
Chapter 2Diaspora and Violence: Cultural/Spatial Production, Abjection, and Exchange33
Chapter 3Theorizing Diasporas: Three Types of Consciousness53
Chapter 4Cultural Citizenship in Diaspora: A Study of Chinese Australia77
Chapter 5Mimics without Menace: Interrogating Hybridity in Bharati Mukherjee's Fiction95
Chapter 6The Shadow of Diasporic (Auto)Biography: The Traveling-Self in Michael Ondaatje's Running in the Family107
Chapter 7Translating Indian Culture from Diaspora117
Chapter 8Claiming Diaspora in Shirley Geok-lin Lim's Joss & Gold131
Chapter 9Writing the Chinese and Southeast Asian Diasporas in Russell Leong's Phoenix Eyes149
Chapter 10Diasporic Communities and Identity Politics: Containing the Political161

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