(Mis)Reading Different Cultures: Interpreting International Children's Literature from Asia

(Mis)Reading Different Cultures: Interpreting International Children's Literature from Asia

by Yukari Takimoto Amos, Daniel Miles Amos


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ISBN-13: 9781475836905
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/29/2018
Pages: 134
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Yukari Takimoto Amos is a full professor at Central Washington University. She teaches a wide range of subjects including Asian Studies, linguistics, and multicultural education. With graduate training at both Japanese and U.S. universities, she has been a professor or an instructor in Japan, Singapore, the United States, and Hong Kong.

Daniel Miles Amos was the first U.S. graduate student to successfully complete ethnographic research in the People’s Republic of China. He has held academic positions at several universities, including the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Beijing Normal University in greater China, and Clark Atlanta University in the United States.

Table of Contents

Foreword: The Danger of Cultural De-contextualization in Studying Diversity through Literature
Geneva Gay
Yukari Takimoto Amos
Daniel Miles Amos

Part I: Issues and Concerns
Chapter 1 – Preparing Our Students for the “Right” Future: Using Children’s Literature to Promote Cultural Understanding
Kathy Brashears
Chapter 2 – Authenticity: In the Eye of the Beholder?
Sharryn Larsen Walker
Chapter 3 – Cultural Differences, Interpretations, and Power
Yukari Takimoto Amos

Part II: (Mis)interpretations
Chapter 4 – The Cultural Battle Between East and West: Chinese Mulan Meets Disney’s Mulan
Annie Yen Ning Yang
Chapter 5 – Remembering the Dark Past: Stories of the Korean War and Korean Immigration in American Children’s Literature
Chong Eun Ahn
Chapter 6 – Reading with Cultural Empathy: Why Is It Difficult?
Yukari Takimoto Amos
Chapter 7 – Reading Analytically and Feeling Connected: When Indonesian Preservice Teachers Read Foreign Stories from China, Iraq, and the U.S.
Tati Lathipatud Durriyah

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