The Cambridge History of Asian American Literature

The Cambridge History of Asian American Literature

by Rajini Srikanth, Min Hyoung Song

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The Cambridge History of Asian American Literature presents a comprehensive history of the field, from its origins in the nineteenth century to the present day. It offers an unparalleled examination of all facets of Asian American writing that help readers to understand how authors have sought to make their experiences meaningful. Covering subjects from autobiography and Japanese American internment literature to contemporary drama and social protest performance, this History traces the development of a literary tradition while remaining grounded in current scholarship. It also presents new critical approaches to Asian American literature that will serve the needs of students and specialists alike. Written by leading scholars in the field, The Cambridge History of Asian American Literature will not only engage readers in contemporary debates but also serve as a definitive reference for years to come.


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ISBN-13: 9781316365458
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/01/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Rajini Srikanth is Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She is the author of Constructing the Enemy: Empathy/Antipathy in US Literature and Law and winner of the Cultural Studies Book Award for The World Next Door: South Asian American Literature and the Idea of America.
Min Hyoung Song is Professor of English at Boston College. He is the author of Strange Future: Pessimism and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots and winner of the ASAP Book Prize for The Children of 1965: On Writing and Not Writing as an Asian American.

Table of Contents

1. The origins of Chinese American autobiography Floyd Cheung; 2. Stage orientalism and Asian American performance from the 19th into the 20th century Josephine Lee; 3. 'I seek out poems now incomplete': writings from the Angel Island immigration station Sunn Shelley Wong; 4. The Eaton sisters and the figure of the Eurasian Jinhua Emma Teng; 5. Indian diasporic autobiography: new nations and new selves Sandhya Shukla; 6. Koreans in exile: Younghill Kang and Richard E. Kim Joseph Jeon; 7. Filipino and Filipina voices Denise Cruz; 8. Chinatown life as contested terrain: H. T. Chiang, Jade Snow Wong, and C. Y. Lee Patricia Chu; 9. Coded critique: Japanese American internment literature Traise Yamamoto; 10. Asian American short fiction and the contingencies of form, 1930s–1960s Jinqi Ling; 11. The Chicago School and the sociological imagination Cynthia Tolentino; 12. Documenting the third world student strike, the anti-war movement, and the emergence of second-wave feminism from Asian American perspectives Daryl Joji Maeda; 13. The art of the Asian American movement's social protest performance Lucy Burns; 14. Inventing identity: the manifestos of pioneering Asian American literature anthologies Donald Goellnicht; 15. Maxine Hong Kingston, feminism, and postmodern literature Stella Bolaki; 16. The emergence of Asian American literature as an academic field Viet Thanh Nguyen; 17. Theresa Hak-Kyung Cha and the impact of theory Timothy Yu; 18. Heterogeneity to multiplicity: building Asian American literary critique Anita Mannur and Allan Punzalan Isaac; 19. Whose Asias? Samir Dayal; 20. The South Asian American challenge Asha Nadkarni; 21. Contemporary Filipino American writers and the legacy of imperialism Eleanor Ty; 22. Beyond solitary confinement: rethinking the socio-political context of local literature in Hawai'i Seri Luangphinith; 23. Contemporary Asian American drama Esther Kim Lee; 24. 'More than you ever knew you knew': the rising prestige of fiction Tina Chen; 25. Asian American poetry and the politics of form Dorothy Wang; 26. The forgotten war in Korea Josephine Park; 27. The American war in Vietnam and its diasporas Anh Thang Dao-Shah and Isabelle Thuy Pelaud; 28. Refugee aesthetics: Cambodia, Laos, and the Hmong Cathy Schlund-Vials; 29. The 9/11 of our imagination: Islam, the figure of the Muslim, and the failed liberalism of the racial present Junaid Rana; 30. Narrating war: Arab and Muslim American aesthetics Samina Najmi; 31. Thick time and space: Karen Tei Yamashita's aesthetics Kandice Chuh; 32. New media Konrad Ng; 33. Beyond national literatures: empire and Amitav Ghosh Ruth Maxey.

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