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By King-Kok Cheung

This ebook bridges comparative literature and American stories by utilizing an intercultural and bilingual method of chinese language American literature. King-Kok Cheung launches a brand new transnational alternate by way of analyzing either chinese language and chinese language American writers. half 1 provides replacement different types of masculinity that go beyond traditional institutions of valor with aggression. It examines gender refashioning in gentle of the chinese language dyadic perfect of wen-wu (verbal arts and martial arts), whereas redefining either within the strategy. half 2 highlights the writers’ formal ideas by way of proposing substitute autobiography, concept, metafiction, and translation. In doing so, Cheung places in aid the literary experiments of the writers, who interweave hybrid poetics with two-pronged geopolitical opinions. The writers tested offer a reflexive lens in which transpacific audiences are beckoned to view the “other” state and to seem homeward with no blinders.

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169–181. PART I Gender CHAPTER 2 (S)wordswoman versus (S)wordsman: Maxine Hong Kingston and Frank Chin For almost two decades, Asian American literary studies was animated by the ruckus over Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior (1976), winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the first book by an American-born Asian to garner broad popular acclaim. Not everyone in the Asian American community was pleased. Kingston’s harshest critic was Frank Chin, a writer, editor, actor, and playwright; The Chickencoop Chinaman (1972) and The Year of the Dragon (1974) by Chin were the first Chinese American plays performed at the American Place Theatre in New York.

Economy, Emotion, and Ethics in Chinese Cinema: Globalization on Speed. New York: Routledge, 2016. ———. Imagining the Nation: Asian American Literature and Cultural Consent. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1998.  Asian American Literature. 4 vols. New York: Routledge, 2012. -K. CHEUNG Lim, Shirley Geok-lin. ” In An Interethnic Companion to Asian American Literature. Ed. King-Kok Cheung. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. 289–311. Louie, Kam. Theorizing Chinese Masculinity: Society and Gender in China.

Kim notes, for instance, that the popular images of Asian women as submissive and dainty sex objects, as exotic “dream girls of the mysterious East,” have given rise to demands for “X-rated films featuring Asian women and the emphasis on [their] bondage in pornographic material”; for “Oriental” bathhouse workers in American cities; and for mail-order marriages and expensive dating services for American men “seeking young Asian brides” (Kim, “BR” 64). Little has changed in the American media since: Every single episode of Marco Polo—the 2014 Netflix television drama series—features a harem of naked Asian damsels, one of whom is a femme fatale who can inflict mortal wounds in the nude.

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