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Title Asia and the Historical Imagination / Jane Yeang Chui Wong, editor.

Published Singapore : Springer Science and Business Media : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.


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Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Springer Literature, Cultural and Media Studies eBooks 2018 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Intro; Acknowledgements; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Chapter 1: Asia's Other History; Chapter 2: Can One Speak of the September 30th Movement? The Power of Silence in Indonesian Literature; Indonesia's New Order; Indonesian Magical Realism and Suharto's Master Narrative; Can One Speak of the September 30th Movement?; Chapter 3: Cultural Encounters and Imagining Multicultural Identities in Two Taiwanese Historical Novels; Chapter 4: Fate or State: The Double Life of a Composite Chinese Spy in A Map of Betrayal; Reciprocal Betrayal; Double Allegiance; Mother Tongue and Bilingual Literacy
Repressed Historical TraumaPersonal Loyalties; Chapter 5: Contesting Chineseness in Vyvyane Loh's Breaking the Tongue; Chapter 6: The Female Body as the Site of Historical Controversy: Ghostly Reappearance in South Korean Historical Fiction; Reappearance of the Ghost; Death Performed Onstage: The Last Empress, the Musical; Dramatization of the Regicide: The Lost Empire; The Queen's Masculine Death: Hanbando; Chapter 7: Cosmopolitan Retellings and the Idea of the Local: The Case of Salman Rushdie's Shame; The Uses of Magic: Non-Realistic Representation and Social Critique
Fault Lines of the "Third Space": The Problems of Mixed CodingHistoricizing the "Third Space": Historical Palimpsests, and the "Locality"; Chapter 8: Connections, Contact, and Community in the Southeast Asian Past: Teaching Transnational History Through Amitav Ghosh's The Glass Palace; Transnational Histories Within Southeast Asian History; Teaching Southeast Asian History; The Novel: The Glass Palace; Teaching Transnational Connections; Teaching Contact Zones; Teaching Community
Chapter 9: "Until It Lives in Our Hands and in Our Eyes, and It's Ours": Rewriting Historical Fiction and The Hungry TideCoda; Bibliography; Index
Summary This collection explores the interpretation of historical fiction through fictional representations of the past in an Asian context. Emphasising the significance of region and locality, it explores local networks of political and cultural exchanges at the heart of an Asian polity. The book considers how imagined pasts converge and diverge in developed and developing nations, and examines the limitations of representation at a time when theories of world literature are shaping the way we interpret global histories and cultures. The collection calls attention to the importance of acknowledging local tensions-both within the historical and cultural make-up of a country, and within the Asian continent-in the interpretation of historical fiction. It emphasizes a broad-spectrum view that privileges the shared historical experiences of a group of countries in close proximity, and it also responds to the paradigm shift in Asian Studies. Discussing how local conditions shape and create expectations of how we read historical fiction and working with the theme of fictionality and locality, the volume provides an alternative framework for the study of world literature.
Other author Wong, Jane Yeang Chui, editor.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Asia -- History.
Asia -- Politics and government.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9789811074011 (electronic bk.)
9811074011 (electronic bk.)