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Title An interethnic companion to Asian American literature / editor, King-Kok Cheung.

Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.

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 UniM Bail  810.9895 INTE    DUE 18-08-19
Physical description xi, 414 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-408) and index.
Contents Re-viewing Asian American Literary Studies / King-Kok Cheung -- 1. Chinese American Literature / Sau-ling Cynthia Wong -- 2. Filipino American Literature / N. V. M. Gonzalez and Oscar V. Campomanes -- 3. Japanese American Literature / Stan Yogi -- 4. Korean American Literature / Elaine H. Kim -- 5. South Asian American Literature / Ketu H. Katrak -- 6. Vietnamese American Literature / Monique T. D. Truong -- 7. Journalistic Representations of Asian Americans and Literary Responses, 1910-1920 / Rachel C. Lee -- 8. Postcolonialism, Nationalism, and the Emergence of Asian/Pacific American Literatures / Stephen H. Sumida -- 9. Immigration and Diaspora / Shirley Geok-lin Lim -- 10. Identity Crisis and Gender Politics: Reappropriating Asian American Masculinity / Jinqi Ling -- 11. Blurring Boundaries: Asian American Literature as Theory / Donald C. Geollnicht.
Summary This book is a survey of literature by North American writers of Asian descent, in terms of both national origins (Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, South Asian, Vietnamese) and shared concerns. It introduces readers to the distinctive literary history of each group of writers and discusses issues that connect or divide these different groups. Part One provides a literary history of each constituent national group and underlines salient historical events that have affected its writing. Part Two, addressing common racial issues such as nationalism, representation, and crises of identity, explores the forces that bind, divide, and foster exchange among writers and critics of diverse origins. The volume is an original and valuable guide and reference work for students, teachers, and scholars in Asian American studies, ethnic studies, and American studies.
Other author Cheung, King-Kok, 1954-
Subject American literature -- Asian-American authors -- History and criticism.
Asian Americans -- Intellectual life.
Asian Americans in literature.
ISBN 0521443121 (hard)
0521447909 (pbk.)