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The Cambridge History of Asian American Literature

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Floyd Cheung, Josephine Lee, Sunn Shelley Wong, Jinhua Emma Teng, Sandhya Shukla, Joseph Jeon, Denise Cruz, Patricia Chu, Traise Yamamoto, Jinqi Ling, Cynthia Tolentino, Daryl Joji Maeda, Lucy Burns, Donald Goellnicht, Stella Bolaki, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Timothy Yu, Anita Mannur, Allan Punzalan Isaac, Samir Dayal, Asha Nadkarni, Eleanor Ty, Seri Luangphinith, Esther Kim Lee, Tina Chen, Dorothy Wang, Josephine Park, Anh Thang Dao-Shah, Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, Cathy Schlund-Vials, Junaid Rana, Samina Najmi, Kandice Chuh, Konrad Ng, Ruth Maxey
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  • Date Published: December 2015
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107053953

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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.

    • Offers a range of essays that cover the entirety of the history of Asian American literature
    • Provides students and researchers with the most current scholarship on the subject
    • The authors are well known and established scholars in the field who speak from a position of impressive authority
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    • Date Published: December 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107053953
    • dimensions: 236 x 161 x 38 mm
    • weight: 1.06kg
  • 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.

  • Editors

    Rajini Srikanth, University of Massachusetts, Boston
    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, Boston College, Massachusetts
    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.

    Contributors

    Floyd Cheung, Josephine Lee, Sunn Shelley Wong, Jinhua Emma Teng, Sandhya Shukla, Joseph Jeon, Denise Cruz, Patricia Chu, Traise Yamamoto, Jinqi Ling, Cynthia Tolentino, Daryl Joji Maeda, Lucy Burns, Donald Goellnicht, Stella Bolaki, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Timothy Yu, Anita Mannur, Allan Punzalan Isaac, Samir Dayal, Asha Nadkarni, Eleanor Ty, Seri Luangphinith, Esther Kim Lee, Tina Chen, Dorothy Wang, Josephine Park, Anh Thang Dao-Shah, Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, Cathy Schlund-Vials, Junaid Rana, Samina Najmi, Kandice Chuh, Konrad Ng, Ruth Maxey

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