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Sinophone Studies A Critical Reader

ISBN-10: 0231157517
ISBN-13: 9780231157513
Edition: 2013
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Description: This definitive anthology casts Sinophone studies as the study of Sinitic-language cultures born of colonial and postcolonial influences. Its transnational and comparative essays by such authors as Rey Chow, Ha Jin, Leo Ou-fan Lee, Ien Ang, Wei-ming  More...

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Book details

List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 1/22/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.408

This definitive anthology casts Sinophone studies as the study of Sinitic-language cultures born of colonial and postcolonial influences. Its transnational and comparative essays by such authors as Rey Chow, Ha Jin, Leo Ou-fan Lee, Ien Ang, Wei-ming Tu, and David Wang address debates concerning the nature of Chineseness while introducing readers to essential readings in Tibetan, Malaysian, Taiwanese, French, Caribbean, and American Sinophone literatures. By placing Sinophone cultures at the crossroads of multiple empires, this anthology richly demonstrates the transformative power of multiculturalism and multilingualism, and by examining the place-based cultural and social practices of Sinitic-language communities in their historical contexts beyond "China proper," it effectively refutes the diasporic framework. Adding new, non-Han-centric dimensions to conceptions of Chinese citizenship and ethnic identity, this book is an invaluable companion for courses in Asian, postcolonial, empire, and ethnic studies, as well as world and comparative literatures.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: What Is Sinophone Studies?
Issues and Controversies
Against Diaspora: The Sinophone as Places of Cultural Production
On Chineseness as a Theoretical Problem
Can One Say No to Chineseness? Pushing the Limits of the Diasporic Paradigm
Sinophone/Chinese: "The South Where Language Is Lost" and Reinvented
Post-Loyalism
Exiled to English
Discrepant Perspectives
Chineseness: The Dilemmas of Place and Practice
Cultural China: The Periphery as the Center
On the Margins of the Chinese Discourse
The Structure of Dual Domination: Toward a Paradigm for the Study of the Chinese Diaspora in the United States
Sites and Articulations
Intra-Local and Inter-Local Sinophone: Rhizomatic Politics of Hong Kong Writers Saisai and Wong Bik-wan
Things, Common/Places, Passages of the Port City: On Hong Kong and Hong Kong Author Leung Ping-kwan
Taiwan Fiction Under Japanese Colonial Rule, 1895-1945
Sinophone Indigenous Literature of Taiwan: History and Tradition Hsinya Huang
Writing Beyond Boudoirs: Sinophone Literature by Female Writers in Contemporary Taiwan
Of Guest and Host: Zhong Lihe, Hakka, and Sinophone Hospitality
On the Margins of Tibetanness: Three Decades of Sinophone Tibetan Literature
Danger in the Voice: Alai and the Sinophone
Sinophone Malaysian Literature: An Overview
Transcending Multiracialism: Kuo Pao Kun's Multilingual Play Mama Looking for Her Cat and the Concept of Open Culture
Plantation and Rainforest: Chang Kuei-hsing and a South Seas Discourse of Coloniality and Nature
Inverted Islands: Sinophone New Zealand Literature
Beneath Two Red Banners: Lao She as a Manchu Writer in Modern China
Found in Translation: Gao Xingjian's Multimedial Sinophone
Generational Effects in Racialization: Representations of African Americans in Sinophone Chinese American Literature
At the Threshold of the Gold Mountain: Reading Angel Island Poetry
The Chinese Immigrant as a Global Figure in Lin Yutang's Novels
Latin America and the Caribbean in a Sinophone Studies Reader?
Glossary of Sinitic Terms, Names, and Tides
List of Contributors
Index

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