Screening Asian Americans

ISBN-10: 0813530253

ISBN-13: 9780813530253

Edition: 2002

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This essay collection explores Asian-American cinematic representations historically and socially, on and off screen, as they contribute to the definition of American character.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 1/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Charles Affron is a professor of French at New York University. He is the author of "Sets in Motion", "Cinema & Sentiment", "Divine Garbo", & "Star Acting: Gish, Garbo, Davis". He lives in New York City.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Asian American Bodies
Filming "Chinatown": Fake Visions, Bodily Transformations
The Early Years: Asians in the American Films Prior to World War II (excerpt, with a new introduction)
The Desiring of Asian Female Bodies: Interracial Romance and Cinematic Subjection
Histories of Asian American Cinema
A History in Progress: Asian American Media Arts Centers, 1970-1990
Identity and Difference in "Filipino/a American" Media Arts
A Peculiar Sensation: A Personal Genealogy of Korean American Women's Cinema
Asian American Film and Video in Context
Historical Consciousness and the Viewer: Who Killed Vincent Chin?
The Politics of Video Memory: Electronic Erasures and Inscriptions
Being Chinese American, Becoming Asian American: Chan Is Missing
Emigrants Twice Displaced: Race, Color, and Identity in Mira Nair's Mississippi Masala
Surname Viet Given Name Nam: Spreading Rumors and Ex/Changing Histories
Good Clean Fung
"From the multitude of narratives ... For another telling for another recitation": Constructing and Re-constructing Dictee and Memory/all echo
Coming Out into the Global System: Postmodern Patriarchies and Transnational Sexualities in The Wedding Banquet
On Fire
Contributors
Index
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