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008 140716s2015 nyu b 001 0 eng
050 00 PS153.A84|bA74 2015
082 00 810.9/895|223
245 00 Asian American literature and the environment /|cedited by
Lorna Fitzsimmons, Youngsuk Chae, Bella Adams.
264 1 New York :|bRoutledge,|c2015.
300 xxi, 223 pages ;|c24 cm.
490 1 Routledge interdisciplinary perspectives on literature ;
504 Includes bibliographical references and index.
505 00 |gIntroduction :|tEcocriticism and Asian American
literature /|rJohn Gamber --|gPart 1 :|tThe environment
and labor. --|g1.|tEnvironmental narratives of American
identity : landscape and belonging in Maxine Hong
Kingston's China Men and Milton Murayama's All I Asking
for Is My Body /|rAndrea Aebersold --|g2.|tFae Myenne Ng's
San Francisco Chinatown as a social space of legal
discrimination /|rWenying Xu --|g3.|t"Delving and Carving
Rude Nature" : An ecocritical reading of Don Lee's Wrack
and Ruin /|rBella Adams --|gPart 2 :|tThe environment and
violence. --|g4.|tContested "Frontier" and "Pioneers" in
writings about Japanese American concentration camps /
|rZhou Xiaojing --|g5.|tTilling the soil in the killing
fields : Cambodian American war memoirs /|rHelena Grice --
|g6.|tEcological imaginations, the Vietnam War, and
Vietnamese American literature /|rCathy J. Schlund-Vials -
-|g7.|t"Guns, Race, Meat, and Manifest Destiny" :
environmental neocolonialism and ecofeminism in Ruth
Ozeki's My Year of Meats /|rYoungsuk Chae --|gPart 3 :
|tThe environment and philosophy. --|g8.|tHisaye Yamamoto
as radical Agrarian /|rSarah D. Wald --|g9.|tA geomantic
reading of Asian diasporic literature /|rStephen L. Field
--|g10.|tEnvironment for "A Free Life" /|rKing-Kok Cheung
--|gAfterword :|tSlow and structural violence /|rDavid L.
520 "This book is a ground-breaking transnational study of
representations of the environment in Asian American
literature. Extending and renewing Asian American studies
and ecocriticism by drawing the two fields into deeper
dialogue, it brings Asian American writers to the center
of ecocritical studies. This collection demonstrates the
distinctiveness of Asian American writers' positions on
topics of major concern today: environmental justice,
identity and the land, war environments, consumption,
urban environments, and the environment and creativity.
Represented authors include Amy Tan, Maxine Hong Kingston,
Ruth Ozeki, Ha Jin, Fae Myenne Ng, Le Ly Hayslip, Lan Cao,
Mitsuye Yamada, Lawson Fusao Inada, Jeanne Wakatsuki
Houston, Milton Murayama, Don Lee, Mae Myenne Ng, and
Hisaye Yamamoto. These writers provide a range of
perspectives on the historical, social, psychological,
economic, philosophical, and aesthetic responses of Asian
Americans to the environment conceived in relation to
labor, racism, immigration, domesticity, global capitalism,
relocation, pollution, violence, and religion.
Contributors apply a diversity of critical frameworks,
including critical radical race studies, counter-memory
studies, ecofeminism, and geomantic criticism. The book
presents a compelling and timely "green" perspective
through which to understand key works of Asian American
literature and leads the field of ecocriticism into
neglected terrain"--|cProvided by publisher.
650 0 American literature|xAsian American authors|xHistory and
650 0 Environmental protection in literature.|0http://id.loc.gov
650 0 Ecology in literature.|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/
650 0 Ecocriticism.|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/
655 7 Criticism, interpretation, etc.|2fast|0http://
700 1 Fitzsimmons, Lorna,|d1957-|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/
700 1 Chae, Youngsuk,|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/
700 1 Adams, Bella,|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/
830 0 Routledge interdisciplinary perspectives on literature ;