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Author Ling, Jinqi.
Title Narrating nationalisms : ideology and form in Asian American literature / Jinqi Ling.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.

Author Ling, Jinqi.
Subject American literature -- Asian American authors -- History and criticism.
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Influence.
Asian Americans -- Intellectual life.
Asian Americans in literature.
Literary form.
Description 1 online resource (ix, 212 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-202) and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary This book rereads five major works by John Okada, Louis Chu, Frank Chin, and Maxine Hong Kingston in order to reconceptualize the relationship between the past and present of postwar Asian American literary history. Drawing on work in cultural studies, postmodern and poststructuralist theory, social history, and neo-pragmatism, Ling offers fresh perspectives on the cultural politics and formal strategies of texts too often seen in recent criticism as devoid of complexities and fraught with totalizing implications. In challenging uncritical adoption of posthumanist views of history, agency, and identity in Asian American cultural criticism, this pioneering book opens an approach to Asian American literary texts that simultaneously registers their rich specificity and relatedness to works before and after.
ISBN 1423741021 (electronic bk.)
9781423741022 (electronic bk.)
9780195111163 (cloth)
0195111168 (cloth)
9780195111170 (paperback)
0195111176 (paperback)
0195111168 (cloth)
0195111176 (paperback)
OCLC # 191927973
Additional Format Print version: Ling, Jinqi. Narrating nationalisms. New York : Oxford University Press, 1998 (DLC) 97034558.

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