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Author Adams, Bella,
Title Asian American literature / Bella Adams.
Imprint Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2008]

Author Adams, Bella,
Series Edinburgh critical guides to literature
Edinburgh critical guides to literature.
Subject American literature -- Asian American authors -- History and criticism.
Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 220 pages)
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (JSTOR, viewed October 7, 2020)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-215) and index.
Contents Chronology -- Introduction. Some thoughts on ethnicity and writing ; A history of Asian American literature ; Asian American canon formation ; About this book -- American ways of looking, 1880s-1920s. Yan Phou Lee, When I was a boy in China (1887) ; Winnifred Eaton and Edith Eaton, selected short stories (1900-15) -- We are America, 1930s-50s. Carlos Bulosan, America is in the heart (1946) and Toshio Mori, selected short stories (1949) ; Monica Sone, Nisei daughter (1953), John Okada, No-no boy (1957) and Hisaye Yamamoto, selected short stories (1949-51) -- Noise, trouble and backtalk, 1960s-70s. Jade Snow Wong, Fifth Chinese daughter (1950) and Louis Chu, Eat a bowl of tea (1961) ; Frank Chin, The chickencoop Chinaman (1972), The year of the dragon (1974) and The Chinaman Pacific and Frisco R.R. Co. (1988) ; Maxine Hong Kingston, The woman warrior (1976) and China men (1980) -- Between worlds, the 1980s. Joy Kogawa, Obasan (1981) ; Maxine Hong Kingston, Tripmaster monkey (1989) and David Henry Hwang, FOB (1979) and M. Butterfly (1988) ; Amy Tan, The joy luck club (1989) ; Bharati Mukherjee, Jasmine (1989) and Wendy Law-Yone, The coffin tree (1983) -- Heterogeneity, hybridity and multiplicity, the 1990s. Refugee literatures ; Lan Cao, Monkey bridge (1997) ; Sky Lee, Disappearing Moon Cafe (1990) ; Mei Ng, Eating Chinese good naked (1998) ; Chang-rae Lee, Native speaker (1995) -- Conclusion -- Student resources. Glossary ; Selected electronic resources ; Guide to further reading.
Summary This critical study of Asian American literature discusses work by internationally successful writers such as Maxine Hong Kingston, Chang-rae Lee, Bharati Mukherjee, Amy Tan and others in their historical, cultural and critical contexts. The focus of the book is on contemporary writing, from the 1970s onwards, although it also traces over a hundred years of Asian American literary production in prose, poetry, drama and criticism. The main body of the book comprises five periodized chapters that highlight important events in a nation-state that has historically rendered Asian Americans invisible. Of particular importance to the writers selected for case studies are questions of racial identity, cultural history and literary value with respect to dominant American ideologies. Key Features Discusses a representative range of Asian American literature, providing a sense of the diversity of the field and of its key themes and modes of writing Provides close readings of key texts through of case studies in their cultural, historical and critical contexts Encourages reflection on questions of literary value, canonicity and the scope and purpose of literary studies
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
ISBN 9780748629831 (electronic bk.)
0748629831 (electronic bk.)
9781780344706 (electronic bk.)
1780344708 (electronic bk.)
0748622721 (Paper)
0748622713 (Cloth)
9780748622719 (hbk.)
9780748622726 (pbk.)
OCLC # 232569016
Additional Format Print version: Adams, Bella. Asian American literature. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2008 9780748622719 0748622713 (OCoLC)181422564

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