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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 389–419.
Published: 01 June 2010
...R. John Williams Despite his enormous popularity as a native interpreter of Chinese culture for Western readers, Lin Yutang's literary career has been largely ignored in American studies and only selectively attended to in Asian and Asian American studies. This essay argues that much...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 203–205.
Published: 01 March 2011
... A. Smith, University of Florida DOI 10.1215/00029831-2010-074 Driven Out: The Forgotten War against Chinese Americans. By Jean Pfaelzer. Berkeley and Los Angeles: Univ. of California Press. 2008. xxix, 400 pp. Paper, $19.95. Disturbing the Peace: Black Culture and the Police Power...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (3): 665–666.
Published: 01 September 2001
... of California, Berkeley Chinese American Literature since the 1850s. By Xiao-huang Yin. Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press. 2000. xiv, 307 pp. $34.95. Chinese American Literature since the 1850s both draws upon and departs from current Asian American literary criticism. In its sociohistorical approach...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 844–847.
Published: 01 December 2014
... ; e-book , $50.00 . Pluralist Universalism: An Asian Americanist Critique of US and Chinese Multiculturalisms . By Jin Wen . Columbus : Ohio State Univ. Press . 2012 . xvii , 224 pp. Cloth , $52.95 ; CD , $14.95 . © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 844  American Literature...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 627–629.
Published: 01 September 2015
.... By Dorothy J. Wang. Stanford, CA: Stanford Univ. Press. 2014. xxiv, 391 pp. Cloth, $50.00; paper, $27.95; e-book available. Foreign Accents: Chinese American Verse from Exclusion to Postethnicity. By Ste- phen G. Yao. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2010. vii, 326 pp. $84.00. These recent studies...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 188–190.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Stephanie Li East Meets Black: Asian and Black Masculinities in the Post–Civil Rights Era . By Chon-Smith Chong . Jackson : Univ. Press of Mississippi . 2015 . x, 190 pp. $60.00 . Racial Reconstruction: Black Inclusion, Chinese Exclusion, and the Fictions of Citizenship...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (3): 511–539.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Peter Kvidera Duke University Press 2005 Peter Resonant Presence: Kvidera Legal Narratives and Literary Space in the Poetry of Early Chinese Immigrants Etched into a barracks wall of San Francisco Bay’s Angel Island Immigration Station...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (4): 858–861.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Yoonmee Chang 2005 Tell This Silence: Asian American Women Writers and the Politics of Speech . By Patti Duncan. Iowa City: Univ. of Iowa Press. 2004. xvi, 274 pp. $34.95; Crossing Cultures: Creating Identity in Chinese and Jewish American Literature .By Judith Oster. Columbia...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (1): 201–203.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Sean Metzger Duke University Press 2007 Double Agency: Acts of Impersonation in Asian American Literature and Culture . By Tina Chen. Palo Alto: Stanford Univ. Press. 2005. xxvi, 247 pp. Cloth, $50.00; paper, $19.95. Americans First: Chinese Americans and the Second World War...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 687–717.
Published: 01 December 2009
... the mobility of African Americans, Native Americans, and Chinese immigrants. Post-Reconstruction practices such as convict lease and the enforcement of vagrancy laws help account for Huck and Jim's divergent experiences of mobility and captivity as they travel downriver in Twain's novel. Racially...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 719–744.
Published: 01 December 2013
... encounter with Communist China. The essay narrates this story by exploring the United States Information Agency’s (USIA) recruitment of a major Chinese author, Eileen Chang, to the cause of information fabrication and deployment in Hong Kong. It combines this story with a brief history of 1950s US...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 797–826.
Published: 01 December 2012
.... Williams’s once-popular autobiography chronicling his experiences as a fugitive slave and California gold miner knits together stories from the Underground Railroad with firsthand observations on Chinese labor migration and Indian resettlement in the West. This essay reads Williams’s narrative alongside...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 March 2008
... was more Chinese than Thai, their origins in Siam—a nation that existed in the minds of Westerners as a mystical, isolated, and impenetrable space—was foregrounded in their stage name. The range of textual media in which representations of Chang and Eng Bunker are found in nineteenth...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 145–147.
Published: 01 March 2021
... and cultural study. Da contends that transnational literary studies have the tacit goals of cultural diversity and cosmopolitanism, often without examining these assumptions or the literary works used to exemplify these values. Considering the Chinese citations and motifs of nineteenth-century US authors...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 361–386.
Published: 01 June 2009
... of Chin’s novel desires nothing more than to assimilate into mainstream white American society, declaring “‘Hey, everybody’s gotta give up the old and become American. If all these Chinese were more American, I wouldn’t have all my problems30 This fantasy cannot be realized, however, because...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 401–404.
Published: 01 June 2016
... traveled of our major authors, and with his major texts to this day still the most traveled in the American canon. (According to Selina Lai-Henderson, one of the writers reviewed here, Huckleberry Finn [1884] alone exists in ninety Chinese translations.) Accordingly, much recent attention has turned...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 767–779.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Implications of the Philosophy of History . Chicago, IL : Univ. of Chicago Press . Lynteris Christos . 2016 . “ The Prophetic Faculty of Epidemic Photography: Chinese Wet Markets and the Imagination of the Next Pandemic .” Visual Anthropology 29 , no. 2 : 118 – 32 . Macron Emmanuel...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (2): 426–428.
Published: 01 June 2019
...” and what mechanisms—textual and more material—establish authority (11). The book draws its name from an eponymous manuscript written by H. T. Tsiang, a Chinese author who immigrated to the United States in 1926 and subsequently wrote several English-language works. Hsu situates Tsiang’s literary career...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 892–895.
Published: 01 December 2003
...- raphy of the Orient. Huang focuses the second part of his book on how this transpacific intertextuality continues in later twentieth-century imaginings of Asia, particularly in the use of Chinese language and myth. For example, he...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (1): 29–56.
Published: 01 March 2007
... interpreted as chapters in the narrative of America’s mythic encounter with the West. This pat- tern of racialization, termed by Richard Drinnon a “metaphysics” of Indian hating, bound together across time and space disparate groups of racial others including North American Indians, Mexicans, Chinese...