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Journal of Asian Studies (2014) 73 (2): 517–518.
Published: 01 May 2014
... studies is powerful when it does what it promises, as demonstrated by the four insightful essays on Hong Kong and Tibet. In the Taiwan case, however, Sinophone studies finds no focus in the face of a congenital dilemma: whether to counter the domination of the island's Han colonizers on behalf...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2024) 83 (1): 19–40.
Published: 01 February 2024
...Wayne C. F. Yeung Abstract This article examines three Sinophone cultural texts to suggest that Sinophone studies can draw from its affinities with historical and linguistic studies to question the conceptual boundary of “premodern” imperial China. Through case studies of Hou Hsiao-hsien from...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2022) 81 (1): 63–79.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Mark McConaghy Abstract This article examines the New Taiwan Series ( NTS ), a journal published between 1947 and 1948 in Hong Kong by Taiwanese socialists who fled the island following the 228 Uprising. It does so to intervene in ongoing debates in the field of Sinophone studies. While two major...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2024) 83 (1): 217–219.
Published: 01 February 2024
...Dian Dian Transtopia in the Sinophone Pacific . By Howard Chiang . New York : Columbia University Press , 2021 . xvi, 359 pp. ISBN: 9780231190978 . © 2024 Association for Asian Studies 2024 In 2012, Howard Chiang brought together Chinese studies and transgender studies...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2021) 80 (1): 251–253.
Published: 01 February 2021
... for Asian Studies, Inc. 2021 2021 This monograph makes a significant contribution to Sinophone studies through its investigation of the relationships among Sinitic-language cultural production, historical experiences of overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia, and the imaginary homeland (China proper...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2013) 72 (4): 986–988.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Tzu-hui Celina Hung Among the book's numerous accomplishments is Tsu's astute deconstruction of some of the most charged questions in sinophone studies. Eschewing the current intellectual fatigue with the idea of nationalism, her discussion of language reforms, for example, unravels...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2009) 68 (1): 280–282.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Yingjin Zhang Visuality and Identity: Sinophone Articulations across the Pacific . By Shu-mei Shih . Berkeley and Los Angeles : University of California Press , 2007 . xiii , 243 pp. $60.00 (cloth); $22.95 (paper). Copyright © The Association for Asian Studies, Inc. 2009 2009...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2024) 83 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 February 2024
... rule, centered ethnicities, and classicized, “literary” languages that have problematically defined the locus point for Sinophone studies. As he points out, to critique these tropes is a fraught endeavor that can lead to the marginalization of precisely the voices that writers and directors seek...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2020) 79 (1): 181–183.
Published: 01 February 2020
...). In this book, Wong also responds to the notion of Chinese diaspora and Sinophone studies, arguing that the former hinges on national affective attachments to China as a geographical and/or ethnographical homeland, which risks falling into China-centricism. The latter, however, rejects Sino-centricism...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2021) 80 (4): 1064–1065.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Sinophone studies must face transnational Sinocentric economic integration and neoliberal postsocialism as a transnational and deterritorialized condition. This book also demonstrates how we should perceive the futurity and potentiality of images...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2014) 73 (1): 204–206.
Published: 01 February 2014
... ethnic group (in Singapore) and the largest minority (in Malaysia). It also provides fertile territory for investigating notions and representations of Chineseness in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Meanwhile, the increasingly influential field of sinophone studies has ensured that broad...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2022) 81 (4): 657–671.
Published: 01 November 2022
... studies analyzed here come from my own research, observation, and discussion with colleagues and especially students. They are meant to offer a preliminary glimpse into what may be gained from applying this paradigm. First, in terms of modern classicist poetry, “Sinophone” suggests linguistic variety...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2023) 82 (4): 695–698.
Published: 01 November 2023
... in the urban areas of the People's Republic of China (PRC). Such an absence of scholarly monographs is especially surprising considering the study of death had previously played a large, if not a defining, role in Sinophone studies (the study of Chinese languages speaking societies). Through the funeral...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2022) 81 (3): 585–586.
Published: 01 August 2022
... future directions for research based on the proceedings. Most intriguingly, she suggests extending the approaches of Sinophone studies to premodern literature. At a particular historical juncture, traditional Chinese vernacular fiction seemed to encapsulate the voice of a nation. Twentieth-century...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2022) 81 (1): 1–2.
Published: 01 February 2022
... reading of the publications of exiled Taiwanese socialists in Hong Kong, Mark McConaghy engages with arguments concerning the nature of Sinophone studies and the history of socialism in Asia. Arguing against the binary structure of minoritized communities defined against a backdrop of China-centrism...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2019) 78 (4): 789–808.
Published: 01 November 2019
... with the scholarly rise in “Sinophone” sensibilities over the last decade, the “China factor” has been increasingly, and sometimes explicitly, marginalized in studies of “Malayan Chinese” cultural history, in which the agency of self-consciously Malayan intellectuals is brought to the fore (e.g., Groppe 2013...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2015) 74 (1): 107–128.
Published: 01 February 2015
... . “ Towards a Third Literature: Chinese Writing in the Americas .” Special issue, Amerasia Journal 38 ( 2 ). Huang Jianli . 2011 –12. “ Biography and Representation: A Nanyang University Scholar and Her Configuration of the Sinophone Intelligentsia in Singapore .” Chinese Southern Diaspora Studies...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2015) 74 (3): 724–726.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Sharon Carstens Sinophone Malaysian Literature: Not Made in China . By Alison M. Groppe . Amherst, N.Y. : Cambria Press , 2013 . 325 pp. $114.99 (cloth); $8.99 to $39.99 (e-book). Copyright © The Association for Asian Studies, Inc. 2015  2015 In this well-conceived and carefully...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2023) 82 (3): 455–457.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Guangtian Ha Sensing the Sinophone: Urban Memoryscapes in Contemporary Fiction . By Astrid Møller-Olsen . Amherst, NY : Cambria Press , 2022 . xii, 310 pp. ISBN: 9781621967002 . © 2023 Association for Asian Studies 2023 Modern cities are odd beings, and each modern nation...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2010) 69 (2): 544–546.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Jason McGrath Worrying about China: The Language of Chinese Critical Inquiry . By Gloria Davies . Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press , 2007 . x , 312 pp. $42.00 (cloth); $19.95 (paper). Copyright © The Association for Asian Studies, Inc. 2010 2010 The remarkable...