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Language: English

Pages: 208

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press; 1st edition (September 18, 2000)

ISBN: 0816637113

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Asian American Studies/Literary thought A polemical research of the methods Orientalism speaks in the course of the texts of renowned Asian American writers. Asian American resistance to Orientalism-the Western culture facing the topic and subjugation of the East-is often assumed. And but, as this provocative paintings demonstrates, so as to refute racist stereotypes they have to first be evoked, and within the technique the 2 frequently turn into entangled. Sheng-mei Ma exhibits how the prestigious careers of post-1960s Asian American writers corresponding to Maxine Hong Kingston, Amy Tan, Frank Chin, and David Henry Hwang show that whereas Asian American id is built in response to Orientalism, the 2 cultural forces aren't unavoidably at odds. The vigour with which those Asian americans insurrection opposed to Orientalism in truth tacitly recognizes the family members lineage of the 2. to spot the multitude of old types appropriated by way of the deathly include of Orientalism and Asian American ethnicity, Ma highlights 4 sorts of cultural encounters, embodied in 4 metaphors of actual states: the "clutch of rape" in imperialist event narratives of the Thirties and Nineteen Forties, as visible in comedian strips of Flash Gordon and Terry and the Pirates and within the Disney movie Swiss relations Robinson; the "clash of fingers" or martial metaphors within the Seventies and past, embodied in Bruce Lee, Kingston's the lady Warrior, and the online game Mortal Kombat; U.S. multicultural "flaunting" of ethnicity within the paintings of Amy Tan and in Disney's Mulan; and international postcolonial "masquerading" of ethnicity within the Anglo-Japanese novelist Kazuo Ishiguro. wide in scope, penetrating in perception, Ma's paintings exposes the myriad ways that Orientalism, a vital part of yankee tradition, speaks during the texts of Asian american citizens and non-Asian american citizens alike. the result's a startling lesson within the development of cultural identification. Sheng-mei Ma is affiliate professor within the division of yankee suggestion and Language at Michigan kingdom collage and the writer of Immigrant Subjectivities in Asian American and Asian Diaspora Literatures (1998). Translation Inquiries: collage of Minnesota Press

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