Recovered Legacies: Authority And Identity In Early Asian Amer Lit (Asian American History & Cultu)

Recovered Legacies: Authority And Identity In Early Asian Amer Lit (Asian American History & Cultu)

By: Keith Lawrence (author)Paperback

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Recovered Legacies: Authority and Identity in Early Asian American Literature employs contemporary and traditional readings of representative works in prose, poetry, and drama to suggest new ways of understanding and appreciating the critically fertile but underexamined body of Asian American writing from the late 1800s to the early 1960s. The essays in this volume engage this corpus-composed of multiple genres from different periods and by authors of different ethnicities-with a strong awareness of historical context and a keen sensitivity to literary form. As a collection, Recovered Legacies re-establishes the rich and diverse literary heritage of Asian America and argues persuasively for the significance of these works to the American literary canon.

About Author

Keith Lawrence is Associate Professor of English at Brigham Young University.Floyd Cheung is Assistant Professor of English and American Studies at Smith College.Contributors: Suzanne Arakawa; Georgina Dodge; Augusto Espiritu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Warren D. Hoffman; Stephen Knadler, Spelman College; Josephine Lee, University of Minnesota; Julia H. Lee; Viet Nguyen, University of Southern California; David Shih, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; John Streamas, Washington State University; Pamela Thoma, Colby College; and the editors.


PrefaceChronology of Works DiscussedIntroduction - Keith Lawrence and Floyd Cheung1. Early Chinese American Autobiography: Reconsidering the Works of Yan Phou Lee and Yung Wing - Floyd Cheung2. The Self and Generic Convention: Winnifred Eaton's Me, A Book of Remembrance - David Shih3. Diasporic Literature and Identity: Autobiography and the I-Novel in Estu Sugimoto's Daughter of the Samurai - Georgina Dodge4. The Capitalist and Imperialist Critique in H. T. Tsiang's And China Has Hands - Julia H. Lee5. Unacquiring Negrophobia: Younghill Kang and Cosmopolitan Resistance to the Black and White Logic of Naturalization - Stephen Knadler6. Asian American (Im)mobility: Perspectives on the College Plays 1937-1955 - Josephine Lee7. Toyo Suyemoto, Ansel Adams, and the Landscape of Justice - John Streamas8. Wounded Bodies and the Cold War: Freedom, Materialism, and Revolution in Asian American Literature, 1946-1957 - Viet Thanh Nguyen9. Suffering Male Bodies: Representations of Dissent and Displacement in the Internment-Themed Narratives of John Okada and Toshio Mori - Suzanne Arakawa10. Toshio Mori, Richard Kim, and the Masculine Ideal - Keith Lawrence11. Home, Memory, and Narrative in Monica Sone's Nisei Daughter - Warren D. Hoffman12. The "Pre-History" of an "Asian American" Writer: N.V.M. Gonzalez' Allegory of Decolonization - Augusto Espiritu13. Representing Korean American Female Subjects, Negotiating Multiple Americas, and Reading Beyond the Ending in Ronyoung Kim's Clay Walls - Pamela ThomaContributorsIndex

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  • ISBN13: 9781592131198
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9781592131198
  • ISBN10: 1592131190

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