Imagining the nation : Asian American literature and cultural consent / David Leiwei Li

Author(s): Li, David Leiwei, 1959-
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Subjects: American literature--Asian American authors--History and criticism
Literature and society--United States--History
Asian Americans--Intellectual life
Asian Americans in literature
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1998
Series: Asian America
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: xii, 261 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Introduction: Alienation, Abjection, and Asian American Citizenship 1
Pt. I. Emergence
1. Aiiieeeee! and the Predicament of Asian American Articulation 21
2. Can Maxine Hong Kingston Speak? The Contingency of The Woman Warrior 44
Pt. II. Claiming America
3. Canon, Collaboration, and the Corporeality of Culture 65
4. American Romances, Immigrant Incarnations 91
Pt. III. Whither Asia
5. Genes, Generation, and Geospiritual (Be)longings 111
6. Eccentric Homes: Topography, Pedagogy, and Memory 126
Pt. IV. Representation Reconsidered
7. The Look, the Act, the Transvestic, and the Transpirational Asian 153
8. Ethnic Agency and the Challenge of Representation 174
Conclusion: Asian American Identity in Difference and Diaspora 185
Notes 207
Works Cited 235
Index 253
Notes: LCCN: 98024578
ISBN: 0804734003 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-252) and index
Contents: Introduction: alienation, abjection, and Asian American citizenship -- Aiiieeeee! and the predicament of Asian American articulation -- Can Maxine Hong Kingston speak? the contingency of The Woman Warrior -- Canon, collaboration, and the corporeality of culture -- American romances, immigrant incarnations -- Genes, generation, and geospiritual (be)longings -- Eccentric homes: topography, pedagogy, and memory -- The look, the act, the transvestic, and the transpirational Asian -- Ethnic agency and the challenge of representation -- Conclusion: Asian American identity in difference and diaspora
OCLC Number: 39223608
ISBN/ISSN: 0804734003