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Fifth Chinese Daughter

Author : Jade Snow Wong
ISBN : 0295968265
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Originally published in 1945 and now reissued with a new introduction by the author, Jade Snow Wong's story is one of struggle and achievements. These memoirs of the author's first twenty-four years are thoughtful, informative, and highly entertaining. They not only portray a young woman and her unique family in San Francisco's Chinatown, but they are rich in the details that light up a world within the world of America. The third-person singular style is rooted in Chinese literary form, reflecting cultural disregard for the individual, yet Jad Snow Wong's story also is typically American. We first meet Jade Snow Wong the child, narrowly confined by the family and factory life, bound to respect and obey her elders while shouldering responsibility for younger brothers and sisters - a solemn child well versed in the proper order of things, who knew that punishment was sure for any infraction of etiquette. Then the schoolgirl caught in confusion between the rigid teaching of her ancestors and the strange ways of her foreign classmates. After that the college student feeling her was toward personal identity in the face of parental indifference or outright opposition. And finally the artist whose early triumphs were doubled by the knowledge that she had at long last won recognition from her family. "A sensitive and revealing story of a Chinese American girl's coming of age in America. It is unique." -New York Herald Tribune "A fascinating narrative, not only because of the courage and humour which shine through every page of the book, but also because it shows how the members of a typical Chinese family can adapt themselves to American conditions and take their part in the national life of the United States without losing the essentials of the cultural heritage which they rightly prize." -Times Literary Supplement
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Fifth Chinese Daughter

Author : Jade Snow Wong
ISBN : LCCN:2010384223
Genre : Chinese Americans
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Category: Chinese Americans

Chinese American Literature Since The 1850s

Author : Xiao-huang Yin
ISBN : 0252025245
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This volume, an introduction and guide to the field, traces the origins and development of a body of literature written in English and in Chinese.
Category: Literary Criticism

Maxine Hong Kingston

Author : E. D. Huntley
ISBN : 0313308772
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Examines the fiction and role in introducing the Asian American experience to mainstream readers through Maxine Hong Kinston and her three narrative works.
Category: Literary Criticism

In Her Own Image

Author : Elaine Hedges
ISBN : 0912670622
Genre : Art
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An anthology of visual and literary works by and about women artists and authors.
Category: Art

Form And Transformation In Asian American Literature

Author : Xiaojing Zhou
ISBN : 9780295802305
Genre : Social Science
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This critical anthology draws on current theoretical movements to examine the breadth of Asian American literature from the earliest to the most recent writers. Covering fiction, essays, poetry, short stories, ethnography, and autobiography, Form and Transformation in Asian American Literature advances the development of a theoretically informed, historically and culturally specific methodology for studying this increasingly complex field. The essays in this anthology probe into hotly debated issues as well as understudied topics, including the relations between Asian American and other minority American writings.
Category: Social Science

Chinese American Transnationalism

Author : Sucheng Chan
ISBN : 1592134483
Genre : History
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The third volume in a trilogy that offers the most comprehensive account to date of the Chinese American experience during the exclusion era.
Category: History

Cities Of Others

Author : Xiaojing Zhou
ISBN : 9780295805429
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Asian American literature abounds with complex depictions of American cities as spaces that reinforce racial segregation and prevent interactions across boundaries of race, culture, class, and gender. However, in Cities of Others, Xiaojing Zhou uncovers a much different narrative, providing the most comprehensive examination to date of how Asian American writers - both celebrated and overlooked - depict urban settings. Zhou goes beyond examining popular portrayals of Chinatowns by paying equal attention to life in other parts of the city. Her innovative and wide-ranging approach sheds new light on the works of Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese American writers who bear witness to a variety of urban experiences and reimagine the American city as other than a segregated nation-space. Drawing on critical theories on space from urban geography, ecocriticism, and postcolonial studies, Zhou shows how spatial organization shapes identity in the works of Sui Sin Far, Bienvenido Santos, Meena Alexander, Frank Chin, Chang-rae Lee, Karen Tei Yamashita, and others. She also shows how the everyday practices of Asian American communities challenge racial segregation, reshape urban spaces, and redefine the identity of the American city. From a reimagining of the nineteenth-century flaneur figure in an Asian American context to providing a framework that allows readers to see ethnic enclaves and American cities as mutually constitutive and transformative, Zhou gives us a provocative new way to understand some of the most important works of Asian American literature.
Category: Literary Criticism

Asian American Autobiographers

Author : Guiyou Huang
ISBN : 031331408X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Asian Americans have made many significant contributions to industry, science, politics, and the arts. At the same time, they have made great sacrifices and endured enormous hardships. This reference examines autobiographies and memoirs written by Asian Americans in the 20th century. Included are alphabetically arranged entries on 60 major autobiographers of Asian descent. Each entry provides biographical information, a discussion of major autobiographical works and themes, a review of the writer's critical reception, and primary and secondary bibliographies. The volume begins with an introductory overview of Asian American autobiography and closes with a selected, general bibliography of critical studies.
Category: Literary Criticism