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Sinophone Studies: A Critical Reader

Edited by Shu-mei Shih, Chien-hsin Tsai, and Brian Bernards

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Paper, 472 pages, 3 color illustrations
ISBN: 978-0-231-15751-3
$40.00 / £27.50

January, 2013
Cloth, 472 pages, 3 color illustrations
ISBN: 978-0-231-15750-6
$120.00 / £83.00


List of Contributors

Introduction: What Is Sinophone Studies? Shu-mei Shih

I. Issues and Controversies introduction by Chien-hsin Tsai

1. Against Diaspora: The Sinophone as Places of Cultural Production (2007) Shu-mei Shih

2. On Chineseness as a Theoretical Problem (1998) Rey Chow

3. Can One Say No to Chineseness? Pushing the Limits of the Diasporic Paradigm (1998) Ien Ang

4. Sinophone/Chinese: “The South Where Language Is Lost” and Reinvented (1998) Kim Chew Ng

5. Post-Loyalism (2007) David Der-wei Wang

6. Exiled to English Ha Jin

II. Discrepant Perspectives introduction by Brian Bernards

7. Chineseness: The Dilemmas of Place and Practice (1999) Gungwu Wang

8. Cultural China: The Periphery as Center (1991) Wei-ming Tu

9. On the Margins of the Chinese Discourse (1991) Leo Ou-fan Lee

10. The Structure of Dual Domination: Toward a Paradigm for the Study of the Chinese Diaspora in the United States (1995) Ling-chi Wang

III. Sites and Articulations introduction by Brian Bernards and Chien-hsin Tsai

* Sinophone Hong Kong

11. Intra-Local and Inter-Local Sinophone: Rhizomatic Politics of Hong Kong Writers Saisai and Wong Bik-wan Mirana May Szeto

12. Things

* Sinophone Taiwan

13. Taiwan Fiction Under Japanese Colonial Rule

14. Sinophone Indigenous Literature of Taiwan: History and Tradition Hsinya Huang

15. Writing Beyond Boudoirs: Sinophone Literature by Female Writers in Contemporary Taiwan Pei-Yin Lin

16. Of Guest and Host: Zhong Lihe

* Sinophone Tibetan

17. On the Margins of Tibetanness: Three Decades of Sinophone Tibetan Literature Patricia Schiaffini

18. Danger in the Voice: Alai and the Sinophone Carlos Rojas

* Sinophone Malaysian and Singaporean

19. Sinophone Malaysian Literature: An Overview Kim Tong Tee

20. Transcending Multiracialism: Kuo Pao Kun’s Multilingual Play Mama Looking for Her Cat and the Concept of Open Culture E. K. Tan

21. Plantation and Rainforest: Chang Kuei-hsing and a South Seas Discourse of Coloniality and Nature Brian Bernards

* Sinophone New Zealand

22. Inverted Islands: Sinophone New Zealand Literature Jacob Edmond

* Sinophone Manchu

23. Beneath Two Red Banners: Lao She as a Manchu Writer in Modern China Carles Prado-Fonts

* Sinophone French

24. Found in Translation: Gao Xingjian’s Multimedial Sinophone Andrea Bachner

* Sinophone American

25. Generational Effects in Racialization: Representations of African Americans in Sinophone Chinese American Literature Sau-ling Wong

26. At the Threshold of the Gold Mountain: Reading Angel Island Poetry Te-hsing Shan

27. The Chinese Immigrant as a Global Figure in Lin Yutang’s Novels Shuang Shen

* Sinophone Latin American and Caribbean

28. Latin America and the Caribbean in a Sinophone Studies Reader? Ignacio López-Calvo

Glossary of Sinitic Terms


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About the Author

Shu-mei Shih is professor of comparative literature, Asian languages and cultures, and Asian American studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, and is the author of, among other works, Visuality and Identity: Sinophone Articulations Across the Pacific.

Chien-hsin Tsai is assistant professor of modern Chinese literary and cultural studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Of Classics and Men: Lian Heng and the Writing of History and Poetry in Taiwan at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.

Brian Bernards is assistant professor of East Asian languages and cultures at the University of Southern California, where he specializes in modern Chinese and Southeast Asian literature and cinema and postcolonial studies.

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