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Title Narrating race. [electronic resource] : Asia, (Trans) nationalism, social change / edited by Robbie B.H. Goh.

Imprint Amsterdam : Editions Rodopi, 2011.

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Description 1 online resource (283 pages).
Series Textxet. Studies in Comparative Literature, 64 ; v. 64
Textxet. Studies in Comparative Literature, 64.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction: Writing Race and Asia-Pacific Mobilities -- Constructions and Contestations; 2 Vivan Sundaram's "Amrita": Towards a Style of the Body; 3 The Return of the Scientist: Essential Knowledge and Global Tribalism in Amitav Ghosh's The Hungry Tide and The Calcutta Chromosome; 4 Ethnicity and the Southeast Asian Diaspora in Li-Young Lee's The Winged Seed; 5 Narrating Race, Gender and Sexuality in R.K. Narayan's The Painter of Signs.
6 Chinese Ethnicity in Post-Reformation Indonesian Women's Fiction: A Comparative Study of TwoNovels by Ayu Utami and Dewi Lestari7 Resi(g)nifying the Chinese and Filipino in Cinematic Narratives; 8 Performing Ethnicity, Ethnicizing History: The Eurasians of Singapore in Rex Shelley's TheShrimp People; 9 Performing the Self: Race and Identity in Two Hong Kong English-Language Plays; 10 Border Crossing: Place, Identity and Dis/Location of the Self in Xu Xi's The Unwalled City; 11 Hybrid Brown Gaijin Is a "Distinguished Alien" 199in Sakoku Japan.
12 Ugly Americans and Little Brown Brothers: Spectacles of Identity in ContemporaryPhilippine Drama13 Disappearing Race: Normative Whiteness and Cultural Appropriation in Australian RefugeeNarratives; 14 Race in Asian Poetry in English: Ethnic, National and Cosmopolitan Representations; Notes on Contributors; Index.
Summary The essays in this volume deal with the complexities of race in the Asia-Pacific context. Social tensions concerning race and ethnicity continue to pose profound challenges to Asia-Pacific countries in various stages of development and modernisation. Issues such as social justice, identity-formation, marginalisation and alienation, gender and related issues, are inevitably implicated in the racial cultures of Asia, and where Asian diasporic communities develop. The essays in this volume explore the ways in which race-culture is reflected in literature and cultural texts (drama and performance.
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Subject Race in literature.
Ethnicity in literature.
Oriental literature -- History and criticism.
Pacific Area -- Race relations.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Electronic books -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Added Author Goh, Robbie B. H.
Other Form: Print version: Goh, Robbie B.H. Narrating Race. : Asia, (Trans)Nationalism, Social Change. Amsterdam : Editions Rodopi, ©2011
ISBN 9789401207089 (electronic bk.)
9401207089 (electronic bk.)