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By Jinqi Ling

ISBN-10: 0804778019

ISBN-13: 9780804778015

Over the process the final twenty years, novelist Karen Tei Yamashita has reshaped the Asian American literary mind's eye in profound methods. In Across Meridians, Jinqi Ling deals readers the main seriously engaged exam so far of Yamashita's literary corpus. Crafted on the intersection of highbrow background, ethnic reports, literary research, and demanding idea, Ling's examine is going past textual research to intrude in higher debates over postmodern illustration, spatial materialism, historic shape, and social and educational activism.
Arguing that Yamashita's most vital contribution is her incorporation of a North-South vector into the East-West conceptual paradigm, Ling highlights the novelist's re-prioritization, via the sort of geographical realignment, of socio-economic issues for Asian American literary feedback. In assessing Yamashita's works as such, Ling designates her novelistic paintings as a kind of latest Asian American literary avant-garde that operates from the peripheries of obtained histories, aesthetics, and disciplines. looking not just to illustrate the significance of Yamashita's transnational artwork, Ling units new phrases for ongoing dialogues in Asian American literary and cultural feedback. whilst, he argues for the ongoing relevance of Asian American literature as a self-reflexive and self-renewable severe practice.

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