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Diasporic Chineseness after the Rise of China
Communities and Cultural Production
Julia Kuehn   Kam Louie   David M. Pomfret  

$95.00 Hardcover
Release Date: 11/26/2013
ISBN: 9780774825917    

$34.95 Paperback
Release Date: 7/1/2014
ISBN: 9780774825924    

252 Pages

Contemporary Chinese Studies series


About the Book

As China rose to its position of global superpower, Chinese groups in the West watched with anticipation and trepidation. For members of China’s diasporic community, the rise of China created ripples of change, influencing communities, culture, and communication, and even challenging the very concept of diaspora.

Diasporic Chineseness after the Rise of China examines how artists, writers, filmmakers, and intellectuals from the Chinese diaspora responded to China’s ascendancy, presenting China to global audiences with a new-found vitality and self-assurance. The chapters, often personal in nature, focus on cultural struggles, experiences, and representations in locations as varied as Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, North America, and Tibet. They also consider the changing concepts of nation, identity, and diaspora in an era when deeply ingrained assumptions about moving to the West -- and inevitably returning to China -- began to change. A thoughtful examination of the nexus between the political and economic rise of China and the cultural products this period produced, this volume charts the profound changes in this nation’s global community.

This book will interest scholars and students in the growing area of diaspora and transnational studies, as well as those interested in contemporary Chinese art and culture.

About the Author(s)

Julia Kuehn is Associate Professor of English at the University of Hong Kong.

Kam Louie is Dean of the Faculty of Arts and M.B. Lee Professor in the Humanities and Medicine at the University of Hong Kong.

David M. Pomfret is Associate Professor of History at the University of Hong Kong.

Table of Contents

List of Figures

1 China Rising: A View and Review of China’s Diasporas since the 1980s / Julia Kuehn, Kam Louie, and David M. Pomfret
2 No Longer Chinese? Residual Chineseness after the Rise of China / Ien Ang
3 Twenty-Three Years in Migration, 1989-2012: A Writer’s View and Review / Ouyang Yu
4 Globe-Trotting Chinese Masculinity: Wealthy, Worldly, and Worthy / Kam Louie
5 Textual and Other Oxymorons: Sino-Anglophone Writing of War and Peace in Maxine Hong Kingston’s Fifth Book of Peace / Shirley Geok-lin Lim
6 The Autoethnographic Impulse: Two New Zealand Chinese Playwrights / Hilary Chung
7 The Provocation of Dim Sum; or, Making Diaspora Visible on Film / Rey Chow
8 Performing Bodies, Translated Histories: Ang Lee’s Lust, Caution, Transnational Cinema, and Chinese Diasporas / Cristina Demaria
9 Dancing in the Diaspora: "Cultural Long-Distance Nationalism" and the Staging of Chineseness by San Francisco’s Chinese Folk Dance Association / Sau-ling C. Wong
10 Tyranny of Taste: Chinese Aesthetics in Australia and on the World Stage / Yiyan Wang
11 Reconfiguring the Chinese Diaspora through the Eyes of Ethnic Minorities / Kwai-Cheung Lo



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