By King-Kok Cheung
This booklet bridges comparative literature and American stories by utilizing an intercultural and bilingual method of chinese language American literature. King-Kok Cheung launches a brand new transnational alternate via studying either chinese language and chinese language American writers. half 1 offers replacement different types of masculinity that go beyond traditional institutions of valor with aggression. It examines gender refashioning in mild of the chinese language dyadic perfect of wen-wu (verbal arts and martial arts), whereas redefining either within the approach. half 2 highlights the writers’ formal strategies by way of providing substitute autobiography, conception, metafiction, and translation. In doing so, Cheung places in reduction the literary experiments of the writers, who interweave hybrid poetics with two-pronged geopolitical evaluations. The writers tested offer a reflexive lens in which transpacific audiences are beckoned to view the “other” state and to appear homeward with out blinders.
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