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Drawing New Color Lines: Transnational Asian American by Monica Chiu

By Monica Chiu

the worldwide circulate of comics, manga, and different such visible mediums among North the USA and Asia produces transnational meanings not rooted in a separation among "Asian" and "American." Drawing New colour traces explores the tradition, creation, and background of up to date picture narratives that depict Asian americans and Asians. It examines how eastern manga and Asian pop culture have inspired Asian American comics; how those comics and Asian American picture narratives depict the "look" of race; and the way those a variety of representations are interpreted in international locations now not in their creation. by way of targeting what picture narratives suggest for audiences in North the USA and people in Asia, the gathering discusses how Western theories concerning the ways that image narratives may effectively overturn derogatory caricatures are themselves in keeping with contested assumptions; and illustrates that the so-called odorless photos featured in jap manga may perhaps however elicit interpretations approximately race in transnational contexts. With contributions from specialists dependent in North the United States and Asia, Drawing New colour traces can be of curiosity to students in various disciplines, together with Asian American experiences, cultural and literary reviews, comics and visible stories.

Monica Chiu is professor of English on the collage of latest Hampshire, the place she teaches Asian American reviews and American stories.

"Drawing New colour traces makes an exhilarating contribution to the quickly increasing inquiry on the crossroads of Asian American literary stories, image narrative reviews, and transnational experiences. Foregrounding the moving meanings of race inside, throughout, and among numerous nationwide contexts, the fifteen essays in Chiu's assortment discover the visible dimensions of Asian American transnational literary tradition with originality and provide specific perception into the complexities of construction, interpretation, and reception for photo narrative." — Pamela Thoma, writer of Asian American Women's renowned Literature: Feminizing Genres and Neoliberal Belonging

"An informative, shrewdpermanent, and invaluable assortment. Drawing New colour strains investigates a turning out to be and significant field—transnational Asian American comics—with sophistication and breadth." — Hillary Chute, writer of image girls: existence Narrative and modern Comics and outdoors the field: Interviews with modern Cartoonists

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