By King-Kok Cheung
This ebook bridges comparative literature and American experiences by utilizing an intercultural and bilingual method of chinese language American literature. King-Kok Cheung launches a brand new transnational trade through analyzing either chinese language and chinese language American writers. half 1 offers replacement sorts 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 strategy. half 2 highlights the writers’ formal techniques via offering replacement autobiography, concept, metafiction, and translation. In doing so, Cheung places in aid the literary experiments of the writers, who interweave hybrid poetics with two-pronged geopolitical opinions. The writers tested supply a reflexive lens in which transpacific audiences are beckoned to view the “other” state and to seem homeward with no blinders.
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39 Kingston takes a childhood chant, “The Ballad of Mulan,” which is as popular today as “London Bridge Is Falling Down,” and rewrites the heroine … to the specs of the stereotype of the Chinese woman as a pathological white supremacist victimized and trapped in a hideous Chinese civilization. The tattoos Kingston gives Fa Mulan, to dramatize cruelty to women, actually belong to the hero Yue Fei. (Chin, “Come” 3) Chin contends that Kingston gives the woman warrior a prolonged tattoo session to support the racist stereotype about Chinese “misogynistic cruelty” (6).
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