By King-Kok Cheung
This publication bridges comparative literature and American stories through the use of an intercultural and bilingual method of chinese language American literature. King-Kok Cheung launches a brand new transnational trade via analyzing either chinese language and chinese language American writers. half 1 provides substitute 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 by means of offering substitute autobiography, idea, 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 offer a reflexive lens wherein transpacific audiences are beckoned to view the “other” state and to seem homeward with out blinders.
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She refashions an identity that is neither Chinese nor white American but Chinese American. Furthermore, her revision of Chinese legends de-emphasizes the theme of physical prowess. Instead, her myth concerns verbal injuries and textual power. Historically, the four ideographs on Yue Fei’s back function as a reminder to be patriotic. In Kingston’s fantasy, there are many words, marshaled “in red and black files, like an army,” to fortify the warrior (35). The inscription on the woman warrior’s back signifies word magic, not misogyny: The swordswoman and I are not so dissimilar… What we have in common are the words at our backs… The reporting is the vengeance—not the beheading, not the gutting, but the words.
My chapter on Ha Jin shows how it is possible for a writer to teeter on the hyphen creatively, to claim America as a new homeland while infusing into English, even revisiting, the Chinese mother tongue as a linguistic homeland. Thoroughly bilingual writers like Jin also bring up another reason for the dearth of research on transpacific influence: the lack of students and scholars in North America versed in at least one Asian language. Globalizing Asian American literary studies entails not only multicultural but also multilingual literacy.