... this is no doctrinaire tract but rather a concerted attempt to look at important cultural problems from a fresh perspective.... Chow’s book is an excellent example of its type."—Discourse & Society
I believe that Rey Chow has written a powerful set of essays which offer a critical strategy for approaching questions of otherness and other societies by forcing us to constantly reassess our position." —Harry Harootunian
Writing Diaspora questions aspects of cultural politics, including the legacies of European imperialism and colonialism, the media, pedagogy, literature, literacy, sexuality, intellectual labor, the uses and abuses of theory, and popularized notions about "others."
I. Introduction: Leading Questions
II. Where Have All the Natives Gone?
III. Postmodern Automatons
IV. Pedagogy, Trust, Chinese Intellectuals in the 1990s: Fragments of a Post-Catastrophic Discourse
V. Against the Lures of Diaspora: Minority Discourse, Chinese Women, and Intellectual Hegemony
VI. The Politics and Pedagogy of Asian Literatures in American Universities
VII. Listening Otherwise, Music Miniaturized: A Different Type of Question about Revolution
VIII. Media, Matter, Migrants