Diasporic Chineseness after the Rise of China

9780774825917: Hardback
Release Date: 26th November 2013

9780774825924: Paperback
Release Date: 1st July 2014

9780774825931: PDF
Release Date: 26th November 2013

15 b&w photos

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 252

Series Contemporary Chinese Studies

UBC Press

Diasporic Chineseness after the Rise of China

Communities and Cultural Production

Leading international scholars examine the production of culture during China’s rise to global superpower in the last quarter of a century.
Hardback / £64.00
Paperback / £22.99
PDF / £28.00

As China rose to its position of global superpower, Chinese groups in the West watched with anticipation and trepidation. In this volume, international scholars examine how artists, writers, filmmakers, and intellectuals from the Chinese diaspora represented this new China to global audiences. The chapters, often personal in nature, focus on the nexus between the political and economic rise of China and the cultural products this period produced, where new ideas of nation, identity, and diaspora were forged.

1 China Rising: A View and Review of China’s Diasporas since the 1980s / Julia Kuehn, Kam Louie, and David M. Pomfret

2 No Longer Chinese? Residual Chineseness after the Rise of China / Ien Ang

3 Twenty-Three Years in Migration, 1989-2012: A Writer’s View and Review / Ouyang Yu

4 Globe-Trotting Chinese Masculinity: Wealthy, Worldly, and Worthy / Kam Louie

5 Textual and Other Oxymorons: Sino-Anglophone Writing of War and Peace in Maxine Hong Kingston’s Fifth Book of Peace / Shirley Geok-lin Lim

6 The Autoethnographic Impulse: Two New Zealand Chinese Playwrights / Hilary Chung

7 The Provocation of Dim Sum; or, Making Diaspora Visible on Film / Rey Chow

8 Performing Bodies, Translated Histories: Ang Lee’s Lust, Caution, Transnational Cinema, and Chinese Diasporas / Cristina Demaria

9 Dancing in the Diaspora: “Cultural Long-Distance Nationalism” and the Staging of Chineseness by San Francisco’s Chinese Folk Dance Association / Sau-ling C. Wong

10 Tyranny of Taste: Chinese Aesthetics in Australia and on the World Stage / Yiyan Wang

11 Reconfiguring the Chinese Diaspora through the Eyes of Ethnic Minorities / Kwai-Cheung Lo

Notes; Bibliography; Contributors; Index

Julia Kuehn is an associate professor of English at the University of Hong Kong. Kam Louie is the dean of the Faculty of Arts and M.B. Lee Professor in the Humanities and Medicine at the University of Hong Kong. David M. Pomfret is an associate professor of history at the University of Hong Kong.

Contributors: Ien Ang, Rey Chow, Hilary Chung, Cristina Demaria, Shirley Geok-lin Lim, Kwai-Cheung Lo, Yiyan Wang, Sau-ling C. Wong, Ouyang Yu