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Diasporic Chineseness after the Rise of China

Communities and Cultural Production

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.

Table of Contents

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

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