Sinophone Studies

Sinophone Studies

A Critical Reader

  • Author: Shih, Shu-mei; Tsai, Chien-hsin; Bernards, Brian
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Serie: Global Chinese Culture
  • ISBN: 9780231157506
  • eISBN Pdf: 9780231527101
  • Place of publication:  New York , United States
  • Year of digital publication: 2013
  • Month: January
  • Language: English
This definitive anthology casts Sinophone studies as the study of Sinitic-language cultures born of colonial and postcolonial influences. Essays by such authors as Rey Chow, Ha Jin, Leo Ou-fan Lee, Ien Ang, Wei-ming Tu, and David Wang address debates concerning the nature of Chineseness while introducing readers to essential readings in Tibetan, Malaysian, Taiwanese, French, Caribbean, and American Sinophone literatures. By placing Sinophone cultures at the crossroads of multiple empires, this anthology richly demonstrates the transformative power of multiculturalism and multilingualism, and by examining the place-based cultural and social practices of Sinitic-language communities in their historical contexts beyond "China proper," it effectively refutes the diasporic framework. It is an invaluable companion for courses in Asian, postcolonial, empire, and ethnic studies, as well as world and comparative literature.
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: What Is Sinophone Studies?
  • 1. Against Diaspora: The Sinophone as Places of Cultural Production
  • 2. On Chineseness as a Theoretical Problem
  • 3. Can One Say No to Chineseness? Pushing the Limits of the Diasporic Paradigm
  • 4. Sinophone/Chinese: "The South Where Language Is Lost" and Reinvented
  • 5. Post-Loyalism
  • 6. Exiled to English
  • 7. Chineseness: The Dilemmas of Place and Practice
  • 8. Cultural China: The Periphery as the Center
  • 9. On the Margins of the Chinese Discourse
  • 10. The Structure of Dual Domination: Toward a Paradigm for the Study of the Chinese Diaspora in the United States
  • 11. Intra-Local and Inter-Local Sinophone: Rhizomatic Politics of Hong Kong Writers Saisai and Wong Bik-wan
  • 12. Things, Common/Places, Passages of the Port City: On Hong Kong and Hong Kong Author Leung Ping-kwan
  • 13. Taiwan Fiction Under Japanese Colonial Rule, 1895-1945
  • 14. Sinophone Indigenous Literature of Taiwan: History and Tradition
  • 15. Writing Beyond Boudoirs: Sinophone Literature by Female Writers in Contemporary Taiwan
  • 16. Of Guest and Host: Zhong Lihe, Hakka and Sinophone Hospitality
  • 17. On the Margins of Tibetanness: Three Decades of Modern Sinophone TIbetan Literature
  • 18. Danger in the Voice: Alai and th Sinophone
  • 19. Sinophone Malaysian Literature: An Overview
  • 20. Transcending Multiracialism: Kuo Pao Kun's Multilingual Play Mama Looking for Her Cat and the Concept of Open Culture
  • 21. Plantation and Rainforest: Chong Kuel-heing and a South Seas Discourse of Coloniality and Nature
  • 22. Inverted Islands: Sinophone New Zealand Literature
  • 23. Beneath Two Red Banners: Lao She as a Manchu Writer in Modern China
  • 24. Found in Translation: Gao Xinjian's Multimedia Sinophone
  • 25. Generational Effects in Racialization: Representation of African Americans in Sinophone Chinese American Literature
  • 26. At the Threshold of the Gold Mountain: Reading Angel Island Poetry
  • 27. The Chinese Immigrant as a Global Figure in Lin Yutang's Novels
  • 28. Latin America and the Caribbean in a Sinophone Studies Reader?
  • Glossary of Sinitic Terms, Names, and Titles
  • Contributors
  • Index



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