Sinophone Studies : A Critical Reader Hardback
Edited by Shu-mei Shih, Chien-hsin Tsai, Brian Bernards
Part of the Global Chinese Culture series
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 472 pages, <B>3 color illustrations</B>
- Publisher: Columbia University Press
- Publication Date: 22/01/2013
- Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
- ISBN: 9780231157506