Stephanie I. Hafner

The Location of Chinese North American Ethnicity in Vancouver and San Francisco Fiction

Erscheinungsdatum: 01.09.2013, 204 Seiten ISBN: 978-3-8260-5242-2
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Beschreibung

Vancouver and San Francisco, with their urban geographies, scenic natural surroundings, and complex histories, loom large in Chinese Canadian and Chinese American literature. The two cities are material and symbolic spaces through which writers imagine ethnic identities in very different ways. This fi rst comparative study of Chinese North American Vancouver and San Francisco fi ction introduces the concept “location of ethnicity” to correlate the social, mental, and material aspects of urban space and the place that Chinese communities occupy in the larger cultural orders of these two North American societies. It includes in-depth analyses of Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club, Wayson Choy’s The Jade Peony, SKY Lee’s Disappearing Moon Cafe, Larissa Lai’s When Fox Is a Thousand, and Maxine Hong Kingston’s Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book. While Chinese North American Vancouver and San Francisco fi ction refl ect the trend towards the global and transculturalism, the novels have not become unfastened from the national cultures in which they are rooted. An original contribution to the study of Chinese Canadian and Chinese American literature, this book will be of interest to scholars of Asian North American literature as well as to Vancouver and San Francisco enthusiasts.
The Author Stephanie Irene Elisabeth Hafner has a PhD from the University of Konstanz, Germany. She spent a year at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, where she specialized in Asian North American literature.

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Hafner, Stephanie I.

The Author Stephanie Irene Elisabeth Hafner has a PhD from the University of Konstanz, Germany. She spent a year at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, where she specialized in Asian North American literature.

Zusätzliche Information

Gewicht 0,285 kg
Größe 15.5 × 23.5 cm (B × H)
Seiten 204
Erscheinungsdatum 01.09.2013
ISBN 978-3-8260-5242-2   //   9783826052422
ISBN 13 978-3-82-605242-2
ISBN 10 978-3-82605-242-2
Einbandart Gebunden
Sprache Englisch
Reihe Epistemata Literaturwissenschaft
Reihe Nr. 794
Verlag Königshausen & Neumann
Verlags-Code 05/5108091