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By Jinqi Ling

ISBN-10: 0804778019

ISBN-13: 9780804778015

Over the process the final 20 years, novelist Karen Tei Yamashita has reshaped the Asian American literary mind's eye in profound methods. In Across Meridians, Jinqi Ling bargains readers the main severely engaged exam thus far of Yamashita's literary corpus. Crafted on the intersection of highbrow background, ethnic reports, literary research, and significant concept, Ling's research is going past textual research to interfere in better debates over postmodern illustration, spatial materialism, old shape, and social and educational activism.
Arguing that Yamashita's most crucial contribution is her incorporation of a North-South vector into the East-West conceptual paradigm, Ling highlights the novelist's re-prioritization, via this sort of geographical realignment, of socio-economic matters for Asian American literary feedback. In assessing Yamashita's works as such, Ling designates her novelistic artwork as a sort of recent Asian American literary avant-garde that operates from the peripheries of bought histories, aesthetics, and disciplines. looking not just to illustrate the significance of Yamashita's transnational artwork, Ling units new phrases for ongoing dialogues in Asian American literary and cultural feedback. while, he argues for the continued relevance of Asian American literature as a self-reflexive and self-renewable severe practice.

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