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The Chinese Diaspora on American Screens
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The Chinese Diaspora on American Screens looks at the way in which issues of race and sexuality have become central concerns in cinema generated by and about Chinese communities in America after the mid-1990s. This companion volume to Marchetti's From Tian'anmen to Times Square looks specifically at the Chinese diaspora in relation to ethnic, racial, gender, and sexual identity as depicted in the cinema.

Examining films from the United States and Canada, as well as transnational co-productions, The Chinese Diaspora on American Screens includes analyses of films such as The Wedding Banquet and Double Happiness in addition to interviews with celebrated filmmakers such as Wayne Wang.

Marchetti also reflects on how Chinese identity is presented in a multitude of media forms, including commercial cinema, documentaries, experimental films, and hybrid digital media to offer a textured look at representations of the Chinese diasporic experience after Tian'anmen.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-ix
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. 1. Introduction: Race, Sex, and the Chinese Diaspora in American Film
  2. pp. 1-15
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  1. Part I: In the Black Pacific
  2. p. 17
  1. 2. Jackie Chan’s Black Connections
  2. pp. 19-58
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  1. Interview: Jeff Yang
  2. pp. 59-65
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  1. 3. Interracial Romance in Action: Romeo Must Die
  2. pp. 66-79
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  1. 4. Black in the Chinese Diaspora: Double-Consciousness in Yvonne Welbon’s Remembering Wei Yi-fang, Remembering Myself
  2. pp. 80-96
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  1. Interview: Yvonne Welbon
  2. pp. 97-102
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  1. Part II: Sex, Gender, and Generation in Diaspora
  2. p. 103
  1. 5. Queering the Patriarchy: The Wedding Banquet, Toc Storee, and Dirty Laundry
  2. pp. 105-138
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  1. Interview: Richard Fung
  2. pp. 139-143
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  1. 6. Guests at the Wedding Banquet: The Joy Luck Club, Double Happiness, Siao Yu, and Shopping for Fangs
  2. pp. 144-167
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  1. Interview with Wayne Wang
  2. pp. 168-171
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  1. 7. In Pursuit of Video Hapa-ness: Banana Split and Kip Fulbeck’s Boyhood among Ghosts
  2. pp. 172-187
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  1. Interview: Kip Fulbeck
  2. pp. 188-193
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  1. 8. Conclusion: Screening the Chinese Diaspora in the New Millennium
  2. pp. 194-200
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  1. Appendix: Filmography
  2. pp. 201-204
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 205-225
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 227-238
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 239-242
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  1. About the Author
  2. p. 243
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