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Shu-mei Shih inaugurates the field of Sinophone studies in this vanguard excursion into sophisticated cultural criticism situated at the intersections of Chinese studies, Asian American studies, diaspora studies, and transnational studies. Arguing that the visual has become the primary means of mediating identities under global capitalism, Shih examines the production and circulation of images across what she terms the "Sinophone Pacific," which comprises Sinitic-language speaking communities such as the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Chinese America. This groundbreaking work argues that the dispersal of the so-called Chinese peoples across the world needs to be reconceptualized in terms of vibrant or vanishing communities of Sinitic-language cultures rather than of ethnicity and nationality.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. About Romanization
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-39
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  1. 1. Globalization and Minoritization
  2. pp. 40-61
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  1. 2. A Feminist Transnationality
  2. pp. 62-85
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  1. 3. The Geopolitics of Desire
  2. pp. 86-116
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  1. 4. The Incredible Heaviness of Ambiguity
  2. pp. 117-139
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  1. 5. After National Allegory
  2. pp. 140-164
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  1. 6. Cosmopolitanism among Empires
  2. pp. 165-182
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  1. Conclusion.: The Time and Place of the Sinophone
  2. pp. 183-192
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  1. Images
  2. pp. 193-200
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 201-226
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 227-238
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 239-251
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  1. Production Notes
  2. pp. 252-252
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780520940154
Print ISBN
9780520224513
MARC Record
OCLC
173816796
Pages
257
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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