Transnationalism and the Asian American Heroine: Essays on Literature, Film, Myth and Media

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Lan Dong
McFarland, Jan 10, 2014 - Social Science - 239 pages
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This collection examines transnational Asian American women characters in various fictional narratives. It analyzes how certain heroines who are culturally rooted in Asian regions have been transformed and re-imagined in America, playing significant roles in Asian American literary studies as well as community life. The interdisciplinary essays display refreshing perspectives in Asian American literary studies and transnational feminism from four continents.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Myth History and Beyond
9
Battles Rituals and Worship
63
Multination Transnation and Communities
118
Un Spoken Subjects CrossCultural Heroines and Media
168
About the Contributors
221
Index
225
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Lan Dong is an assistant professor of English at the University of Illinois, Springfield. She is the author or editor of three books and has written a number of journal articles and book chapters on Asian American literature, children’s literature, and popular culture.

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