Transnationalism and the Asian American Heroine: Essays on Literature, Film, Myth and Media
McFarland, Jan 10, 2014 - Social Science - 239 pages
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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