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Interracial Encounters attempts to answer this rather straightforward literary question, arguing that scenes depicting Black-Asian interactions, relationships, and conflicts capture the constitution of African American and Asian American identities as each group struggled to negotiate the racially exclusionary nature of American identity. The book provides deep insights not only into the texts studied but also into the interracial dynamics during this period. Interracial Encounters attempts to answer this rather straightforward literary question, arguing that scenes depicting Black-Asian interactions, relationships, and conflicts capture the constitution of African American and Asian American identities as each group struggled to negotiate the racially exclusionary nature of American identity. Historicizing these interracial encounters within a national and global context highlights how multiple racial groups shaped the narrative of race and national identity in the early twentieth century, as well as how early twentieth century American literature emerged from that multiracial political context. For more information, please visit www. In charting hitherto unexplored ways of talking about race, it fills a significant gap in American studies and paves the way for further interethnic research.

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In this nuanced study, Julia H. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. Drawing on works by Charles Chesnutt, Wu Tingfang, Edith and Winnifred Eaton, Nella Larsen, W. Drawing on works by Charles Chesnutt, Wu Tingfang, Edith and Winnifred Eaton, Nella Larsen, W. Interracial Encounters attempts to answer this rather straightforward literary question, arguing that scenes depicting Black-Asian interactions, relationships, and conflicts capture the constitution of African American and Asian American identities as each group struggled to negotiate the racially exclusionary nature of American identity.

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Interracial encounters : reciprocal representations in African American and Asian American literatures, 1896

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It shows through painstaking juxtaposition ofhistorical context and literary analysis how both African American and AsianAmerican writers are profoundly conscious of the other racial minority and howthey negotiate nuanced political positions that go beyond the black and whitebinary. Supplemental Materials What is included with this book? Lee pushes against dominant conceptions of these groups as either totally cooperative or as totally antagonistic. American literature—Asian American authors—History and criticism. The book provides deep insights not only into the texts studied butalso into the interracial dynamics during this period. Lee 2013 Honorable Mention, Asian American Studies Association's prize in Literary Studies Part of the American Literatures Initiative Series Why do black characters appear so frequently in Asian American literary works and Asian characters appear in African American literary works in the early twentieth century? Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag.

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Interracial encounters : reciprocal representations in African American and Asian American literatures, 1896

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Drawing on works by Charles Chesnutt, Wu Tingfang, Edith and Winnifred Eaton, Nella Larsen, W. Du Bois' Dark princess -- And Younghill Kang's East goes west Dimensions 24 cm. Interracial Encountersattempts to answer this rather straightforward literary question, arguing that scenes depicting Black-Asian interactions, relationships, and conflicts capture the constitution of African American and Asian American identities as each group struggled to negotiate the racially exclusionary nature of American identity. Lee from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books. By examining discourses surroundingnational identity, the railroad, and orientalism among others , this bookincludes new material on the historical development of race and traces therelationship, mutual influence, coalition, and tension between members of theAfrican and Asian diasporas. American literature—African American authors—History and criticism.

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Beginning with Marcus Garvey, the acknowledged father of the 20th-century movement, William L. Ferguson and at the peak of anti-Chinese sentiment in the United States. Both novels imagine forms of future Afro-Asian kinship, though in vastly different and conflicted ways. Her approach not only opens up these individual texts in new and exciting ways, but it also enriches and expands the understanding of race that is at their centers in ways that go beyond the traditional borders of a black and white binary. Quite simply, the reading practice developed in Lee's book is original and insightful, and it brings to light figures and forms in late-nineteenth century and early twentieth century literatures that have often been rendered as insignificant nonpresence unrelated to other racialized figures. Historicizing these interracial encounters within a national and global context highlights how multiple racial groups shaped the narrative of race and national identity in the early twentieth century, as well as how early twentieth century American literature emerged from that multiracial political context. Ferguson as a crucial component in both the majority and dissenting opinions on whether or not segregation based on race—specifically, blackness—was constitutional.

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Lee argues that the diversity and ambiguity that characterize these textual moments radically undermine the popular notion that the history of Afro-Asian relations can be reduced to a monolithic, media-friendly narrative, whether of cooperation or antagonism. In other words, the justices inserted a hypothetical Chinese character into a very real event to clarify the limits of race and the place of African Americans in the United States. Despite this, Lee argues that if and when they are remembered together in this period, they are seen as either antagonistic opposites or natural allies bonded together in solidarity based on shared experience of discrimination, violence, and exclusion. Rare pamphlets distributed by organizations such as the Black Panther Party, articles from underground magazines, and memos from governmental officials offer a fresh look at the roots and the manifestations of this movement. Historicizing these interracial encounters within a national and global context highlights how multiple racial groups shaped the narrative of race and national identity in the early twentieth century, as well as how early twentieth century American literature emerged from that multiracial political context. Interracial Encounters attempts to answer this rather straightforward literary question, arguing that scenes depicting Black-Asian interactions, relationships, and conflicts capture the constitution of African American and Asian American identities as each group struggled to negotiate the racially exclusionary nature of American identity.

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Comparative work in literature—particularly criticism that considers work from disparate ethnic, cultural, and political contexts—is fraught with the danger of minimizing difference. Why do black characters appear so frequently in Asian American literary works and Asian characters appear in African American literary works in the early twentieth century? We strive to use environmentally responsible suppliers and materials to the greatest extent possible in publishing our books. Du Bois' Dark princess -- And Younghill Kang's East goes west. Historicizing these interracial encounters within a national and global context highlights how multiple racial groups shaped the narrative of race and national identity in the early twentieth century, as well as how early twentieth century American literature emerged from that multiracial political context. Lee is an Assistant Professor in the department of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Irvine.

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Van Deburg has collected the most influential speeches, pamphlets, and articles that trace the development of black nationalism in the 20th century. In this nuanced study, Julia H. Drawing on works by Charles Chesnutt, Wu Tingfang, Edith and Winnifred Eaton, Nella Larsen, W. It shows the importance of literary studies in not just historical analyses of texts that have been read heretofore as concerning only blacks and whites but also Afro-Asian critique. Lee balances the need for cultural and political specificity with the productive potential of putting African American and Asian American literatures in conversation with each other.

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That 1896 is a defining year in the history of segregation and unequal citizenship in the United States is obviously common knowledge in critical race studies. Interracial Encounters attempts to answer this rather straightforward literary question, arguing that scenes depicting Black-Asian interactions, relationships, and conflicts capture the constitution of African American and Asian American identities as each group struggled to negotiate the racially exclusionary nature of American identity. In this nuanced study, Julia H. Lee's close reading of the Plessy case speaks to her book's methodological interventions. Interracial Encounters investigates the overlapping of African American and Asian American literature. Quite simply, the reading practice developed in Lee's book is original and insightful, and it brings to light figures and forms in late-nineteenth century and early twentieth century literatures that have often been rendered as insignificant nonpresence unrelated to other racialized figures.

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Includes bibliographical references and index. It shows through painstaking juxtaposition of historical context and literary analysis how both African American and Asian American writers are profoundly conscious of the other racial minority and how they negotiate nuanced political positions that go beyond the black and white binary. Du Bois and Younghill Kang are perhaps more successful in imagining a future between African and Asian Americans than are the previously discussed authors—Chesnutt, Tingfang, Larsen and the Eatons— although Lee argues they still fail to offer a way out of their contemporary racial climate. Van Deburg here provides a showcase of the work of more than fifty prominent thinkers including Louis Farrakhan, Elijah Muhammad, Maulana Karenga, the founder of Kwanzaa, Amiri Baraka and Molefi Asante. Drawing on works by Charles Chesnutt, Wu Tingfang, Edith and Winnifred Eaton, Nella Larsen, W. Lee argues that the diversity and ambiguity that characterize these textual moments radically undermine the popular notion that the history of Afro-Asian relations can be reduced to a monolithic, media-friendly narrative, whether of cooperation or antagonism.

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