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Part of the Routledge Transnational Perspectives on American Literature Series
The last ten years have witnessed an enormous growth in American interest in Asia and Asian/American history. In particular, a set of key Asian historical moments have recently become the subject of intense American cultural scrutiny, namely China's Cultural Revolution and its aftermath; the Korean American war and its legacy; the era of Japanese geisha culture and its subsequent decline; and China's one-child policy and the rise of transracial, international adoption in its wake. Grice examines and accounts for this cultural and literary preoccupation, exploring the corresponding historical-political situations that have both circumscribed and enabled greater cultural and political contact between Asia and America.
|Publication date:||24th April 2009|
|Author:||Helena (University of Aberystwyth, UK) Grice|
|Publisher:||Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd|
|Categories:||Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers,|
Helena Grice is Senior Lecturer in American Literature at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and is the author of Negotiating Identities and Maxine Hong Kingston.More About Helena (University of Aberystwyth, UK) Grice