Asian/Asian American Studies

Asian/Asian American Studies
Adopted Territory: Transnational Korean Adoptees and the Politics of Belonging Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822346951
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Published: Duke University Press - November 30th, 2010

Since the end of the Korean War, an estimated 200,000 children from South Korea have been adopted into white families in North America, Europe, and Australia. While these transnational adoptions were initiated as an emergency measure to find homes for mixed-race children born in the aftermath of the war, the practice grew exponentially from the 1960s through the 1980s.

South Asian Feminisms Cover Image
By Ania Loomba (Editor), Ritty A. Lukose (Editor)
ISBN: 9780822351795
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Published: Duke University Press - March 5th, 2012

During the past forty years, South Asia has been the location and the focus of dynamic, important feminist scholarship and activism. In this collection of essays, prominent feminist scholars and activists build on that work to confront pressing new challenges for feminist theorizing and practice.

In the Beginning, Woman Was the Sun: The Autobiography of a Japanese Feminist (Weatherhead Books on Asia) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780231138130
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Published: Columbia University Press - March 5th, 2010

"In the beginning, woman was truly the sun. An authentic person. Now she is the moon, a wan and sickly moon, dependent on another, reflecting another's brilliance."-Hiratsuku Raicho

Women, War, and the Making of Bangladesh: Remembering 1971 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822350385
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Published: Duke University Press - July 26th, 2011

Fought between India and what was then East and West Pakistan, the war of 1971 led to the creation of Bangladesh, where it is remembered as the War of Liberation. For India, the war represents a triumphant settling of scores with Pakistan. If the war is acknowledged in Pakistan, it is cast as an act of betrayal by the Bengalis. None of these nationalist histories convey the human cost of the war.

The Goddess and the Nation: Mapping Mother India Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822346104
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Published: Duke University Press - April 9th, 2010

Making the case for a new kind of visual history, The Goddess and the Nation charts the pictorial life and career of Bharat Mata, Mother India, the Indian nation imagined as mother/goddess, embodiment of national territory, and unifying symbol for the country's diverse communities.

Hip Hop Desis: South Asian Americans, Blackness, and a Global Race Consciousness (Refiguring American Music) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822347606
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Published: Duke University Press - August 17th, 2010

Hip Hop Desis explores the aesthetics and politics of South Asian American (desi) hip hop artists.

The Asian Mystique: Dragon Ladies, Geisha Girls, & Our Fantasies of the Exotic Orient Cover Image
ISBN: 9781586483944
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Published: PublicAffairs - March 20th, 2007

Few Westerners escape the images, expectations and misperceptions that lead us to see Asia as exotic, sensual, decadent, dangerous, and mysterious.

Goja: An Autobiographical Myth Cover Image
ISBN: 9781875559978
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Published: Spinifex Press - May 1st, 2000

This story of a native Indian poet living and writing in the West discusses class privilege and poverty, language and literacy, and the contradictions that make up the confusing patterns of her life.

Goddess in India Cover Image
ISBN: 9780892818075
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Published: Inner Traditions International - September 1st, 2000

The first exhaustive collection of goddess mythologies from India.

-Explores the evolution of goddess worship in India over 4,000 years.

-Stunning color photographs illustrate many stories of goddess lore never before available in one collection.

Tell This Silence: Asian American Women Writers and the Politics of Speech Cover Image
ISBN: 9780877458562
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Published: University of Iowa Press - December 22nd, 2003

"Tell This Silence" by Patti Duncan explores multiple meanings of speech and silence in Asian American women's writings in order to explore relationships among race, gender, sexuality, and national identity. Duncan argues that contemporary definitions of U.S.

Creating Socialist Women in Japan: Gender, Labour and Activism, 1900 1937 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780521523257
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Published: Cambridge University Press - July 23rd, 2002

This book tells the inspiring story of a group of women who challenged the expectations of their society in their writings and in their actions. Vera Mackie surveys the development of socialist women's activism in Japan from the 1900s to the 1930s, in the broader context of the industrial and political development of modern Japan.

Last Witnesses: Reflections on the Wartime Internment of Japanese Americans Cover Image
By Erica Harth, Erica Harth (Editor)
ISBN: 9781403962300
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 1st, 2003

Sixty years after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor and FDR's Executive Order 9066 making possible the incarceration of over 110,000 Americans of Japanese descent (two thirds of them American citizens) one question remains unresolved: "Could it happen again?" To the writers in this book--novelists, memoirists, poets, activists, scholars, students, professionals--the WWII internment of Japane

Mobile Cultures: New Media in Queer Asia (Console-Ing Passions: Television and Cultural Power) Cover Image
By Chris Berry (Editor), Fran Martin (Editor), Audrey Yue (Editor)
ISBN: 9780822330875
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Published: Duke University Press - April 18th, 2003

Mobile Cultures is a feast of a collection. This compelling anthology renders the mediated queer realities of Asia within a more dynamic global frame. Studies of the Internet, cinema, and other technologies unmoor queer Asia from its static and sedentary locations. A necessary addition to the burgeoning field of transnational queer cultural studies.

The Good Women of China: Hidden Voices Cover Image
By Xinran
ISBN: 9781400030804
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Published: Anchor Books - November 11th, 2003

This unforgettable book is the story of how Xinran negotiated the minefield of restrictions imposed on Chinese journalists to reach out to women across the country. Through the vivid intimacy of her writing, the women's voices confide in the reader, sharing their deepest secrets for the first time. Their stories changed Xinran's understanding of China forever.

Chinese American Voices: From the Gold Rush to the Present Cover Image
By Judy Yung (Editor), Gordon Chang (Editor), Him Mark Lai (Editor)
ISBN: 9780520243101
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Published: University of California Press - March 20th, 2006

Described by others as quaint and exotic, or as depraved and threatening, and, more recently, as successful and exemplary, the Chinese in America have rarely been asked to describe themselves in their own words.

Women in Tibet: Past and Present Cover Image
By Janet Gyatso (Editor), Hanna Havnevik (Editor)
ISBN: 9780231130998
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Published: Columbia University Press - August 1st, 2005

Filling a gap in the literature, this volume explores the struggles and accomplishments of women from both past and present-day Tibet. Here are queens from the imperial period, yoginis and religious teachers of medieval times, Buddhist nuns, oracles, political workers, medical doctors, and performing artists.

The Man Who Was a Woman and Other Queer Tales of Hindu Lore (Haworth Gay & Lesbian Studies) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781560231813
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Published: Harrington Park Press - January 1st, 2002

Nonfiction. "Only a writer who is intimately familiar with the many thousands of Hindu legends could compile this book. Devdutt Pattanaik not only quotes the legends themselves, but also offers his own extensive commentary to place the stories in proper context. Hindu ideas of divine androgyny offer a basis for greater acceptance of gender diversity in the future" -Walter L.

Impossible Desires: Queer Diasporas and South Asian Public Cultures (Perverse Modernities) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822335139
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Published: Duke University Press - April 19th, 2005

By bringing queer theory to bear on ideas of diaspora, Gayatri Gopinath produces both a more compelling queer theory and a more nuanced understanding of diaspora. Focusing on queer female diasporic subjectivity, Gopinath develops a theory of diaspora apart from the logic of blood, authenticity, and patrilineal descent that she argues invariably forms the core of conventional formulations.