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Across Meridians

History and Figuration in Karen Tei Yamashitaas Transnational Novels (Asian America)

Jinqi Ling


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Across Meridians is the first book-length study of Karen Tei Yamashita's transnational novels.

Praise For Across Meridians: History and Figuration in Karen Tei Yamashitaas Transnational Novels (Asian America)

"With this intellectually rigorous, original study of the complete fictional oeuvre of Karen Tei Yamashita, Jinqi Ling produces the first book-length treatment of a novelist whose audacious, ingenious visions of the Americas and of the contemporary crisscrossed globe have awaited just such rich, sustained attention."—Caroline Rody, Professor of English, University of Virginia

"In addition to being the best sustained study of Yamashita, Across Meridians is an excellent contribution to literary studies more broadly and to Asian American studies. The argument to add a South-North axis to the largely East-West axis of Asian American studies has never been articulated with greater clarity and usefulness. This book is highly sophisticated theoretically, and also engages in very compelling textual analyses. Its offers a cogent, unique contribution to the cultural study of postmodern transnationalism in literary and cultural studies that promises to be highly influential."—T.V. Reed, Buchanan Distinguished Professor of American Studies and English, Washington State University, author of The Art of Protest, and manager of

Stanford University Press, 9780804778015, 248pp.

Publication Date: April 18, 2012

About the Author

Jinqi Ling is Associate Professor of English and Asian American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of Narrating Nationalisms: Ideology and Form in Asian American Literature.