History and Figuration in Karen Tei Yamashitaas Transnational Novels (Asian America)
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 culturalpolitics.net
Stanford University Press, 9780804778015, 248pp.
Publication Date: April 18, 2012