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Title: Asian American Transnational Literature and United States American Cold War History
Authors: Šesnič, Jelena
Keywords: Asian AmericanKorean WarCold WarSusan ChoiChang-rae Lee
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Jelena Šesnič "Asian American Transnational Literature and United States American Cold War History" in: Leonardo Buonomo and Elisabetta Vezzosi (edited by) "Discourses of Emancipation and the Boundaries of Freedom. Selected Papers from the 22nd AISNA Biennial International Conference", EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2015, pp.253-261
Abstract: Starting with the observation that the Korean War is not properly represented in American historiography nor accounted for in American cultural memory, the article contends that it is only recently with the new wave of Asian (Korean) American authors that the war gets the recognition it deserves. The revision of the Korean War takes place in the ambit of an Asian American critique, as recently articulated by Jodi Kim, that re-centers attention from the European to the Asian axis of the Cold War. In the remainder of the essay, a reading of two transnational Asian American novels is offered that exemplifies a triangulated and transnationalized view of the war. The novels under consideration are Susan Choi's The Foreign Student (1998) and Chang-rae Lee's The Surrendered (2010).
ISBN: 978-88-8303-689-7
eISBN: 978-88-8303-690-3
Appears in Collections:Discourses of Emancipation and the Boundaries of Freedom

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