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Sinophone-Anglophone Cultural Duet

Sheng-mei. Ma author.

Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan ; 2017

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  • Titolo:
    Sinophone-Anglophone Cultural Duet
  • Autore: Sheng-mei. Ma author.
  • Editore: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Anno: 2017
  • Descrizione fisica: 1 online resource (XVII, 240 p. 2 illus.).
  • Descrizione: 1. Sino-Anglo-Euro Wolf Fan(g)s from Jiang Rong to Annaud -- 2. To Anglicize and Angelize the Rape of Nanking -- 3. Asiatic Aspie: Millennial (ab)Use of Asperger’s Syndrome -- 4. Turandot: The Chinese Box by Puccini, Zeffirelli, Zhang, and Chen -- 5. Speaking (of the) Dragon: Slain by the West, Ridden by the East -- 6. Asian Inscrewtability in Hollywood -- 7. Gene Luen Yang’s Graphic Bi-Bye to China/town -- 8. Asian Birthright and Anglo Bequest in Chang-rae Lee and Bich Minh Nguyen -- 9. On Sci-Fi’s Good China, Bad China: Maureen F. McHugh and Chang-rae Lee -- 10. Fed (up) with Gyoza and Vodka: Oldboy’s Forbidden Fruit of Alterity -- 11. Noodle Western: Asian Gunslingers, Swordplayers, Filmmakers Gone West -- 12. Millennial Taiwan Food Films: Naming and Epicurean Cure.
    This book examines the paradox of China and the United States’ literary and visual relationships, morphing between a happy duet and a contentious duel in fiction, film, poetry, comics, and opera from both sides of the Pacific. In the 21st century where tension between the two superpowers escalates, a gaping lacuna lies in the cultural sphere of Sino-Anglo comparative cultures. By focusing on a “Sinophone-Anglophone” relationship rather than a “China-US” one, Sheng-mei Ma eschews realpolitik, focusing on the two languages and the cross-cultural spheres where, contrary to Kipling’s twain, East and West forever meet, like a repetition compulsion bordering on neurosis over the self and its cultural other. Indeed, the coupling of the two—duet-cum-duel—is so predictable that each seems attracted to and repulsed by its dark half, semblable, (in)compatible for their shared larger-than-life-ness.
  • Soggetti: Ethnology—Asia; Culture; United States—Study and teaching; Popular Culture; Oriental literature; Motion pictures—Asia; Asian Culture; Global/International Culture; American Culture; Popular Culture; Asian Literature; Asian Cinema and TV
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • Identificativo: ISBN: 3-319-58033-7
  • Lo trovi in: Risorse Elettroniche UniNA "Federico II"

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