China Men

Author: Maxine Hong Kingston

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307787818

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 7920

The author chronicles the lives of three generations of Chinese men in America, woven from memory, myth and fact. Here's a storyteller's tale of what they endured in a strange new land. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Chinamen

Author: Stephen Leather

Publisher: Coronet

ISBN: 9780340794654

Category: Bombings

Page: 501

View: 6621


The Literature of Emigration and Exile

Author: James Whitlark,Wendell M. Aycock

Publisher: Texas Tech University Press

ISBN: 9780896722637

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 186

View: 9782

The Literature of Emigration and Exile is a collection of works from various writers that explore the literature of emigration and exile. These writers examine poetic, fictional, and biographical voices from settings such as Turkey, renaissance Italy, modern Spain, Central and South America, Eastern Europe, China, Canada, and elsewhere.

Men and Masculinities in Contemporary China

Author: Geng Song,Derek Hird

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004264914

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

View: 1141

In Edited byMen and Masculinities in Contemporary ChinaEdited by, Geng Song and Derek Hird offer an account of Chinese masculinities in media discourse and everyday life, covering masculinities on television, in lifestyle magazines, in cyberspace, at work, at leisure, and at home.

The Woman Warrior and China Men

Author: Deborah L. Madsen

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787651299

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 167

View: 4371

"Gale Study Guides to Great Literature is a unique reference line composed of three series: "Literary Masters, Literary Masterpieces and "Literary Topics. Convenient, comprehensive and targeted toward current coursework, these guides place authors, titles and topics into context for high school and college students as well as general researchers. Each "Literary Masters volume introduces a significant author, covering basic biographical information. The related "Literary Masterpieces volume explores a major title from this author's works in detail. Finally, the "Literary Topics volume places the author and work within a relevant literary movement or genre.

Maxine Hong Kingston

A Critical Companion

Author: E. D. Huntley

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313308772

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 204

View: 5563

Examines the fiction and role in introducing the Asian American experience to mainstream readers through Maxine Hong Kinston and her three narrative works.

Three Tough Chinamen

Author: Scott D. Seligman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789881616234

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 5187

Hemmed in by prejudice and restrictive laws, Chinese Americans lived in a defensive crouch at the turn of the 20th century. This is the true story of three scrappy and ambitious brothers who fought hard for their share of the American dream. Activists who rose to prominence and spoke out against injustice, these men made waves and broke barriers; they defied laws to defend their interests and tore down the walls that separated them from the rest of society. Exciting and informative, this history weaves the tale of Chinese immigrants with the larger relationship between China and the United States during that time.

Maxine Hong Kingston's Broken Book of Life

An Intertextual Study of "The Woman Warrior" and "China Men

Author: Maureen Alice Sabine

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824827847

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 229

View: 4138

The numerous studies of Maxine Hong Kingston's touchstone work The Woman Warrior fail to take into account the stories in China Men, which were largely written together with those in The Woman Warrior but later published separately. Although Hong Kingston's decision to separate the male and female narratives enabled readers to see the strength of the resulting feminist point of view in The Woman Warrior, the author has steadily maintained that to understand the book fully it was necessary to read its male companion text. Maureen Sabine's ambitious study of The Woman Warrior and China Men aims to bring these divided texts back together with a close reading that looks for the textual traces of the father in The Woman Warrior and shows how the daughter narrator tracks down his history in China Men. She considers theories of intertextuality that open up the possibility of a dynamic interplay between the two books and suggests that the Hong family women and men may be struggling for dialogue with each other even when they appear textually silent or apart.

Men and Women in Qing China

Gender in the Red Chamber Dreams

Author: Louise P. Edwards

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004101234

Category: Social Science

Page: 181

View: 2177

This volume is a comprehensive analysis of constructions of gender in the great Chinese novel, "The Red Chamber Dream." It provides a fascinating discussion of issues such as bisexuality, virginity, sexual power and parenting in the context of Qing dynasty China.

Chinese-Western Intimacy and Marriage

An Invisible International Hierarchy

Author: Bo Qin

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3867418969

Category: Social Science

Page: 548

View: 9248

In the era of the global village, intercultural marriage between different races and nationalities is frequent. The existence of intercultural marriages and intimacy between Chinese and Westerners is evident and expanding in societies throughout both China and the Western world. Although marriage is a very private affair for the individuals who participate in it, it also reflects and connects with many complex factors such as economic development, culture differences, political backgrounds and transition of traditions, in both China and the Western world. As a result, an ordinary marriage between a Chinese person and a Westerner is actually an episode in a sociological grand narrative. By employing a three-dimensional, multi-level theoretical framework based on an integration of theories of migration, sociology and gender and adopting a qualitative research paradigm, this book aims to present a true picture of Chinese-Western Intercultural Marriage with a focus on the Chinese perspective, and the main body of this study combines three theoretical approaches in order to explore the intercultural marriage fully using a panoramic view. By examining the history, reality and the conflicts of Chinese-Western intercultural marriage, this books tries to find the connections between the micro private affairs and the macro national power, and seeks the possibilities to construct the explanatory mechanism from macro reality (nation, state & race) to micro variables (intercultural marriage). It provides an academic perspective of producing the general knowledge on the basis of constructing a local knowledge. In this way this study will provide more than an anecdotal description of Chinese-Western Intercultural marriage, but will present a profound analysis of the forces underpinning this cross-cultural phenomenon. Dr. Qin Bo obtained his PhD in Sociology from the University College Cork, National University of Ireland in 2012. He is a lecturer at the Party School of Sichuan Committee of the Communist Party of China in Chengdu and a Post-doctoral Fellow of Fudan University in Shanghai.

Badminton Handbook

Training, Tactics, Competition

Author: Bernd-Volker Brahms

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 1782550429

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 186

View: 6558

The Badminton Handbook is a compact, groundbreaking training manual that gives the reader an overall insight into the world of badminton. It is divided into two parts. The first part deals with training theory while the second contains background information about the sport and its stars, thus giving the reader an overall insight into the world of badminton. The Badminton Handbook is groundbreaking in many ways. It combines training theory and information about badminton stars by reinforcing basic explanations on badminton technique with tips from the pros. It not only relates the excitement of this sport with Asian origins, but tells you all you need to know about badminton from A to Z. It is a reliable reference book that readers will want to turn to again and again.