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Writing Diaspora


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I. Introduction: Leading Questions
II. Where Have All the Natives Gone?
III. Postmodern Automatons
IV. Pedagogy, Trust, Chinese Intellectuals in the 1990s: Fragments of a Post-Catastrophic Discourse
V. Against the Lures of Diaspora: Minority Discourse, Chinese Women, and Intellectual Hegemony
VI. The Politics and Pedagogy of Asian Literatures in American Universities
VII. Listening Otherwise, Music Miniaturized: A Different Type of Question about Revolution
VIII. Media, Matter, Migrants

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Questions aspects of cultural politics, including the legacies of European imperialism and colonialism, the media, pedagogy, literature, literacy, sexuality, intellectual labour, the uses and abuses of theory, and popularized notions about 'others'

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REY CHOW, an Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine, was educated in the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong and in the United States. She is the author of Woman and Chinese Modernity: The Politics of Reading between West and East.


"I believe that Rey Chow has written a powerful set of essays which offer a critical strategy for approaching questions of otherness and other societies by forcing us to constantly reassess our position." Harry Harootunian " ... this is no doctrinaire tract but rather a concerted attempt to look at important cultural problems from a fresh perspective... Chow's book is an excellent example of its type." Discourse & Society

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