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Across Meridians: History and Figuration in Karen Tei Yamashita's Transnational Novels

Jinqi Ling


Over the course of the last two decades, novelist Karen Tei Yamashita has reshaped the Asian American literary imagination in profound ways, and this book offers readers a critically engaged examination of her literary corpus. Crafted at the intersection of intellectual history, ethnic studies, literary analysis, and critical theory, the study goes beyond textual investigation to intervene in larger debates over postmodern representation, spatial materialism, historical form, and social and academic activism. Arguing that Yamashita's most important contribution is her incorporation of a North– ... More

Keywords: Karen Tei Yamashita, Asian American, postmodern representation, spatial materialism, historical form, social activism, academic activism, avant-garde, transnational novels

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780804778015
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804778015.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jinqi Ling, author