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Chiu, Monica, ed. Drawing New Color Lines: Transnational asian american graphic narratives. Global Connections. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Univ. Press, 2015. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9789888139385
BibTeX citation key: Chiu2015
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Keywords: Asia, Collection of essays, Interculturalism, USA
Creators: Chiu
Publisher: Hong Kong Univ. Press (Hong Kong)
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The global circulation of comics, manga, and other such visual mediums between North America and Asia produces transnational meanings no longer rooted in a separation between “Asian” and “American.” Drawing New Color Lines explores the culture, production, and history of contemporary graphic narratives that depict Asian Americans and Asians. It examines how Japanese manga and Asian popular culture have influenced Asian American comics; how these comics and Asian American graphic narratives depict the “look” of race; and how these various representations are interpreted in nations not of their production. By focusing on what graphic narratives mean for audiences in North America and those in Asia, the collection discusses how Western theories about the ways in which graphic narratives might successfully overturn derogatory caricatures are themselves based on contested assumptions; and illustrates that the so-called odorless images featured in Japanese manga might nevertheless elicit interpretations about race in transnational contexts. With contributions from experts based in North America and Asia, Drawing New Color Lineswill be of interest to scholars in a variety of disciplines, including Asian American studies, cultural and literary studies, comics and visual studies.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors (ix)
List of Illustrations (xiii)
Acknowledgments (xv)

Monica Chiu: Introduction: Visual Realities of Race (1)

I. Comics, Caricatures, and Race in North America
1. Monica Chiu: A Moment Outside of Time: The Visual Life of Homosexuality and Race in Tamaki and Tamaki’s Skim (27)
2. Ruth Y. Hsu: Asian/American Postethnic Subjectivity in Derek Kirk Kim’s Good as Lily, Same Difference and Other Stories, and Tune (49)
3. Lan Dong: The Model Minority between Medical School and Nintendo: Gene Luen Yang and Thien Pham’s Level Up (69)
4. Ralph E. Rodriguez: In Plain Sight: Reading the Racial Surfaces of Adrian Tomine’s Shortcomings (87)

II. North American Representations of Race across the Pacific
5. Kuilan Liu: When the Monkey King Travels across the Pacific and Back: Reading Gene Luen Yang’s American Born Chinese in China (109)
6. Stacilee Ford: “Maybe It’s Time for a Little History Lesson Here”: Autographics and Ann Marie Fleming’s The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam (125)
7. Jeffrey Santa Ana: Emotions as Landscapes: Specters of Asian American Racialization in Shaun Tan’s Graphic Narratives (145)
8. Tim Gruenewald: From Fan Activism to Graphic Narrative: Culture and Race in Gene Luen Yang’s Avatar: The Last Airbender—The Promise (165)
9. Cathy J. Schlund-Vials: (Re)Collecting Vietnam: Vietnamization, Soldier Remorse, and Marvel Comics (189)
10. Catherine Ceniza Choy: The Awesome and Mundane Adventures of Flor de Manila y San Francisco (209)

III. Manga Goes West and Returns
11. Angela Moreno Acosta: The “Japaneseness” of OEL Manga: On Japanese American Comics Artists and Manga Style (227)
12. Angela Moreno Acosta (Illustration) And Jaqueline Berndt (Text): Manga-Fying Yang’s American Born Chinese (245)
13. Jaqueline Berndt: Skim As Girl: Reading a Japanese North American Graphic Novel through Manga Lenses (257)
14. Laura Anh Williams: Queering Manga: Eating Queerly in 12 Days (279)
15. Shan Mu Zhao: Conveying New Material Realities: Transnational Popular Culture in Asian American Comics (299)

Index (321)

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