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Ma, Sheng-mei. Sinophone-Anglophone Cultural Duet. New York [etc.]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-58033-3
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-3-319-58032-6
BibTeX citation key: Ma2017
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Categories: General
Keywords: "American Born Chinese", "Oldboy", China, Interculturalism, Japan, Manga, Minegishi. Nobuaki, Tsuchiya. Garon, USA, Yang. Gene Luen
Creators: Ma
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (New York [etc.])
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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.

Table of Contents

Part I. Sino…
1. Sino-Anglo-Euro Wolf Fan(g)s from Jiang Rong to Annaud (3)
2. To Anglicize and Angelize the Rape of Nanking (23)
3. Asiatic Aspie: Millennial (ab)Use of Asperger’s Syndrome (39)
4. Turandot: The Chinese Box by Puccini, Zeffirelli, Zhang, and Chen (57)
5. Speaking (of the) Dragon: Slain by the West, Ridden by the East (69)
6. Asian Inscrewtability in Hollywood (87)

Part II. …Anglo
7. Gene Luen Yang’s Graphic Bi-Bye to China/Town (103)
8. Asian Birthright and Anglo Bequest in Chang-Rae Lee and Bich Minh Nguyen (123)
9. On Sci-Fi’s Good China, Bad China: Maureen F. McHugh and Chang-Rae Lee (137)
10. Fed (Up) with Gyoza and Vodka: Oldboy’s Forbidden Fruit of Alterity (157)
11. Noodle Western: Asian Gunslingers, Swordplayers, Filmmakers Gone West (173)
12. Millennial Taiwan Food Films: Naming and Epicurean Cure (187)

Notes (203)
Bibliography (217)
Index (235)

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