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Cold War FriendshipsKorea, Vietnam, and Asian American Literature$
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Josphine Nock-Hee Park

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780190257668

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190257668.001.0001

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(p.259) Conclusion
Cold War Friendships

Josephine Nock-Hee Park

Oxford University Press

The Conclusion returns to two canonical Asian American texts: Maxine Hong Kingston’s paired epics The Woman Warrior and China Men. The chapter rereads two key episodes in these works within Cold War contexts: Maxine’s torture scene, in which she recreates a scene of Korean War prisoner interrogation, in The Woman Warrior, and her brother’s service during Vietnam, which paradoxically secures their family’s American standing, in China Men. By demonstrating how attending to Cold War figuration can deepen and expand the politics of Asian American subject formation, the Conclusion underscores the complexity of maintaining selves through political attachment. The friendly offers a periodizing and politicizing lens for comprehending a range of literary acts of alliance. This study ends by insisting upon reading significant acts of self-making in expressions of Cold War political longings.

Keywords:   The Woman Warrior, China Men, Maxine Hong Kingston, Cold War, Chinese American soldier

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