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Apparitions of Asia: Modernist Form and Asian American Politics

Josephine Nock-Hee Park


This book traces an American literary history of transpacific alliances which spans the 20th century. Increasing material and economic ties between the U.S. and East Asia at the end of the 19th century facilitated an imagined spiritual and aesthetic accord that bridged the Pacific, and this study reads the expression and repercussions of these links in American Orientalist and Asian American poetry. After considering both the transcendence and constraints of a structure of alliance between East and West in the introductory chapter, the first half of the study examines two key American instigat ... More

Keywords: American poetry, American Orientalism, Modernism, Asian American poetry, Transnationalism Aesthetics, Ezra Pound, Gary Snyder, Lawson Fusao Inada, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Myung Mi Kam

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195332735
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332735.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Josephine Nock-Hee Park, author
Assistant Professor of English and Asian American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania
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