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Foreign Accents: Chinese American Verse from Exclusion to Postethnicity

Steven G. Yao


This book undertakes linguistically informed analyses to examine the various transpacific signifying strategies by which different poets of Chinese descent in the United States have sought to employ or represent elements of a particular cultural tradition in their articulations of an ethnic subjectivity, including writings entirely in Chinese. The study maps a new methodology and an expanded textual arena for Asian American literary studies that can be used and further explored by scholars possessing knowledge of other traditions and different linguistic competencies. In assessing ... More

Keywords: Asian American, poetry, counterpoetics, difference, ethnic, transpacific, American, verse, historical, poetics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199730339
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730339.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven G. Yao, author
Hamilton College