The Resource Where I have never been : migration, melancholia, and memory in Asian American narratives of return, Patricia P. Chu

Where I have never been : migration, melancholia, and memory in Asian American narratives of return, Patricia P. Chu

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Where I have never been : migration, melancholia, and memory in Asian American narratives of return
Title
Where I have never been
Title remainder
migration, melancholia, and memory in Asian American narratives of return
Statement of responsibility
Patricia P. Chu
Title variation
  • Migration, melancholia, and memory in Asian American narratives of return
  • Asian American narratives of return
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In researching accounts of diasporic Chinese offspring who returned to their parents' ancestral country, author Patricia Chu learned that she was not alone in the experience of growing up in America with an abstract affinity to an ancestral homeland and community. The bittersweet emotions she had are shared in Asian American literature that depicts migration-related melancholia, contests official histories, and portrays Asian American families as flexible and transpacific. Where I Have Never Been explores the tropes of return, tracing both literal return visits by Asian emigrants and symbolic "returns": first visits by diasporic offspring. Chu argues that these Asian American narratives seek to remedy widely held anxieties about cultural loss and the erasure of personal and family histories from public memory. In fiction, memoirs, and personal essays, the writers of return narratives--including novelists Lisa See, May-lee Chai, Lydia Minatoya, and Ruth Ozeki, and best-selling author Denise Chong, diplomat Yung Wing, scholar Winberg Chai, essayist Josephine Khu, and many others--register and respond to personal and family losses through acts of remembrance and countermemory"--
  • "This manuscript looks at migration, melancholia, and memory in what the author calls "Asian American narratives of return," or fiction and nonfiction narratives in which the narrator visits the ancestral homeland in Asia"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chu, Patricia P
Dewey number
810.9/895073
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.A84
LC item number
C487 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Asian American history and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Asian Americans in literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Emigration and immigration in literature
  • Homeland in literature
  • Return in literature
  • Melancholy in literature
  • Memory in literature
  • Asian Americans
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / Asian American
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Asian Americans
  • Asian Americans in literature
  • Emigration and immigration in literature
  • Homeland in literature
  • Melancholy in literature
  • Memory in literature
  • Return in literature
Label
Where I have never been : migration, melancholia, and memory in Asian American narratives of return, Patricia P. Chu
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and (pages 231-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- "Ears Attuned to Two Cultures": Reconciling Accounts in Cultural Curiosity -- Transpacific Echos in the Family Memoir: Sojourns and Returns in Lisa See's On Gold Mountain -- "The One Who Mediates": Mimicry, Melancholia, and Countermemory in The Concubine's Children -- Working Through Diasporic Melancholia: Winberg and May-lee Chai's The Girl From Purple Mountain -- "A Being...from a Different World": Yung Wing and the Making of a Global Subjectivity -- "To Bring the Dead to Life": Countermemories in Minatoya's Stangeness of Beauty and Ozeki's A Tale for the Time Being -- Coda
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 255 pages
Isbn
9781439902257
Lccn
2018021245
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1033905389
  • (YBP)ybp15333222
Label
Where I have never been : migration, melancholia, and memory in Asian American narratives of return, Patricia P. Chu
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and (pages 231-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- "Ears Attuned to Two Cultures": Reconciling Accounts in Cultural Curiosity -- Transpacific Echos in the Family Memoir: Sojourns and Returns in Lisa See's On Gold Mountain -- "The One Who Mediates": Mimicry, Melancholia, and Countermemory in The Concubine's Children -- Working Through Diasporic Melancholia: Winberg and May-lee Chai's The Girl From Purple Mountain -- "A Being...from a Different World": Yung Wing and the Making of a Global Subjectivity -- "To Bring the Dead to Life": Countermemories in Minatoya's Stangeness of Beauty and Ozeki's A Tale for the Time Being -- Coda
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 255 pages
Isbn
9781439902257
Lccn
2018021245
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1033905389
  • (YBP)ybp15333222

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