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Author Lee, Josephine D., author

Title Performing Asian America : race and ethnicity on the contemporary stage / Josephine Lee
Published Philadelphia : Temple University Press, ©1997
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 241 pages) : illustrations
Series Asian American history and culture
Asian American history and culture.
Contents 1. Critical Strategies for Reading Asian American Drama -- 2. The Asian American Spectator and the Politics of Realism -- 3. The Chinaman's Unmanly Grief -- 4. The Seduction of the Stereotype -- 5. Acts of Exclusion: Asian American History Plays -- 6. Asian American Doubles and the Soul under Capitalism -- 7. Staging "Passing" on the Borders of the Body
Summary In her groundbreaking book, Performing Asian America, Josephine Lee meets a formidable challenge. How does one go about describing and analyzing the cultural production of Asian Americans, a group just beginning to make their complex political and social positions more visible? Lee approaches her specific subject, how Asian American playwrights depict race and ethnicity onstage, from the perspective that theatrical performances and dramatic texts can tell us much about these contemporary dynamics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-237) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject American drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Ethnicity in literature.
Race in literature.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 96031621
ISBN 0585364109 (electronic bk.)
143990670X (electronic bk.)
9780585364100 (electronic bk.)
9781439906705 (electronic bk.)