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- DescriptionApproximately twelve hours' difference lies between New York and Beijing: The West and the East are, literally, night and day apart. Yet East-West Montage crosscuts the two in the manner of adjacent filmic shots to accentuate their montage-like complementarity. It examines the intersection between East and West - the Asian diaspora (or more specifically Asian bodies in diaspora) and the cultural expressions by and about people of Asian descent on both sides of the Pacific. Following the introduction Establishing Shots, the book is divided into seven intercuts, which in turn subdivide into dialectically paired chapters focusing on specific body parts or attributes. The range of material examined is broad and rich: the icography of the opium den in film ir, the writings of Asian American velists, the swordplay and kung fu film, Japanese anime, the Korean Wave (including soap operas like Winter Sonata and the cult thriller Oldboy ), Rogers and Hammerstein's Orientalist musicals, the comic Blackhawk , the superstar status of the Dalai Lama, and the demise of Hmong refugees and Chinese retirees in the U.S. Highly original and immensely readable, East-West Montage will appeal to many working in a range of disciplines, including Asian studies, Asian American studies, cultural studies, ethnic studies, film studies, popular culture, and literary criticism.
- Author BiographySheng-mei Ma is professor of English at Michigan State University.
- Author(s)Sheng-Mei Ma
- PublisherUniversity of Hawai'i Press
- Date of Publication15/01/2008
- SubjectCultural Studies
- Place of PublicationHonolulu, HI
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Hawai'i Press
- Content Note29 illustrations
- Weight458 g
- Width156 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine15 mm
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