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Trans-Pacific Cultural Studies

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1 210 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

In the wake of 9/11 terrorist attacks and the Iraq War, a number of scholars and critics started reconfiguring the discourse of globalism by introducing such ideas as Planetarity (Gayatri Spivak, 2003), Hemispheric Imagination (Gretchen Murphy, 2005), Deep Time (Wai Chee Dimock, 2008), Transpacific Imagination (Yunte Huang, 2008), Deep Maps (Shelley Fisher Fishkin, 2011), and Deterritorialization (Paul Giles, 2011). This title seeks to present perspectives on such ideas as well as the traditional concepts of transnational and transregional cultural expression. It introduces transatlantic, transpacific and even global viewpoints to provide a comprehensive view of cultural exchanges and growth across the Pacific.



 
Volume I: Trans-Pacific Americanism
 
Appendix of Sources
Shelley Fisher Fishkin
Foreword
Takayuki Tatsumi
Editor’s Introduction: Trans-Pacific Cultural Studies
Takayuki Tatsumi
U S –Japan Literary Interactions in the Transpacific Cultural History
 
Asian Crossroads
Shelley Fisher Fishkin
Transnational American Studies
Daizaburo Yui
Historical Lessons in Asian-American Relations: Searching for Inter-Civilizational Dialogue
Jun Furuya
A New Perspective on American History from the Other Side of the Pacific
Gary Y Okihiro
Toward a Pacific Civilization
Eikoh Ikui
Reprogramming Memories: The Historicization of the Vietnam War from the 1970s through the 1990s
Fumiko Nishizaki
A Global Superpower or a Model of Democracy? Images of America in Post-Cold War Japan
Haiming Liu
Chop Suey as Imagined Authentic Chinese Food: The Culinary Identity of Chinese Restaurants in the United States
Rui Kohiyama
To Clear Up a Cloud Hanging on the Pacific Ocean: The 1927 Japan-U.S. Doll Exchange
Greg Robinson
A Tragedy of Democracy: Japanese Confinement in North America
Joyce Brodsky
The Transnational Artists Yun-Fei Ji, Hung Liu, and Zhang Hongtu: Globalization, Hybridity, and Political Critique
Etsuko Taketani
The Archipelagic Black Global Imaginary: Walter White’s Pacific Island Hopping
 
Volume II: Trans-Pacific Literary Studies
 
Prelims
Takayuki Tatsumi
Literary History on the Road: Transatlantic Crossings and Transpacific Crossovers
Shelley Fisher Fishkin and Takayuki Tats
Editors’ Introduction: New Perspectives on ‘The War-Prayer’
Mong-Lan
Mark Twain's 'The War-Prayer'—The Reflections on Vietnam and Iraq
Michio Arimitsu
The Realm of an Empire and the Reach of Empathy: Reconsideration of Humanism in Mark Twain's 'The War-Prayer'
Kevin Mac Donnell
Mark Twain and Gensai Murai: A Japanese Inspiration for 'The War-Prayer'
Gayle K Sato
The Transpacific Gaze in Tropic of Orange
Mary A Knighton
The Melancholy Melodrama of "Honorary Whiteness": The Case of Yuasa Katsuei's Colonial Fiction
Yukiko Oshima
Herman Melville's “Pequot Trilogy”: The Pequot War in Moby-Dick, Israel Potter and Clarel
Mikayo Sakuma
Rethinking Cultural Awareness Toward Nature: Oriental Animals in Herman Melville's Clarel
Makino Arimichi
Japanese Ishmael: "John" Manjiro Nakahama Crossing the Vital Year 1850
 
Onoto Watanna's Japanese Collaborators and Commentators
Yoshiko Uzawa
“Will White Man and Yellow Man Ever Mix?”: Wallace Irwin, Hashimura Togo, and the Japanese Immigrant in America
Fumika Nagano
Surviving the Perpetual Winter: The Role of Little Boy in Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle
Rie Makino
Absent Presence as Nonprotest Narrative: Internment, Interethnicity, and Christianity in Hisaye Yamamoto’s “The Eskimo Connection”
Yukari Kato
Pioneer Narrative of an Internee Girl: Cynthia Kadohata’s Weedflower (2006) and Nikkei Reclaim for the American West
Shunsuke Shiga
The Imaginary Space in Indian-American Fiction: A Catalyst for Rebellion in Jhumpa Lahiri's The Lowland
Belinda Kong
Beyond K's Specter: Chang-rae Lee's A Gesture Life, Comfort Women Testimonies, and Asian American Transnational Aesthetics
 
Volume III: Science Fiction and Cyber Culture
 
Prelims
Takayuki Tatsumi
A Soft Time Machine: From Translation to Transfiguration
Miri Nakamura
Horror and Machines in Prewar Japan: The Mechanical Uncanny in Yumeno Kyûsaku's Dogura magura
Abe Kôbô
Two Essays on Science Fiction
William O Gardner
From Parody to Simulacrum: Japanese SF, Regionalism, and the Inauthentic in the Early Works of Komatsu Sakyo and Tsutsui Yasutaka
Kôichi Yamano
Japanese SF, Its Originality and Orientation (1969)
Shibano Takumi
“Collective Reason”: A Proposal (1971, rev. 2000)
Mari Kotani
Space, Body, and Aliens in Japanese Women's Science Fiction
Thomas Schnellbächer
Has the Empire Sunk Yet?—The Pacific in Japanese Science Fiction
Christopher T Fan
Techno-Orientalism with Chinese Characteristics: Maureen F McHugh's China Mountain Zhang
Yan Wu
“Great Wall Planet”: Introducing Chinese Science Fiction
Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay
On the Mythologerm: Kalpavigyan and the Question of Imperial Science
Suparno Banerjee
Crossing the Border: The Depiction of India in Ian McDonald's River of Gods and Cyberabad Days
 
Volume IV: Cool Asia
 
Prelims
Takayuki Tatsumi
Introduction to Three Asias: Japan—Invisible Asias, Other Japans
Larry McCaffery
Storming the Floating World of Postmodern Hyperreality
Larry McCaffery and Sinda Gregory
Introduction to New Japanese Fiction
Takayuki Tatsumi
On the Monstrous Planet, or How Godzilla Took a Roman Holiday
Anne Allison
The Japan Fad in Global Youth Culture and Millennial Capitalism
Mari Kotani
Doll Beauties and Cosplay
Hisayo Ogushi
Little House in the Far East: The American Frontier Spirit and Japanese Girls' Comics
Yukari Fujimoto
Where Is My Place in the World? Early Shojo Manga Portrayals of Lesbianism
Ito Go and Miri Nakamura
Tezuka Is Dead: Manga in Transformation and Its Dysfunctional Discourse
Mary A Knighton
“Becoming-Insect Woman”: Tezuka's Feminist Species
Takayuki Tatsumi
Gundam and the Future of Japanoid Art
Thomas Lamarre and Hiroki Azuma
The Animalization of Otaku Culture
Marilyn Ivy
The Art of Cute Little Things: Nara Yoshitomo's Parapolitics
Emily Raine
The Sacrificial Economy of Cuteness in Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat in Space
Sandra Annett
What Can a Vocaloid Do? The Kyara as Body without Organs
Key features
• This title presents various transatlantic, transpacific and even global Ideas and viewpoints, as well as the traditional concepts of transnational and transregional cultural expression, to provide a comprehensive view of cultural exchanges and growth across the Pacific 

• It highlights various modern cultural forms across Asia 

• The Work extensively covers the recent trends in science fiction in Asia, especially Japan, China and India 

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