Enhances understanding of Chinese diasporic literature
Brings together affect theory and spatial literary theories
Illustrates spatial representations and cultural experiences of mobility, displacement, settlement, and hybridity
Part of the book series: Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies (GSLS)
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Table of contents (9 chapters)
About this book
In various ways, Chinese diasporic communities seek to connect and re-connect with their “homelands” in literature, film, and visual culture. The essays in Affective Geographies and Narratives of Chinese Diaspora examine how diasporic bodies and emotions interact with space and place, as well as how theories of affect change our thinking of diaspora. Questions of borders and border-crossing, not to mention the public and private spheres, in diaspora literature and film raise further questions about mapping and spatial representation and the affective and geographical significance of the push-and-pull movement in diasporic communities. The unique experience is represented differently by different authors across texts and media. In an age of globalization, in “the Chinese Century,” the spatial representation and cultural experiences of mobility, displacement, settlement, and hybridity become all the more urgent. The essays in this volume respond to this urgency, and they help to frame the study of Chinese diaspora and culture today.
- Literature and Space
- Literature and Mobility
- Chinese diasporic literature
- Literature and Postcolonial Studies
Editors and Affiliations
University of Houston, Houston, USA
Melody Yunzi Li
Texas State University, San Marcos, USA
Robert T. Tally Jr.
About the editors
Robert T. Tally Jr. is Professor of English at Texas State University. His books include Topophrenia: Place, Narrative, and the Spatial Imagination.
Melody Yunzi Li is Assistant Professor in Chinese Studies at University of Houston. Her research interests include Asian diaspora literature, modern Chinese literature and culture, migration studies, and translation studies.
Book Title: Affective Geographies and Narratives of Chinese Diaspora
Editors: Melody Yunzi Li, Robert T. Tally Jr.
Series Title: Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
eBook Packages: Literature, Cultural and Media Studies, Literature, Cultural and Media Studies (R0)
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-10156-4Published: 22 September 2022
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-10159-5Due: 06 October 2023
eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-10157-1Published: 21 September 2022
Series ISSN: 2578-9694
Series E-ISSN: 2634-5188
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XVII, 171
Topics: Asian Literature, World Literature, Literary Theory, Space and Place in Culture, Diaspora Studies, Sociology of Migration