Introduction: Visuality, Gender and Asian America

  • Laura Fantone
Part of the Critical Studies in Gender, Sexuality, and Culture book series (CSGSC)


The chapter sketches the contexts in which Asianness, gender and visual art interact in contemporary US culture. Focusing on issues of circulation of contemporary art and the related politic discourse, the chapter outlines the ways in which Chinese art and Asian America connect today in the USA, with the new interest in China overshadowing the history of Asian American communities and their diasporic art. The author offers a postcolonial critique of how this cultural dynamic renders invisible the contributions of Asian women artists living in California.


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  • Laura Fantone
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  1. 1.Gender and Women’s StudiesUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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