By Jinqi Ling
Arguing that Yamashita's most vital contribution is her incorporation of a North-South vector into the East-West conceptual paradigm, Ling highlights the novelist's re-prioritization, via the sort of geographical realignment, of socio-economic matters for Asian American literary feedback. In assessing Yamashita's works as such, Ling designates her novelistic artwork as a kind of latest Asian American literary avant-garde that operates from the peripheries of obtained histories, aesthetics, and disciplines. looking not just to illustrate the significance of Yamashita's transnational paintings, Ling units new phrases for ongoing dialogues in Asian American literary and cultural feedback. while, he argues for the continued relevance of Asian American literature as a self-reflexive and self-renewable severe practice.
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Across Meridians: History and Figuration in Karen Tei Yamashita’s Transnational Novels (Asian America) by Jinqi Ling