Reading Chinese Transnationalisms

Society, Literature, Film


Edited by Maria N. Ng and Philip Holden

ISBN : 978-962-209-797-1

Literary Studies

July 2006

248 pages, 6″ x 9″

  • HK$195.00

Also available in Hardback HK$395.00

Reading Chinese Transnationalisms responds to the growing interest in transnational cultural studies by examining Chinese transnationalism from a variety of perspectives. In interrogating social practices and literary and filmic texts which frequently cross national borders in imagining Chineseness, the contributors to this volume also challenge received notions of Chinese transnationalism, opening up new perspectives on the topic.

The structure of the book is clearly subdivided into sections on society, literature, and films for quick reference, and each essay is written in accessible language without sacrificing intellectual rigor and critical relevance. The international list of contributors and the wide-ranging subjects they address make Reading Chinese Transnationalisms a unique work in its field.

This volume will appeal to all with an interest in Chinese transnationalism, and in particular those who come from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds in the humanities and social science.

Maria N. Ng is an Associate Professor in English Literature at the University of Lethbridge, Canada. Philip Holden is an Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature, National University of Singapore.