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Chinese American Literature

This module invites students to consider the literary, cultural, and political significance of “Chinese American Literature” in the canon we refer to as “Asian American Literature.” Starting with an analysis of the literary genres favored by chinese American authors, this module next proceeds to explore such controlling thematic concerns as the politics of canon formation; the migrant and minority experience; and race and national belonging. This module finally considers how the theoretical discourses of gender, postcolonialism, and diaspora can help propel readings of the Chinese American literary corpus in new and exciting directions.

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