Drawing New Color Lines: Transnational Asian American Graphic Narratives (Hardcover)

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By Monica Chiu (Editor)
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The global circulation of comics, manga, and other such visual mediums between North America and Asia produces transnational meanings no longer rooted in a separation between “Asian” and “American.” Drawing New Color Lines explores the culture, production, and history of contemporary graphic narratives that depict Asian Americans and Asians. It examines how Japanese manga and Asian popular culture have influenced Asian American comics; how these comics and Asian American graphic narratives depict the “look” of race; and how these various representations are interpreted in nations not of their production. By focusing on what graphic narratives mean for audiences in North America and those in Asia, the collection discusses how Western theories about the ways in which graphic narratives might successfully overturn derogatory caricatures are themselves based on contested assumptions; and illustrates that the so-called odorless images featured in Japanese manga might nevertheless elicit interpretations about race in transnational contexts. With contributions from experts based in North America and Asia, Drawing New Color Lines will be of interest to scholars in a variety of disciplines, including Asian American studies, cultural and literary studies, comics and visual studies.

About the Author


Monica Chiu is professor of English at the University of New Hampshire, where she teaches Asian American studies and American studies.

Praise For…


“Drawing New Color Lines makes an exciting contribution to the rapidly expanding inquiry at the crossroads of Asian American literary studies, graphic narrative studies, and transnational studies. Foregrounding the shifting meanings of race within, across

“An informative, smart, and necessary collection. Drawing New Color Lines investigates a growing and important field—transnational Asian American comics—with sophistication and breadth.” —Hillary Chute, author of Graphic Women Life Narrative and Contempor


Product Details
ISBN: 9789888139385
ISBN-10: 988813938X
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
Publication Date: October 30th, 2014
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: Global Connections (Hardcover)

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