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Sitting in darkness : Mark Twain's Asia and comparative racialization, Hsuan L. Hsu

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Sitting in darkness : Mark Twain's Asia and comparative racialization
Title
Sitting in darkness
Title remainder
Mark Twain's Asia and comparative racialization
Statement of responsibility
Hsuan L. Hsu
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Language
eng
Summary
"Perhaps the most popular of all canonical American authors, Mark Twain is famous for creating works that satirize American formations of race and empire. While many scholars have explored Twain's work in African Americanist contexts, his writing on Asia and Asian Americans remains largely in the shadows. In Sitting in Darkness, Hsuan Hsu examines Twain's career-long archive of writings about United States relations with China and the Philippines. Comparing Twain's early writings about Chinese immigrants in California and Nevada with his later fictions of slavery and anti-imperialist essays, he demonstrates that Twain's ideas about race were not limited to white and black, but profoundly comparative as he carefully crafted assessments of racialization that drew connections between groups, including African Americans, Chinese immigrants, and a range of colonial populations. Drawing on recent legal scholarship, comparative ethnic studies, and transnational and American studies, Sitting in Darkness engages Twain's best-known novels such as Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, as well as his lesser-known Chinese and trans-Pacific inflected writings, such as the allegorical tale "A Fable of the Yellow Terror" and the yellow face play Ah Sin. Sitting in Darkness reveals how within intersectional contexts of Chinese Exclusion and Jim Crow, these writings registered fluctuating connections between immigration policy, imperialist ventures, and racism"--
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1976-
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Hsu, Hsuan L.
Dewey number
818/.409
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1342.A7
LC item number
H78 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
America and the long 19th century
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  • Twain, Mark
  • Twain, Mark
  • Chinese in literature
  • Asian Americans in literature
  • Chinese in literature
  • Asian Americans in literature
  • Twain, Mark
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / Asian American
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Customs & Traditions
  • Art
  • Asian Americans in literature
  • Chinese in literature
  • Asia
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Sitting in darkness : Mark Twain's Asia and comparative racialization, Hsuan L. Hsu
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
876883322
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 244 pages
Isbn
9781479880416
Lccn
2014040534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)876883322
Label
Sitting in darkness : Mark Twain's Asia and comparative racialization, Hsuan L. Hsu
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
876883322
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 244 pages
Isbn
9781479880416
Lccn
2014040534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)876883322

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