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Author : Ping Chong
Publisher : Theatre Communications Group
Release : 2004-01-01
Page : 240
Category : Drama
ISBN 13 : 1559366826
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Ping Chong's four-part masterwork.


Author : Yuko Kurahashi
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2020-01-10
Page : 246
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 1476636869
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This first-ever biography exploring the life of Ping Chong (1946), successful avant-garde artist and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, focuses on his valuable contributions to modern theatre. Drawing on primary sources and her own attendance of Chong's productions, the author takes a broad and informative approach to his work as a performer, playwright and director over 48 years.


Author : Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson
Publisher : NYU Press
Release : 2013-12-02
Page : 279
Category : Law
ISBN 13 : 0814738397
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Winner of the 2014 Outstanding Book Award presented by the Association for Theatre in Higher Education Taking a performance studies approach to understanding Asian American racial subjectivity, Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson argues that the law influences racial formation by compelling Asian Americans to embody and perform recognizable identities in both popular aesthetic forms (such as theater, opera, or rock music) and in the rituals of everyday life. Tracing the production of Asian American selfhood from the era of Asian Exclusion through the Global War on Terror, A Race So Different explores the legal paradox whereby U.S. law apprehends the Asian American body as simultaneously excluded from and included within the national body politic. Bringing together broadly defined forms of performance, from artistic works such as Madame Butterfly to the Supreme Court’s oral arguments in the Cambodian American deportation cases of the twenty-first century, this book invites conversation about how Asian American performance uses the stage to document, interrogate, and complicate the processes of racialization in U.S. law. Through his impressive use of a rich legal and cultural archive, Chambers-Letson articulates a robust understanding of the construction of social and racial realities in the contemporary United States.


Author : Tanfer Emin Tunc
Elisabetta Marino
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2010-09-13
Page : 250
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 1443825476
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This ground-breaking edited volume includes chapters which explore the past, present and future position of Chinese American authors within the framework of what Harold Bloom identifies as the “Western literary canon.” These selections, which simultaneously represent the exciting “transnational turn” in American literary studies, not only examine whether or not Chinese American literature is inside or outside the canon, but also question if there is, or should be, a literary canon at all. Moreover, they dissect the canonicity of Chinese American literature by elucidating the social, political and cultural implications of inclusion in the canon. Ultimately, however, this collection is designed as a preliminary step towards exploring the impact of Chinese American literature on the white, Anglo-Saxon Protestant-dominated American literary world, and probing the by-products of both cultural fusion and cultural collision.


Author : Ping Chong
Publisher : Theatre Communications Group
Release : 2012-10-30
Page : 192
Category : Drama
ISBN 13 : 1559366532
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A theatrical testament to individuals living between cultures.


Author : Karen Shimakawa
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 2002-11-14
Page : 206
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 0822384248
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National Abjection explores the vexed relationship between "Asian Americanness" and "Americanness” through a focus on drama and performance art. Karen Shimakawa argues that the forms of Asian Americanness that appear in U.S. culture are a function of national abjection—a process that demands that Americanness be defined by the exclusion of Asian Americans, who are either cast as symbolic foreigners incapable of integration or Americanization or distorted into an “honorary” whiteness. She examines how Asian Americans become culturally visible on and off stage, revealing the ways Asian American theater companies and artists respond to the cultural implications of this abjection. Shimakawa looks at the origins of Asian American theater, particularly through the memories of some of its pioneers. Her examination of the emergence of Asian American theater companies illuminates their strategies for countering the stereotypes of Asian Americans and the lack of visibility of Asian American performers within the theater world. She shows how some plays—Wakako Yamauchi’s 12-1-A, Frank Chin’s Chickencoop Chinaman, and The Year of the Dragon—have both directly and indirectly addressed the displacement of Asian Americans. She analyzes works attempting to negate the process of abjection—such as the 1988 Broadway production of M. Butterfly as well as Miss Saigon, a mainstream production that enacted the process of cultural displacement both onstage and off. Finally, Shimakawa considers Asian Americanness in the context of globalization by meditating on the work of Ping Chong, particularly his East-West Quartet.


Author : Esther Kim Lee
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2006-10-12
Page : 264
Category : Drama
ISBN 13 : 0521850517
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A study of the history of Asian American theatre from 1965 to 2005, first published in 2006.


Author : Laurence Raw
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2012-01-12
Page : 240
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 13 : 1441157840
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In recent years adaptation studies has established itself as a discipline in its own right, separate from translation studies. The bulk of its activity to date has been restricted to literature and film departments, focussing on questions of textual transfer and adaptation of text to film. It is however, much more interdisciplinary, and is not simply a case of transferring content from one medium to another. This collection furthers the research into exactly what the act of adaptation involves and whether it differs from other acts of textual rewriting. In addition, the 'cultural turn' in translation studies has prompted many scholars to consider adaptation as a form of inter-semiotic translation. But what does this mean, and how can we best theorize it? What are the semiotic systems that underlie translation and adaptation? Containing theoretical chapters and personal accounts of actual adaptions and translations, this is an original contribution to translation and adaptation studies which will appeal to researchers and graduate students.


Author : Jason LoeAdditional Writer
Publisher : Theatre Communications Group
Release : 2012-11-20
Page : 400
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 1559367318
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Interviews with leading stage directors working in the American theater.


Author : General Federation of Women's Clubs
Publisher :
Release : 1889
Page :
Category : Women
ISBN 13 :
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Author : J. Frieze
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2009-10-16
Page : 215
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 0230245706
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Reading a range of work from the US and UK over the last two decades, this is an innovative study of theatre's growing obsession with technologies and effects of naming. How does theatre reflect, and intervene in, naming practices across domains such as philosophy, computing, journalism, anthropology, advertising, military training, and genetics?


Author : Karen Shimakawa
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 2002-12-05
Page : 192
Category : Drama
ISBN 13 : 9780822328230
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DIVExplores the ways that playwrights and performers have dealt with the presentation of the Asian American body on stage, given the historical construction of Asian Americanness as abject and unpresentable./div


Author : Crystal Parikh
Daniel Y. Kim
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2015-08-20
Page : 280
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 1107095174
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This Companion surveys Asian American literature from the nineteenth century to the present day.


Author : David M. Woods
Publisher :
Release : 1985
Page : 266
Category : East and West in literature
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Scott Magelssen
Ann Haugo
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2009-10-02
Page : 195
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 1443814997
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Terms such as race, ethnicity, otherness, and pluralism are becoming increasingly problematic as we grapple with issues of identity in the “post-multicultural” discursive landscape of the twenty-first century. Querying Difference in Theatre History comprises sixteen scholarly case studies in which authors tease out the limitations of contemporary discourse concerning ideas of difference in theatre history today. The essays then incorporate new approaches, theories, and critical vocabulary for dealing with such issues. Unlike other works that address similar subjects, this volume arranges essays by mode of inquiry rather than by “kind of difference.” It offers essays that are complex and rigorous, yet accessible and pleasurable—ideal for use in graduate- and upper-division undergraduate theatre and performance classrooms. While “difference” may immediately conjure issues of race, ethnicity, gender, and/or sexuality, this volume also includes essays that examine differences more broadly construed: nationalisms, economic gradations, and so forth. Particular topics in this volume range from intersections of class-based and sex-based politics in theatrical performances during the French Revolution, constructions of blackness and whiteness in turn-of-the-century American brothel dramas, “fantasy heritage,” examinations of immigrant, exile, and refugee dramatic characters vis-à-vis notions of diasporic space, to the political and methodological dilemmas raised when dealing with an individual or event that is “repugnant” or “despicable” to the historian (e.g., anti-gay funeral protests).


Author : Yutian Wong
Publisher : University of Wisconsin Pres
Release : 2016-05-11
Page : 269
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 0299308707
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Original essays and interviews by artists and scholars who are making, defining, questioning, and theorizing Asian American dance in all its variety.


Author : Mary Yu Danico
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release : 2014-08-19
Page : 2104
Category : Reference
ISBN 13 : 1452281890
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Asian Americans are a growing, minority population in the United States. After a 46 percent population growth between 2000 and 2010 according to the 2010 Census, there are 17.3 million Asian Americans today. Yet Asian Americans as a category are a diverse set of peoples from over 30 distinctive Asian-origin subgroups that defy simplistic descriptions or generalizations. They face a wide range of issues and problems within the larger American social universe despite the persistence of common stereotypes that label them as a “model minority” for the generalized attributes offered uncritically in many media depictions. Asian American Society: An Encyclopedia provides a thorough introduction to the wide–ranging and fast–developing field of Asian American studies. Published with the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS), two volumes of the four-volume encyclopedia feature more than 300 A-to-Z articles authored by AAAS members and experts in the field who examine the social, cultural, psychological, economic, and political dimensions of the Asian American experience. The next two volumes of this work contain approximately 200 annotated primary documents, organized chronologically, that detail the impact American society has had on reshaping Asian American identities and social structures over time. Features: More than 300 articles authored by experts in the field, organized in A-to-Z format, help students understand Asian American influences on American life, as well as the impact of American society on reshaping Asian American identities and social structures over time. A core collection of primary documents and key demographic and social science data provide historical context and key information. A Reader's Guide groups related entries by broad topic areas and themes; a Glossary defines key terms; and a Resource Guide provides lists of books, academic journals, websites and cross references. The multimedia digital edition is enhanced with 75 video clips and features strong search-and-browse capabilities through the electronic Reader’s Guide, detailed index, and cross references. Available in both print and online formats, this collection of essays is a must-have resource for general and research libraries, Asian American/ethnic studies libraries, and social science libraries.


Author : Morris West
Publisher : William Morrow
Release : 1981
Page : 515
Category : Adventure stories, Australian
ISBN 13 :
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Titles included: The naked country, Gallows on the sand, The concubine, Kundu.


Author : Edward Whittemore
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2013-11-18
Page : 1630
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1480465283
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A special four-in-one edition of Edward Whittemore’s epic Jerusalem Quartet In Sinai Tapestry, it is 1840, and Plantagenet Strongbow, the twenty-ninth duke of Dorset, seven-feet-seven-inches tall and the greatest swordsman and botanist of Victorian England, walks away from the family estate and disappears into the Sinai Desert carrying only a large magnifying glass and a portable sundial. He emerges forty years later as an Arab holy man and anthropologist, now the author of a massive study of Levantine sex—and the secret owner of the Ottoman Empire. In Jerusalem Poker, on New Year’s Eve, 1921, three men sit down to a poker game. The Great Jerusalem Poker Game, as it’s eventually known, continues for the next twelve years. The players are as exotic as the game: Cairo Martyr, a one-time African slave, now the Middle East’s chief supplier of aphrodisiac mummy dust; Joe O’Sullivan Beare, an Irish tradesman with a specialty in sacred phallic amulets; and Munk Szondi, an Austro-Hungarian Imperial Army colonel turned dedicated Zionist. And they are playing for no less than the control of Jerusalem itself. In Nile Shadows, in 1941, a hand grenade explodes in a Cairo bar, taking the life of Stern, a petty gunrunner and morphine addict. His death could easily go unnoticed as Rommel’s tanks charge through the desert in an attempt to open the Middle East to Hitler’s forces. Yet the mystery behind Stern’s death is a top priority for intelligence experts. Master spies from three countries converge on Joe O’Sullivan Beare, who is closer to Stern than anyone, in an effort to unravel the disturbing puzzle. The search for the truth about Stern leads O’Sullivan Beare through the slums of Cairo to a decaying former brothel called the Hotel Babylon. And in Jericho Mosaic, Yossi is an ideal agent for the Mossad. He’s recruited by an agent named Tajar, and code-named “the Runner.” Thus begins the longest-running and most successful operation in the history of Israeli intelligence. Meanwhile, in the desert oasis of Jericho, Abu Musa, an Arab patriarch, and Moses the Ethiopian, meet each day over games of shesh-besh and glasses of Arak to ponder history and humanity. We learn about the friendship of Yossi’s son, Assaf, an Israeli soldier badly wounded during the Six Day War, and Yousef, a young Arab teacher who, in support of the Palestinian cause, decides to live as an exile in the Judean wilderness.


Author : Yutian Wong
Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
Release : 2010-08-02
Page : 268
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 0819567035
Description :


A critical study of Asian American performance and creative process