Week 11 (Nov.26-28): Discovering a New Continent: Migration and Early Travel
Reading:
  • Arkush and Lee, Land without Ghosts, selections
  • Maxine Hong Kingston, Chinaman, selections

    Nov.28: Thanskgiving: no class; no section meetings this week.

  • Week 12 (Dec. 3-5): Images of Chinatown
    Reading:
    Maxine Hong Kingston, The Woman Warrior
  • Lisa Lowe, "Heterogeneity, Hybridity, Multiplicity: Marking Asian American Difference" in Diaspora 1.1 (Spring 1991)

    Dec. 10: Second paper due

  • Film:
    Wayne Wang
    Wayne Wang's "Chan Is Missing"

    Week 13 (Dec. 10-12): Mediating Multiple Identities: Exile, Diaspora, and the New Immigrants
    Reading:
  • Leo Lee, "On the Margins of Chinese Discourse"
  • Leo Lee, "Trans-Chinese Sensibilities"
    [On reserve] Selections from John Rajchman ed., The Identity in Question:
  • Joan Scott, "Multiculturalism and the Politics of Identity"
    Cornell West, "A Matter of Life and Death"
    Homi Bhabha, "Freedom's Basis in the Indeterminate"

  • Film:
    Ang Lee
    Ang Lee's "Wedding Banquet"

    Week 14 (Dec. 17): Conclusion and Review


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