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Robert Lee. But few have carried so global a resonance as that of China.

This collection of essays offers bearings on those written in English, and in which both memory and story are central, spanning the USA to Australia, Canada to the UK, Hong Kong to Singapore, with yet others of more transnational nature. This collection opens with a reprise of woman-authored Chinese American fiction using Maxine Hong Kingston and Amy Tan as departure points.

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In turn follow readings of the oeuvres of Tan and Frank Chin. A comparative essay takes up novels by Canadian, American and Australian authors from the perspective of migrancy as fracture.

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Australia under Chinese literary auspices is given a comparative mapping through the fiction of Brian Castro and Ouyang Yu. Alternative Indias Writing, Nation and Communalism.

Editors: Peter Morey and Alex Tickell. The debate over whether religious or secular identities provide the most viable model for a wider national identity has been a continuous feature of Indian politics from the late nineteenth century to the present day.

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Moreover, in the last thirty years the increasingly communal articulation of popular politics and the gradual rise of a constellation of Hindu nationalist parties headed by the BJP has increased the urgency of this debate. Author: Dirk Wiemann. Genres of Modernity maps the conjunctures of critical theory and literary production in contemporary India. The volume situates a sample of representative novels in the discursive environment of the ongoing critical debate on modernity in India, and offers for the first time a rigorous attempt to hold together the stimulating impulses of postcolonial theory, subaltern studies and the boom of Indian fiction in English.

In opposition to the entrenched narrative of modernity as a single, universally valid formation originating in the West, the theoretical and literary texts under discussion engage in a shared project of refiguring the present as a site of heterogeneous genres of modernity.

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The book traces these figurative efforts with particular attention to the treatment of two privileged metonymies of modernity: the issues of time and home in Indian fiction. Combining close readings of literary texts from Salman Rushdie to Kiran Nagarkar with a wide range of philosophical, sociological and historiographic reflections, Genres of Modernity is of interest not only for students of postcolonial literatures but for academics in the fields of Cultural Studies at large.

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Becoming Chinese: Passages to Modernity and Beyond (Studies on China)

Stanford, Calif. New Haven, Conn. H Harvard University Press, pp. Carola McGifert and James T. Jing Wang, ed. Provincial China 8 1 April : David Faure and Tao Tao Liu, eds. New York: Palgrave in association with St. Wen-Hsin Yeh, ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. Gary G.

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