Chapter 25. The Belated Tradition of Asian-American Modernism

  1. John T. Matthews Professor
  1. Delia Konzett Assistant Professor

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310726.ch25

A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950

A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950

How to Cite

Konzett, D. (2009) The Belated Tradition of Asian-American Modernism, in A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900-1950 (ed J. T. Matthews), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310726.ch25

Editor Information

  1. Boston University, USA

Author Information

  1. University of New Hampshire, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 3 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631206873

Online ISBN: 9781444310726

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Keywords:

  • belated tradition of Asian-American modernism;
  • dominant aesthetic paradigm of American modernism;
  • rise of university English departments;
  • pedagogical anthologies;
  • literary evaluation and canon formation;
  • evolving concept of Asian-American literature

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Evolving Concept of Asian-American Literature

  • The Question of Asian-American Modernism

  • The Modernist Aesthetics of Migration and Dislocation: Carlos Bulosan's America Is in the Heart and Louis Chu's Eat a Bowl of Tea

  • World War II Orientalism and Modernism

  • The Limits and Trajectories of Modernism

  • References and Further Reading