10. Chronotopes of the Asian American West

  1. Nicolas S. Witschi
  1. Hsuan L. Hsu

Published Online: 27 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444396591.ch10

A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West

A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West

How to Cite

Hsu, H. L. (2011) Chronotopes of the Asian American West, in A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West (ed N. S. Witschi), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444396591.ch10

Editor Information

  1. Western Michigan University, USA

Author Information

  1. UC Davis, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405187336

Online ISBN: 9781444396591

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Keywords:

  • chronotopes of the Asian American West - Asian Americans, in western states;
  • Asian Americans, crucial roles - and development of the US West;
  • Asian and Asian American authors, marginalized spaces - challenging western myths;
  • Asian Americans, in regions - series of laws, restricting immigration;
  • War Relocation Authority's attempts, in masking horrors of internment - ironic distance, mythical West and Japanese Americans;
  • discomfort and illnesses - western deserts, swamps, dust storms, motifs;
  • gendered patterns of immigration, and exclusion - Asian American modes of domesticity;
  • mobility, Asian immigrants to the US - Chinese laborers, working on transcontinental railroad, 1865 to 1869;
  • cross-racial affiliations, Asian Americans - groups, exploited and denigrated in the US West;
  • spatialized Asian American experiences - of forced displacement, and migrant labor

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Captivity

  • Domesticity

  • Mobility

  • The Circumpacific West

  • Cross - Racial Affiliations

  • References and Further Reading