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In the mid-1800s, tens of thousands of Chinese workers migrated to Cuba, Peru, Mexico, and Panama in search of a better life. As they and their descendants assimilated into their new host countries, they contributed significantly to the economies of these countries through their work in agriculture, transportation, and other industries. However, through the years and throughout their work and assimilation, they also made distinguished literary, artistic, religious, and political contributions to the cultural heritage of the https://www.tradebit.com this seminal in-depth study of the Chinese-Latin American literary tradition, Huei Lan Yen examines how first-and second-generation Latin American writers of Chinese and mixed-race Chinese descent relied upon literature to reconstruct, reevaluate, and renegotiate their cultural identities. Yen then argues that it is through the lens of their literary output that we can best understand the intricacies and tensions of the East-West transculturation process of nineteenth-century Latin https://www.tradebit.comor studies have treated Chinese-Latin Americans as characters. However, this is the first sustained study of the work of Chinese-Latin American authors. Explicating the unique interplay of aspects of Chinese culture, such as Confucianism and Taoism, with dominant Latin American cultures, Yen reveals Chinese-Latin American literature as having an aesthetically complex and sophisticated tradition with a specific cultural flavor of its own.

Author: Yen, Huei Lan
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Illustration: N
Language: SPA
Title: Toma y Daca: Transculturación Y Presencia de Escritores Chino-Latinoamericanos
Pages: 00115 (Encrypted EPUB) / 00115 (Encrypted PDF)
On Sale: 2016-08-15
SKU-13/ISBN: 9781557537485
Lib Category: Latin America - Emigration and immigration
Lib Category: China - Emigration and immigration
Category: Literary Criticism : Asian - Chinese
Category: Literary Collections : General
Category: Literary Criticism : Caribbean & Latin American


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