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Transpacific Imaginations

History, Literature, Counterpoetics

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ISBN 9780674026377

Publication Date: 02/28/2008


202 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

7 halftones, 4 line ills


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  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: The Transpacific as a Critical Space
  • I. History: And the Views from the Shores
    • 1. Mark Twain: Letters from Hawaii
    • 2. Henry Adams: In Japan and the South Seas
    • 3. Liang Qichao: A Journey to the New Continent
  • II. Literature: Moby-Dick in the Pacific
    • 4. Collecting in the Pacific
    • 5. Ahab’s Collectibles: The White Whale and the Yellow Tigers
    • 6. Ishmael, a Pacific Historian
    • 7. Queequeg, the Pacific Man
    • 8. Melville’s Pacific Becoming: Fancy, Fate, Finis
  • III. Counterpoetics: Islands, Legends, Maps
    • 9. The Poetics of Error: Angel Island
    • 10. Legends from Camp: Lawson Fusao Inada
    • 11. Mapping Histories: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha
  • Conclusion: Between History and Literature—A Poetics of Acknowledgment
  • Notes
  • Index

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