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Contesting British Chinese Culture

Editors: Thorpe, Ashley, Yeh, Diana (Eds.)

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  • The first book to address the topic of British Chinese Culture
  • Takes an interdisciplinary perspective, appealing to Cultural Studies, Race/Ethnicity and Diaspora Studies, Theatre Studies, Art, Film and Media Studies and Sociology
  • Covers artistic collaborative practice and commercial co-productions that cross national and ethnic boundaries
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About this book

This is the first text to address British Chinese culture. It explores British Chinese cultural politics in terms of national and international debates on the Chinese diaspora, race, multiculture, identity and belonging, and transnational ‘Chineseness’. Collectively, the essays look at how notions of ‘British Chinese culture’ have been constructed and challenged in the visual arts, theatre and performance, and film, since the mid-1980s. They contest British Chinese invisibility, showing how practice is not only heterogeneous, but is forged through shifting historical and political contexts; continued racialization, the currency of Orientalist stereotypes and the possibility of their subversion; the policies of institutions and their funding strategies; and dynamic relationships with transnationalisms. The book brings a fresh perspective that makes both an empirical and theoretical contribution to the study of race and cultural production, whilst critically interrogating the very notion of British Chineseness.

About the authors

Ashley Thorpe is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Drama, Theatre, and Dance, at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.
Diana Yeh is Lecturer in Sociology, Culture and the Creative Industries at City, University of London, UK. 


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: Contesting British Chinese Culture

    Thorpe, Ashley (et al.)

    Pages 1-29

  • The Cultural Politics of In/Visibility: Contesting ‘British Chineseness’ in the Arts

    Yeh, Diana

    Pages 31-59

  • One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Dancing in the Margins/on the Border of Oblivion

    Tan, Erika

    Pages 61-66

  • “A History Written by Our Bodies”: Artistic Activism and the Agonistic Chinese Voice of Mad For Real’s Performances at the End of the Twentieth Century

    Hill, Katie

    Pages 67-83

  • Testing, Contesting

    susan pui san lok,

    Pages 85-100

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71159-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71158-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contesting British Chinese Culture
Editors
  • Ashley Thorpe
  • Diana Yeh
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-71159-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71159-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-71158-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 273
Number of Illustrations
27 b/w illustrations
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