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Asia-Pacific and Literature in English

Asian Children’s Literature and Film in a Global Age

Local, National, and Transnational Trajectories

Editors: Wilson, Bernard, Gabriel, Sharmani Patricia (Eds.)

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  • Examines children’s literature beyond traditional Occidental hegemonic perspectives
  • Focuses on the relationship between the written text, film, and animation in children’s stories
  • Explores key themes such as the deconstruction of regional cultural and gender stereotypes, and depictions of cultural or gender expectations
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This volume provides a key analysis of Asian children’s literature and film and creates a dialogue between East and West and between the cultures from which they emerge, within the complex symbiosis of their local, national and transnational frameworks. In terms of location and content the book embraces a broad scope, including contributions related to the Asian-American diaspora, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, and Taiwan. Individually and collectively, these essays broach crucial questions: What elements of Asian literature and film make them distinctive, both within their own specific culture and within the broader Asian area? What aspects link them to these genres in other parts of the world? How have they represented and shaped the societies and cultures they inhabit? What moral codes do they address, underpin, or contest? The volume provides further voice to the increasingly diverse and fascinating output of the region and emphasises the importance of Asian art forms as depictions of specific cultures but also of their connection to broader themes in children’s texts, and scholarship within this field.

About the authors

Bernard Wilson is Adjunct Professor at the University of the Sacred Heart and Gakushuin University, Japan. He has researched and taught at universities in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan, and specializes in postcolonial literature, children's literature, and cinema. He is widely published in Southeast Asian literature and East/West theory, and his work has appeared in leading international journals throughout the world.

 

Sharmani Patricia Gabriel is Professor of English at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Her recent book publications include Cosmopolitan Asia: Littoral Epistemologies of the Global South (co-edited, Routledge, 2016), Literature, Memory, Hegemony: East/West Crossings (co-edited, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), and Making Heritage in Malaysia: Sites, Histories, Identities (edited, Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming). She is currently working on several projects, one of which is a monograph on diaspora and the novel in English of Malaysia.


Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-25

    Gabriel, Sharmani Patricia (et al.)

  • Children’s Literature and Childhood Imagination in 1960s Taiwan: Jen-Mu Pan and the Discourse of “Child Heart”

    Pages 29-49

    Wu, Andrea Mei-Ying

  • Parents and Parent–Child Relationships in Contemporary Chinese Children’s Literature (1978–2014)

    Pages 51-69

    Fang, Xiangshu (et al.)

  • Society Is a Family: Social Exclusion and Social Dystopia in South Korean Films

    Pages 71-88

    Lee, Sung-Ae

  • Family Diversity in Recent Japanese Children’s Literature

    Pages 89-115

    Doi, Yasuko

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Asian Children’s Literature and Film in a Global Age
Book Subtitle
Local, National, and Transnational Trajectories
Editors
  • Bernard Wilson
  • Sharmani Patricia Gabriel
Series Title
Asia-Pacific and Literature in English
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-2631-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-2631-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-2630-5
Series ISSN
2524-7638
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIII, 398
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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