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Maria C. Zamora

Nation, Race & History in Asian American Literature reflects on the symbolic processes through which the United States constitutes its subjects as citizens, connecting such processes to the global dynamics of empire building and a suppressed history of American imperialism. Through a comparative analysis of David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly, Lois-Ann Yamanaka’s Blu’s Hanging, and Jessica Hagedorn’s Dogeaters, this study considers the ways in which bodies challenge the categories asserted in nation-building. The book proposes that underwritten by the vast histories of American imperial migrations, there are texts and bodies which challenge and reconstitute the ever-vexed definition of «American». In «re-membering» such bodies, Maria C. Zamora proclaims our bodies as actual living texts, texts that are constantly bearing, contesting, and transforming meaning. Nation, Race & History in Asian American Literature will engage scholars interested in cultural and critical theory, citizenship and national identity, race and ethnicity, the body, gender studies, and transnational literature.
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Edited by Maria C. Zamora

The Postcolonial Studies series explores the enormous variety and richness in postcolonial culture and transnational literatures. The series aims to publish work which explores various facets of the legacy of colonialism including: imperialism, nationalism, representation and resistance, neocolonialism, diaspora, displacement and migratory identities, cultural hybridity, transculturation, exile, and geographical and metaphorical borderlands. This series does not define its attentions to any single place, region, or disciplinary approach, and we are interested in books informed by a variety of theoretical perspectives. While seeking the highest standards of scholarship, the Postcolonial Studies series is thus a broad forum for the interrogation of textual, cultural and political postcolonialisms. The series welcomes both individually authored and collaboratively authored books and monographs as well as edited collections of essays.
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Edited by Maria C. Zamora

The Asian American Studies series will continue to contribute to an understanding of the long neglected history, rich cultural heritage, and present position of Asian Americans in society. The series encompasses studies on all aspects of the Asian American experience, and we are committed to expanding the traditions of knowledge within the field to address vast Asian American epistemologies, communities, activities, and practices. We are looking for work which explores various facets of a transnational perspective including for example: diaspora, displacement and migratory identities, cultural hybridity, transculturation, comparative race studies, contemporary community issues, immigration politics, nationalisms, and representation. While seeking the highest standards of scholarship, the Asian American Studies series is thus a broad forum for research on diverse and complex Asian American issues.

The Asian American Studies series is committed to interdisciplinary and cross cultural scholarship. The series scope is primarily in the Humanities and Social Sciences. For example, topics in history, literature, culture, philosophy, religion, visual arts, performing arts, sociology, language & linguistics, gender studies, global studies, ethnic studies, etc. would be suitable. The series welcomes both individually authored and collaboratively authored books and monographs as well as edited collections of essays. The series will publish manuscripts primarily in English (although secondary references in other languages are certainly acceptable). Proposals from both emerging and established scholars are welcome.
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-97, 114-15, 136-37, 149, 167-68 Ramirez, Renya R., 17 Read, Peter, 95-96, 115-16, 133 Reservation, 3, 19-26, 62, 77, 82, 85-86 Sack, Robert D., 11 Smith, Jonathan, 11 Tuan, Yi-Fu, 95-96 Warrior, Robert Allen, 90-91 Weaver, Jace, 4-5, 79, 90, 170-71 Winchester, Hilary, 10, 125 Womack, Craig S., 7-8, 90, 165 Wright, Alexis, 3-4, 6, 8-9, 12-13, 17, 22, 86, 95-112, 151 P O S T C O L O N I A L S T U D I E S Maria C. Zamora, General Editor The recent global reality of both forced and voluntary migrations, massive transfers of

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Monasterio de Santa María la Real de Huerta, en Soria, en 1581 (Rodríguez y Martín, 1988, López, 2006 y López, 2008) 2 . El hábito lo recibe de manos del ilustre humanista Luis de Estrada, que va a ser uno de sus maestros en su andadura por las humanas letras. Junto al monasterio de Santa M ª de Huerta y la orden del Císter el otro enclave importante en la formación y la práctica exegética de Lorenzo de Zamora es la Universidad de Alcalá, que representa uno de los momentos de mayor esplendor del humanismo hispano (De Pascual, 1996) 3 . ←138 |  139→ 2 La Apología de

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left the Council ignorant, and after hanging the four, had the executioner hang the already dead body next to the others.”2 Notes 1. The Dutch name, Willem, is modified in Papiamentu as the nickname Welmu. 2. Journalen van Curaçao, d.d. 1 augustus–3 october 1795, in A. F. Paula 1795 De slavenopstand van Curaçao, Centraal Historisch Archief, Curaçao, 1974. Rojer and Aimone_book.indd 70 7/11/11 2:39:20 PM P O S T C O L O N I A L S T U D I E S Maria C. Zamora, General Editor The recent global reality of both forced and voluntary migrations

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left the Council ignorant, and after hanging the four, had the executioner hang the already dead body next to the others.”2 Notes 1. The Dutch name, Willem, is modified in Papiamentu as the nickname Welmu. 2. Journalen van Curaçao, d.d. 1 augustus–3 october 1795, in A. F. Paula 1795 De slavenopstand van Curaçao, Centraal Historisch Archief, Curaçao, 1974. Rojer and Aimone_book.indd 70 7/11/11 2:39:20 PM P O S T C O L O N I A L S T U D I E S Maria C. Zamora, General Editor The recent global reality of both forced and voluntary migrations

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Lost in Transnation ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES Maria C. Zamora General Editor The Asian American Studies series contributes to an understanding of the long neglected history, rich cultural heritage, and present position of Asian Americans in society. The series encompasses studies on all aspects of the Asian American experience and is committed to expanding the traditions of knowledge within the field to address vast Asian American epistemologies, communities, activities, and practices. We are looking for work which explores various facets of a transnational

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SANTAMARÍA ÁLVAREZ Rosa Araceli SANTIAGO ÁLVAREZ Carlos SCHRADER GARCÍA ←454 |  455→ Manuel A. SEOANE RODRÍGUEZ Juan SIGNES CODOÑER Jaime SILES RUIZ Kerasia STRATIKI Natale SPINETO Mª Victoria SPOTTORNO DÍAZ-CARO Sofía TORALLAS TOVARNuria TORRAS BENEZET Jaume TORRAS ELIAS José B. TORRES GUERRA Mariano VALVERDE SÁNCHEZ Carlos VARIAS GARCÍA Manuel Enrique VÁZQUEZ BUJÁN José VELA TEJADA Henar VELASCO LÓPEZ Ana C. VICENTE SÁNCHEZ José Luis VIDAL PÉREZ Jesús de la VILLA POLO Henar ZAMORA SALAMANCA Bernhard ZIMMERMANN

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, p. 197 FIGURA 3 De Bry, Ilustración de la Brevísima relación de la destrucción de las Indias de De las Casas http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File: De_Bry_1c.JPG (public domain, 03.06.2015). FIGURA 4 Dióscoro Teófilo Puebla Tolín: Primer desembarco de Colón en América (1862) https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Desembarco_de_Col%C3%B3n_de_ Di%C3%B3scoro_Puebla.jpg (public domain, 03.06.2015) FIGURA 5 Ridley Scott: The Conquest of Paradise FIGURA 6 América de Jan van der Straet (1638) (The Metropolitan Museum of Art) Zamora Margarita (1993): Reading Columbus