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Implanting Foreignness: The Literary Construction of Korean/American Realities


Claudia Neudecker

Contents: The Challenge of Adjustment: The Socio-Historical Context of Asian American Studies – Transgressing Boundaries: The Aesthetics of Korean American Literature – A Korean American Success Story? Younghill Kang, East Goes West: The Making of an Oriental Yankee – A Literary Creation of Asianness: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Dictée (1982) – The Obsession with Language: Chang-rae Lee, Native Speaker (1995) – Traumatic Minds: Susan Choi, The Foreign Student (1998) – Post-Ethnicity as Desideratum? A Short Excursion: Chang-rae Lee’s Aloft (2004) – Beyond Literary Concepts of Assimilation and Marking Cultural Difference.