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Drawing New Color Lines: Transnational Asian American Graphic Narratives

Monica Chiu


The global circulation of comics, manga, and other such visual mediums between North America and Asia produces transnational meanings no longer rooted in a separation between “Asian” and “American.” Drawing New Color Lines explores the culture, production, and history of contemporary graphic narratives that depict Asian Americans and Asians. It examines how Japanese manga and Asian popular culture have influenced Asian American comics; how these comics and Asian American graphic narratives depict the “look” of race; and how these various representations are interpreted in nations not of their ... More

Keywords: Asian American, Graphic novels, Comic Artists, Race, Asia, America, Caricatures, Manga, Visual studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9789888139385
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888139385.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Monica Chiu, editor
University of New Hampshire

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Monica Chiu

Section I Comics, Caricatures, and Race in North America

4 In Plain Sight

Ralph E. Rodriguez

Section II: North American Representations of Race across the Pacific

7 Emotions as Landscapes

Jeffrey Santa Ana

9 (Re)Collecting Vietnam

Schlund-Vials, Cathy J.

Section III: Manga Goes West and Returns

12 Manga-fying Yang’s American Born Chinese

Angela Moreno Acosta (illustration) Jaqueline Berndt (text)

13 Skim as Girl

Jaqueline Berndt

14 Queering Manga

Laura Anh Williams

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