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Drawing New Color LinesTransnational Asian American Graphic Narratives$
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Monica Chiu

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9789888139385

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888139385.001.0001

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Conveying New Material Realities

Conveying New Material Realities

Transnational Popular Culture in Asian American Comics

(p.298) (p.299) 15 Conveying New Material Realities
Drawing New Color Lines

Shan Mu Zhao

Hong Kong University Press

Chapter 15 looks at how raciality is made visible not only through the Asian American bodies of characters in four graphic narratives—Yang’s American Born Chinese, Kim’s Good as Lily, Fred Chao’s Johnny Hiro, and Tak Toyoshima’s Secret Asian Man—but also in practices, media, and material culture, specifically Asian-manufactured and Asian-themed items, that appear in the narratives. She argues that these narratives create new visual conventions and meanings of Asianness, moving them away from a rootedness in tradition and single-nation status to practices related to popular culture and transnationalism, forging identities for Asian Americans that are no longer based on mutually incompatible Asian and American frameworks.

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

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