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Asian English Writers of Chinese Origin

Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong

Author(s): Amy Tak-yee Lai
Subject: Chinese Studies

Book Description

This is the first book to bring together nine Asian English writers of Chinese descent from Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong: Catherine Lim, Christine Lim, Ee Tiang Hong, Kee Thuan Chye, Lee Kok Liang, Shirley Lim, Timothy Mo, Xu Xi and Agnes Lam. It discusses how the withdrawal of colonial power and the implementation of nation-building policies impact race/ethnicity, class and language in these former British colonies. The last chapters take a special look at postcolonialism and gender politics, and explore how Chinese women, at home or abroad, defy the Orientalist gaze and the native patriarchy.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-1313-6
ISBN-10: 1-4438-1313-3
Date of Publication: 01/10/2009
Pages / Size: 271 / A5
Price: £39.99


Amy Tak-yee Lai received her PhD in Literature in England, and is half way through her JD degree in the United States. She is the winner of numerous academic and community awards, including the Le Bas Research Studentship, Equal Justice America Fellowship and Frederick L. McGhee Diversity Scholarship. She recently carried out internships at the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and a highly reputable litigation boutique in Los Angeles. Having lived in four different countries and traveled the world, she will practice law in the US while continuing her role as a writer.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-2848-2
ISBN-10: 1-4438-2848-3
Date of Publication: 01/04/2011
Pages / Size: 271 / A5
Price: £24.99