Title

Living transpacifically

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Transpacific Studies: Framing an Emerging Field

Publication Date

2014

Publisher

University of Hawaii Press

Keywords

growing up in China, mearning English, Tiananmen Square, migration, transpacific literature, geographic exchanges

Abstract

In “Living Transpacifically,” Yunte Huang blends memoir and criticism to recall his years of growing up in China, an experience profoundly shaped by the currents of transpacific flows, cross-cultural exchanges as intangible as radio signals, or as real as blood-soaked pages of pirated foreign books. His narrative leads to Tiananmen Square and then migration to the United States, where he would pen two books on the transpacific. The field of transpacific studies that he named provides a new perspective on the connections and linkages that span an ocean, and tries to both recognize and address inequities in knowledge production between scholars situated in different geographic locations and in different disciplines.

DOI

10.21313/hawaii/9780824839949.003.0011

ISBN

9780824839949

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2014 University of Hawaii Press. Access to external full text or publisher's version may required subscription.

Full-text Version

Publisher’s Version

Language

English

Recommended Citation

Huang, Y. (2014). Living transpacifically. In Nguyen, V.T. & Hoskins J. (Ed.), Transpacific Studies: Framing an Emerging Field. doi: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824839949.003.0011

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