A contrastive overlook at Asian literature in the Americas: two examples

  • José I. Suárez University of Northern Colorado
Palavras-chave: Nisei, emigration, Other, Asianness.

Resumo

This paper will critically explore and compare East Asian perspectives and adaptation modes in the Americas as well as self-perception within the realm of “the Other” through two novels: Yawara! A Travessia Nihondin-Brasil (Yawara! The Nihondin-Brazil Journey 2006) by Júlio Miyazawa, a Nipo-Brazilian (Nisei), and Yellow on the Outside, Shame on the Inside: Asian Culture Revealed by the Sino-American Anson Chi (Web published).

 

***Um olhar contrastivo sobre a literatura asiática nas Américas: dois exemplos***

O presente artigo explora e compara criticamente as perspectivas do Leste Asiático e seus modos de adaptação nas Américas, bem como a autopercepção no âmbito do “Outro” em dois romances: Yawara! A travessia Nihondin-Brasil (2006), de Júlio Miyazawa, um nipo-brasileiro (nissei), e Yellow on the Outside, Shame on the Inside: Asian Culture Revealed (Amarelo por fora, vergonha por dentro: cultura asiática revelada), do sino-americano Anson Chi (publicado na Web).

Palavras-chave: Nissei; Emigração; Outro; Cultura asiática.

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Publicado
2018-10-19
Como Citar
Suárez, J. I. (2018). A contrastive overlook at Asian literature in the Americas: two examples. Letrônica, 11(3), s202-s209. https://doi.org/10.15448/1984-4301.2018.s.30662