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Beyond The Chinese Connection: Contemporary Afro-Asian Cultural Production

Crystal S. Anderson


This book explores the cultural and political exchanges between African Americans, Asian Americans, and Asians over the last four decades. To do so, it examines such cultural productions as novels (Frank Chin’s Gunga Din Highway [1999], Ishmael Reed’s Japanese By Spring [1992], and Paul Beatty’s The White Boy Shuffle [1996]); films (Rush Hour 2 [2001], Unleashed [2005], and The Matrix trilogy [1999–2003]); and Japanese animation (Samurai Champloo [2004]), all of which feature cross-cultural conversations. In exploring the ways in which writers and artists use this transferal, the author traces ... More

Keywords: political exchanges, African Americans, Asian Americans, cultural productions, Frank Chin, Gunga Din Highway, Ishmael Reed, Japanese By Spring, Paul Beatty, White Boy Shuffle

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781617037559
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617037559.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Crystal S. Anderson, author