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Visuality and Identity: Sinophone Articulations across the Pacific

Shu-mei Shih


This book inaugurates the field of Sinophone studies in this vanguard excursion into sophisticated cultural criticism situated at the intersections of Chinese studies, Asian American studies, diaspora studies, and transnational studies. Arguing that the visual has become the primary means of mediating identities under global capitalism, it examines the production and circulation of images across what it terms the “Sinophone Pacific,” which comprises Sinitic-language speaking communities such as the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Chinese America. This text argues that the di ... More

Keywords: Sinophone studies, Chinese studies, global capitalism, identities, Sinophone Pacific, Taiwan, Chinese America, Hong Kong, language cultures, ethnicity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780520224513
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520224513.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shu-mei Shih, author