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Rey Chow Reader

by Paul Bowman Columbia University Press
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Rey Chow is one of the most prominent intellectuals working in the humanities today. She contributes to as many disciplines as she weaves into her elegantly structured, comparative critiques, and her ever-expanding oeuvre confronts the interlocking and overlapping fields of film, sex, gender, ethnography, postcolonialism, visual culture, cultural studies, and Asian society and politics. Chow's essays connect topics as dissimilar as ethnic mothers and dinosaurs, avant-garde film and the politics of ethnicity, and high theory and area studies. The first anthology to gather and situate Chow's vitally relevant, transnational thought, this collection not only introduces readers to Chow's most important theoretical explorations but also serves as an ideal entry point into the fields she transforms.

Editor's Introduction
Part 1. Modernity and Postcolonial Ethnicity
1. The Age of the World Target: Atomic Bombs, Alterity, Area Studies
2. The Postcolonial Difference: Lessons in Cultural Legitimation
3. From Writing Diaspora: Introduction: Leading Questions
4. Brushes with the-Other-as-Face: Stereotyping and Cross-Ethnic Representation
5. The Politics of Admittance: Female Sexual Agency, by Miscegenation
6. When Whiteness Feminizes . . . : Some Consequences of a Supplementary Logic
Part 2. Filmic Visuality and Transcultural Politics
7. Film and Cultural Identity
8. Seeing Modern China: Toward a Theory of Ethnic Spectatorship
9. The Dream of a Butterfly
10. Film as Ethnography; or, by Translation Between Cultures in the Postcolonial World
11. A Filmic Staging of Postwar Geotemporal Politics: On Akira Kurosawa's No Regrets for Our Youth, by Sixty
12. From Sentimental Fabulations, by Contemporary Chinese Films: Attachment in the Age of Global Visibility
13. The Political Economy of Vision in Happy Times and Not One Less; or, by a Different Type of Migration

Rey Chow is Anne Firor Scott Professor of Literature at Duke University and the author of numerous influential books, including several published by Columbia University Press: Primitive Passions; The Protestant Ethnic and the Spirit of Capitalism; and Sentimental Fabulations, Contemporary Chinese Films. A collection of her writings, The Rey Chow Reader, was edited by Paul Bowman. Her work has appeared in more than ten languages.