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Ends of EmpireAsian American Critique and the Cold War$

Jodi Kim

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780816655915

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816655915.001.0001

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Ends of Empire
University of Minnesota Press

(p.i) Ends of Empire

(p.iii) Ends of Empire

Critical American Studies Series

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University of Minnesota Press




  • Portions of an earlier version of chapter 2 were published in “‘They’re a Billion Bellies Out
  • There’: Commodity Fetishism, the Uber-Oriental, and the Geopolitics of Desire in David
  • Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly,” in Culture, Identity, Commodity: Diasporic Chinese Literatures in
  • English, ed. Kam Louie and Tseen Khoo, 59–78 (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press).
  • Portions of an earlier version of chapter 4 were published in “‘I’m Not Here, If This Doesn’t
  • Happen’: The Korean War and Cold War Epistemologies in Susan Choi’s The Foreign Student
  • and Heinz Fenkl’s Memories of My Ghost Brother,” Journal of Asian American Studies 11, no. 3
  • (2008): 279–302; copyright The Johns Hopkins University Press; reprinted with permission of
  • The Johns Hopkins University Press; and as “An ‘Orphan’ with Two Mothers: Transnational
  • and Transracial Adoption, the Cold War, and Contemporary Asian American Cultural
  • Politics,” American Quarterly 61, no. 4 (2009): 855–80; copyright The Johns Hopkins University
  • Press; reprinted with permission of The Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • In chapter 4, excerpts from the poem “Fragments of the Forgotten War,” by
  • Suji Kwock Kim, are reprinted by permission of Louisiana State University Press.
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  • Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
  • Kim, Jodi.
  • Ends of empire : Asian American critique and the Cold War / Jodi Kim.
  • p. cm. — (Critical American Studies)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • ISBN 978–0–8166–5591–5 (hc : alk. paper) — ISBN 978–0–8166–5592–2 (pb : alk. paper)
  • 1. Asian Americans—History. 2. Asian Americans—Ethnic identity. 3. Asian
  • Americans—Politics and government. 4. Asians in literature. 5. Asians in motion pictures.
  • 6. Cold War. 7. United States—Foreign relations—Asia. 8. Asia—Foreign relations—
  • United States. I. Title.
  • E184.A75K54 2010
  • 973.´0495—dc22
  • 2009044277
  • Printed in the United States of America on acid-free paper
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