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Ends of Empire: Asian American Critique and the Cold War

Jodi Kim


This book examines Asian American cultural production and its challenge to the dominant understanding of American imperialism, Cold War dynamics, and race and gender formation. The book demonstrates the degree to which Asian American literature and film critique the record of U.S. imperial violence in Asia and provides a glimpse into the imperial and gendered racial logic of the Cold War. It unfolds this particularly entangled and enduring episode in the history of U.S. global hegemony—one that, contrary to leading interpretations of the Cold War as a simple bipolar rivalry, was significantly ... More

Keywords: Asian American culture, American imperialism, Cold War, race, gender, Asian American literature, imperialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780816655915
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816655915.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jodi Kim, author
Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley