Anime Wong: Fictions of Performance (Paperback)
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Short Description for Anime Wong Giant foam rubber sushi and cyborg kungfu fighters populate performances that reflect questions of gender, identity, orientalism, and racial politics.
- Published: 01 April 2014
- Format: Paperback 304 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781566893404 ISBN 10: 1566893402
Full description for Anime Wong
Praise for Karen Tei Yamashita: "It's a stylistically wild ride, but it's smart, funny, and entrancing."--Michael Schaub, National Public Radio "Yamashita incorporates satire and the surreal in prose that is playful yet knowing, fierce yet mournful, in a wildly multicultural landscape."--San Francisco Chronicle Anime Wong is a memory book of performances, most of which were produced collaboratively, reflecting questions of gender, identity, Orientalism, and racial politics. Yamashita's theatrical work is fiction interpreted by the body in real time; these kinetic encounters, complete with giant foam-rubber sushi and cyborg kung fu fighters, create a space for humor, interaction, and epiphany. Karen Tei Yamashita is the author of five novels, including I Hotel, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and was awarded the California Book Award and the American Book Award.