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Date: Tue, 05 Dec 2000 13:47:30 -0600
Subject: POSTCOLONIAL/The Deathly Embrace

Please post this to the POSTCOLONIAL listserv. Please contact me if you have
any questions. Thank you.

Best wishes,
Stacy Zellmann
Direct Marketing Coordinator
University of Minnesota Press
111 Third Avenue South, Suite 290
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2520


The University of Minnesota Press is pleased to announce our latest book:

The Deathly Embrace
Orientalism and Asian American Identity
by Sheng-mei Ma

Broad in scope, penetrating in insight, Ma╣s work exposes the myriad ways in
which Orientalism, an integral part of American culture, speaks through the
texts of Asian Americans and nonşAsian Americans alike. The result is a
startling lesson in the construction of cultural identity.

│The Deathly Embrace probes into what makes Asian Americans so uncomfortable
about themselves^╦^╦as they are depicted and fetishized in comicstrips,
kung-fu movies, and even by some of their best-known writers. Ma's book is
another subversive step towards liberating our thinking from the ^╠deathly
embrace╣ of American-born and -bred orientalism as it is perpetuated through
popular culture and media.▓ ^╦^╦Russell Leong,

$16.95  Paperback  ISBN 0-8166-3711-3
$42.95  Hardcover  ISBN 0-8166-3710-5
For more information, visit the book's webpage:

This book is available at bookstores and from the University of Minnesota
Press at: (773)568-1550.

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