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Transpacific Studies: Framing an Emerging Field

Janet Hoskins and Viet Thanh Nguyen

Abstract

The Pacific has long been a space of conquest, exploration, fantasy, and resistance. Pacific Islanders had established civilizations and cultures of travel well before European explorers arrived, initiating centuries of upheaval and transformation. The twentieth century, with wars fought in and over the Pacific, is only the most recent era to witness military strife and economic competition. Recognizing the increasing importance of the transpacific as a word and concept, this anthology proposes a framework for transpacific studies that examines the flows of culture, capital, ideas, and labor a ... More

Keywords: Asian Studies, Asian American Studies, American Studies, Transpacific, migration, neo-colonialism, militarization, geographic representation, China-US relations, remittances, the Cold War, Korea, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780824839949
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824839949.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Janet Hoskins, editor
University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Viet Thanh Nguyen, editor
University of Southern California

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Introduction

Viet Thanh Nguyen and Janet Hoskins

Part I Theories of the Transpacific

1 Transpacific Studies

Weiqiang Lin and Brenda S. A. Yeoh

Part II Transpacific Cultures

Part III Transpacific Populations

8 Militarized Refuge

Yến Lê Espiritu

Conclusion

Yunte Huang