Corpus ID: 183107108

Asian Crossroads/Transnational American Studies

  title={Asian Crossroads/Transnational American Studies},
  author={S. F. Fishkin},
It would be hard to find any moment in the history of the U.S. when products, people, or ideas from Asia did not play a vital role. The American Revolution? It was 45 tons of tea from China that the Sons of Liberty, led by John Adams, dumped into the Boston Harbor.1 The American Renaissance? Emerson and Thoreau were reading and learning from translations of Eastern texts.2 American impressionism? The most famous works by painter Mary Cassatt are indebted to lessons she learned from traditions… Expand