Visuality and Identity: Sinophone Articulations across the Pacific

  title={Visuality and Identity: Sinophone Articulations across the Pacific},
  author={Stephanie Hemelryk Donald},
  journal={China Journal},
  • S. Donald
  • Published 1 July 2008
  • Art
  • China Journal
Visuality and Identity: Sinophone Articulations Across the Pacific, by Shu-mei Shih. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007. xiv + 243 pp. US$55.00/£35.95 (hardcover), US$21. 95/£l 3.95 (paperback). Shu-mei Shih' s work has long been at the cutting edge of film and visual analysis in Critical Asian Studies. This book brings together some fine essays, which together set a tone for thinking through the visuality of Sinophone cultures in the contemporary world. Shih tackles themes as… 
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