The Chinese Atlantic : seascapes and the theatricality of globalization / Sean Metzger.

By: Metzger, Sean, 1973- [author.]Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksFraming the global book series: Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2020]Description: 1 online resource (vii, 262 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780253047533; 0253047536Subject(s): Chinese -- Caribbean Area -- History | Arts -- Caribbean Area | Caribbean Area -- Civilization -- Chinese influences | HISTORY / Asia / China | Arts | Chinese | Civilization -- Chinese influences | Caribbean AreaGenre/Form: Electronic books. | History.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Chinese AtlanticDDC classification: 972.9 LOC classification: F2169 | .M48 2020Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Reeling -- Incorporating -- Flowing -- Ebbing -- Eddying -- Epilogue.
Summary: "In The Chinese Atlantic, Sean Metzger charts processes of global circulation across and beyond the Atlantic, exploring how seascapes generate new understandings of Chinese migration, financial networks and artistic production. Moving across film, painting, performance, and installation art, Metzger traces flows of money, culture, and aesthetics to reveal the ways in which routes of commerce stretching back to the Dutch Golden Age have molded and continue to influence the social reproduction of Chineseness. With a particular focus on the Caribbean, Metzger investigates the expressive culture of Chinese migrants and the communities that received these waves of people. He interrogates central issues in the study of similar case studies from South Africa and England to demonstrate how Chinese Atlantic seascapes frame globalization as we experience it today. Frequently focusing on art that interacts directly with the sites in which it is located, Metzger explores how Chinese migrant laborers and entrepreneurs did the same to shape-both physically and culturally-the new spaces in which they found themselves. In this manner, Metzger encourages us to see how artistic imagination and practice interact with migration to produce a new way of framing the global"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Reeling -- Incorporating -- Flowing -- Ebbing -- Eddying -- Epilogue.

"In The Chinese Atlantic, Sean Metzger charts processes of global circulation across and beyond the Atlantic, exploring how seascapes generate new understandings of Chinese migration, financial networks and artistic production. Moving across film, painting, performance, and installation art, Metzger traces flows of money, culture, and aesthetics to reveal the ways in which routes of commerce stretching back to the Dutch Golden Age have molded and continue to influence the social reproduction of Chineseness. With a particular focus on the Caribbean, Metzger investigates the expressive culture of Chinese migrants and the communities that received these waves of people. He interrogates central issues in the study of similar case studies from South Africa and England to demonstrate how Chinese Atlantic seascapes frame globalization as we experience it today. Frequently focusing on art that interacts directly with the sites in which it is located, Metzger explores how Chinese migrant laborers and entrepreneurs did the same to shape-both physically and culturally-the new spaces in which they found themselves. In this manner, Metzger encourages us to see how artistic imagination and practice interact with migration to produce a new way of framing the global"-- Provided by publisher.

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Sean Metzger is Professor in the School of Theater, Film and Television at University of California at Los Angeles. He is author of Chinese Looks: Fashion, Performance, Race and coeditor of Awkward Stages: Plays about Growing up Gay , Embodying Asian/American Sexualities , and Futures of Chinese Cinema: Technologies and Temporalities in Chinese Screen Cultures .

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