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Contents Acknowledgments viii Introduction 1 Shannon Steen and Heike Raphael-Hernandez Foreword: ¿Bandung is Done¿: Passages in AfroAsian Epistemology 20 Vijay Prashad Part I: Positioning AfroAsian Racial Identities 37 1 A Race So Different from our Own: Segregation, Exclusion and the Myth of Mobility 38 Sanda Lwin 2 Crossings in Prose: Jade Snow Wong and the Demand for a New Kind of Expert 63 Cynthia Tolentino 3 Complicating Racial Binaries: Asian Canadians and African Canadians as Visible Minorities 85 Eleanor Ty 4 One People, One Nation? Creolization and its Tensions in Trinidadian and Guyanese Fiction 110 Lourdes Lopez 5 Black-and-Tan Fantasies: Interracial Contact between Blacks and South Asians in Film 135 Samir Dayal Part II: Confronting the Color Hierarchy 154 6 ¿¿it takes some time to learn the right words¿: The Vietnam War in African American Novels 155 Heike Raphael-Hernandez 7 Chutney, Métissage, and Other Mixed Metaphors: Reading Indo Caribbean Art in Afro Caribbean Contexts 184 Gita Rajan 8 These Are The Breaks: Hip-Hop and AfroAsian Cultural (Dis)Connections 209 Oliver Wang Part III: Performing AfroAsian Identities 236 9 Pacific Peregrinations: Black Atlantic Negotiations of Asia and the ¿swing¿ Mikados 237 Shannon Steen 10 Black Bodies/Yellow Masks: The Orientalist Aesthetic in Hip-hop and Black Visual Culture 262 Deborah Whaley 11 The Rush Hour of Black/Asian Coalitions? Jackie Chan and Blackface Minstrelsy 283 Mita Banerjee 12 Performing Postmodernist Passing: Nikki S. Lee, Tuff, and Ghost Dog in Yellowface/Blackface 309 Cathy Waegner Part IV: Celebrating Unity 336 13 Persisting Solidarities: Tracing the Afro-Asian Thread in U.S. Literature and Culture 337 Bill Mullen 14 Internationalism and Justice: Paul Robeson, Asia, and Asian Americans 358 Greg Robinson 15 ¿Jazz that Eats Rice¿: Toshiko Akiyoshi¿s Roots Music 382 David Stowe 16 Kickin¿ the White Man¿s Ass: Black Power and Aesthetics and the Asian Martial Arts 407 Fred Ho Afterword: Toward a Black Pacific 431 Gary Y. Okihiro About the Contributors 454 Index 000
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
African Americans -- Relations with Asian Americans.
African Americans -- Intellectual life.
Asian Americans -- Intellectual life.
Blacks -- America -- Intellectual life.
Asians -- America -- Intellectual life.
Ethnicity -- America.
United States -- Race relations.
America -- Race relations.
United States -- Intellectual life.
America -- Intellectual life.