Asian/Asian American Bodies in Performance, 2005-2006
The Asian/Asian American Bodies in Performance Research Collaborative focuses on the uses and representations of the Asian/Asian American body in both historical and contemporary settings. The group’s questions include the following: How do particular stagings of Asian/Asian American bodies intervene into the mainstream representations of Asian/Asian Americans? What are the shifts from “Asian” into “Asian American” bodies, and how do they complicate national and racial boundaries? How do these performances get produced, how do they circulate, who consumes them, and why? How does scholarly work on Asian and Asian American performance intersect with theories of nationalism, transnationality, and globalization?
The convener for the Asian/Asian American Bodies in Performance Research Collaborative is Josephine Lee, Department of English.