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Call For Contributors: Transnational Women Warriors: From Asia to Asian
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I am seeking contributions for a collection of essays on how certain
heroines in Asian cultures are transformed and re-imagined in Asian
American context. For example: the image of babaylan originated in
rebellions and rituals in the Philippines has played a significant role
in the Filipino communities in the U.S.; the Trung sisters have been
recreated to represent new political and critical agenda in Vietnamese
American texts; some female characters in traditional Japanese myths have
been adapted into warriors; the legendary Chinese heroine Mulan has
become a global figure as a result of Kingstonâ€™s The Woman Warrior and
Disneyâ€™s animated films. I am looking for scholarly articles that examine
(but are not limited to) identity politics, cultural locations, gender,
and ethnic communities. Novel perspectives and interdisciplinary
approaches are welcome.
Submission Deadlines: Please send a 500-word abstract and 2-page CV to
Lan Dong (ldong4_at_uis.edu) by August 31, 2008. Full-length articles (6,000-
8,000 words, MLA style) are due May 31, 2009.
Restrictions: Please do not submit works that are under consideration
elsewhere or have been published previously.
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