Disorienting Futures: Asian/America in Science Fiction
Yu, Esther, English - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Virginia
Chong, Sylvia, Department of English, University of Virginia
This thesis interrogates the relationship between science fiction as a genre and the enduring tropes of Orientalism and the model minority that surround Asian/American media representation. It focuses on two works: the 2013 film Pacific Rim and the 2014 novel On Such A Full Sea by Chang Rae Lee.
MA (Master of Arts)
literature, minority, sentimentality, novel, history, Asian American, science fiction, Orientalism, film, genre, American literature
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