Memory, Trauma, Asia: Recall, Affect, and Orientalism in Contemporary Narratives

The “Asian Pandemic”: Re-Thinking Memory and Trauma in Cultural Narratives of AsiaPrelude: Embarking on Trauma Studies TodayAsian Peripheries of Memory and Trauma StudiesMapping Memory and Trauma in South Asia’s Civil StrifeI: Activating Memory' as Personal TestimonyII: Traumascapes of Body and StateWorks CitedI Activating Memory as Personal TestimonyThe Language of Trauma in Selected Short Stories by Gao XingjianVictimhood and the Chinese Cultural RevolutionCultural Revolution, Cultural TraumaGao Xingjian’s “Flow of Language” and Diversity in Cultural Trauma NarrativeFrom Root-Searching to Soul-Searching in “Buying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather”ConclusionExorcising the Yellow Perils Within: Internment Trauma and Memory in Joy Kogawa’s Obasan and John Okada’s No-No BoyJoy Kogawa’s ObasanJohn Okada’s No-No BoyConclusionHealing from the Khmer Rouge Genocide by “telling the world” Active Subjectivity and Collective Memory in Loung Ung’s First They Killed My FatherRepresenting the Traumatic Past, Telling a Story of SurvivalConclusionForgiving but Not Forgetting in The Garden of Evening MistsIncompletion and Mnemonic RecollectionRe-Enactment and the Resources of the Past: The Judge and the HistorianUn-Forgetting and Difficult ForgivenessConclusionII Traumascapes of Body and StateBonds and Companionship: The Healing Efficacy of the Picture Books of the 2011 Great East Japan EarthquakeSpectrality as Ethical Examination of Historical LossThe Living/Dead and Eco-SpectersMagic Realism as Expression of Postcolonial TraumaMartial Law Dictatorship as Contemporary Philippine TraumaEngendering Islam: Religio-Cultural Violence and Trauma in Qaisra Shahraz’s The Holy WomanThe Trauma of IslamThe Quran and Gendered Islam in The Holy WomanGender, Islam, and the Equity of Property DistributionConclusion: In the Name of LoveTransgenerational Hauntings in the Landscape of Okinawa, Japan: Medoruma Shun’s “Army Messenger”Japanese Literary Trauma Narratives, World War II, and Okinawan LiteratureStory Summary: “Army Messenger”“Army Messenger” and Trauma TheoriesOkinawan Transgenerational War Trauma as Haunted Legacy within Haunted LandscapesThe Incommensurability of Therapeutic Recovery
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