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Reading Chinese Fortune Cookie by LuMing Mao
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Oct 26, 10

bookshelves: comparative-rhetoric

I thought this was a thoroughly approachable comparative text. Not only does Mao bring in some very interesting theoretical connections, but I like how he suggests praxis through taking us into his classroom, where his students encounter the Other and the Other-in-Me. He ends with a case study because, he implies, Chinese American rhetoric always exists in a case study and cannot be essentialized.
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