“Speaking German Like Nobody’s Business”: Anna May Wong, Walter Benjamin, and the Possibilities of Asian American Cosmopolitanism

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Shirley Jennifer Lim;
(2012)
  • Publisher: eScholarship Publishing, University of California
  • Journal: Journal of Transnational American Studies (issn: 1940-0764)
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  • Subject: Transnational | Cosmopolitanism | Social sciences (General) | H1-99 | Asian American Studies | Social Sciences | Modernity | Arts and Humanities | H | Walter Benjamin | Asian American | Anna May Wong

In the summer of 1928 in Berlin, the noted German Jewish philosopher Walter Benjamin (1892–1940) and Chinese American actress Anna May Wong (1905–1961) shared an unlikely encounter that set in relief European and American conceptions of modernity as well as white Europe... View more
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