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Brown Boys and Rice Queens: Spellbinding Performance in the Asias

Eng-Beng Lim


A transnational study of Asian performance shaped by the homoerotics of orientalism, this book focuses on the relationship between the white man and the native boy. It unpacks this as the central trope for understanding colonial and cultural encounters in twentieth- and twenty-first-century Asia and its diaspora. Using the native boy as a critical guide, the book formulates alternative readings of a traditional Balinese ritual, postcolonial Anglophone theatre in Singapore, and performance art in Asian America. Tracing the transnational formation of the native boy as racial fetish object across ... More

Keywords: Asian performance, orientalism, Asian diaspora, native boy, postcolonial Anglophone theatre, performance art

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780814760895
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814760895.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eng-Beng Lim, author