408 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 49 halftones, notes, bibl., index
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-6460-6
Published: December 2021
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About the Author
Gao Yunxiang is professor of history at Ryerson University, and author of Sporting Gender: Women Athletes and Celebrity-Making during China’s National Crisis, 1931-1945.
For more information about Yunxiang Gao, visit the Author Page.
“This ambitious and innovative book makes a significant contribution to the scholarship in a number of fields, including African American studies, Black internationalism, China-U.S. relations, modern Chinese history, and, very importantly, transnational history. It offers an exhaustively researched, brilliantly structured, and beautifully written account of left-wing African Americans and diasporic Chinese activists reaching across national borders in their struggle for identity, camaraderie, and solidarity.”—Wang Xi, professor of History, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and Changjiang Professor of history, Peking University
“Arise, Africa! Roar, China! examines the intertwined lives of people we usually think of as inhabiting nonoverlapping domains. Chinese active in the U.S. world of arts and letters during World War II came to know and work with prominent African American intellectuals: the Robesons, the Du Boises, Langston Hughes. Their relationships helped form Chinese views of the Black diaspora, as well as African American views of China’s place in the emergent project of anticolonial and racial liberation. Talking about transnational/transcultural history is easy; doing the work is difficult. Yunxiang Gao shows us that it can and should be done.”—Gail Hershatter, University of California, Santa Cruz
“In narrating the lives of these critical figures in transpacific relations, this impressively well-researched book makes a major contribution to our understanding of what has been called Black internationalism, the idea of racial solidarity of nonwhite peoples against racism and colonial oppression.”—Marc Gallicchio, author of The African American Encounter with Japan and China: Black Internationalism in Asia, 1895–1945