Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana: Asia en América Latina

This special issue of the Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana, co-edited by Kim Beauchesne, Koichi Hagimoto, and Ineke Phaf-Rheinberger, provides a wide array of perspectives on the varied representations of Asia in Latin American literature and culture from the colonial times until today, with an emphasis on the multifaceted connections between both regions.

Its relevance lies in a broad approach that not only covers different time periods but also distinct geographical zones, from the Caribbean to Brazil. Such a scope allows for the detailed examination of a variety of issues, such as the construction of Nikkei identities and the role of Chinese immigrants in Panamanian culture, as well as genres (travel literature, poetry, and photography, among others).

Within this striking diversity, the notion that implicitly brings together the selected essays is that of “connected histories” coined by Sanjay Subrahmanyam (1997) and developed by Serge Gruzinski (2004; 2012) in order to reconsider transnational links that have been concealed by academic compartmentalization.


La RCLL es una publicación semestral arbitrada (“peer reviewed”), cuyo objetivo es poner en circulación los estudios recientes y los debates centrados en el conocimiento y entendimiento de la literatura y la cultura latinoamericanas en sus contextos histórico y social. Incluye textos en español y portugués.

La RCLL se publica en Tufts University con licencia especial de Latinoamericana Editores (Lima-Berkeley) sello editorial del Centro de Estudios Literarios Antonio Cornejo Polar (CELACP), bajo los auspicios del Department of Romance Languages de Tufts University y la colaboración del Dean of Arts & Sciences.

El número 87 de la Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana, con un dossier sobre “Asia en América Latina” preparado por Kim Beauchesne, Koichi Hagimoto e Ineke Phaf-Rheinberger, ya se encuentra circulando. El número 86, con un dossier sobre “Crónicas mestizas”, aún sigue disponible.


Kim Beauchesne, Koichi Hagimoto and Ineke Phaf-Rheinberger. “Asia in Latin America”. Revisita de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana. Año XLIV. No. 87, Lima-Perú / Boston: Centro de Estudios Literarios Antonio Cornejo Polar, 2018.

ISSN: 02528843