By Cynthia Wu
Conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker have interested the realm because the 19th century. In her alluring e-book, Chang and Eng Reconnected, Cynthia Wu strains the “Original Siamese Twins” during the terrain of yankee tradition, displaying how their inseparability underscored tensions among individuality and collectivity within the American renowned imagination.
Using letters, clinical records and shows, literature, artwork, movie, and kinfolk lore, Wu offers a trans-historical research that provides the Bunkers as either a cloth presence and as metaphor. She additionally exhibits how the twins determine in representations of race, incapacity, and technology in fictional narratives approximately country building.
As astute marketers, the twins controlled their very own lives; still, as Chang and Eng Reconnected exhibits, American tradition has continually considered them during the a number of lenses of difference.
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